- Alin Stoica
Infobox Football biography
playername = Alin Stoica
fullname = Alin Tudor Adi Stoica
height = 1.76 m : 69 kg
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1979|12|10
youthclubs = Steaua Bucharest
years = 1995-1996
clubs = Steaua Bucharest
AA Gent R.E. Mouscron
caps(goals) = 1 (0)
nationalyears = 1998-
nationalteam = Romania
nationalcaps(goals) = 13 (0)
ntupdate = August 24, 2007
Alin Tudor Adi Stoica (
December 10, 1979in Bucharest) is a Romanian football player who currently plays midfielderwith Jupiler League's R.E. Mouscron. He played for several clubs including Steaua Bucharest, Anderlecht, Club Bruggeand K.A.A. Gent. He is the son of another professional footballer, Tudorel Stoica.
After arriving as a 16-year old at Anderlecht in 1996, from Steaua Bucharest, he became a fan favorite (being nicknamed "Le Petit Prince du Parc Astrid"). However, following a clash with manager
Aimé Anthuenis, Stoica left the club for long-time rival Club Brugge midway through 2002-2003. Previously, he won the Young Professional Footballer of the Year award for the 2000-01 season.
After 19 matches and 5 goals to help Brugge clinch the league title, he gradually fell out of favour and left Brugge in January 2005, playing with a further two outfits that season,
Serie A's AC Siena(no appearances) and Naţional Bucureşti.
In the winter of 2006 he went to
FCU Politehnica Timisoara, at the request of Gheorghe Hagi, the team's then-manager. After a good debut, Stoica caused a bit of turmoil and was sent to the second team due to what was deemed as unprofessional behavior. Ultimately he parted with "Poli" and rejoined the Belgian league in that summer, starting the season at K.A.A. Gentwith a "performance-based" contract.
In Stoica's first game for Gent, against
R. Charleroi S.C., a superb pass of his resulted in the 2-1 winning goal. After manager Georges Leekensleft, he was replaced by Trond Sollied, who had already coached him at Brugges. However, Stoica fell out of favour once again. During the winter break he agreed to end his Gent contract and became a free agent. On January 31, 2008, he signed a contract with another Belgian side, R.E. Mouscron.
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