HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Universitatea Craiova and signed a multi-year contract as a Designated Player on Feb. 4, 2019.
Mitrita is a versatile attacking threat who can play as an attacking midfielder, winger or forward. He proved in his first season with NYCFC, when he had 12 goals and three assists, he's a player who can score goals and create chances when running at the opposing team.
INTERNATIONAL: Mitrita earned his first call-up to the Romanian national team where he made an impressive start, going unbeaten through his first six caps following his debut in March 2018. He has 11 total appearances, scoring a pair of goals.
OUTSIDE MLS: Mitriță made his debut for Viitorul Constanța in the 2012/2013 season and made over 50 appearances with the club. His performance in Liga I caught the attention of Italian Serie B outfit Pescara, who Mitriță helped lead to promotion in 2016 during his first season in Italy. In his two-year stay, Mitriță played in a combined 34 games in Serie A and Serie B, scoring two goals. Mitriță returned to his native Romania ahead of the 2017/18 season, signing with Universitatea Craiova where he enjoyed an incredible debut season, scoring 16 goals and completing four assists in 38 games across all competitions. During the first half of the 2018/19 season, club captain Alexandru has played 16 league games for Craiova, tallying 12 goals and four assists.