Lorenzo Ebecilio

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Lorenzo Ebecilio
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Personal information
Full name Lorenzo Ebecilio
Date of birth (1991-09-24) 24 September 1991 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Hoorn, Netherlands
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Ajax 38 (9)
2013 Metalurh Donetsk 6 (0)
2013–2014 Gabala 32 (8)
National team
2007–2008 Netherlands U-17[2] 8 (0)
2009–2010 Netherlands U-19[2] 8 (1)
2011 Netherlands U-21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 February 2011

Lorenzo Ebecilio (born 24 September 1991 in Hoorn, North Holland) is a Dutch professional football player, who most recently played as a left winger for Azerbaijani side Gabala.

Club career[edit]

Lorenzo Ebecilio started his career with VV de Blokkers, an amateur club from Hoorn.[3] He would later play in the youth teams of HVV Hollandia and AZ.[3]

Ebecilio (left) with Ajax teammate Christian Eriksen.

On 27 October 2005, several months following the death of his father, the fourteen-year-old Ebecilio had a heart attack and had to have a defibrillator surgically implanted.[4] He was forced to leave AZ due to these healh concerns, and the player returned to HVV Hollandia.[3] He no longer has any problems related to his heart following the surgery.[4] Ajax subsequently offered him a place in their youth academy.

AFC Ajax[edit]

At Ajax, Ebecilio played for Jong Ajax under manager Frank de Boer. On 12 December 2010, six days after the departure of Martin Jol and the installation of De Boer as caretaker manager, Ebecilio made his debut in the first team of Ajax, being in the starting line-up in an away victory over Vitesse.[5] The player also appeared in the starting line-up in the last game of 2010, in a 1–0 victory over former club AZ, playing the full 90 minutes.[6] He was named man-of-the-match in the game against his former club.[4]

2011 began much like 2010 had ended, with the player being in the starting line-up for the league matches against Feyenoord, FC Utrecht, NAC Breda, and De Graafschap.[7][8][9][10] On 17 February 2011, Ebecilio made his European debut in the 3–0 Europa League away victory over Anderlecht.[11] Ebecilio participated in most of Ajax matches during the second half of the season, ultimately leading to the Dutch league championship. Ebecilio also appeared in the KNVB Cup final against FC Twente. Ajax lost the final with 3–2, despite one goal of Ebecilio.

On 4 March 2012, Ebecilio scored his first hat-trick for Ajax in an easy 4–1 win over Roda JC.[12]

Metalurh Donetsk[edit]

On 2 January 2013, Marc Overmars announced the direct transfer of Lorenzo Ebecilio to the Ukrainian club for a sum of €500.000. The winger had played a significant role in the Ajax title win during the 2010–11 season, in which he had started all 16 matches after Frank de Boer's takeover following Martin Jol's resignation. However the next season saw Lorenzo receiving much less playing time, which led to his subsequent transfer during the 2012–13 winter transfer window. His contract with Ajax ran until the summer of 2014, taking a three-year contract with the Ukrainian club from Donetsk.[13][14]

Gabala FK[edit]

On 5 June 2013, it was announced that Ebecilio had signed a one year contract with Azerbaijan Premier League team Gabala.[15] Ebecilio made his debut for Gabala on 2 August 2013, Gabala's first games of the 2013/14 season against Baku.[16] His first goal for Gabala came in his fifth game, a 3–2 home victory over Inter Baku on 31 August 2013.[17] Following the end of his Gabala contract, Ebecilio followed Ibrahima Niasse and Yuri Semin to Mordovia Saransk, by joining the club on trial.[18]

International career[edit]

Ebecilio has represented Netherlands U-17 and Netherlands U-19.[2] He represented the Netherlands in the 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship and the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. On 9 February 2011, Ebecilio made his debut for Netherlands U-21 in a match against the Czech Republic.[19]

Statistics[edit]

As of Match played 22 May 2014[20][21]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Total
2010–11 AFC Ajax Eredivisie 16 3 4 2 4 0 24 5
2011–12 22 6 1 0 5 0 28 6
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Metalurh Donetsk Ukrainian Premier League 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2013–14 Gabala Azerbaijan Premier League 32 8 5 0 - 37 8
Total Netherlands 38 9 5 2 9 0 52 11
Ukraine 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Azerbaijan 32 8 5 0 0 0 37 8
Career total 76 17 10 2 9 0 95 19

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ajax

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lorenzo Ebecilio Profile". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lorenzo Ebecilio". UEFA.com. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Lorenzo Ebecilio Profile" (in Dutch). Ajaxinside.nl. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Ajax-talent Ebecilio overleefde hartaanval" (in Dutch). Ad.nl. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Vitesse vs. Ajax". Soccerway. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ajax vs. AZ". Soccerway. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ajax vs. Feyenoord". Soccerway. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Utrecht vs. Ajax". Soccerway. 23 January 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "NAC Breda vs. Ajax". Soccerway. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Ajax vs. De Graafschap". Soccerway. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  11. ^ "Ruthless Ajax make Anderlecht pay the penalty". UEFA.com. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  12. ^ http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=321712&cc=5901
  13. ^ "Ebecilio op weg naar Metalloerg Donetsk (Dutch)". RTL News. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Ebecilio drie jaar Donetsk (in Dutch)". De Telegraaf. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Holland Champion in Gabala". Gabala FC. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Baku 1 – 2 Gabala". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Gabala 2 – 0 Khazar Lankaran". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "НА ПРОСМОТРЕ В КАРТЕПЕ - ЛОРЕНЦО ЭБЕСИЛИО И АНДРЕЙ БОГДАНОВ". http://www.fc-mordovia.ru (in Russian). Mordovia Saransk. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Ebecilio verliest met Jong Oranje" (in Dutch). Ajax.nl. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  20. ^ "Lorenzo Ebecilio Statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  21. ^ "Lorenzo Ebecilio Statistics". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 

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