Orlando Urbano

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Orlando Urbano
Personal information
Full name Orlando Urbano
Date of birth (1984-06-09) 9 June 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Ruviano, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Lugano
Number 6
Youth career
2001–2004 Juventus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Juventus 0 (0)
2004–2005 Reggiana (loan) 7 (0)
2005 Pavia (loan) 9 (0)
2005–2006 Torres (loan) 1 (0)
2006 Catanzaro (loan) 13 (0)
2007–2008 Potenza 29 (1)
2008–2009 Pro Patria 31 (2)
2009–2010 Vicenza 5 (0)
2010 Perugia (loan) 7 (0)
2011 Paganese 15 (1)
2011–2012 Como 31 (2)
2012– Lugano 100 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 March 2013.

Orlando Urbano (born 9 June 1984) is an Italian Association football player who currently plays as a defender for FC Lugano in the Swiss Super League.

Club career[edit]

Juventus[edit]

Urbano started his career with Italian powerhouse Juventus FC, where he played for the club's youth sector.[1] In 2004, he graduated from the Juventus youth system along with several other future prospects. For the first half of the 2004–2005 season, Juventus loaned the 19-year-old Urbano out to A.C. Reggiana, in the Italian third division, in order for him to gain experience at a professional level. With Reggiana, he managed 7 appearances as a center defender, his natural position. For the next six-months of the 2004–05 season, Juventus loaned him out to A.C. Pavia, where he would account for nine total appearances. He would then join Sassari Torres, where he did not manage a single start, and thus was re-called to Juve and loaned back out to Catanzaro. He would make 13 total appearances for the Catanzaro based club.

Potenza S.C.[edit]

The following season, he returned to Juventus, but in an entire season, made not a single appearance and due to poor performances and lack of experience, Juventus terminated the 23-year-old's contract. He was signed on a free transfer for the 2007–08 season by Serie C1 side Potenza S.C.. With Potenza, Urbano became a first choice defender for the club in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione, and he went on to make 29 league appearances during the season, also netting a single goal. Despite the positive experience with the southern club, Urbano was sold in the summer of 2008 to third division club, Pro Patria.

Pro Patria[edit]

Following his official transfer to Pro Patria for the 2008–09 season, Urbano again earned a starting position within the club's back line, and would go on to help them to a promotion playoff position in the former Serie C1 by finishing second in the league table. Unfortunately for the club, they would end up remaining in the third tier due to their loss in the promotion playoff final. Urbano scored 2 goals in 31 league appearances that season.

Vicenza Calcio[edit]

In the summer of 2009, he transferred from Pro Patria to Serie B side Vicenza Calcio,[2] after an impressive 2008–09 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season. Urbano, however, had very limited chances in Vicenza and left on loan for Perugia Calcio in January 2010, along with team-mates Giampietro Perrulli and Filippo Forò.[3] With Perugia, Urbano made just 7 appearances during the course of his 5-month tenure.

Return to Lega Pro[edit]

Following his return to Vicenza in the summer of 2010, Urbano's contract expired and therefore, he became a free agent. He failed to find a club until January 2011, when he joined Paganese in the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione. In his short 6-month spell with the Campania-based club, the defender made 15 league appearances and netted 1 goal. His performances attracted interest from Calcio Como, who eventually signed the player on 24 July 2011 for an undisclosed transfer fee.[4] In his first season with the club, Urbano earned regular playing time once more, and made 31 league appearances and scored 2 goals for his new club. Como went on to place 13th in the Lega Pro Prima Divisione.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allievi Nazionali squad". Juventus FC (in Italian). Archived from the original on 11 August 2001. 
  2. ^ "Operazioni calciomercato". Vicenza Calcio (in Italian). 24 August 2009. Archived from the original on 27 August 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chiusura mercato invernale". Perugia Calcio (in Italian). Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ufficializzato l'arrivo di Orlando Urbano". Calcio Como (in Italian). 24 July 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 

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