Sergiu Buș

Romanian professional footballer

Sergiu Buș
Personal information
Full name Sergiu Florin Buș
Date of birth (1992-11-02) 2 November 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
CFR Cluj
Number 99
Youth career
2007–2009 CFR Cluj
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 CFR Cluj 19 (3)
2010Unirea Alba Iulia (loan) 12 (2)
2011–2012FCM Târgu Mureș (loan) 22 (6)
2012Gaz Metan Mediaș (loan) 3 (0)
2013–2014 → Corona Brașov (loan) 28 (9)
2014–2015 CSKA Sofia 19 (10)
2015–2017 Sheffield Wednesday 9 (1)
2016Salernitana (loan) 11 (1)
2017 Astra Giurgiu 9 (2)
2017–2019 Levski Sofia 47 (10)
2019–2020 Gaz Metan Mediaș 30 (10)
2020–2021 FCSB 10 (2)
2021 Seongnam 18 (1)
2022– CFR Cluj 7 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Romania U17 3 (1)
2010–2011 Romania U19 4 (2)
2011–2014 Romania U21 5 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 11 September 2022

Sergiu Florin Buș (born 2 November 1992) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Liga I club CFR Cluj.

Buș started out his career at CFR Cluj, and apart from his time with various teams in Romania has represented sides in Bulgaria, England, Italy and South Korea.

Club career

Born in Cluj-Napoca, Buș began his senior career at CFR Cluj, where he totalled three goals from 19 Liga I appearances between 2009 and 2014. Whilst under contract with CFR, he was loaned out to Unirea Alba Iulia, Târgu Mureș, Gaz Metan Mediaș and Corona Brașov, respectively, before joining Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia on 7 July 2014.[1] Buș scored his first goal for "the Reds" 20 days later, in an Eternal derby 2–0 win over Levski Sofia.[2] He repeated the feat on 25 October that year, netting the second in a 3–0 win.

On 2 February 2015, Buș was signed by English club Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee.[3] He registered his debut in the Football League Championship five days later, being brought on as a 63rd-minute substitute and obtaining the penalty converted by Will Keane for a 1–1 home draw with Cardiff City.[4] He scored his only goal for Wednesday in a 1–1 draw with Huddersfield Town, on 4 April 2015.[5] On 2 February 2016, Buș moved to Italian side Salernitana on loan for the remainder of the Serie B season.[6]

At the start of 2017, he returned to Romania and signed for Astra Giurgiu, for which he started in the Cupa României final 3–5 loss on penalties to FC Voluntari on 27 May. The following month, Levski Sofia confirmed the signing of Buș as a free agent.[7][8] He played his second successive national cup final on 9 May 2018, as Levski lost 2–4 on penalties to Slavia Sofia. Buș was re-signed by Gaz Metan Mediaș for the 2019–20 Liga I season, and managed to score ten goals from 30 games in the competition, which inspired a move to FCSB.[9]

Buș did not adapt in Bucharest and was sold for a rumoured 450,000 to K League 1 team Seongnam, on 21 January 2021.[10] On 13 December 2021, after less than a year in South Korea, it was announced that Buș rejoined his boyhood club CFR Cluj.[11]

International career

Buș was capped for the Romania national team at under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels. He was called up for the first time to the seniors for the UEFA Nations League group matches against Northern Ireland and Austria in September 2020, but did not make his debut.[12]

Personal life

Buș's elder brother, Laurențiu, is also a professional footballer.[13][14] The latter represented CFR Cluj's rivals from Universitatea Cluj at both junior and senior levels.

