Cosmin Contra

Date of birth15 December 1975
Place of birthTimisoara
NationalityRomanian
Weight74 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Dinamo București 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 1999
Alavés 01 Jul 1999 01 Jul 2001
AC Milan 01 Jul 2001 31 Aug 2002
Atlético Madrid 31 Aug 2002
West Bromwich Albion 31 Aug 2004 31 Jan 2005 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Alavés Primera Liga 33
4
10
1
2000-01 Alavés UEFA Cup 11
3
4
2001-02 AC Milan Serie A 20
9
3
9
2001-02 AC Milan UEFA Cup 9
1
1
4
2002-03 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 1
2002-03 Atlético Madrid Primera Liga 28
4
12
1
2003-04 Atlético Madrid Primera Liga 2
1
2004-05 West Bromwich Albion League Cup 1
2004-05 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 5
1
2010-11 FC Timisoara UEFA Europa League 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Sep 2000 Las Palmas v Alavés W 0-3 Primera Liga 1
14 Sep 2000 Alavés v Gaziantepspor D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
17 Sep 2000 Alavés v Villarreal L 0-1 Primera Liga 2
23 Sep 2000 Real Zaragoza v Alavés D 2-2 Primera Liga 3
28 Sep 2000 Gaziantepspor v Alavés W 3-4
Agg: 3-4
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2000 Alavés v Osasuna W 2-0 Primera Liga 4
15 Oct 2000 Celta Vigo v Alavés D 1-1 Primera Liga 5
22 Oct 2000 Alavés v Español W 1-0 Primera Liga 6
26 Oct 2000 Lillestrom v Alavés W 1-3 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Oct 2000 Rayo Vallecano v Alavés W 0-1 Primera Liga 7
01 Nov 2000 Alavés v Real Sociedad L 0-1 Primera Liga 8
05 Nov 2000 Alavés v Oviedo W 4-0 Primera Liga 9
12 Nov 2000 Valladolid v Alavés L 2-1 Primera Liga 10
18 Nov 2000 Alavés v Valencia D 1-1 Primera Liga 11
23 Nov 2000 Alavés v Rosenborg BK D 1-1 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
26 Nov 2000 Malaga v Alavés L 3-1 Primera Liga 12
03 Dec 2000 Alavés v Athletic Bilbao W 2-1 Primera Liga 13
07 Dec 2000 Rosenborg BK v Alavés W 1-3
Agg: 2-4
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
10 Dec 2000 Racing Santander v Alavés L 2-1 Primera Liga 14
16 Dec 2000 Alavés v Deportivo La Coruña W 3-1 Primera Liga 15
20 Dec 2000 Barcelona v Alavés L 3-2 Primera Liga 16
14 Jan 2001 Real Mallorca v Alavés L 4-3 Primera Liga 18
21 Jan 2001 Alavés v Numancia L 0-2 Primera Liga 19
28 Jan 2001 Alavés v Las Palmas W 1-0 Primera Liga 20
04 Feb 2001 Villarreal v Alavés L 2-0 Primera Liga 21
11 Feb 2001 Alavés v Real Zaragoza W 1-0 Primera Liga 22
15 Feb 2001 Alavés v Inter Milano D 3-3 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
18 Feb 2001 Osasuna v Alavés W 0-1 Primera Liga 23
22 Feb 2001 Inter Milano v Alavés W 0-2
Agg: 3-5
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
25 Feb 2001 Alavés v Celta Vigo D 2-2 Primera Liga 24
04 Mar 2001 Español v Alavés D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
08 Mar 2001 Alavés v Rayo Vallecano W 3-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
11 Mar 2001 Alavés v Rayo Vallecano W 4-2 Primera Liga 26
15 Mar 2001 Rayo Vallecano v Alavés D 0-0
Agg: 0-3
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
18 Mar 2001 Real Sociedad v Alavés D 1-1 Primera Liga 27
01 Apr 2001 Oviedo v Alavés D 3-3 Primera Liga 28
05 Apr 2001 Alavés v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 5-1 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
08 Apr 2001 Alavés v Valladolid W 4-2 Primera Liga 29
14 Apr 2001 Valencia v Alavés W 1-2 Primera Liga 30
22 Apr 2001 Alavés v Malaga L 1-2 Primera Liga 31
06 May 2001 Alavés v Racing Santander W 5-1 Primera Liga 33
11 May 2001 Deportivo La Coruña v Alavés L 2-1 Primera Liga 34
16 May 2001 Liverpool v Alaves L 5-4 UEFA Cup Final
19 May 2001 Alavés v Barcelona L 0-1 Primera Liga 35


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Romania UEFA Under-18 4
2
1993-94 Romania Under-21 1
1994-95 Romania UEFA Under-21 2
1
1994-95 Romania Under-21 1
1
1995-96 Romania International Friendly 1
1
1995-96 Romania Kings Cup 3
1995-96 Romania Under-21 1
1
1996-97 Romania International Friendly 1
1
1996-97 Romania Kings Cup 3
1996-97 Romania UEFA Under-21 3
1
1
1996-97 Romania Under-21 1
1997-98 Romania UEFA Under-21 5
1
1
1997-98 Romania Under-21 3
1
2
1997-98 Romania Under-21 v B 1
1998-99 Romania International Friendly 3
1998-99 Romania UEFA European Championship 2
1
1999-00 Romania International Friendly 2
1
1999-00 Romania UEFA European Championship 2
