Deac playing for CFR Cluj in 2010
|Full name||Ciprian Ioan Deac|
|Date of birth||16 February 1986|
|Place of birth||Dej, Romania|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Winger, attacking midfielder|
|2008||→ Oțelul Galați (loan)||15||(2)|
|2011–2012||→ Rapid București (loan)||30||(9)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 August 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2019
Ciprian Ioan Deac (Romanian pronunciation: [t͡ʃipriˈan iˈo̯an ˈde̯ak] or [deˈak]; born 16 February 1986) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a winger or an attacking midfielder for CFR Cluj and the Romania national team.
After starting out at Unirea Dej, he spent most of his professional career in Romania with CFR Cluj, where he won eleven domestic trophies. He also had brief spells abroad in Germany, with Schalke 04, and in Kazakhstan.
Early career / Unirea Dej
Deac played as a youngster for Gloria Bistrița, where he was initially deployed as a striker.
He made his senior debut with Unirea Dej, a lower division team. He spent there two seasons and was already scouted by CFR Cluj, however the club who insisted more was Universitatea Cluj who took him for a trial in the camp from Hungary. He managed to impress, however after spending near two months with "U" Cluj the transfer failed due money problems.
Deac was finally signed by CFR Cluj during the 2005–06 season, and made his Liga I debut on 6 August 2006 against Unirea Urziceni in a 4–0 victory. During the 2006–07 season led by coach Cristiano Bergodi, he only made eleven appearances for them finishing third place in the Championship. The highlight of his career began in 2007–08 the team's new coach, was Ioan Andone, formerly of Dinamo București who won both the Championship and the Cup.
Deac was loaned out to Oţelul Galaţi during the 2008 half-season where he made fifteen appearances scoring two goals.
Because of his good performances at Oțelul, Deac was preserved in the CFR Cluj roster for the 2008–09 season. In the first part of the season he made nine appearances. The lack of playing time lead him to consider leaving the club. But with the upcoming new coach Dušan Uhrin, Jr., Deac gave up this plan, receiving assurances that he would be used more. In the 2009–10 season, the team managed to win the league title for the second time in its history, the coach being Andrea Mandorlini who said "Deac has grown into an incredible manner, quantitatively and qualitatively". In the 2010 Super Cup match Deac helped the team prevent a defeat, pushing the game into the penalty shootout. After the match, he was chosen as Man of the match.
On 27 August 2010, Deac signed for the German club Schalke 04 on a three-year contract. The reported transfer fee was €3 million. He made his debut for Die Königsblauen on 14 September, in a Champions League game against Olympique Lyonnais. He only played in the first half, and had a poor performance. He had a very sporadic season in Germany, only appearing in six games, and not putting in very convincing performances.
On 20 December, he scored two goals against FC Vaslui. Although he was sent off, his team won the game with a 3–2 victory, with Nicolae Grigore scoring the winning goal in extratime. On 7 April 2012, Deac scored a goal in the 5–0 thrashing of CFR Cluj.
Return to CFR Cluj
On 30 May 2012, Deac returned to CFR Cluj, where he signed a contract for three years.
Aktobe / Tobol
Third spell at CFR Cluj
Deac once again returned to CFR Cluj in January 2017. He played 15 matches and netted six goals in the remainder of the season, his good display drawing interest from fellow league team FC Steaua București.
He nevertheless chose to stay with the Alb-vișinii and was offered the number 10 shirt ahead of the 2017–18 campaign. He recorded his first goal of the season in a 1–0 away win over Concordia Chiajna on 17 September 2017. Deac contributed with five goals and eleven assists, with the side claiming the fourth national championship in its history.
He was part of Romania's preliminary Euro 2008 squad, but missed out on the final list led by manager Victor Pițurcă. On 5 March 2010, Deac finally earned his first cap for the full side in a friendly match against Israel.