Career statistics

Club

As of 15 September 2022[15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental[a] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
CFR Cluj 2009–10 Liga I 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
2010–11 Liga I 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
2011–12 Liga I 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Liga I 6 2 0 0 0 0 6 2
Total 19 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 23 3
Unirea Alba Iulia (loan) 2010–11 Liga II 12 2 0 0 12 2
Târgu Mureș (loan) 2011–12 Liga I 22 6 1 0 23 6
Gaz Metan Mediaș (loan) 2012–13 Liga I 3 0 3 0
Corona Brașov (loan) 2013–14 Liga I 28 9 0 0 28 9
CSKA Sofia 2014–15 A Group 19 10 1 0 1 0 21 10
Sheffield Wednesday 2014–15 EFL Championship 7 1 7 1
2015–16 EFL Championship 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Total 9 1 0 0 1 0 10 1
Salernitana (loan) 2015–16 Serie B 11 1 11 1
Astra Giurgiu 2016–17 Liga I 9 2 3 1 2 0 14 3
Levski Sofia 2017–18 First League 29 8 5 3 4 1 38 12
2018–19 First League 18 2 1 1 2 1 21 4
Total 47 10 6 4 6 2 59 16
Gaz Metan Mediaș 2019–20 Liga I 30 10 1 1 31 11
FCSB 2020–21 Liga I 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 2
Seongnam 2021 K League 1 18 1 0 0 18 1
CFR Cluj 2021–22 Liga I 4 0 4 0
2022–23 Liga I 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Total 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Career total 244 57 12 6 1 0 16 2 0 0 273 65
  1. ^ All appearances in UEFA Europa League


Honours

CFR Cluj[15]

Astra Giurgiu[15]

Levski Sofia[15]

References

  1. ^ "Буш подписа с ЦСКА" [Buș signed with CSKA] (in Bulgarian). CSKA Sofia. 7 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Цесекар с допълнителен стимул за Вечното дерби, Буш чака своя мач номер 100 за първенство" [With an extra boost for the Eternal Derby, Buș is waiting for his 100th league championship game] (in Bulgarian). Topsport.bg. 24 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday sign CSKA Sofia striker Sergiu Bus". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Cardiff City". BBC Sport. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Huddersfield Town". BBC Sport. 4 April 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Sergio Bus: Sheffield Wednesday winger joins Salernitana on loan". BBC Sport. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Сделката е факт! Буш подписа договор с Левски" [The deal is done! Buș has signed a contract with Levski] (in Bulgarian). Sportal.bg. 2 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Буш подписа с Левски за три години" [Buș signed with Levski for three years] (in Bulgarian). PFC Levski Sofia. 13 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Bine ai venit, Sergiu Buș!" [Welcome, Sergiu Buș!] (in Romanian). FCSB. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  10. ^ "OFICIAL - FCSB l-a vândut pe Sergiu Buș. Unde va evolua fostul atacant al Mediașului" [OFFICIAL - FCSB sold Sergiu Buș. Where will the former Mediaș striker play] (in Romanian). Eurosport România. 21 January 2021. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  11. ^ "Bine ai revenit acasă, Sergiu Buș!" [Welcome back home, Sergiu Buș!] (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. 13 December 2021. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  12. ^ "Promisiunea făcută de Sergiu Buș lui Mirel Rădoi după convocarea la naționala României" [The promise made by Sergiu Buș for Mirel Rădoi after the call-up to the Romania national team] (in Romanian). Digi Sport. 31 August 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  13. ^ "Ce zice Laurențiu Buș despre disputa cu fratele său, Sergiu" [What Laurențiu Buș says about the rivalry with his brother, Sergiu]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 3 March 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  14. ^ "SPECIAL Situaţie de gradul I în Liga 1. Ce a realizat Silviu Lung jr. prin câştigarea titlului cu Astra. De la fraţii Vâlcov, la fraţii Costea şi familia Piţurcă" [SPECIAL First grade situation in Liga 1. What Silviu Lung jr. accomplished by winning the title with Astra. From the brothers Vâlcov to the brothers Costea and the Pițurcă family] (in Romanian). ProSport. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  15. ^ a b c d Sergiu Buș at Soccerway. Retrieved 11 March 2018.

External links

  • Sergiu Buș at RomanianSoccer.ro (in Romanian) and StatisticsFootball.com
  • Sergiu Buș at Soccerbase
  • Sergiu Buș – UEFA competition record (archive)
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