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Adrian Mutu (born January 8 1979) is a Romanian footballer born in Călinești , Argeș county. A striker and captain of the Romanian national team, he is currently at Juventus, although he is banned from all competitions until May 18, 2005.
He married Romanian TV presenter Alexandra Dinu in 2001, but divorced two year later, Alexandra being awarded the custody of their son.Even though it is said that they will remarry this year(2005),Alexandra Dinu was lately seen at an event at the arm of another man.She comments that he is just one of her friends and that there is nothing between them. In 2004, he was photographed by paparazzi having sex with a Romanian porn star and also was chased by the Romanian police for refusing to stop, this earning him a driving ban. Following this incident, he was advised to seek psychiatric help because of "extremely serious personality and maturity issues".
Argeș Pitești (1996-1999)
Mutu started his professional career at his home club of FC Argeș Dacia Pitești where he scored 11 goals in 41 games before sealing a €600,000 ($760,000) transfer to Dinamo Bucharest.
Dinamo Bucharest (1999-2000)
His superb performances for Dinamo 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 in Milan.
Inter Milan (2000)
Having joined Inter midway through the season for €1.2m ($1.5m) Mutu failed to replicate his form in Serie A. He played only ten games for Inter which brought no goals. In 2000 he was loaned out to Hellas Verona FC before they paid €4m ($5.1m) to buy him outright.
Hellas Verona (2000-2002)
Mutu replicated his early promise with Verona, in the 2001/02 season he scored 12 games in 32 games, a ratio which tempted Parma to pay €10m ($12.7m) for his services.
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 could captain Parma, he was signed by Chelsea as part of new owner Roman Abramovich's spending spree for £15.8m ($28.9m).
Four goals in three matches, including two in a 4-2 victory over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, immediately adhered him to the Stamford Bridge faithful, but the goals dried up as the season progressed. In the 2004/05 season, Mutu has had a difficult relationship with the club's new manager José Mourinho, each accusing the other of lying about whether the player was injured for a World Cup qualifying match against the Czech Republic. In September 2004 he failed a drugs test for cocaine, and he was sacked on October 29 2004. He also received a 7-month ban and a £20,000 fine from The Football Association, the ban due to end on 18 May 2005.
During his ban he will help coach the Romanian national football team.
|Argeș Pitești *||1998-1999||15||7|
|Argeș Pitești *||1997-1998||21||4|
|Argeș Pitești *||1996-1997||5||0|
*League games only
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