Posts Tagged ‘Adrian Mutu’

Adrian Mutu Admitted to Drug Offense

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023


In 2004, Adrian Mutu, the Chelsea striker admitted to a drug offense. Ultimately, the Romania international was banned from football for 7 months. Adrian Mutu had tested positive for Cocaine in an announcement, which ultimately led him to be banned from football. Thus, he had to face an acrimonious departure from his team, Stamford Bridge.

The Romania international player relinquished his right to analyze a B sample after he met, Gordon Taylor, the Chief of the Professional Footballer’s Association who confirmed to the news agency that he had tested positive for cocaine. Gheorghe Popescu, the representative of Mutu had revealed the player. He had become a part of Chelsea from Parma in 2003 for £15.8 million and he was ‘destroyed’ and yet hoped to avoid a potential two-year ban by rejecting more samples and making a complete admission. (more…)


Saturday, September 17th, 2022

Romanian star Adrian Mutu spent around a year with Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan before he was sold to fellow Italian team Hellas Verona. At Inter Milan, Mutu scored once in ten league games.

Hellas Verona paid around €4m to secure the signing of Adrian Mutu from the Nerazurri during the summer’s transfer window in 2000 though they didn’t have complete ownership. Mutu had a lot of good players alongside him while he was at Verona. Quality players such as Massimo Oddo, Albert Gilardino and Mauro Camoranesi were his teammates at Hellas Verona. Camoranesi became a teammate of Mutu again during his time at Juventus, while Gilardino was also his teammate again at Fiorentina. (more…)


Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Adrian Mutu was a Romanian superstar that fell from grace to grass after an ill-fated doping test that ruined his time in England. He tested positive for using cocaine in 2004 and was subsequently sacked from Chelsea. Though that didn’t stop clubs from lining up for him, with the player having an illustrious time in Italy before he finally retired.×900


Mutu signed for Chelsea in 2003 from Parma in a deal that was in excess of £16million. He went on four goals in his first four matches, and it seemed like he was destined for the top at the club. He struggled for form for the rest of the season; he was almost sold by new coach Jose Morutinho before he got banned for seven months for using banned substances. He was ordered to pay Chelsea compensation of £16million, which was his full transfer fee from Parma.


Monday, December 6th, 2021

Adrian Mutu has made the list of the most expensive flops at Chelsea as compiled by English publication Football London. The Romanian football figure was named on the list of the ten worst Chelsea signings since 2000. Apart from Adrian Mutu, ex-Argentine international Juan Sebastien Veron, Scott Parker, Asier Del Horno and Jiri Jarosik also made the list.

The others on the list of Chelsea flops are Ukrainian football legend Andriy Shevchenko, Yuri Zhirkov, Slobodan Rajkovic, KepaArrizabalaga and Alvaro Morata.


Friday, August 20th, 2021

There have been a lot of transfer stories in the past where footballers would have to reject or decline the offer made by one club in favor of accepting another one from a different club and a lot of players have, in the past, confirmed that they have had to turn down a contract offer from one club just so they could accept the next available offer. While some players give reasons like they thought the accepted offer was the right one at that moment, others would, even though they rarely mention it, choose to go for the deal that would see them earn more money than the other one.

It does happen though bit it is only on rare occasions that players would decide to turn down a big-money move to a club in favor of a transfer to another club where they would earn a relatively lower salary because they “only want to play football”. One of those players who have now revealed how they had a change in their career path by snubbing one club for another is former Chelsea player Adrian Mutu. Mutu may not be remembered as one of Chelsea’s best players ever because of the sort of career he had at Stamford Bridge but he clearly wished he had a more successful career with the Blues.


Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Former Chelsea player Adrian Mutu has been looking back on his career lately and has been making some revelations about his best and worst moments during his time at Stamford Bridge. Mutu was one of those players that were signed by Chelsea that would eventually not go on to fulfill their potentials to the fullest, and he has now admitted that it was a difficult time for him as well. Upon completing his move to join the Blues, a lot of expectations were placed on Mutu to become a shining star at the club because of how very talented he was and how he was able to showcase some of his skills on the pitch.

However, his case was further proof that excelling in the English Premier League is not always an easy task even though you’re coming to the league as a top player from another country. After signing his contract with the Blues, even before kicking a ball, Mutu was already a fams’ favorite and they already started showing him some love and support. But after his first few appearances in a Chelsea shirt, his name that was once echoed by the fans began to slowly fade away from their mouths.


Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Before a club signs a player, there’s always a 50-50 chance even before the transfer is done. It’s usually either the player hits it big at the new club or flops. Although sometimes it usually takes time before the player gels with the team and blends into the playing style of his new team, other times, it just usually either does not work, or the player would not be able to perform up to expectations or targets.

Every club has a list of players they have signed that have gone on to not only meet expectations but even surpass them, but they also have that list they’re not willing to bring out when transfers are being talked about. This list is the one that contains the transfers that they would wish they never initiated in the first place.


Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Adrian Mutu says he could have won the Ballon d’Or Award when he was at the peak of his powers. He had the world at his feet at Chelsea until things fell apart for the Romanian and his career never really recovered from it.

Mutu signed for Chelsea from Italian Serie A club Parma in 2003. He signed for the Blues at the age of 24 after netting 22 times in 36 matches for Parma. Chelsea paid £19m to secure his transfer from the Italian team and he went on to score on his debut for the club.


Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Romanian striker Adrian Mutu has revealed that he could have won the Ballon d’Or during his career. Adrian Mutu made this known in a chat withItalian news portal Correire dello Sport. According to him, he could have made different decisions but he would rather not dwell on the past.

Adrian Mutu signed for Chelsea in 2003 and it is safe to say the transfer turned out to be one of the most dramatic in the history of the Premier League.  Adrian Mutu was at the peak of his powers when he signed for the Blues but off-field issues prevented him from producing his best form for Chelsea.


Saturday, January 16th, 2021


When Adrian Mutu signed for Chelsea in 2003, he was tipped for great things and was also expected to hit the ground running at Stanford Bridge. He did his best in his first few games as he also scored a brace against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur to take his tally to four goals in just his first three outings.

With his blazing form then, it looked as though the Premier League had brought in a new star. The Romanian was hailed for his sublime performances and was even compared to Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy and Arsenal’s great Thierry Henry by the Guardian.