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Costel Pantilimon

29-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Watford  Premier


Birthdate:  February 1, 1987    Birthplace:  Bacau, Romania    Nationality:  Romania    Height:  6' 8"    Weight:  212 lbs    
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February 20, 2016    Costel Pantilimon News

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Pantilimon played the full 90 minutes of Saturday's FA Cup clash against Leeds.

That's his second fixture in FA Cup action since his arrival at Vicarage Road. However, with Heurelho Gomes having a great season, Pantilimon has very limited fantasy upside off the bench in Premier League play.

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January 21, 2016

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Pantilimon signed with Watford on Wednesday after transferring from Sunderland.

Pantilimon moved down to third on the depth chart with the Black Cats, behind Jordan Pickford and Vito Mannone, and while he will move to Watford with the hope of competing for first-team appearances, Hereulho Gomes has been solid as the No. 1 keeper this season.

January 14, 2016

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Pantilimon was left out of the 18-man squad for the 4-2 win over Swansea on Wednesday.

The ascendance of Vito Mannone and the return of 21-year-old Jordan Pickford from loan have relegated Pantilimon down the pecking order to a third string keeper. The ex-starter hasn't featured even as a backup in neither the FA Cup tie against Arsenal nor the Premier League relegation-battle with Swansea on Wednesday. Pantilimon's exile may mean he'll have to look for another team, if not right now at least in the summer.

December 20, 2015

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Pantilimon conceded three goals, made four saves and was cautioned in the 3-1 loss to Chelsea on Saturday.

Despite the four saves, the Romanian didnít have one of his better games, especially making a crucial mistake to cause the penalty from which the Blues scored their third goal. The keeperís challenge on Willian was very clumsy and the latter was pressured by a defender and wouldnít have the best opportunity to shoot anyway. The skies donít seem to be getting any brighter for Pantilimon over the holiday period either, with the next two features being against Man City and Liverpool.

December 12, 2015

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Pantilimon conceded a goal but made six saves and a claim in the 1-0 home loss to Watford on Saturday.

The Romanian made sure to keep his team in contention in the chaotic, for the Black Cats, initial minutes of the game. He had more work throughout the game with Sunderland pushing for the equalizer and left wide open in the back but was terrific with some crucial saves. Pantilimon will be hoping for even better outcome next Saturday when visiting the struggling champions - Chelsea.

December 5, 2015

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Pantilimon made three saves and conceded three goals in Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.

The Romanian national was coming off a tremendous stretch of back-to-back clean sheets and allowing one or fewer goals in five of six, but the Black Cats were outclassed in the second half by a determined Arsenal team. Sunderland's inability to provide much offensive pressure in most matches will keep the balance of play in the Black Cats' own end for long stretches, but he's acquitted himself nicely of late. Things get easier next week at home against Watford.

November 28, 2015

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Pantilimon made four saves and added a claim en route to a clean sheet in the 2-0 home win versus Stoke on Saturday.

Now all of a sudden, the Romanian, turns out very hot registering two consecutive wins accompanied by clean sheets and make that a total of three in the last five games. New man Sam Allardyce's signature is already very visible and new team tactics gives the keeper an extra fantasy value. However, a visit to the Gunners next Saturday may turn out to be a task too tall for Pantilimon to continue his streak.

November 23, 2015

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Pantilimon recored seven saves while maintaining a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Monday.

Pantilimon has made all of the Premier League starts in goal for Sunderland this season, and has saved 48 shots in those matches. This was only his second Premier League clean sheet this season, however it's his second in just four matches. He'll probably continue starting, while making plenty of saves with a defense that allows a high volume of shots on goal.