Dan Petrescu

Date of birth22 December 1967
Place of birthBucharest
NationalityRomanian
Weight74 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

With Chelsea, FA Cup winner 1997

Signed by Bradford City in the summer of 2000, Dan featured both at right back and on the right-hand side of midfield for the Bantams, but wherever he played he always tried his best.

A quality signing for the Valley Parade club, he produced some intelligent play, but was sold to Southampton at the beginning of the new year as new boss Jim Jeffries began to cut the wage bill for City.

Quickly settling in at The Dell under his former manager Glenn Hoddle, he used his experience to great effect.

His attacking flair gave an extra edge to the Saints' attack and he netted winners against Leicester City and Manchester City in quick succession.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Steaua București
FC Olt L
Foggia
Genoa 06 Aug 1994
Sheffield Wednesday 06 Aug 1994 18 Nov 1995
Chelsea 18 Nov 1995 29 Jul 2000
Bradford City 29 Jul 2000 12 Jan 2001
Southampton 12 Jan 2001 30 Jun 2002
National Bucharest 24 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup
2
1994-95 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 2
1994-95 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 20
9
3
3
1995-96 Chelsea FA Cup 7
1
1995-96 Chelsea Premier League 22
2
2
4
1995-96 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 8
2
1995-96 Sheffield Wednesday UEFA Intertoto Cup 1
1
1996-97 Chelsea FA Cup 6
1996-97 Chelsea League Cup 2
1
1996-97 Chelsea Premier League 34
3
5
1997-98 Chelsea FA Charity Shield
1
1
1997-98 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1997-98 Chelsea League Cup 3
1
1997-98 Chelsea Premier League 31
5
3
1997-98 Chelsea UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 7
2
1
1
1998-99 Chelsea FA Cup 4
1998-99 Chelsea League Cup 3
1
1998-99 Chelsea Premier League 23
9
4
8
1998-99 Chelsea UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 4
2
1
1999-00 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
1
1999-00 Chelsea Premier League 24
5
4
2
1999-00 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 13
2
1
1
2000-01 Bradford City FA Cup
1
2000-01 Bradford City League Cup 2
2000-01 Bradford City Premier League 16
1
1
1
2000-01 Southampton Premier League 8
1
2
2001-02 Southampton Premier League
2
2002-03 National Bucharest UEFA Cup 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
20 Aug 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-4 Premier League
24 Aug 1994 Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield Wednesday L 3-2 Premier League
27 Aug 1994 Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday W 0-1 Premier League
31 Aug 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City D 0-0 Premier League
10 Sep 1994 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday L 4-1 Premier League
17 Sep 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
21 Sep 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Bradford City W 2-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
26 Sep 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
01 Oct 1994 Liverpool v Sheffield Wednesday L 4-1 Premier League
22 Oct 1994 Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-1 Premier League
29 Oct 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
02 Nov 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 Premier League
06 Nov 1994 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday D 0-0 Premier League
19 Nov 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
27 Nov 1994 Aston Villa v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
30 Nov 1994 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-0 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace W 1-0 Premier League
17 Dec 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers L 0-2 Premier League
31 Dec 1994 Leicester City v Sheffield Wednesday W 0-1 Premier League
02 Jan 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
07 Jan 1995 Gillingham v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1995 Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
21 Jan 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
23 Jan 1995 West Ham United v Sheffield Wednesday W 0-2 Premier League
30 Jan 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal W 3-1 Premier League
12 Feb 1995 Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday L 3-1 Premier League
18 Feb 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa L 1-2 Premier League
25 Feb 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool L 1-2 Premier League
04 Mar 1995 Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday W 0-1 Premier League
11 Mar 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Wimbledon L 0-1 Premier League
01 Apr 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest L 1-7 Premier League
15 Apr 1995 Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-0 Premier League
22 Jul 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Aarhus GF W 3-1 Intertoto Cup Group 1
19 Aug 1995 Liverpool v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-0 Premier League
23 Aug 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 Premier League
27 Aug 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United L 0-2 Premier League
30 Aug 1995 Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday D 2-2 Premier League
09 Sep 1995 Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield Wednesday W 0-3 Premier League
16 Sep 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-3 Premier League
23 Sep 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
30 Sep 1995 Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-0 Premier League


