Paolo Orlandoni

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Paolo Orlandoni
Paolo Orlandoni - Inter Mailand (2).jpg
Orlandoni with Inter Milan in 2009
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-08-12) 12 August 1972 (age 41)
Place of birth Bolzano, Italy
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
0000–1991 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1998 Internazionale 0 (0)
1991–1992 Mantova (loan) 8 (0)
1992–1993 AlbinoLeffe (loan) 8 (0)
1993–1994 → Casarano (loan) 23 (0)
1994–1995 Pro Sesto (loan) 25 (0)
1995–1996 Ancona (loan) 14 (0)
1996–1997 Foggia (loan) 1 (0)
1997–1998 Acireale (loan) 28 (0)
1998–2000 Reggina 47 (0)
2000 Bologna (loan) 3 (0)
2000–2001 Lazio 1 (0)
2001–2005 Piacenza 64 (0)
2005–2012 Internazionale 4 (0)
Total 226 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paolo Orlandoni (born 12 August 1972) is an Italian former football goalkeeper. He was, for a long time, the third goalkeeper for Internazionale.

Career[edit]

He started his career at Internazionale, then playing on loan for a number of Serie B and Serie C1 teams (A.C. Mantova, AlbinoLeffe, Casarano, A.C. Pro Sesto, A.C. Ancona, U.S. Foggia, A.S. Acireale) until 1998. On July 1998 he was acquired by Reggina, where he was featured as a regular and became instrumental in the club's first promotion ever to the Serie A league in 1999. Orlandoni left Reggina on January 2000 to join Bologna on loan; he then returned to Reggina on September 2000, never playing again for his team, and was subsequently sold to Lazio where he was featured as a second-choice goalkeeper.

From 2001 to 2005 he played for Piacenza, first as backup keeper, then as a regular in his final season with the club. On July 2005 Orlandoni returned to Inter, signing a two-year contract as a third-choice goalkeeper behind Francesco Toldo and Júlio César Soares,[1] making his debut for the Nerazzurri on 14 May 2006 in a league game versus Cagliari.[2][3] His contract was extended on 29 May 2007,[4] on 26 May 2008,[5] on 12 May 2009,[6] and on 29 June 2010.[7] On 7 December 2010 Orlandoni made his UEFA Champions League debut, at 38 years of age, in a 0–3 loss to SV Werder Bremen.[8]

On 29 June 2011 he extended his contract again.[9] Just before the last round of 2011–12 Serie A, Orlandoni announced his retirement after the season. However, he still travelled with Inter to Indonesia in May 2012 for a friendly tour.

Honours[edit]

Internazionale
Lazio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PAOLO ORLANDONI SIGNS FOR INTER". FC Internazionale Milano official site (inter.it). 30 August 2005. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  2. ^ INTER HOLD CAGLIARI TO DRAW inter.it 14 May 2006
  3. ^ ORLANDONI: "A SPECIAL DAY", inter.it, 14 May 2006
  4. ^ "Orlandoni extends Inter stay". FC Internazionale Milano official site (inter.it). 29 May 2007. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Orlandoni, Samuel extend Inter stay". FC Internazionale Milano official site (inter.it). 26 May 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Inter and Orlandoni together until 2010". FC Internazionale Milano official site (inter.it). 12 May 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Inter agree contract extension with Orlandoni". FC Internazionale Milano official site (inter.it). 29 June 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Werder Bremen 3 – 0 Internazionale". ESPN Soccernet. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Orlandoni and Inter together until 2012". FC Internazionale Milano (www.inter.it). 29 June 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 

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