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I did use the search function and I could not find a thread for him. Since I think he is god gifts to the world LOOOOL I thought I could open a thread for him. If there is a thread and I was too dumb to find it, I apologize and then please close this thread.

Anyway, lets start with some basi info:

Adrian Mutu (born January 8, 1979 in Călineşti, Argeş County) is a Romanian striker and vice-captain of the Romanian national team who plays club football for Fiorentina. Mutu, considered by many to be the most talented Romanian player of his generation, is adept at playing in numerous attacking positions, and is a well regarded dead ball specialist. In December 2005, and again in December 2006, he was awarded the Romanian Footballer of the Year title.

Club career

Argeş Piteşti

Mutu started his professional career with his home club FC Argeş Piteşti. He made his debut on March 15, 1997 against Oţelul Galaţi. He went on to score 11 goals in 41 games before sealing a €600,000 ($760,000) transfer to Dinamo Bucharest.

Dinamo Bucharest

His superb performances for Dinamo Bucharest meant that Mutu did not spend long playing in the Romanian capital. He scored 22 goals in 33 games in total and played an important role in Dinamo's league and Romanian Cup success. However by the time that Dinamo lifted these trophies Mutu had already left to play for Inter Milan.

Inter Milan

Having joined Inter midway through the season for €6.5 m Mutu failed to replicate his form in Serie A. He played only ten games for Inter and failed to score any goals[1]. In 2000, he was loaned out to Hellas Verona F.C. before they paid €4m ($5.1m) to buy him outright.

Mutu lived up to his potential with Verona. In the 2001/02 season he scored 12 goals in 32 games—a ratio which tempted Parma to pay €10m ($12.7m) for his services.

Parma

Mutu's season with Parma is considered to be his most productive season in Italy and the best full season of his career. He scored 18 goals in 31 Serie A games for Parma, helping the club qualify for the UEFA Cup. Mutu was so successful that he was chosen to be Parma's club captain for the following season; however, before he could captain Parma, he was signed by Chelsea.

Chelsea

Chelsea paid Parma €22.4 million for Mutu's transfer as part of new owner Roman Abramovich's spending spree, which made him the most expensive Romanian football player at the time. Four goals in three matches, including two in a 4-2 victory over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, immediately endeared him to the Stamford Bridge faithful, but the goals dried up as the season progressed. In the 2004-05 season, Mutu had a difficult relationship with the club's new manager José Mourinho — with each accusing the other of lying about whether the player was injured for a World Cup qualifying match against the Czech Republic.[2] In September 2004, he failed a drugs test for cocaine, and was sacked on 29 October 2004. He also received a 7-month ban and a £20,000 fine from the Football Association; the ban ended on 18 May 2005.

Juventus

Mutu signed a five-year contract with the Italian club Juventus on January 12, 2005— despite still being banned from football until May. He made his first appearance on May 29, 2005, coming on as a substitute in the 57th minute of the last match of the season, a 4-2 win over Cagliari.

During the 2005/06 season, he scored seven goals in his 20 league match and 12 substitute appearances for Juventus. In the UEFA Champions League, he made three starts and five substitute appearances, and scored against SK Rapid Wien.

Mutu has since gone on record as crediting (then Juventus manager) Fabio Capello with his career revival by taking a gamble on the banned player and giving him a chance, though it was at playing in midfield.

Fiorentina

On July 8, 2006, Fiorentina announced that they had signed Adrian Mutu for €8 million. This reunited Adrian with his former manager at Parma, Cesare Prandelli. Mutu formed an exceptional partnership with former Fiorentina striker Luca Toni (now at FC Bayern Munich)—the pair scored 32 goals in the 2006/07 season. He was named the best player of the season by “Il Calcio”, due to his 16 goals and eight assists in 33 games. He is also known to the Fiorentina fans as 'Il fenomeno' - 'The Phenomenon'.

International career

As of 2007, Mutu has played for Romania 58 times, scoring 27 goals. The only major tournament he has played in to date was Euro 2000. Romania has only lost once when Mutu has scored for them. He is the vice-captain of Romania.

His quality performances (4 games, 5 goals) with the Romanian national team earned him the Romanian Footballer of the Year award.

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And now lets get to the best part! :drool:

Enjoy ladies:

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And some plaiyng action:

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Just check out that smile :heart:

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Thank you.

He's truly a talented, talented player.

I hope he takes Romania far during the Euros.

You´re welcome. And yes, I hope he can bring Romania thru the group stage. That would make me proud. Here are the official NT photos:

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How cute is this man? :wub:

I miss Chivu on the pics, but he has the Coppa final with Inter. Then he will join the team.

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