Alexandru Chipciu scored a goal for his club, Anderlecht Brussles.
Romanian football player Alexandru Chipciu scored another goal for his club Anderlecht Brussels in the 4-2 win against Zulte Waregem, a match played on Sunday on home turf, counting towards the 26th round of Belgium’s first football league. With this win Anderlecht has the same number of points as the leader FC Bruges, securing a 5-point lead over Waregem, the team in third place.
Chipciu scored the last goal of the game in stoppage time, which sealed the win for Brussels. For his achievement, we have designated him Athlete of the Week on Radio Romania International.
Alexandru Chipciu was born in Braila, on May 18, 1989. He made his debut with the local side Dacia Unirea’s under-17 team. He then played his first match for FC Brasov’s first team at only 17 years of age. He was loaned to Forex Brasov for a short period before he returned to Braila. The 2009-2010 season brought Chipciu to the Romanian First League with his team. His first appearance was against Politehnica Iasi. In August 2011 he made his debut for Romania’s national team, in a friendly match against San Marino. In late 2011he penned down a five-year contract with Steaua Bucharest. He won the Romanian Championship three times, the League Cup two times, and the Romanian Cup and Supercup once, respectively. He has 26 caps for Romania’s national team. Since 2016 he has been playing for Anderlecht, alongside another former Steaua player, Nicolae Stanciu. Alexandru Chipciu has scored 3 goals in 20 matches. (Translated by V. Palcu)