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 28)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 21
Youth career
River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 River Plate 10 (0)
2011–2012 Tigre (loan) 18 (0)
2012–2013 Tigre 29 (1)
2013–2014 Bordeaux 27 (0)
2014–2016 Valencia 29 (1)
2016 Levante (loan) 3 (0)
2016– Genoa 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 Italian club Genoa.

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.


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