Gabriel Torje

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Gabriel Torje
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Torje with Romania in 2012
Personal information
Full nameAndrei Gabriel Torje [1]
Date of birth (1989-11-22) 22 November 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Timișoara, Romania
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position(s) Right Winger
Youth career
2000–2005 Politehnica Timișoara
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005–2006 CFR Timișoara 13 (1)
2006–2008 Politehnica Timișoara 37 (2)
2008–2011 Dinamo București 113 (23)
2011–2016 Udinese 22 (2)
2012–2013Granada (loan) 35 (3)
2013–2014Espanyol (loan) 15 (0)
2014–2015Konyaspor (loan) 36 (6)
2015–2016Osmanlıspor (loan) 26 (3)
2016–2018 Akhmat Grozny 12 (0)
2017Karabükspor (loan) 18 (4)
2018Dinamo București (loan) 8 (2)
2018–2019 Sivasspor 20 (0)
2020 AEL 18 (2)
National team
2006 Romania U17 5 (0)
2006–2010 Romania U21 24 (9)
2010–2017 Romania 56 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 13:30, 04 December 2020 (UTC)

Andrei Gabriel Torje (Romanian pronunciation:  [ɡabriˈel anˈdrej ˈtorʒe] ; born 22 November 1989) is a Romanian professional footballer who last played for Greek Super League club AEL. He is a versatile right winger with the ability to swap onto the left side of the field during games.

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Torje was named Romanian Footballer of the Year in 2011. [2]

Club career

Politehnica Timișoara

Torje made his debut during the 2005–06 season for Politehnica Timișoara against Argeș Pitești and scored on his second match, against Farul Constanța. He was promoted in the first squad by Gheorghe Hagi, manager of Timișoara at that time. [3]

Dinamo Bucharest

On 15 January 2008, Torje signed a five-year contract with Dinamo București. The reported transfer fee was $2.5 million. [4] He played his 100th match in Liga I for Dinamo on 6 May 2011, in a defeat against CFR Cluj.

Udinese

On 30 August 2011, he signed a five-year contract with Serie A club Udinese for an undisclosed fee, [5] rumored to be around 7 million. [6] He played his first game in Serie A against U.S. Lecce, on 11 September 2011, even though he had only five days of training with his new team, [7] and he had an impressive performance, suggesting that Alexis Sánchez may not be as irreplaceable as first thought. [8]

On 5 February 2012, Torje scored his first goal in the Serie A in a 3–2 loss against Fiorentina. On 24 March, in a game against Palermo he equalized the score in the 85th minute, giving his team a 1–1 draw. [9]

Loan to Granada

In order to get more playing time, on 8 June 2012, Torje signed for La Liga side Granada on a season long loan. [10] He made his debut for the Spanish team on 20 August, in a 1–0 away defeat against Rayo Vallecano. [11] Halfway through the season Torje was considered as one of the most successful transfers in the 2012–13 La Liga, and he became a crucial part of the team. [12] He was praised for his performance in the 1–0 victory over La Liga champions, Real Madrid, on 2 February 2013. [13]

Loan to Espanyol

On 2 September 2013, Torje began his second journey in La Liga this time being loaned at the second major club in Barcelona, RCD Espanyol. He made his debut for the club on 23 September in a 3–2 win over Athletic Bilbao. He played only 12 games for Espanyol, six in the starting lineup and six as a substitute, without scoring a goal. Thus, the Spanish side didn't activate the option to buy the player at the end of the loaning period.

Later years

In June 2014, Turkish Super Lig side Torku Konyaspor announced that they reached an agreement with Udinese to loan the player for a season. [14]

On 2 February 2018, he rejoined Dinamo București on loan until the end of the 2017–18 season. [15] On 1 September 2018, he returned to Turkey, signing with Sivasspor. [16]

On 4 February 2020, he signed a contract with Superleague club AEL. [17] On 22 June 2020, he scored a brace, helping to a 3–1 home win against Volos for the second game of the 2019–20 Superleague playoffs. [18]

International career

Torje was the captain of the Romania under-21 football team side. He also made his debut for the senior side in a friendly match against Albania on 3 September 2010.

He scored his first international goal in a match against Cyprus. On 2 September 2011, he scored twice in a 2–0 win over Luxembourg. Torje scored his first competitive goals in a 2–0 win over Luxembourg during the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying. He scored three goals during the 2014 World Cup qualifiers as Romania reached the play-offs only to lose to Greece. He did not score in Romania's successful qualification for UEFA Euro 2016 but was chosen in the tournament's 23-man squad. He started in Romania's 1–1 draw to Switzerland and made brief appearances as a substitute in Romania's defeats to France and Albania with the latter one confirming their elimination from the tournament.

Career statistics

Club

As of 24 November 2020
ClubSeasonLeagueCup Europe OtherTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
CFR Timișoara 2005–06 13110141
Poli Timișoara 2005–06 510051
2006–07 15030180
2007–08 17110181
Total37240412
Dinamo 2007–08 15110161
2008–09 3033020353
2009–10 2933080403
2010–11 29941413711
2011–12 1020041143
Total1131811118214221
Udinese 2011–12 2121000222
Granada (loan) 2012–13 34310353
Espanyol (loan) 2013–14 12030150
Konyaspor (loan) 2014–15 27591366
Osmanlıspor (loan) 2015–16 2531000263
Akhmat Grozny 2016–17 10010110
Karabükspor (loan) 2017–18 15331184
Dinamo (loan) 2017–18 721083
Sivasspor 2018–19 19010200
AEL Larissa 2019-20 11200112
2020-21 7000-70
Career total3513637318240647

International goals

#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
19 February 2011 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, CyprusFlag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 0–11–1 Friendly match
22 September 2011 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 0–10–2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
30–2
415 November 2011 Stadion Schnabelholz, Altach, AustriaFlag of Greece.svg  Greece 1–03–1Friendly match
515 August 2012 Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana, SloveniaFlag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 3–24–3
67 September 2012 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, EstoniaFlag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 0–10–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
*14 November 2012 Arena Națională, Bucharest, RomaniaFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1–21–2Friendly match
711 September 2012Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 1–04–02014 FIFA World Cup qualification
86 February 2013 Estadio Ciudad de Málaga, Málaga, SpainFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 3–23–2Friendly match
911 October 2013 Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella, AndorraFlag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 0–30–42014 FIFA World Cup qualification
1029 May 2016 Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, ItalyFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1–03–4Friendly match
113 June 2016Arena Națională, Bucharest, RomaniaFlag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 4–15–1
* Unofficial match according to the Laws of the Game (excessive number of Romanian substitutions)

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