|Full name||Fabián Ariel Orellana Valenzuela|
|Date of birth||27 January 1986|
|Place of birth||Santiago, Chile|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|2009–2010||→ Xerez (loan)||26||(2)|
|2010–2011||→ Granada (loan)||36||(8)|
|2011–2012||→ Celta (loan)||37||(13)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Santiago, Orellana began his career in Colo-Colo and moved in 2000 to Audax Italiano. He made his Primera División debuts at only 18, and scored 12 league goals in 38 games in the 2007 season as his team finished third in the Apertura, won its Clausura group and reached the semifinals in the playoffs.
Orellana signed with Udinese Calcio in Italy on 30 June 2009, being immediately loaned to Xerez CD in Segunda División. In the following campaign he continued in that country and category, joining in the same predicament Granada CF and being a solid contributor as the Andalusians returned to La Liga after a 35-year absence, netting seven goals – plus one in the playoffs– in 2,673 minutes of play (he was also sent off three times).
On 10 October 2009, for the same competition, Orellana closed the scoring in a 4–2 win in Colombia, securing the national team's qualification to the World Cup after 12 years. In the final stages in South Africa, he came on as a substitute for Alexis Sánchez midway through the second half of a 1–2 group stage defeat against eventual champions Spain.
|15 October 2008||Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile||Argentina||1–0||1–0||2010 World Cup qualification|
|10 October 2009||Atanasio Girardot, Medellín, Colombia||Colombia||2–4||2–4||2010 World Cup qualification|
Orellana's nickname, El Poeta (The poet), comes from his resemblance to a Chilean comedy character who has the same name. After his goal against Argentina, he also began being referred to as El Histórico (The historic one).
- "Fabián Orellana es el nuevo refuerzo del Udinese" [Fabián Orellana is new Udinese signing] (in Spanish). Audax Italiano. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
- "Orellana a titolo temporaneo allo Xerez" [Orellana loaned to Xerez] (in Italian). Udinese Calcio. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2009.[dead link]
- "Granada sigue adelante tras batir al Celta en los penaltis" [Granada progresses after beating Celta in penalties] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "Fabián Orellana se convierte en el jugador más expulsado de toda la Liga" [Fabián Orellana becomes player with most ejections in entire League] (in Spanish). Ideal. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "Pina decidió que Orellana fuera al Celta porque Udinese tiene muchos extranjeros" [Pina decided Orellana moved to Celta because Udinese has many foreign players] (in Spanish). Granada CF. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
- "Valdivia helps Chile clinch spot". FIFA.com. 11 October 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
- "España resuelve el pase en su peor partido" [Spain goes through in worst game] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 June 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- BDFutbol profile
- Fabián Orellana at National-Football-Teams.com
- Fabián Orellana – FIFA competition record
- 2010 FIFA World Cup profile
- Soccerway profile