Inter Milan made history in 2010 (eleven years) when they won an unprecedented treble under the guidance of the self-acclaimed special one ‘Jose Mourinho’. It was unprecedented for an Italian team to win the Champions League title, the Italian Serie A title and the Coppa Italia title.
Christian Chivu scored three times in 75 games for the Romania senior national team and he didn’t win any major trophy during his time in the team. Christian Chivu was in the team for a period of eleven (11) years. His debut was in 1999 and he called time on his career with the team in 2010.
Chivu had earlier been selected to represent the Romania u-21 team and he was soon invited into the senior national team. He didn’t win a major trophy for Romania as revealed earlier, but he was part of the squad that won the Cyprus International Football Tournament in 2001. Continue reading “CHIVU: ROMANIA MAJOR HONOURS REVEALED”→
Retired Romanian footballer Christian Chivu played for Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam at the start of his career as a professional footballer. Christian Chivu won three trophies during his time at Ajax including the 2001/02 Dutch Eredivisie title.
During his Ajax days, Chivu developed a reputation as a free-kick expert in addition to being adept when it comes to the left-back position. He was given the armband by manager Ronald Koeman. Chivu led a youthful Ajax team to win the league title and the likes of Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart, Maxwell, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Johnny Heitinga were part of the team. Continue reading “CHIVU: AJAX MAJOR HONOURS UNVEILED”→
Christian Chivu won nine major honours during his time as an Inter Milan player. He became an Inter Milan player on the back of his transfer from fellow Italian team AS Roma in 2007. He was part of the playing squad at Inter Milan for a period of seven years. Christian Chivu retired from football at Inter Milan in 2014.
Inter Milan gave Christian Chivu the opportunity to win a lot of trophies having won just the Coppa Italia title during his time at AS Roma, between 2003 and 2007. At Inter Milan, Chivu won three Italian Serie A titles, the 2009/10 Champions League title, the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup title, two Coppa Italia titles and two Supercoppa Italia titles. Continue reading “CHIVU: INTER MAJOR HONOURS REVEALED”→
Following the signing of Raphael Varane from Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid, English Premier League giants Manchester United now have themselves one of the best central defensive pairing in the league. United had one of the best defensive records in the league last season but their central defenders still showed some signs of being shaky sometimes and it cost them some goals and then some points eventually. United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær identified that area as one of the places to improve on this summer and he has now signed a new player to partner with Harry Maguire at the heart of the club’s defense in Raphael Varane.
Varane’s transfer to United was confirmed last week as the club’s reached an agreement for the transfer of the player for around £43 million after some days of being locked in transfer negotiations. The French defender will travel to England later this week to complete his medicals and then put pen to paper to sign his new de which is expected to run through four years, with an option to extend for a further year. Continue reading “CHIVU: MAGUIRE – VARANE PARTNERSHIP WILL WORK WELL FOR UNITED”→
Romanian football legend Christian Chivu has been a coach since he made the decision to call it a day with his football career at Inter Milan in 2014. He was with the Nerazzuri for seven years before his retirement. He worked with European football body UEFA as a technical observer for some time before he took up a coaching role with one of the Inter Milan youth teams in 2018.
Christian Chivu was made the Inter Milan u-14 coach having completed his coaching license in Italy in 2017. He was the u-14 coach with the Nerazzuri for the duration of one year before he was elevated to take the u-17 team. Continue reading “CHIVU COACHING CAREER REVEALED”→
Former Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu has revealed that he believes that his former side are beginning to climb back up the ladder to being recognized as one of the biggest clubs in the world. The Italian Serie A giants were crowned the league’s Champions after a spectacular season that saw them lift the league crown after a very long time. Firmer Chelsea and Juventus manager Antonio Conte was assigned and handed the responsibility of bringing the club back to their glory days and although they were a bit unlucky in Europe, they were superb in the Serie A last season.
The club’s striker Romelu Lukaku was signed by Conte from Manchester United in 2019 and the Belgian international attacker was the club’s star player as he scored more goals than any other player in the club and ended the season only second to Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on the top scorers’ list. Continue reading “CHIVU: INTER MILAN ARE GRADUALLY COMING BACK”→
Inter Milan youth coach Cristian Chivuplayed for AS Roma for a period of four years between 2003 and 2007. The 40-year-old joined the Italian Serie A club at a time there was financial doubts hovering over the team. AS Roma had an enormous debt at the time but they were still able to secure the signing of Cristian Chivu for €18m.
Roma signed Chivu from Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam in September 2003. Cristian Chivuwas a regular in the AS Roma team though his appearances were limited by several injury problems. His four-year spell at Roma came to and end in the summer of 2007 shortly after winning the Coppa Italia title with the team. Continue reading “CHIVU: ROMA CAREER EXAMINED”→
Every football fan would most likely have a list of a couple of players their darling club tried but failed to sign at some point. Chelsea in particular have come close to signing a couple of great players in the past who, for one reason or another, they were not able to sign.
According to a recent report, one of the players Chelsea failed to sign is former Inter Milan and Romania defender Christian Chivu. The former Serie A defender is a legend of the game and was a defensive maestro during his playing career. He is one person any Chelsea fan would clearly have loved for the club to sign given the circumstances. Continue reading “CHELSEA ALMOST SIGNED CHIVU IN 2006”→
Christian enjoyed a relatively good career especially at club football level and he was able to retire as a legend for Inter Milan in the Italian Serie A. He started his club career at CSM Resita before he played some first team games for the club between 1997/98. Christian Chivu scored two goals in 24 games for the first team at CSM Resita in the league before he signed for FC UniversitateaCraiova for the 1998/99 season. Christian Chivu netted three times in 32 league games for the club before he left to move abroad for the first time in his career. His first club outside Romania was Ajax Amsterdam in the Dutch Eredivisie. Ex-Romanian national team player Chivu was at Ajax Amsterdam for four seasons before Italian Serie A capital club AS Roma were inspired to pay €18m for his services. AS Roma saw the quality in Christian Chivu and they were able to prise the utility defender away from the Dutch league. Christian Chivu was a versatile defender during his career as he can play as a left-back or as a left-sided centre back.