Lucas Orbán

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Lucas Orbán
Personal information
Full name Lucas Alfonso Orbán Alegre
Date of birth (1989-02-03) 3 February 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Racing Club
Number 20
Youth career
River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 River Plate 10 (0)
2011–2012Tigre (loan) 18 (0)
2012–2013 Tigre 29 (1)
2013–2014 Bordeaux 27 (0)
2014–2016 Valencia 29 (1)
2016Levante (loan) 3 (0)
2016–2017 Genoa 11 (0)
2017– Racing Club 0 (0)
National team
2013– Argentina 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 May 2015

Lucas Alfonso Orbán Alegre (born 3 February 1989) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a left back or a central defender for Racing Club.

Club career[edit]

River Plate[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Orbán graduated from local giants River Plate's youth system, and made his professional debut on 24 May 2009, starting in a 2–0 home win over Independiente.[1]


On 12 August 2011, after being sparingly used by River, Orbán was loaned to Tigre for the season.[2] He appeared regularly for the latter, and scored his first professional goal on 19 August 2013, but in a 2–3 loss against former club River.[3]


On 31 July 2013 Orban signed a four-year deal with Ligue 1 side Girondins de Bordeaux.[4] He made his debut in the competition on 13 September, starting in a 0–2 home loss against Paris Saint-Germain.[5]


On 11 August 2014, Orbán signed a five-year deal with La Liga's Valencia CF.[6] He made his debut in the competition on 23 August, coming on as a late substitute and scoring an equaliser in a 1–1 away draw against Sevilla FC.[7]

On 31 January 2016, Valencia reached an agreement to loan Orbán to Levante UD until 30 June 2016.[8]


On 31 August 2016, Orbán signed for Italian club Genoa.[9]

International career[edit]

On 13 November 2013, Orbán was called up to Argentina national football team by manager Alejandro Sabella, for the matches against Ecuador and Bosnia and Herzegovina.[10] He made his international debut two days later, starting in a 0–0 draw.[11] On March 28, 2015 he earned his 2nd cap in a 2-0 win over El Salvador.


  1. ^ Se quedó con el devaluado clásico (The derby remained devalued); ESPN Deportes, 24 May 2009 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Orban jugará en Tigre (Orban will play in Tigre); Taringa!, 12 August 2011 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ River pisó fuerte en Victoria: 3-2 a Tigre (River stepped into victory: 3–2 against Tigre); ESPN Deportes, 19 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Transfer - Lucas Orban signs for Bordeaux! Archived 14 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine; Bordeaux's official website, 31 July 2013
  5. ^ Bordeaux 0–2 Paris SG; L'Équipe, 13 September 2013 (in French)
  6. ^ Comunicado Oficial: Lucas Orban (Official announcement: Lucas Orban); Valencia's official website, 11 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ "Punto de fe del Valencia" [Valencia point of faith] (in Spanish). Marca. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  8. ^ "VCF Official Statement Loan of Lucas Orban". Valencia's official website. 31 January 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Lucas Orbán ha firmato per il club" [Lucas Orbán signed for the club] (in Italian). Genoa C.F.C. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  10. ^ Com novidades, Sabella divulga lista de convocados da Argentina (With news, Sabella announces Argentina's call up); Vavel, 13 November 2013 (in Portuguese)
  11. ^ La Selección, sin Messi, igualó con Ecuador en la gira por Estados Unidos (The national team, without Messi, drew with Ecuador in the trip in United States); Télam, 16 November 2013 (in Spanish)

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