Andrea Orlandi

MIDFIELDER

Nationality: Spanish
DOB:03/08/1984
Height:5’11” (180 cm)
Weight:12st 4lbs (78 kg)

 

Andrea joined Albion from Swansea City on a two-year deal during August 2012. The Spanish midfielder made 58 senior starts and 32 substitute appearances for the Swans between 2007 and 2012, and helped them reach the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history in 2010-11. Barcelona-born Andrea began his career in the Segunda Division with Alavés, playing for their B side. In 2005 he joined Barcelona on loan, spending two years at the Nou Camp, although featuring almost exclusively for their B team.

 

Andrea was the first of the August deadline day signings to really make a good impression. He is a classy player with a good eye for a pass and a cross and has scored some delightful goals. Unfortunately he has a tendency to put away the difficult chances and miss the sitters. But he is very much forgiven because of his commitment and intelligent football.