Christian Chivu attracted a lot of interest from foreign clubs during his time at FC University Craiova in his native Romania. Universitatea Craiova was his second club in his professional football career. Ajax were one of the numerous foreign clubs linked with a move for Chivu. In the end, Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam won the race to sign Chivu in 1999.
At Ajax Amsterdam, Christian Chivu developed into a free-kick specialist and a reliable fullback. Ronald Koeman was his manager at the time and he gave him added responsibility as the captain of the club. During his time as the Ajax captain, they dominated the Dutch top flight with a young team. Apart from him, there were other young players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wesley Sneijder, Johnny Heitinga, Rafael van der Vaart and Maxwell. Christian Chivu was a key player for Ajax as they came close to securing a place in the last four of the 2002/03 UEFA Champions League season.Chivu and four others left Ajax and would later sign for Inter Milan in the Italian top flight. Apart from him, Maxwell, Ander van der Meyde, Wesley Sneijder and Zlatan Ibrahimovic also left Ajax Amsterdam to sign for the Italian football giants much later. Continue reading “CHIVU: AJAX AMSTERDAM CAREER IN FOCUS”→
Christian Chivu will continue in his role as the Inter Milan Primavera head coach after the club decided to extend his contract beyond this summer. Senior Inter Milan officials have taken the decision to extend his contract after a successful season. Christian Chivu has been rewarded for winning the league title with the Inter Milan Primavera last season.
The news of the Primavera contract extension for Christian Chivu was revealed by several Italian media outlets last month. Italian publication Tuttosport specifically revealed thatChivu’s contract was set to expire at Inter Milan this summer before the option to extend his contract was activated thus prolonging his stay at the club until next summer. Continue reading “CHIVU TO CONTINUE IN PRIMAVERA ROLE”→
Inter Milan officials have made the decision to extend the contract of Christian Chivu after his good work with their Primavera. Christian Chivu is the Inter Milan Primavera coach and he led the team to the title this season. Reports coming out of the media in Italy claimed that the Nerazzuri plan to give the Romanian a contract extension. The plan is to activate the option of renewing his contract for one more year for him to stay in his coaching role in charge of the club’s Primavera until 2023.
Christian Chivu turned out for both the Romania u18 and u21 teams before he was Called up to the senior team. The versatile defender played for the u18 team netting once in 12 appearances in the process. He was in the Romania u18 team from 1997 to 1998. Christian Chivu graduated to the Romania u21 team and he was with the team over a two-year period from 1998 to 2000.
Victor Becali has revealed that his most difficult transfer involves Christian Chivu. Becali is the agent of Christian Chivu and he said that his transfer from AS Roma to fellow Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan is the most difficult transfer he has conducted.
Christian Chivu played for both the Romania u-18 and the u-21 teams before he was promoted to the senior team. For the Romania u-18 team, Chivu scoredonce in 12 appearances during a one-year period between 1997 and 1998. Christian Chivu didn’t manage any goal in 13 appearances for the Romania u-21 team during a two-year period from 1998 to 2000.
Chivu was a versatile defender who was a specialist at both the left-back and centre back positions. He was part of the Romania team that won the 2001 Cyprus International Football Tournament. Christian Chivu played four times for the Romania senior team before he played his first major tournament at Euro 2000. He was part of the 23-man Romania squad to the Euro 2000 tournament. At the tournament, Chivu played all the four Romania games and also scored his first goal for the team. Continue reading “CHIVU: ROMANIA NATIONAL TEAM CAREER EXAMINED”→
Christian Chivu had the best part of his football career at Inter Milan in terms of success and the number of years spent. The defender signed for the Nerazzuri from fellow Italian top flight team AS Roma in a €16m deal. Christian was seriously linked to the big Spanish duo of Barcelona and Real Madrid before he left Roma to join Inter Milan in the summer of 2007. He went on to spend seven years at the San Siro before calling time on his career as a professional footballer and embracing a new life in management. Chivu is presently the Inter Milan Primavera head coach having worked his way to the position from the various youth teams.
Chivu spent seven years with the Inter Milan first team and that was the most time spent by him in the first team in comparison to his other clubs. He spent around a year at CSM Resita in his native Romania before spending around a year during his stint with Universitatea Craiova. Christian Chivu spent four years each during his time at Ajax Amsterdam in the Dutch top flight and at Italian capital club AS Roma. Continue reading “CHRISTIANCHIVU: INTER CAREER PROBED CLOSELY”→
Christian Chivu has enjoyed a rapid rise amongst the coaching staff at Inter Milan. He was part of the Inter Milan team that won an unprecedented treble at Inter Milan at the end of the 2009/10 season thereby writing his name in the history books. He was able to attain legendary status at Inter Milan as part of the treble-winning team under the self-acclaimed Special One Jose Mourinho.
Romanian manager Christian Chivu retired at Inter Milan in 2014 and some years down the line, he was named as the head coach of one of the youth teams as far as the Nerazzuri is concerned. Christian Chivuwas named the Inter Milan u-14 manager in 2018 and he was in charge of the team until 2019.Chivu was promoted to manage the Inter Milan u-17 team from the u-14 team. Continue reading “CHRISTIAN CHIVU: MANAGERIAL CAREER EXAMINED”→
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”→