Tiago Ilori

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Almeida and the second or paternal family name is Ilori.
Tiago Ilori
Tiago Ilori.jpg
Ilori playing for Portugal U19 in 2012
Personal information
Full name Tiago Abiola Delfim Almeida Ilori
Date of birth (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Hampstead, England
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Bordeaux (on loan from Liverpool)
Number 4
Youth career
2002–2006 Imortal
2006–2012 Sporting CP
2007–2008 Estoril (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Sporting CP 12 (1)
2012–2013 Sporting B 20 (0)
2013– Liverpool 0 (0)
2014 Granada (loan) 9 (0)
2014– Bordeaux (loan) 7 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Portugal U18 2 (0)
2011–2012 Portugal U19 15 (1)
2012–2013 Portugal U20 9 (0)
2013– Portugal U21 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 May 2014

Tiago Abiola Delfim Almeida Ilori (born 26 February 1993) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for French club FC Girondins de Bordeaux on loan from Liverpool as a central defender.

He started his career with Sporting, making his debut with the first team in 2011 before signing with Liverpool two years later.

Born in London to an English father of Nigerian descent and a Portuguese mother, Ilori has gained 30 caps for Portugal at youth level, including four appearances for the under-21 team.

Club career[edit]

Sporting[edit]

Ilori joined Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth ranks in the 2006 summer as a striker, signing from Imortal DC. For the 2007–08 season the 14-year-old was loaned to Lisbon neighbours G.D. Estoril Praia, returning for three more years and already reconverted as a stopper.[2][3]

On 6 November 2011 Ilori made his official debut for the Lions' first team, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–1 Primeira Liga home win against U.D. Leiria.[4] On 14 December he played his first game in the UEFA Europa League, starting in a 0–2 group stage loss to S.S. Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico as his team had already secured the first place in its group.[5]

In only his fourth official appearance for Sporting, on 16 February 2013 at Gil Vicente FC, Ilori again played the entire match, and helped to a 3–2 success by scoring his team's second goal in the sixth minute.[6]

Liverpool[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Ilori was signed by Liverpool for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around £7 million.[7][8] It was also announced that The Football Association were in talks with the player for him to switch nationality and represent England internationally.[9][3]

On 5 January 2014, Ilori was named on his new team's bench for the first time, in an FA Cup match against Oldham Athletic. Fifteen days later he was loaned to Granada CF in La Liga, until the end of the campaign.[10] On 7 February he made his debut for the Andalusians, in a 0–1 away loss to RCD Espanyol;[11] in the following round he also started, and assisted Piti for the game's only goal at home against Real Betis.[12]

On 18 August 2014 Ilori was loaned again, now to FC Girondins de Bordeaux from France.[13] He scored in only his third Ligue 1 appearance, helping a to a 1–1 draw at AS Saint-Étienne.[14]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 15 February 2015[15]
Season Club League League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011–12 Sporting Primeira Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2012–13 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 1
2013–14 Liverpool Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Granada La Liga 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2014–15 Bordeaux Ligue 1 7 1 2 0 1 0 10 1
Career total 28 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 33 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player profile". Premier League. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tiago Ilori" (in Portuguese). Wiki Sporting. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "10 facts about new boy Tiago Ilori". Liverpool F.C. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Liga round-up: Sporting close gap; PortuGOAL, 6 November 2011
  5. ^ Clinical Lazio through after Sporting triumph; UEFA.com, 14 December 2011
  6. ^ Young Lions prevail in Barcelos; PortuGOAL, 16 February 2013
  7. ^ "Liverpool complete Ilori deal". Liverpool F.C. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Liverpool sign Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon as they look to add defensive depth". Daily Mirror. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Bascombe, Chris (2 September 2013). "Roy Hodgson wants Liverpool's Tiago Ilori to declare for England". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ilori seals loan switch to Granada". Liverpool F.C. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Moreno fires Espanyol to victory". ESPN FC. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Piti wins it for Granada". ESPN FC. 16 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Prêt – Tiago Ilori, nouvelle recrue bordelaise!" [Loan – Tiago Ilori, new bordelaise recruit!] (in French). FC Girondins. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Saint-Etienne-Bordeaux (1–1), Bordeaux résiste à Saint-Etienne" [Saint-Etienne-Bordeaux (1–1), Bordeaux holds on at Saint-Etienne] (in French). Goal.com. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Tiago Ilori". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 

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