1
2
2000-01 Romania Cyprus International Tournament 1
2000-01 Romania FIFA World Cup 5
1
1
1
2000-01 Romania International Friendly 3
2001-02 Romania FIFA World Cup 3
1
1
2001-02 Romania International Friendly 3
2002-03 Romania Four Team Tournament 1
2002-03 Romania International Friendly 3
2002-03 Romania UEFA European Championship 7
3
1
2003-04 Romania Cyprus International Tournament
1
2003-04 Romania International Friendly
1
2004-05 Romania FIFA World Cup 3
1
2004-05 Romania International Friendly 1
2005-06 Romania Cyprus International Tournament 1
2005-06 Romania FIFA World Cup 3
2005-06 Romania International Friendly 2
1
2006-07 Romania International Friendly 2
2006-07 Romania UEFA European Championship 6
2
2
2007-08 Romania International Friendly 3
1
2007-08 Romania UEFA European Championship 3
1
2008-09 Romania FIFA World Cup 4
2008-09 Romania International Friendly 2
2010-11 Romania UEFA European Championship 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Sep 1993 England v Romania D 1-1 UEFA U18
29 Sep 1993 Romania v France L 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 12
13 Oct 1993 Romania v England D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 12
03 Nov 1993 France v Romania D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 12
21 Apr 1994 United Arab Emirates v Romania W 1-3 U21
10 Aug 1994 Romania v Egypt D 0-0 U21
13 Aug 1994 Romania v Egypt W 1-0 U21
28 Mar 1995 Romania v Poland L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
06 Jun 1995 Romania v Israel W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
05 Feb 1996 Qatar v Romania W 2-3 International Friendly
09 Feb 1996 Romania v Denmark D 2-2 KINGS CUP
13 Feb 1996 Finland v Romania D 1-1 KINGS CUP
16 Feb 1996 Romania v Denmark W 2-1 KINGS CUP Final
26 Mar 1996 Yugoslavia v Romania L 1-0 U21
24 Apr 1996 Romania v Georgia W 5-0 International Friendly
31 May 1996 Romania v Moldova W 5-0 U21
14 Aug 1996 Romania v Israel W 2-0 International Friendly
30 Aug 1996 Romania v Lithuania W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
18 Sep 1996 Romania v United Arab Emirates L 1-2 International Friendly
09 Oct 1996 Iceland v Romania W 2-3 UEFA U21 Group 8
13 Dec 1996 FYR Macedonia v Romania W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
09 Feb 1997 Sweden v Romania L 2-0 KINGS CUP
11 Feb 1997 Japan v Romania D 1-1 Kings Cup
13 Feb 1997 Thailand v Romania L 1-0 KINGS CUP
19 Mar 1997 Hungary v Romania D 1-1 U21
19 Aug 1997 Romania v FYR Macedonia W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
09 Sep 1997 Romania v Iceland W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
10 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Romania W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 8
18 Nov 1997 Spain v Romania L 2-1 U21
18 Feb 1998 Turkey v Romania W 2-6 U21
17 Mar 1998 Romania v Croatia L 0-1 U21 v B
07 Apr 1998 Romania v Greece W 1-0 U21
22 Apr 1998 Romania v Bulgaria W 4-1 U21
23 May 1998 Romania v Netherlands L 1-2 UEFA U21 Finals quarter-final
25 May 1998 Romania v Germany L 0-1 UEFA U21
30 May 1998 Romania v Russia W 2-1 UEFA U21 7 8
02 Sep 1998 Romania v Liechtenstein W 7-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
10 Oct 1998 Portugal v Romania W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
03 Mar 1999 Romania v Estonia W 2-0 International Friendly
10 Mar 1999 Romania v Israel L 0-2 International Friendly
31 Mar 1999 Azerbaijan v Romania W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
28 Apr 1999 Romania v Belgium W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Greece v Romania L 2-0 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Romania v Cyprus W 2-0 International Friendly
27 May 2000 Netherlands v Romania L 2-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Germany v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 2000 Romania v Portugal L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2000 England v Romania W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
16 Aug 2000 Romania v Poland D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2000 Romania v Lithuania W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
07 Oct 2000 Italy v Romania L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
15 Nov 2000 Romania v Yugoslavia W 2-1 International Friendly
28 Feb 2001 Romania v Lithuania W 3-0 CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT Final
