Luis Pedro Cavanda

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Luis Pedro Cavanda
Personal information
Full name Luis Pedro Cavanda
Date of birth (1991-01-02) 2 January 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Lazio
Number 39
Youth career
2007–2010 Standard Liège
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Lazio 44 (2)
2011 Torino (loan) 3 (0)
2012 Bari (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2009 Belgium U18 10 (0)
2009–2010 Belgium U19 9 (0)
2010– Belgium U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 October 2012

Luis Pedro Cavanda (born 2 January 1991) is an Angolan-born Belgian footballer who plays as a right back for Serie A club Lazio.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Cavanda moved to Belgium at a young age and began playing for the Belgian club Standard Liège. In January 2007, Italian side Lazio loaned him to Rome. With Lazio, Cavanda spent three-and-a-half years with the youth side.

Lazio[edit]

In 2009, Cavanda made a substitute appearance in a 4–0 win away to Bulgarian club Levski Sofia in the UEFA Europa League. He got his first start in the return match at the Stadio Olimpico, which Lazio lost 0–1.

On 29 August 2010, Cavanda made his Serie A debut, replacing Simone Del Nero in the second half of Lazio's opening day 2–0 loss to Sampdoria at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

His first league start for Lazio came at the Stadio Olimpico against eventual champions Milan. Cavanda earned plaudits with an impressive display against former FIFA World Player of the Year and World Cup winner Ronaldinho.

In January 2011, he was loaned to Torino until the end of the season. Cavanda returned to Lazio after making just three appearances for the Turin club.

Having played regularly in Serie A and in the Europa League during the 2011-12 season, Cavanda cemented his spot as a first choice in 2012-13, replacing Abdoulay Konko. Predominantly playing at right back, Cavanda also played at left back, making him a very versatile full back. Cavanda matured under manager Vladimir Petkovic and became an important player in Lazio's squad.

Personal life[edit]

Cavanda was born in Angola and migrated to Belgium at a young age. He holds Belgian nationality. Despite having made youth level appearances for Belgium, Cavanda remains eligible to represent the Angola national team.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 31 December 2013

Club Season League League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lazio 2009–10 Serie A 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Torino 2010–11 Serie B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total Torino (loan) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Bari 2011–12 Serie B 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total Bari (loan) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Lazio 2011–12 Serie A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 14 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 24 0
Total Lazio 18 0 3 0 8 0 0 0 29 0
Career total 29 0 3 0 8 0 0 0 40 0

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