Felipe Seymour

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Felipe Seymour
Personal information
Full name Felipe Ignacio Seymour Dobud
Date of birth (1987-07-23) July 23, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Pirque, Santiago, Chile
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Spezia
(on loan from Genoa)
Number 17
Youth career
2004–2006 Universidad de Chile
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Universidad de Chile 96 (2)
2011– Genoa 27 (0)
2012 Catania (loan) 13 (1)
2013 Chievo Verona (loan) 7 (0)
2013– Spezia (loan) 29 (1)
National team
2010– Chile 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 July 2012

Felipe Ignacio Seymour Dobud (born July 23, 1987 in Pirque, Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean football midfielder of Croatian origin. He currently plays for Spezia Calcio on loan from Genoa in the Italian Serie A. Seymour was born to English father and Croat mother.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Seymour began his football career on a Chilean reality television show called Adidas Selection Team. On the show, players from different professional clubs' youth squads were joined together to form a team to play against different schools in the Chilean Metropolitan area. The team beat all the schools it played except the last, which was San Ignacio. San Ignacio beat "Team Adidas" with five goals scored by Felipe Seymour. After that Seymour was signed by the Universidad de Chile's youth squad.

In 2004, after Adidas Reality, Seymour began his career on the youth squad of Universidad de Chile at age 17.

Universidad de Chile[edit]

His Universidad de Chile professional debut was in late 2006 against Palestino.

Under the management of Arturo Salah, Seymour was on the bench for most games, but on October 21, he came off the bench in the Chilean football derby (called "Superclásico") against Colo-Colo. In 2008, his status as a substitute did not change. In Apertura 2008 he played in only five matches where he came off the bench. In Copa Chile 2008-09, he played in the starting lineup against the Santiago Wanderers in a 1-0 away loss in Estadio Regional Chiledeportes.

After the resignation of Arturo Salah and the arrival of Sergio Markarian, Seymour had more continuity in the starting lineup, and a good season for both him and the team resulted in a victory in Torneo Apertura 2009. Then with the arrival of Jose Basualdo, Seymour was frequently in the starting lineup. In Clásico Universitario he scored a goal against Universidad Católica in a 3-2 home loss.

In 2010 with the arrival of the Uruguayan coach Gerardo Pelusso, he became a key player for the club.

In Copa Libertadores 2010, he scored two long-distance goals. One took place against Flamengo in Estadio Monumental David Arellano in a 2-1 home victory in front of 30,000 spectators. The other was in a game against Alianza Lima in the last minute in the round of 16 for Copa Libertadores, when the team was losing on the global result. He was in matches on other occasions, against Huachipato on February 9 for the fourth week in Estadio Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso in a 3-0 home victory, and Cobresal on September 5 for the twenty-second week in Estadio El Cobre in a 2-1 away victory.

Genoa C.F.C.[edit]

In May 2011, the Italian diary Gazzetta dello sport officially confirmed the transfer of the Chilean midfielder to Serie A outift, Genoa C.F.C.[1] He have been compared with David Pizarro of Roma by the Italian press.[2] Seymour made his Genoa debut on September 18, 2011 against S.S. Lazio, in a match won by Genoa by a score of 2-1. He played the whole 90 minutes.[3] Seymour made 12 league appearances for Genoa in his first 5 months at the club, before being loaned to Calcio Catania for the remainder of the 2011-12 Serie A season.

On January 31, 2012 Seymour moved to Calcio Catania on a season long loan deal that expired on June 30, 2012.

International career[edit]

Felipe Seymour has been selected to play for Chile in a tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia against teams from Oceania. It is rumored[by whom?] that in the game against Ecuador, Felipe Seymour was nominated but not selected, though Marcelo Bielsa considered him as an alternate.

Personal life[edit]

Felipe Ignacio Seymour Dobud is of Croatian descent. The surname Dobud has his origin in the city of Dubrovnik.

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