Igor Lichnovsky

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Igor Lichnovsky
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Lichnovsky in 2012
Personal information
Full name Igor Lichnovsky Osorio
Date of birth (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Peñaflor, Chile
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2002–2011 Universidad Chile
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Universidad Chile 41 (4)
2014–2015 Porto B 41 (3)
2015–2017 Porto 0 (0)
2016 Sporting Gijón (loan) 2 (0)
2016–2017 Valladolid (loan) 18 (1)
2017– Necaxa
National team
2011 Chile U17 1 (0)
2013 Chile U20 11 (1)
2014– Chile 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 June 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2014

Igor Lichnovsky Osorio (born 7 March 1994) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays for Mexican club Club Necaxa as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Universidad de Chile[edit]

Born in Peñaflor near Santiago to an Austrian father,[1] Lichnovsky joined Club Universidad de Chile's at the age of 8. On 20 November 2011 he first appeared in the Campeonato Nacional, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 home draw against Club Deportivo Universidad Católica for the Clausura in which he was also voted as Man of the match.[2]

Lichnovsky scored his first goal as a professional on 29 April 2012, contributing to a 5–0 derby home win over Colo-Colo.[3]


Lichnovsky's good performances for both Universidad and the Chilean national youth teams attracted interest from English club Chelsea.[4] However, nothing came of it, and in late June 2014 he signed a four-year contract with FC Porto from Portugal, being initially assigned to the B-team.[5]

Lichnovsky played his first competitive match on 17 October 2015, in a 2–0 win at Varzim S.C. for the season's Taça de Portugal.[6] On 22 January of the following year he was loaned to Sporting de Gijón until June,[7] making his La Liga debut on 17 February by featuring the full 90 minutes in a 1–3 home loss against FC Barcelona.[8]

Lichnovsky returned to Spain on 2 August 2016, joining Segunda División team Real Valladolid on another loan,[9] and scored his first goal in the country on 3 September when he opened a 2–1 home win over Girona FC in the third minute.[10]

International career[edit]

Lichnovsky was capped by Chile at under-17 and under-20 levels. He participated with the latter in the 2013 South American Youth Championship, helping his team qualify to the 2013 FIFA World Cup in Turkey whilst acting as captain in both tournaments.[11][12]

Lichnovsky made his debut with the full side on 14 November 2014, playing the entire 5–0 friendly win with Venezuela at the Estadio CAP in Talcahuano.[13][14]



Universidad de Chile


  1. ^ "Promesa de la semana: Igor Lichnovsky" [Prospect of the week: Igor Lichnovsky] (in Spanish). Merca Fútbol. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "La "U" y Católica no se hicieron daño" ["U" and Católica were gentle to each other] (in Spanish). Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Profesional. 20 November 2011. Archived from the original on 21 November 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "U de Chile liquida por 5–0 a Colo Colo en el clásico chileno" [U de Chile finishes Colo Colo 5–0 in Chilean classic] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Chelsea va por promesa de la "U"" [Chelsea goes after "U" prospect] (in Spanish). La Tercera. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "FC Porto: Igor Lichnovsky é dragão por quatro épocas" [FC Porto: Igor Lichnovsky is a dragon for four seasons] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 28 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tello e André André mostraram o caminho" [Tello and André André showed the way] (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Sporting de Gijón oficializa el fichaje de Igor Lichnovsky" [Sporting de Gijón makes signing of Igor Lichnovsky official] (in Spanish). 24 Horas. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sporting de Gijón 1–3 Barcelona". BBC Sport. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "El central Igor Lichnovsky llega cedido al Valladolid" [Stopper Igor Lichnovsky arrives on loan at Valladolid] (in Spanish). Marca. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Igor Lichnovsky anotó su primer gol en España en triunfo de Valladolid" [Igor Lichnovsky scored his first goal in Spain in Valladolid's triumph] (in Spanish). El Gráfico Chile. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "La Sub 20 recuperó a Igor Lichnovsky ante Paraguay" [The Under 20 recovered Igor Lichnovsky against Paraguay] (in Spanish). La Nación. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "Lichnovsky: "Demostramos solidez en todas nuestras líneas"" [Lichnovsky: "We displayed strength in every sector"] (in Spanish). 24 Horas. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "Chile barre el suelo con Venezuela en amistoso 5–0" [Chile sweeps floor with Venezuela in friendly 5–0] (in Spanish). A Todo Momento. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  14. ^ "Chile 5–0 Venezuela" (in Spanish). Goal.com. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 

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