Leonardo Di Lorenzo

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Leonardo Di Lorenzo
Personal information
Full name Leonardo Di Lorenzo
Date of birth (1981-05-20) May 20, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Temperley
Number --
Youth career
1997–1999 San Lorenzo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 San Lorenzo 29 (1)
2003 Atlético Rafaela (loan) 37 (2)
2005 Argentinos Juniors 1 (0)
2006–2011 Montreal Impact 139 (10)
2006 Ottawa Fury (loan) 6 (1)
2012 Deportes Concepción 18 (3)
2012– Universidad de Concepción 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 June 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Leonardo Di Lorenzo (born May 20, 1981 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer currently playing for Temperley of the Primera B Nacional

Career[edit]

South America[edit]

Di Lorenzo started playing soccer in the professional ranks in 2000, with San Lorenzo, where he was part of the team that reached the National A Division closing tournament, and helped the club achieve its first international success by winning the Mercosur Cup. Later on he had spells with Atlético Rafaela and Argentinos Juniors.

Canada[edit]

Di Lorenzo was spotted by the Montreal Impact head coach Nick De Santis during a scouting trip in Argentina in January 2006, and signed a two-year contract with the USL First Division club. In his first season with the Impact he played in 19 games and spent 1,427 minutes on the field in regular-season action, making him the busiest Impact player among those into their first USL First Division season, and scored two goals and collected six assists for 10 points making him the second highest total among Impact players after Mauricio Salles. Helped the Impact claim the regular-season title as well as the Voyageurs Cup, and he won the Impact’s Newcomer of the Year award.

In his second season Di Lorenzo was is one of the 13 players in the league who played all 28 regular-season games. He ended the season with three goals and four assists for 10 points, and earned a spot in the 2007 USL First Division Second All-league Team for a second straight season. He was also named five times to the USL First Division Team of the Week. At the team’s annual awards banquet he was awarded the Giuseppe-Saputo Trophy as the Impact's MVP. Impact's head coach, De Santis said of him "Leonardo came to training camp in perfect shape and it gave him the chance to be constant all season long. He was a key player during 28 games. After only two seasons, he is already part of the team’s nucleus".[1] During the 2008 USL season Di Lorenzo played in 24 matches for the Impact, and recorded three goals as well two assists. In the 2008 Canadian Championship he appeared in all four matches for the Impact. He helped the Impact qualify for the first time for the CONCACAF Champions League by winning the Canadian Championship. He was also selected to the USL First Division Second All-Star Team for a third consecutive season. During the 2009 USL season Di Lorenzo contributed by helping the Impact clinch a playoff spot under new head coach Marc Dos Santos. He helped the Impact reach the finals where Montreal would face the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, this marking the first time in USL history where the final match would consist of two Canadian clubs. In the final he helped the Impact win the series 6-3 on aggregate. The victory gave the Impact their third USL Championship and also the victory marked his first USL Championship.

Di Lorenzo signed a new two year contract with Montreal on 30 January 2010.[2] On July 18, 2010, marked his 100 game appearance for the organization, he managed to score his 10th career goal in the same match against Crystal Palace Baltimore. Throughout the season he led his team in assists, and managed to become one of the five Montreal players to record 2,000 minutes.

Honours[edit]

Montreal Impact[edit]

Career stats[edit]

Team Season League Domestic
League
Domestic
Playoffs
Domestic
Cup1
Concacaf
Competition2
Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Montreal Impact 2006 USL-1 19 2 6 2 0 0 - - - - - - 21 2 6
2007 USL-1 28 3 4 2 0 0 - - - - - - 30 3 4
2008 USL-1 24 3 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 10 0 0 40 3 2
2009 USL-1 23 1 3 6 0 1 2 0 0 - - - 31 1 4
2010 USSF D2 26 1 7 4 1 1 4 0 0 - - - 34 2 8
2011 NASL 19 0 1 - - - 2 0 0 - - - 21 0 1
Total NASL 139 10 23 16 1 2 12 0 0 10 0 0 177 11 25

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