Alberto Orlando

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Alberto Orlando
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-09-27) 27 September 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1964 Roma 140 (34)
1958–1959 Messina (loan) 30 (17)
1964–1965 Fiorentina 32 (17)
1965–1966 Torino 25 (5)
1966–1968 Napoli 60 (11)
1968–1969 SPAL 1907 6 (0)
Total 293 (84)
National team
1962–1965 Italy 5 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Alberto Orlando (born 27 September 1938) is an Italian former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a midfielder or as a forward. Although not gifted with the best technical ability, he was a fast, physical, energetic, opportunistic, and powerful player, who was good in the air; he often played on the wing or through the centre of the pitch.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Rome, Orlando played for Roma, Messina (briefly on a season loan from Roma), Fiorentina, Torino, Napoli and SPAL 1907 throughout his career.[2] He is mostly remembered for his seven-year club career with Roma, the team with which he won the 1960–61 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, and the 1963–64 Coppa Italia, forming a formidable partnership with Giampaolo Menichelli. In total, he managed 142 Serie A appearances and 34 goals in Serie A with Roma. During his time at Roma, he was briefly loaned to Serie B side Messina during the 1958–59 season, scoring 17 goals in 30 appearances.[1][3][4] After leaving Roma, he moved to Fiorentina, where he also achieved notable success. He became the Serie A top scorer during the 1964–65 season, alongside scudetto winner Sandro Mazzola, and he helped the club to a fourth-place finish in the league.[2] That season, he also helped Fiorentina to reach the final of the 1965 Mitropa Cup. Orlando spent his final season with Serie B side SPAL, making 6 appearances, before retiring in 1969.[1]

International career[edit]

Orlando represented the Italian national team between 1962 and 1965, making 5 appearances, and scoring 4 goals. After his notable and positive successful performances with Roma, he made his international debut against Turkey, on the 2nd December 1962, in Bologna, in a UEFA Euro 1964 qualifying match. Orlando scored all 4 of his international goals in Italy's 6–0 victory. He also appeared in the return leg, where he suffered a temporary injury.[1][5][6]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Source[5][6]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 December 1962 Stadio Littoriale, Bologna, Italy  Turkey 6–0 Win 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying
2. 2 December 1962 Stadio Littoriale, Bologna, Italy  Turkey 6–0 Win 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying
3. 2 December 1962 Stadio Littoriale, Bologna, Italy  Turkey 6–0 Win 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying
4. 2 December 1962 Stadio Littoriale, Bologna, Italy  Turkey 6–0 Win 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying
Correct as of 1 June 2012

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Roma[1][3][4]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Alberto Orlando". Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Alberto Orlando". Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "ALBERTO ORLANDO" (in Italian). Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Roma Coppa Italia 1963/64" (in Italian). Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Nazionale in cifre: Orlando, Alberto". figc.it (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Ultime notizie su Alberto Orlando" (in Italian). Il Sole 24 Ore. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 

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