Lucas Orbán

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Lucas Orbán
Personal information
Full name Lucas Alfonso Orbán
Date of birth (1989-02-03) 3 February 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
2007–2009 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 River Plate 10 (0)
2011–2012 Tigre (loan) 18 (0)
2012–2013 Tigre 29 (1)
2013–2014 Bordeaux 27 (0)
2014– Valencia 22 (1)
National team
2013– Argentina 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 April 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 May 2015

Lucas Alfonso Orbán (born 3 February 1989) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Valencia CF as a left back.

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]

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.[8] He made his international debut two days later, starting in a 0–0 draw.[9] On March 28, 2015 he earned his 2nd cap in a 2-0 win over El Salvador.


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