24 Mar 2001 Romania v Italy L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
28 Mar 2001 Georgia v Romania W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
25 Apr 2001 Romania v Slovakia D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Romania v Hungary W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
06 Jun 2001 Lithuania v Romania W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
15 Aug 2001 Slovenia v Romania D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 2001 Hungary v Romania W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
10 Nov 2001 Slovenia v Romania L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
14 Nov 2001 Romania v Slovenia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
13 Feb 2002 France v Romania L 2-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Romania v Ukraine W 4-1 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Romania v Greece L 0-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Romania W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
12 Oct 2002 Romania v Norway L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
16 Oct 2002 Luxembourg v Romania W 0-7 UEFA European Championship Group 2
20 Nov 2002 Romania v Croatia L 0-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Romania v Slovakia W 2-1 4 TEAM TOURNAMENT
29 Mar 2003 Romania v Denmark L 2-5 UEFA European Championship Group 2
29 Mar 2003 Romania v Denmark L 2-5 UEFA European Championship Group 2
30 Apr 2003 Lithuania v Romania W 0-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Romania v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
11 Jun 2003 Norway v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
18 Feb 2004 Romania v Georgia W 3-0 Cyprus International Tournament
28 Apr 2004 Romania v Germany W 5-1 International Friendly
30 Mar 2005 FYR Macedonia v Romania W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
24 May 2005 Romania v Moldova W 2-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 Netherlands v Romania L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 Jun 2005 Romania v Armenia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
17 Aug 2005 Romania v Andorra W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
03 Sep 2005 Romania v Czech Republic W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 Oct 2005 Finland v Romania W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
01 Mar 2006 Slovenia v Romania W 0-2 CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT
23 May 2006 Romania v Uruguay L 0-2 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Romania v Colombia D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 Romania v Cyprus W 2-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Romania v Bulgaria D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group G
06 Sep 2006 Albania v Romania W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group G
07 Feb 2007 Romania v Moldova W 2-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Netherlands v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
28 Mar 2007 Romania v Luxembourg W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
02 Jun 2007 Slovenia v Romania W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group G
06 Jun 2007 Romania v Slovenia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
06 Feb 2008 Israel v Romania L 1-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Romania v Russia W 3-0 International Friendly
31 May 2008 Romania v Montenegro W 4-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2008 France v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
13 Jun 2008 Italy v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
17 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Romania L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
20 Aug 2008 Romania v Latvia W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Romania v Lithuania L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
10 Sep 2008 Faroe Islands v Romania W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
11 Feb 2009 Romania v Croatia L 1-2 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Romania v Serbia L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
01 Apr 2009 Austria v Romania L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
03 Sep 2010 Romania v Albania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group D


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.