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Another busy day of internationals for Saints' players
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Gardos set for Romania action
Saints defender Florin Gardos gears up for more international action for Romania.
Gardos watches on in Poland defeat
Florin Gardos was an unused substitute for Romania as they lost 3-1 to Poland in Warsaw.
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Gardos links up with Romania
Saints defender back in the national team set-up.
Gardos hopes for more game time
Florin Gardos hoping to build on his game time after the Emirates FA Cup clash against Arsenal.
Video: Gardos reflects on cup exit
Florin Gardos reacts after Southampton's 5-0 defeat to Arsenal in the Emirates FA Cup.
Gardos: We must learn from this
Florin Gardos on a bitterly disappointing afternoon for Southampton in the Emirates FA Cup.
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Gardos feeling good after first full 90 minutes
Florin Gardos says he's feeling good after his first full game since returning from injury.
Video: Gardos pleased to step up recovery
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Florin Gardos Saints HistoryLast updated 25 Nov 2017
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Florin Gardos BiographyLast updated 09 Aug 2017
Former clubs: Concordia Chiajna, Steaua București
Central defender Florin Gardos was born in Satu Mare in northwestern Romania on 29th October 1988.
Gardos’s footballing career began with Olimpia Satu Mare in his hometown. He spent three years in the youth setup, before moving on to CSS Satu Mare in 2001.
Gardos spent two years with the club before joining Florenta Odoreu in 2003. After just a season, he joined Somesul Satu Mare in 2004, and would remain with the club until 2006.
Starting his senior career
The 6ft 4in defender’s senior career began with Concordia Chiajna in 2006, who were in Division C Seria 3. During his first year with the club, Gardos helped them win promotion to Liga II.
He would spend another three years playing for the club in the second tier of Romanian football, and would earn recognition at both Under-19 and Under-21 level for Romania.
Moving to Steaua
His performances saw him earn a move to one of the country’s biggest clubs, Steaua Bucharest in June 2010. He made his debut against Victoria Branesti in August 2010.
Just under a year later, Gardos won his first international senior cap, as he featured for Romania in a friendly against Ukraine in February 2011.
The 2010/11 campaign ended with Steaua winning the Romanian Cup, with Gardos making 23 league appearances and playing in the Europa League. The following season, Gardos’s campaign was disrupted by a ten-game suspension for breaking the leg of an opponent in a tackle.
After seven years without winning the league, Gardos finally helped Steaua to their 24th title in 2013, while also helping the club enjoy a successful run to the Round of 16 in the Europa League, before losing out to eventual winners, Chelsea.
In the final season before his move to the Premier League, Gardos represented Steaua in the Champions League, playing in all six of their group games. He also helped Steaua successfully defend their Liga I title. In total, Gardos made 120 appearances for the Romanian side.
Coming to the Premier League
Gardos sealed a move to Saints and the Premier League in August 2014. The defender made his debut as a substitute in the 4-0 victory against Newcastle United at St Mary’s, before his first start came in the 2-1 Capital One Cup success against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.
He went on to make a total of 11 appearances in his first season, featuring in eight of the side's 17 clean sheets across the course of the season.
A pre-season injury meant the Romanian missed the entire 2015/16 campaign.