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Hungarian Footballer Willi Orban Receives Major Acknowledgment in Bundesliga

Csongor Szij 2021.06.10.

Willi Orbán, the 28 year old Hungarian professional football player, was chosen for the Dream Team of the prestigious sports magazine, Kicker. The center-back was also selected as the most valuable player of the football club by their own fans.

The German sports magazine published its Dream Team selection for the 2020/2021 season. Alongside Orbán, the Spanish Angelino represents the club from Leipzig, while from Bayern München the news outlet has chosen five players. However, the Hungarian footballer, who closed the season with an average rating of 7.17 (on a scale of 10), was also elected into the Dream Team of WhoScored.com.

Still, the praise did not stop here for the young footballer. On the 8th of June, he was voted the most valuable player of the club by their own fans. During the 2020/2021 season, he scored five goals and had two assists in 40 games, making him the most successful defender in RB Leipzig’s history. He also won a total of 136 head duels in the air this season, finishing third in the Bundesliga.

The Hungarian player joined RB Leipzig back in 2015. Since then, he has made 196 appearances on the field and scored 18 goals. In 2018, Willi Orbán elected to represent Hungary in its national football team. Two years later against Bulgaria in a European Championship qualifying play-off semi-final, he scored his fourth international goal for Hungary. In June 2021, Orbán was included in the final 26-man national team to represent Hungary at the upcoming UEFA Euro tournament.

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