Adrian Mutu was born on January 8, 1979, in Calinesti, Arges County, Romania. He is a Romanian striker and attacking midfielder. Mutu began his professional career with club Arges Pitesti with his debut on March 15, 1997. His success in scoring 14 goals in 41 appearances made him immediately withdrawn by Dinamo Bucharest with a transfer of US $ 922 thousand.
His brilliant performance at the big Romanian club produced 22 goals in 33 matches. His role was large enough to help Dinamo win the League and Romania Cup. Lalu Mutu joined Inter Milan in mid-season for a fee of 6.5 million Euros. His debut went brilliantly by successfully scoring after just entering for 9 minutes against AC Milan and helping Inter to a 3-2 victory.
In 2000, he was loaned to Verona before being officially transferred for a fee of 4 million Euros. And in the 2001/02 season, Parma bought it for 10 million euros. In 2003, Chelsea bought it for 29.4 million euros which made him the most expensive Romanian player at that time. In his first three matches, Mutu managed to score four goals. But after that he had trouble scoring. The difficult period increased in the 2004–2005 season, Mutu was at loggerheads with his then coach, Jose Mourinho, who accused him of faking injury after a match in a World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic.
In September 2004, Mutu failed a doping test for cocaine and was fired. He was also suspended for 7 months until 18 May 2005 and fined the British FA. On June 6, 2008, Mutu was ordered by FIFA to pay £ 9.6 million to Chelsea, in compensation for the club transfer fees incurred for him. His lawyer announced he would oppose the fine in a civil court. But the result was that the fine rose to £ 13.68 million.
Mutu finally signed a five-year contract with Juventus on January 12, 2005 despite only being able to play in May 2005. On July 8, 2006, Fiorentina bought it for 8 million Euros.
This move brings him back to his old coach at Parma, Cesare Prandelli. Mutu again became a productive goalscorer with Luca Toni and both managed to score 32 goals in the 2006/2007 season. He was later named the best player by Il Calcio for 16 goals and 8 assists in 33 matches.
On the other hand, Adrian Mutu is known to often make cases. On the eve of the Romanian counter-match against San Marino, the troubled striker was drunk and driving a vehicle. Being not alone, West Bromwich Albion defender Gabriel Tamas also joined him. As a result, both were immediately given heavy sanctions.
In addition, he showed that he did not respect the national team uniform (Romania). During the match against Serbia, he left without greeting anyone and did not go to Bucharest with his teammate. He went straight to Italy. Evidently, the national team is no longer a priority for him. And Mutu was dropped from the Romanian national team.
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Romanian national team
Full Name: Adrian Mutu
Place of Birth: Calinesti, Romania
Date of Birth: Monday, January 8, 1979