Handball: Cristina Neagu to play for CSM Bucharest as of next season
Romanian handball player Cristina Neagu will play, as of next season, for CSM Bucharest, the reigning European champions, the Bucharest City Hall informs in a release sent to hotnews.ro.
“I am glad to return home, it would be for the first time I play at the highest level in my hometown. One of my dreams is to win the Champions League for a Romanian team and I really believe I will have this chance with CSM Bucharest,” Cristina Neagu said.
Born on August 26, 1988 Cristina Neagu plays as inter right for the national team of Romania. She started her career with Rulmentul Brasov (2006-2009), her debut in the national handball championship taking place when she was 18. During 2009-2013 Neagu played for Oltchim Rm. Valcea and reached the Champions League final.
Since 2014 Cristina Neagu is playing for ZRK Buducnost (Montenegro) with which she won the Champions League and the best scorer title in 2015.
Neagu was chosen the best world player in 2014 and 2015. She was named MVP player at the Handball World Championship in Denmark (2015), where she scored 63 goals – being the top goal scorer in the competition.
With Romania’s national team, Neagu won the bronze medal at the European Championship 2014 and the bronze medal at the World Championship 2015.
Neagu reached the final stage of the Champions League three times (in 2009, 2014 and 2015). She has been a member of the European Championship All-Star Team for three times (2010, 2014 and 2016).
During the 2010-2011 season, her right shoulder cartilage was damaged. On 10 October 2012, Neagu returned to play in the Romanian Women’s Handball League at 605 days (approximately 1 year and 7 months) after injury and after she received long-term treatment in the United States, according to Wikipedia.org.
She seriously injured again during training in January 2013. Neagu was out for six months after undergoing surgery on left knee ruptured cruciate ligaments, but she is now back on court.
The official presentation of Cristina Neagu to CSM Bucharest will take place at the beginning of March.