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
1985-86 Romania Under-21 1
1986-87 Romania UEFA Under-21 1
1986-87 Romania Under-21 1
1987-88 Romania UEFA Under-21 2
1988-89 Romania International Friendly 2
1988-89 Romania UEFA Under-21 1
1988-89 Romania Under-21 1
1989-90 Romania FIFA World Cup 1
1989-90 Romania International Friendly 5
1990-91 Romania International Friendly 4
1990-91 Romania UEFA European Championship 5
1
1990-91 Romania Unofficial 1
1991-92 Romania FIFA World Cup 2
1991-92 Romania International Friendly 1
1
1991-92 Romania UEFA European Championship 1
1992-93 Romania FIFA World Cup 4
1993-94 Romania FIFA World Cup 8
1
1
1993-94 Romania International Friendly 5
1
1994-95 Romania International Friendly 1
1994-95 Romania UEFA European Championship 7
1
1995-96 Romania International Friendly 2
1
1995-96 Romania UEFA European Championship 6
1996-97 Romania FIFA World Cup 6
3
1997-98 Romania FIFA World Cup 8
2
2
1997-98 Romania International Friendly 5
1
1998-99 Romania International Friendly 3
1998-99 Romania UEFA European Championship 6
1999-00 Romania International Friendly 4
1999-00 Romania UEFA European Championship 6
3
2000-01 Romania FIFA World Cup 2
2000-01 Romania International Friendly
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
03 Jun 1986 Romania v Norway D 3-3 U21
03 Mar 1987 Turkey v Romania L 3-1 U21
28 Apr 1987 Romania v Spain L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
27 Oct 1987 Albania v Romania W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
17 Nov 1987 Austria v Romania L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
20 Sep 1988 Romania v Albania W 3-0 U21
01 Nov 1988 Romania v Greece W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
29 Mar 1989 Romania v Italy W 1-0 International Friendly
12 Apr 1989 Poland v Romania L 2-1 International Friendly
31 Aug 1989 Portugal v Romania D 0-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1989 Czechoslovakia v Romania L 2-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 1989 Romania v Denmark W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
04 Feb 1990 Algeria v Romania D 0-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 1990 Egypt v Romania W 1-3 International Friendly
03 Apr 1990 Switzerland v Romania L 2-1 International Friendly
29 Aug 1990 USSR v Romania W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Sep 1990 Scotland v Romania L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
26 Sep 1990 Romania v Poland W 2-1 International Friendly
17 Oct 1990 Romania v Bulgaria L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
05 Dec 1990 Romania v San Marino W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
22 Dec 1990 Croatia v Romania L 2-0 UNOFFICIAL
27 Mar 1991 San Marino v Romania W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
03 Apr 1991 Switzerland v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
17 Apr 1991 Spain v Romania W 0-2 International Friendly
22 May 1991 Norway v Romania L 1-0 International Friendly
16 Oct 1991 Romania v Scotland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
08 Apr 1992 Romania v Latvia W 2-0 International Friendly
06 May 1992 Romania v Faroe Islands W 7-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
20 May 1992 Romania v Wales W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
14 Oct 1992 Belgium v Romania L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
14 Nov 1992 Romania v Czechoslovakia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
29 Nov 1992 Cyprus v Romania W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Group 4
14 Apr 1993 Romania v Cyprus W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
08 Sep 1993 Faroe Islands v Romania W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Group 4
13 Oct 1993 Romania v Belgium W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
17 Nov 1993 Wales v Romania W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
23 Mar 1994 Northern Ireland v Romania L 2-0 International Friendly
20 Apr 1994 Romania v Bolivia W 3-0 International Friendly
25 May 1994 Romania v Nigeria W 2-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1994 Romania v Slovenia D 0-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 1994 Romania v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
18 Jun 1994 Colombia v Romania W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
22 Jun 1994 Romania v Switzerland L 1-4 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
26 Jun 1994 USA v Romania W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
03 Jul 1994 Romania v Argentina W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
10 Jul 1994 Sweden v Romania L 2-2 (4-5) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final final
07 Sep 1994 Romania v Azerbaijan W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
08 Oct 1994 France v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
12 Oct 1994 England v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Nov 1994 Romania v Slovakia W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
14 Dec 1994 Israel v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
29 Mar 1995 Romania v Poland W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
26 Apr 1995 Azerbaijan v Romania W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group 1
07 Jun 1995 Romania v Israel W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
06 Sep 1995 Poland v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
11 Oct 1995 Romania v France L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 Nov 1995 Slovakia v Romania W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
27 Mar 1996 Yugoslavia v Romania L 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1996 Romania v Moldova W 3-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 1996 Romania v France L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
13 Jun 1996 Bulgaria v Romania L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
18 Jun 1996 Romania v Spain L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
31 Aug 1996 Romania v Lithuania W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
09 Oct 1996 Iceland v Romania W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Group 8
15 Dec 1996 FYR Macedonia v Romania W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 8
29 Mar 1997 Romania v Liechtenstein W 8-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
02 Apr 1997 Lithuania v Romania W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 8
30 Apr 1997 Romania v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
20 Aug 1997 Romania v FYR Macedonia W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Group 8
06 Sep 1997 Liechtenstein v Romania W 1-8 FIFA World Cup Group 8
10 Sep 1997 Romania v Iceland W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
11 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Romania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 8
19 Nov 1997 Spain v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
08 Apr 1998 Romania v Greece W 2-1 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Belgium v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1998 Romania v Paraguay W 3-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 1998 Romania v Moldova W 5-1 International Friendly
15 Jun 1998 Romania v Colombia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
22 Jun 1998 Romania v England W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
26 Jun 1998 Romania v Tunisia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
30 Jun 1998 Romania v Croatia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
19 Aug 1998 Norway v Romania D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 1998 Romania v Liechtenstein W 7-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
05 Sep 1998 Germany v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Oct 1998 Portugal v Romania W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Oct 1998 Hungary v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
10 Mar 1999 Romania v Israel L 0-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Romania v Slovakia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
05 Jun 1999 Romania v Hungary W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Jun 1999 Romania v Azerbaijan W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Aug 1999 Cyprus v Romania D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Slovakia v Romania W 1-5 UEFA European Championship Group 7
08 Sep 1999 Romania v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Oct 1999 Liechtenstein v Romania W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
29 Mar 2000 Greece v Romania L 2-0 International Friendly
27 May 2000 Netherlands v Romania L 2-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Romania v Greece W 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


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