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Alberto Orlando (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto orˈlando]; born 27 September 1938) is an Italian former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a forward. Although not gifted with the best technical ability, he was a fast, physical, energetic, opportunistic, and powerful player, who was good in the air; he often played on the wing or through the centre of the pitch.[1]

Alberto Orlando
AS Roma's Alberto Orlando.jpg
Orlando with Roma
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-09-27) 27 September 1938 (age 80)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1964 Roma 140 (34)
1958–1959Messina (loan) 30 (17)
1964–1965 Fiorentina 32 (17)
1965–1966 Torino 25 (5)
1966–1968 Napoli 60 (11)
1968–1969 SPAL 1907 6 (0)
Total 293 (84)
National team
1962–1965 Italy 5 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in Rome, Orlando played for Roma, Messina (briefly on a season loan from Roma), Fiorentina, Torino, Napoli and SPAL 1907 throughout his career.[2] He is mostly remembered for his seven-year club career with Roma, the team with which he won the 1960–61 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, and the 1963–64 Coppa Italia, forming a formidable partnership with Giampaolo Menichelli. In total, he managed 142 Serie A appearances and 34 goals in Serie A with Roma. During his time at Roma, he was briefly loaned to Serie B side Messina during the 1958–59 season, scoring 17 goals in 30 appearances.[1][3][4] After leaving Roma, he moved to Fiorentina, where he also achieved notable success. He became the Serie A top scorer during the 1964–65 season, alongside scudetto winner Sandro Mazzola, and he helped the club to a fourth-place finish in the league.[2] That season, he also helped Fiorentina to reach the final of the 1965 Mitropa Cup. Orlando spent his final season with Serie B side SPAL, making 6 appearances, before retiring in 1969.[1]

International careerEdit

Orlando represented the Italian national team between 1962 and 1965, making 5 appearances, and scoring 4 goals. After his notable and positive successful performances with Roma, he made his international debut against Turkey, on 2 December 1962, in Bologna, in a UEFA Euro 1964 qualifying match. Orlando scored all 4 of his international goals in Italy's 6–0 victory. He also appeared in the return leg, where he suffered a temporary injury.[1][5][6]

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

Source[5][6]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 December 1962 Stadio Littoriale, Bologna, Italy   Turkey 6–0 Win 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying
2. 2 December 1962 Stadio Littoriale, Bologna, Italy   Turkey 6–0 Win 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying
3. 2 December 1962 Stadio Littoriale, Bologna, Italy   Turkey 6–0 Win 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying
4. 2 December 1962 Stadio Littoriale, Bologna, Italy   Turkey 6–0 Win 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying
Correct as of 1 June 2012

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Alberto Orlando" (in Italian). Enciclopedia del Calcio. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Alberto Orlando". Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b "ALBERTO ORLANDO" (in Italian). Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Roma Coppa Italia 1963/64" (in Italian). Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Nazionale in cifre: Orlando, Alberto". figc.it (in Italian). FIGC. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Ultime notizie su Alberto Orlando" (in Italian). Il Sole 24 Ore. Retrieved 29 December 2014.

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