Lucian Zavoianu Signs | Prague Raptors
Updated: Jun 24, 2018
Lucian was one of the most consistent players across our 2 trial events, showing great power and skill in an attacking role. Lucian currently plays for another team in Prague but has agreed to sign for us once the Summer transfer window opens.
Profession: UI/UX Developer
Favourite Team: Borussia Dortmund
I Started playing football at the age of 9, as a goalkeeper. I reached the peak of my junior level abilities at about 12-13 years old and then I chose to change my profile, as I was not given a shot at the 1st team in spite of my skills. So I went for being a striker.
At age 17, I was wanted by 2 clubs in the 3rd division, both of them fighting for promotion to the 2nd, but my parents stopped me at the time because university was coming :) After that, I kept playing in 4th division because I minded my studies. At the age of 20 I went for trials to my hometown club (Gloria Bistrita - 1st division at the time and constant Intertoto Cup participants) and passed all of them, but in spite of the coach liking me, the Vice President decided I was too old.
Since then, I played in 4th division again (while still in Romania), FK The Dragons (Bratislava) and FK Sparta Košire (Prague).