Igor Lichnovsky

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lichnovsky and the second or maternal family name is Osorio.
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 21)
Place of birth Peñaflor, Chile
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
FC Porto
Number 43
Youth career
2002–2011 Universidad de Chile
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Universidad de Chile 41 (4)
2014– Porto B 37 (3)
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 24 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2014

Igor Lichnovsky Osorio (born 7 March 1994) is a Chilean footballer who plays as a centre back for Portuguese club FC Porto and the Chilean national team. He also holds an Austrian passport due to his ancestry.[1]

Club career[edit]

Universidad de Chile[edit]

From Universidad de Chile youth system, on 8 October 2011, Lichnovsky made his unofficial debut in an exhibition game against Alianza Lima, that his club won 2–0 with goals of Paulo Magalhaes and Luis Felipe Gallegos.[2][3] On 20 November 2011 he officially debuted in the derby "Clásico Universitario" against Universidad Católica for the 2011 Torneo Clausura, in which he was voted as the Man of the Match.[4] He scored his first goal as a professional in a 5-0 victory over archrivals Colo-Colo.

His good performances in Chile national youth teams and in Universidad de Chile reserve team had interested English club Chelsea.[5] On June 2014, however, he was confirmed to join Portuguese side F.C. Porto.[6]

International career[edit]

Lichnovsky has been capped at under-17 and under-20 levels of the Chilean national team. With the under-20 team he participated in the 2013 South American Youth Championship, helping his team qualify to the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey. He was team captain in both tournaments.

He made his senior international debut on 10 November 2014, in a friendly against Venezuela at the Estadio CAP in Talcahuano, playing the full 90 minutes of a 5–0 win.[7]



Universidad de Chile


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