Romanian Pace Abstinence Squad


I recently took a look at some of my site stats and learned that Romania ranks #2 out of European countries for the most visits to my blog. It came as no surprise that the UK was #1, but I would have thought Romania would be behind some of the bigger countries, like Germany, Italy, France or Netherlands to be higher up.

As a thank-you, I wanted to make the next instalment of the Pace Abuse Ratings series a “Romania” list… but after looking at the data I realized that there isn’t much there. Sorry 🙂

There are only 36 Romanian nationals in FIFA 13, and 12 of those are not even in a club ie. they’re only in the Romania national team, and aren’t available in Ultimate Team. Maybe it’s time to include the Romanian Liga 1 one of these years? There are some decent clubs like champions CFR Cluj, and Steaua, Dinamo, and Rapid București.

János Székely is by far the top Romanian Pace Abuse player in FIFA 13. Bronze player with 82 PACE.

János Székely is by far the top Romanian Pace Abuse player in FIFA 13. Bronze player with 81/82 PACE.

Of the small sample size, only two Romanian players (János Székely of Korona Kielce and Ciprian Marica of Schalke) can even really be called “fast”, with a PACE rating of 80 or more.


The good news is that the Romanian group makes up an impressive and cheap Silver-Gold Pace Abstinence team. The highest PACE rating in the squad is LB Radu’s 75. The speediest of the three attackers in the 5-2-1-2 is Claudiu Keserü and his modest 66.


Romania Pace Abuse Rating

*Note: All 24 players with a club in FIFA 13 have been listed. Players sorted in Pace Abstinence (ascending PAR) order (ie. slowest to fastest)

Player Nationality Club League Position Overall PAR Pace
Gabriel Tamaş Romania West Bromwich Albion England Premier League (1) CB 73 40 52
Cristian Chivu Romania Inter Italy Serie A (1) CB 79 44 64
Paul Papp Romania Chievo Verona Italy Serie A (1) CB 72 45 58
Gheorghe Bucur Romania Kuban Krasnodar Russia Premier League (1) CF 69 46 59
Cristian Săpunaru Romania Real Zaragoza Spain Primera Division (1) RB 76 47 66
Mihăiţă Pleşan Romania FC Volga Nizhniy Novgorod Russia Premier League (1) CDM 60 49 60
Dorin Goian Romania Spezia Italy Serie B (2) CB 72 51 64
Adrian Ropotan Romania Dinamo Moskva Russia Premier League (1) CDM 68 52 68
Daniel Niculae Romania Kuban Krasnodar Russia Premier League (1) ST 68 53 65
Sergiu Suciu Romania Torino Italy Serie A (1) CM 64 53 66
Claudiu Keserü Romania Angers SCO France Ligue 2 (2) ST 68 53 67
Andrei Murgu Romania AC Ajaccio France Ligue 1 (1) ST 77 53 76
Ioan Mera Romania Alania Vladikavkaz Russia Premier League (1) CB 62 54 54
Adrian Stoian Romania Chievo Verona Italy Serie A (1) CAM 70 55 72
Stefan Radu Romania Lazio Italy Serie A (1) LB 77 55 75
Costin Lazăr Romania PAOK FC Rest of World CDM 72 56 78
Florin Lovin Romania SV Mattersburg Austria tipp3-Bundesliga (1) CDM 64 57 68
Răzvan Cociş Romania FC Rostov Russia Premier League (1) CDM 67 57 73
Maximilian Nicu Romania TSV 1860 München Germany 2. Bundesliga  (2) LM 68 57 74
Gabriel Torje Romania Granada CF Spain Primera Division (1) RM 71 58 79
Bănel Nicoliţă Romania AS Saint-Etienne France Ligue 1 (1) RM 69 59 79
Vlad Munteanu Romania Erzgebirge Aue Germany 2. Bundesliga  (2) LM 65 60 73
Ciprian Marica Romania FC Schalke 04 Germany 1. Bundesliga (1) ST 73 63 80
János Székely Romania Korona Kielce Poland T-Mobile Ekstraklasa (1) RM 64 69 82

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