He recently turned 12, started playing for Real Madrid’s junior team in the summer of 2010 and hopes to play for Romania one day. “I want to play for the Romanian national team and if called up I will give everything for my country because I am Romanian after all,” Nicusor stated in an interview for frf.ro. Nicusor stood out as a striker but he became a midfielder at the head coaches’ request. “I came from Spain’s second-tier team Rayo Vallecano where I played for two years. I scored 79 goals in the first season, a record for the club. During the second season I played at a higher age category but I was the top goal getter again. Almost half of the 22 goals I scored were headers. Real Madrid kept an eye on me and called me up. Last summer I became Real’s player,” Nicusor Craiu said. The young football player has already won several trophies. “I’ve won four personal trophies in tournaments and two championship titles with the team. I started out practicing karate for four years. That helped me a lot in football, both mentally and physically.” Nicusor Craiu was born in Galati on February 19, 1999. He is 1.43-meters tall and has 38 kilograms.