Willi Orban

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Willi Orban
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Orban with 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 2011
Personal information
Full name Vilmos Tamás Orbán
Date of birth (1992-11-03) 3 November 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Kaiserslautern, Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
Number 4
Youth career
1997–2011 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 35 (7)
2011–2015 1. FC Kaiserslautern 68 (7)
2015– RB Leipzig 111 (11)
National team
2014 Germany U21 2 (0)
2018– Hungary 7 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:35, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:48, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Vilmos Tamás "Willi" Orbán[1] (born 3 November 1992) is a Hungarian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the Hungary national team.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

1. FC Kaiserslautern[edit]

Orban started his career in the 1. FC Kaiserslautern youth academy as a 4 year old. He made first-team debut in a match against Bayern Munich on 27 August 2011.[4] Orban received his first start against 1. FC Nürnberg on 26 November, deputising for suspended right back Florian Dick.[5] Orban made the team 6 times in the Bundesliga, but spent most of his time with the reserve team, 1. FC Kaiserslautern II, in the fourth tier, scoring three goals in 23 matches. Orban split the following season with the first team and the reserve team, but managed to break into the first team down the stretch, starting 4 of Kaiserslautern's final 5 matches in the 2012–13 2. Bundesliga. He scored his first goal with the first team in a 3–1 victory over Jahn Regebsburg on 12 May 2013. Orban also started both legs of Kaiserslautern's promotion playoff against 1899 Hoffenheim as the club sought an immediate return to the Bundesliga. Kaiserslautern lost 5–2 on aggregate, remaining in the second division.

RB Leipzig[edit]

In May 2015, Orban joined league rivals RB Leipzig.[6] The move caused much anger from the fans of 1. FC Kaiserslautern.[7] Orban played nearly every minute of Leipzig's successful campaign in the 2. Bundesliga, and as a center-back, was instrumental in Leipzig's league-leading defense. After picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against SV Sandhausen, Orban missed the contest against his former club, Kaiserslautern, through suspension. He scored his first goal for Leipzig in a 3–0 victory over Union Berlin on 19 February 2016, and was handed the captain's armband for two matches in March in the absence of regular captain Dominik Kaiser. Orban was sent off on his first return to the Fritz-Walter-Stadion in Kaiserslautern, after picking up his second yellow card in the 63rd minute.[8]

Orban was officially named captain of RB Leipzig by manager Ralph Hasenhüttl on 11 August 2017.[9] He extended his contract until the summer of 2022 on 13 October.[10]

International career[edit]

Orban was born in Germany to a Hungarian father and a Polish mother.[11] He is eligible for all three national teams. Orban was a youth international for Germany.

On 1 October 2018, Orban elected to represent Hungary[12] and made his debut in a 1-0 UEFA Nations League loss to Greece on 12 October 2018.[13]

On 15 November 2018, he scored his first goal in the national team in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League C match against Estonia at the Groupama Aréna.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 13 January 2018[15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League DFB-Pokal Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kaiserslautern II 2011–12 Regionalliga Südwest 23 3 23 3
2012–13 12 4 12 4
Total 35 7 35 7
Kaiserslautern 2011–12 Bundesliga 2 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13 2. Bundesliga 7 1 0 0 2[a] 0 9 1
2013–14 28 2 4 1 32 3
2014–15 31 4 3 0 34 4
Total 68 7 7 1 2 0 77 8
RB Leipzig 2015–16 2. Bundesliga 32 1 1 0 33 1
2016–17 Bundesliga 28 3 1 0 29 3
2017–18 13 2 2 0 6[b] 1 21 3
Total 73 6 4 0 6 1 83 7
Career total 176 20 11 1 8 1 195 22
  1. ^ Appearances in the 2. Bundesliga promotion play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in the Champions League

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Hungary's goal tally first.[16]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 November 2018 Groupama Arena, Budapest, Hungary  Estonia 1–0 2–0 2018–19 UEFA Nations League C
2. 8 June 2019 Bakcell Arena, Baku, Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan 1–0 3–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
3. 2–0

Honours[edit]

club[edit]

RB Leipzig

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leipzig-Star Orban: Für welches Land will er auflaufen?". 90min.de (in German). 8 September 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "1. FC Kaiserslautern". bundesliga.de. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Willi Orban". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Bayern schon auf Betriebstemperatur" (in German). Fussballdaten.
  5. ^ "Nachlese: verloren, vergessen, besser machen". 1. FC Kaiserslautern.
  6. ^ "Orban wechselt zu RB Leipzig" (in German). Sport1.
  7. ^ "Fan-Hass auf Orban" (in German). Bild.
  8. ^ "Leipzig lose ground after drawing Kaiserslautern". Bundesliga. 25 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Willi Orban named new RB Leipzig captain". Bundesliga. 11 August 2017.
  10. ^ "RB Leipzig captain Willi Orban extends contract to 2022". Bundesliga. 13 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Leipzig-Star Orban: Für welches Land will er auflaufen?". 8 September 2017.
  12. ^ "RB Leipzig captain Willi Orban commits international future to Hungary". Bundesliga. 1 October 2018.
  13. ^ UEFA.com. "UEFA Nations League - Greece-Hungary". UEFA.com. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  14. ^ http://www.nemzetisport.hu/magyar_valogatott/nemzetek-ligaja-magyarorszag-esztorszag-2669431
  15. ^ "W. Orban". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Orbán, Willi". National Football Teams. Retrieved 16 November 2018.

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