Younger brother of Dorin Goian, Lucian Goian is a Romanian professional footballer who currently plays for Mumbai City FC as a central defender. He was born on 10th February 1983 in Suceava, Romania.
Goian plays at the center back position as a defender for his team.
In the year 2001, Goian started his career for Foresta Suceava at the age of mere 18 years. He followed his brother's footsteps and joined Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt.
He later signed with Dinamo in 2004 where he spent most of his club career. In 2010, he signed a contract for two years and joined Astra Ploiesti.
In February 2013, Goian signed a contract with China League One side Beijing Baxy after being released by Tianjin at the end of 2012 season.
As a short-term injury replacement, Goian joined A-League club Perth Glory and departed in May 2017 to sign a 2 year contract with Mumbai City in July 2017.
Goian made his debut for Foresta Suceava in the year 2001 and played his first game for the Romania national team in the year 2004 and played 12 matches for his national side.
Rise to Glory
Goian came into prominence and rose to glory when he was selected for the under-21 Romania national team due to his incredible performance in club career.
He caught everyone’s attention with his amazing defending skills and his journey of becoming a successful football player started at that time of his career.
Goian started his club career with Foresta Suceava in the 2001-02 season and scored a goal for his side.
After scoring against Steaua, when he played for Ceahlăul, Lucian joined their greatest rivals, Dinamo, where he played for five seasons with Dinamo, with a break for a year when he returned at Ceahlăul. He also played 6 matches in the UEFA Cup for Dinamo.
He scored 2 goals for Tianjin Teda in the year 2012 and scored 7 goals in 46 appearances he made for Beijing Baxy.
Goian currently plays for Mumbai City and he is one of the most experienced player in the Mumbai City camp.
Goian has been appointed as the captain of the Mumbai City for his leadership skills and experience in the league and also he is one of the most experienced member of the side.
Goian was part of the Dinamo Bucuresti squad, when his side won Romanian League Championship in 2006-07, Romanian Cup in 2004-05 season and the 2005 Romanian Supercup.
He was also the part of the Ceahlaul squad, when his side won the Romanian Second League in 2005-06 and Romanian Cup of 2015-16 season when he was representing CFR Cluj.