In August 2017, following a six-year absence, he was selected by Christoph Daum for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Armenia and Montenegro. Deac scored his first goal for the national team in a 1–1 draw with Denmark on 8 October 2017.
|Unirea Dej||2004–05||Liga II||4||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|CFR Cluj||2006–07||Liga I||11||0||0||0||0||0||11||0|
|Oțelul Galați (loan)||2007–08||Liga I||15||2||0||0||0||0||15||2|
|FC Rapid (loan)||2011–12||Liga I||30||9||4||2||7||1||41||12|
|CFR Cluj||2012–13||Liga I||18||3||5||0||1||0||24||3|
|Aktobe||2015||Kazakh Premier League||15||1||1||0||2||0||18||1|
|Tobol||2016||Kazakh Premier League||31||2||1||0||0||0||32||2|
|CFR Cluj||2016–17||Liga I||14||6||1||0||0||0||15||6|
- As of 15 November 2019
- As of 26 March 2019 (Romania score listed first, score column indicates score after each Deac goal)
|1||8 October 2017||Telia Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark||12||Denmark||1–1||1–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2||31 May 2018||Sportzentrum Graz-Weinzödl, Graz, Austria||15||Chile||2–2||3–2||Friendly|
|3||5 June 2018||Ilie Oană, Ploiești, Romania||16||Finland||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|4||26 March 2019||Dr. Constantin Rădulescu, Cluj, Romania||19||Faroe Islands||1–0||4–1||UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying|
- Liga I: 2007–08, 2009–10, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
- Cupa României: 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
- Supercupa României: 2009, 2010, 2018
- "Schalke complete Deac swoop". FC Schalke 04. 27 August 2010. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- "Deac, titular la Schalke" (in Romanian). ziare.com. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- "Ionita si Deac, in topul tepelor din Bundesliga" (in Romanian). ziare.com. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- "Rapid l-a împrumutat pentru un an pe Ciprian Deac" (in Romanian). antena3.ro. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- "Oficial! Rapid l-a imprumutat pe Ciprian Deac pentru un an!" (in Romanian). a1.ro. 25 May 2011. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- "Lucescu acuză arbitrajul: "Deac a fost eliminat gratuit şi am avut penalty la Teixeira"" (in Romanian). gsp.ro. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- "Giuleştenii s-au răzbunat pe teren: FC Vaslui – Rapid: 2-3" (in Romanian). tvr.ro. 20 December 2011. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- "VIDEO Rapid păstrează farmecul Ligii – CFR a fost umilită în derby-ul feroviar, scor 0-5" (in Romanian). gsp.ro. 8 April 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- "Ciprian s-a întors acasă!" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- Чиприан Дяк: Хотим подарить городу праздник. fc-aktobe.kz (in Russian). FC Aktobe. 23 June 2015. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
- Актобе выставляет игроков на трансфер. fc-aktobe.kz (in Russian). FC Aktobe. 18 November 2015. Archived from the original on 20 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
- "DE ACum se intoarce. Ciprian Deac a plecat cu CFR in cantonament. Miriuta: "Il bag unde vrea, si-n poarta"" (in Romanian). Sport.ro. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
- "Primul transfer din "era FCSB" se face la începutul săptămânii! A acceptat oferta" [The first transfer of the "FCSB era" will be completed at the start of the week! He accepted the offer] (in Romanian). Digi Sport. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
- "Chiajna – CFR Cluj 0–1. Liderul s-a impus printr-un gol marcat din penalty de Deac" [Chiajna – CFR Cluj 0–1. The league leaders won with a penalty scored by Deac] (in Romanian). Digi Sport. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
- "CFR Cluj: lotul de jucători și alte date statistice" [CFR Cluj: player squad and other statistics] (in Romanian). Liga Profesionistă de Fotbal. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
- "Motivul pentru care a fost selecţionat Deac şi de ce se regăseşte Golofca pe lista adiţională! Daum a oferit explicaţii pentru deciziile luate" [The reason Deac was called up and why Golofca is on the additional list! Daum explained his decisions] (in Romanian). ProSport. 14 August 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
- "Denmark 1–1 Romania". UEFA.com. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
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- "Ciprian Deac". European Football. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
- "CUPA ROMÂNIEI RĂMÂNE LA CLUJ-NAPOCA!" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. 13 June 2009. Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- "CFR Cluj câştigat Supercupa României" (in Romanian). gandul.info. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- "Fotbalistul lunii – Martie 2017" [Player of the Month – March 2017] (in Romanian). Digi Sport. March 2017. Archived from the original on 2 August 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.