Valentino Lazaro

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Valentino Lazaro
1. SC Sollenau vs. FC Red Bull Salzburg 2014-07-12 (088).jpg
Personal information
Full name Valentino Lazaro
Date of birth (1996-03-24) 24 March 1996 (age 26)
Place of birth Graz, Austria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Red Bull Salzburg
Number 37
Youth career
000–2012 FC Red Bull Salzburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 FC Red Bull Salzburg 87 (11)
2013 FC Liefering 3 (0)
2017-2019 Hertha BSC 57 (5)
2017 Hertha BSC II 1 (1)
2019- Inter Milan 6 (0)
2020 Newcastle United on loan 13 (1)
2020-2021 Borussia Mönchengladbach on loan 22 (2)
2021- Benfica on loan 3 (0)
National team
2011 Austria U-16 4 (0)
2012–2013 Austria U-17 17 (0)
2014 Austria U-18 2 (0)
2015-2016 Austria U-21 6 (0)
2014- Austria 32 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 January 2022
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 January 2022

Valentino Lazaro (born 23 March 1996) is an Austrian football player. He plays as an attacking midfielder for FC Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga.[1]

Career[change | change source]

He started playing football for Grazer AK and went on to the youth academy of FC Red Bull Salzburg. He played his first game for the first team on 3 November 2012 against Admira Wacker Mödling. At 16 years and 224 days old he was the youngest player ever in the history of the Austrian Bundesliga. He came in at minute 87 for Valon Berisha and was booked in minute 88.[2]

He is also allowed to play for FC Liefering, the farm team of Red Bull Salzburg. This team is in the Heute für Morgen Erste Liga, the second league in Austrian football.

Then he went from Red Bull Salzburg to Hertha BSC. He scored his first goal for Hertha BSC in a 2–0 away win against Bayer Leverkusen on 10 February 2018.[3] 2019 Lazaro joined Inter Milan.[4] The next years he played on loan for Newcastle United and Borussia Mönchengladbach. 2021 he went on loan to Benfica.

International career[change | change source]

Lazaro played for the Austria Under-16 and Under-17 youth national teams. With the U-17's he played in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Lazaro made his debut for the Austria national team on 30 May 2014 in a 1–1 against Iceland in Innsbruck.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Valentino Lazaro - Spielerprofil 18/19".
  2. "14. Runde, Saison 2012/13, RBS vs ADM – FC Salzburg Wiki".
  4. Inter Milan Homepage