Romanian soccer player who has played as a defender for FC Dinamo Bucharest and SS Lazia, both of which he won league titles with. He began representing Romania internationally at the Under-21 level in 2006.
He was born in Bucharest, Romania and came up through the youth system of FC Dinamo Bucharest.
He was given the prestigious Sportive Merit Medal by the President of Romania, Traian Basescu, for helping Romania to qualify for Euro 2008 and UEFA Euro 2008 Group C.
He married a woman named Alexandra in 2012.
He was teammates with left backer Razvan Rat on the Romanian squad at the UEFA Euro 2008.