Cristian Bud

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Cristian Bud
Personal information
Full name Cristian Ionuţ Bud
Date of birth (1985-06-26) 26 June 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Baia Mare, Romania
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Yverdon Sport
Youth career
1995–2004 Baia Mare
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Liberty Salonta 52 (25)
2009–2010 Gaz Metan Mediaş 32 (11)
2010–2013 CFR Cluj 39 (11)
2011–2012Gaz Metan Mediaş (loan) 20 (6)
2013Bihor Oradea (loan) 10 (7)
2013 Debrecen 0 (0)
2013 Gaz Metan Mediaş 10 (5)
2014 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 6 (0)
2014–2016 Milsami Orhei 37 (16)
2016–2017 CFR Cluj 41 (16)
2017 Poli Timișoara 5 (0)
2017–2018 Concordia Chiajna 19 (3)
2018– Yverdon Sport 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 July 2018

Cristian Ionuţ Bud (born 26 June 1985 in Baia Mare) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Swiss side Yverdon Sport.

He began his senior career in 2004 with Liberty Salonta, and went on to make a name for himself at CFR Cluj becoming top scorer in the 2016/17 season.

Early years[edit]

In 2004, Bud began his career with his hometown club Liberty Salonta after being bought from Sporting Baia Mare's Academy. In the same year he started playing with the senior side scoring vital goals in 52 appearances and scoring 25 goals. In his last season with the club they managed to promote to Liga 1 after years in the second division.

Gaz Metan Mediaş[edit]

Following the success at Liberty, in 2009-2010 season, Bud signed a two years contract with Gaz Metan Mediaş for a fee of 500,000 Euro, becoming their most expensive ever player. Bud was a regular starter in his stint at the club scoring 11 goals in Liga 1 helping the club stay in the first division.

CFR Cluj[edit]

In December 2010, Bud was bought by CFR Cluj becoming a very important player for the club. In his first season, he won the Romanian Championship and the Romanian Cup. After missing most of the 2011 season due to injury, Bud was loaned back to Gaz Metan Medias scoring 6 times for them.

FC Bihor Oradea[edit]

In 2013, Bud was loaned to FC Bihor Oradea making 10 appearances and scoring 7 goals in all competitions.


In 2013 he signed with Hungarian champions Debrecen becoming their first summer signing. Not being able to accommodate himself with the life in Hungary, Bud decided to end the contract by mutual consent going back to Gaz Metan Medias.

Gaz Metan Mediaş second spell[edit]

In the summer of the 2013, Bud returned to the club again signing a one-year contract. Although most of the year he missed games because of an injury, Bud managed to make 10 appearances for the club scoring 5 goals.

Pandurii Târgu Jiu[edit]

At the insistence of the coach, Cristian Pustai, Bud signed a two-year contract with the Liga 1 club making 6 appearances for the club.

Milsami Orhei[edit]

After ending its contract with Pandurii Targu Jiu, Bud signed a three-year deal with the Moldovan Champions Milsami Orhei. In his first season he made 20 appearances for the club, and managed to eliminate Ludogorets Razgrad in the second qualifying round of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League and winning the Moldovan Championship. In his two-years with the club, Bud managed to score 16 goals in 37 appearances.

CFR Cluj second spell[edit]

After two successful seasons in Moldova, Bud signed with his former team CFR Cluj becoming the club's top scorer with 16 goals in 41 appearances.

Poli Timișoara[edit]

In the beginning of 2017 it was announced that Bud signed a contract with Poli Timișoara for an undisclosed fee. Bud went on to play five times and because of differences with the club's financial status Bud decided to end his contract with the club.

Concordia Chiajna[edit]

In the summer of 2017 he signed with Concordia Chiajna becoming their first summer signing being a priority transfer for the coach Vasile Miriuta. His first goal for the club came in a win against Juventus Bucureşti.



Liberty Salonta
CFR Cluj
Milsami Orhei


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