Gheorghe "Gigel" Bucur is a Romanian football player, currently playing at Kuban Krasnodar. He is a speedy and short striker. Before joining Poli, Bucur had only played for Sportul Studentesc, where he appeared in 169 matches and scored 76 goals in the first two Romanian leagues. After winning the title ofRomanian top league goalscoarer of the Divizia A in 2006, he was transferred to Timişoara, for a rumored sum of US$800,000. Gigel Bucur first played in 2005 for the Romania National team and he has gathered eight appearances up to now, scoring two goals. On 25 March 2008 he was decorated by the president of Romania, Traian Băsescu for his outstanding statistics on Qualifying to EURO 2008 and qualification to UEFA Euro 2008 Group C with Medalia "Meritul Sportiv". On 3 February 2010, he signed a 3 years contract with Russian Kuban Krasnodar, who paid for him $1.8 million.