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Encyclopedia > Nolberto Solano
Nolberto Solano
Personal information
Full name Nolberto Albino Solano Todco
Date of birth December 12, 1974 (1974-12-12) (age 32)
Place of birth    Flag of Peru Callao, Peru
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club West Ham United
Number 15
Youth clubs
1986-1992 Alianza Lima
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1993-1994
1994-1997
1997-1998
1998-2004
2004-2005
2005-2007
2007-
Deportivo Municipal
Sporting Cristal
Boca Juniors
Newcastle United
Aston Villa
Newcastle United
West Ham United
0024 0(2)
077 (31)
032 0(5)
172 (29)
049 0(8)
058 0(8)
000 0(0)   
National team2
1994- Peru 077 (20)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 07:21, 1 September 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 20:14, 6 May 2007 (UTC).
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Nolberto "Nobby" Albino Solano Todco (born December 12, 1974, Callao, Peru) is a Peruvian football player who currently plays for English club West Ham United. He is a popular figure in his native Peru, where he is seen as one of the most famous Peruvians. He even has a postage stamp in his name and figure. is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Callao (Spanish: El Callao) is the largest and most important port in Peru. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in West Ham, London Borough of Newham, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ...


His talents in football range from accurate crosses to accomplished dead-ball skills and he has traditionally played either on the right wing, or as a right back during his career. Solano is the first Peruvian to play in the Premier League. He is also an accomplished trumpet player and has set up his own Salsa band, The Geordie Latinos.[1] He has described himself as an 'adopted Geordie'.[2] The original FA Premier League logo, used until 2007 The Premier League (officially known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons, colloquially known as The Premiership), is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top echelon of the English football league system (above The Football League). ... The trumpet is a musical instrument in the brass family. ... Salsa music is a Latin musical genre that is popular across Latin America and among Latinos. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Biography

Early life

Nolberto Solano was born in Callao, the youngest of his family. His father Albino was in the Peruvian Navy, whilst his mother was a housewife who raised Nolberto, his four brothers and two sisters. He began playing football at a very early age in the streets of Callao. Before his father retired, he became a taxi driver. Callao (Spanish: El Callao) is the largest and most important port in Peru. ... Peruvian Navy Jack The Peruvian Navy (Spanish: Marina de Guerra del Perú, abbreviated MGP) is the branch of the Peruvian Armed Forces tasked with surveillance, patrol and defense on lakes, rivers and the Pacific Ocean up to 200 nautical miles from the Peruvian littoral. ...


Solano witnessed the Peru national football team qualify for the 1978 FIFA World Cup at the age of three and again qualify for the 1982 FIFA World Cup at the age of seven. The second World Cup he witnessed had the biggest effect on him. At that time he played a lot of football and his national team inspired him. First international Peru 0 - 4 Uruguay  (Lima, Peru; November 1, 1927) Biggest win Peru 9 - 0 Bolivia  (Lima, Peru; 6 November 1927) Biggest defeat  Brazil 7 - 0 Peru (Santa Cruz, Bolivia; 26 June 1997) World Cup Appearances 4 (First in 1930) Best result Quarterfinals, 1970 Copa América Appearances 27... Qualifying countries The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the World Cup, was held in Argentina between June 1 and June 25. ... Qualifying countries The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th staging of the World Cup, was held in Spain from June 13 to July 11. ... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ...


At the age of eleven, his father took him to a football try-out for the Alianza Lima youth squads. He trained with them for months, and his first game was against Sporting Cristal. He played center back and made a good impression on the coaches. Solano continued to play for Alianza until 1992. In those years, he was made captain at the age of 12 and selected to play for the national youth squad at 14. Alianza Lima is a Peruvian professional football club based in Lima. ... Wikipedia:Translation/Sporting Cristal Sporting Cristal is a Peruvian football club founded in December 13, 1955, after the owners of a local beer company that produces the Cristal beer bought the team Sporting Tabaco. ...


Club career

Solano signed his first professional contract in with the Peruvian first division side Sporting Cristal in 1992 at the age of 17. Towards the end of his first season at Sporting Cristal he signed a one year contract with Municipal before returning at the end of 1993. During his second spell at Sporting Cristal the club won the Peruvian Championship in 1994, 1995 and 1996, and reached the finals of the 1997's Copa Libertadores with Solano a regular fixture in the defence. In 1997 at the age of 22 he signed for Argentinian side Boca Juniors. Here he became a teammate of the highly respected footballer Diego Maradona, who nicknamed Solano the 'Little Maestro'.[2] Wikipedia:Translation/Sporting Cristal Sporting Cristal is a Peruvian football club founded in December 13, 1955, after the owners of a local beer company that produces the Cristal beer bought the team Sporting Tabaco. ... Wikipedia:Translation/Sporting Cristal Sporting Cristal is a Peruvian football club founded in December 13, 1955, after the owners of a local beer company that produces the Cristal beer bought the team Sporting Tabaco. ... Wikipedia:Translation/Sporting Cristal Sporting Cristal is a Peruvian football club founded in December 13, 1955, after the owners of a local beer company that produces the Cristal beer bought the team Sporting Tabaco. ... The Copa Libertadores de América (also known as Copa Toyota Libertadores) (Portuguese: Taça Libertadores da América, English: Liberators of America Cup) is an international football cup competition played annually by the top clubs of South America. ... Club Atlético Boca Juniors is one of the most popular Argentine sports clubs, best known for its football team. ... Diego Armando Maradona (born October 30, 1960) is an Argentine former footballer. ...


In 1998, Solano became the first Peruvian to play in England when he signed a contract with Newcastle United for a fee of precisely £2,763,958. His debut Newcastle performance came in a Premier League match against Chelsea on August 22, after 67 minutes of play, as a substitute for goalscorer Andreas Andersson. Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Andreas Andersson (born April 10, 1974 in Stockholm) is a former footballer. ...


In June 2001, he signed a new contract which would mean he could keep his place at the club for five years. A month later he scored what he later described as "the best goal if [his] career" with a solo goal against 1860 München.[3] Nevertheless he was sold in the January transfer window of 2004 to Aston Villa. He had been an extremely popular member of Newcastle's squad and many fans voiced their anger over his sale. TSV München von 1860, commonly known as 1860 Munich is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. ... Transfer window is the term given to the period in football when a football club can transfer players either in or out of their playing staff. ... Aston Villa Football Club (also known as The Villa and The Villans)[3] is an English professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, who currently play in the Premier League. ...


Solano made his debut for Aston Villa in a 5-0 win over Leicester City, and during the course of his time there he became a valuable asset, becoming their top scorer for the 2004-05 season, and was elected the club's Player of the Year by the supporters, the local press and his teammates. Aston Villa Football Club (also known as The Villa and The Villans)[3] is an English professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, who currently play in the Premier League. ... Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) are an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ...


Solano was re-signed by Newcastle United on August 31, 2005 from Aston Villa, just moments before the closure of the summer transfer window by Graeme Souness. The deal cost Newcastle £1.5 million with midfielder James Milner going the other way on loan to Aston Villa until the end of the season. Solano signed a 2 year contract, with the option to extend an additional year. His re-signing was met with delight by Newcastle fans, who had chanted "Nobby's" name during the unveiling of record signing Michael Owen earlier on that deadline day. Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Graeme James Souness (IPA: []) (born 6 May 1953 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... James Milner (born January 4, 1986, Horsforth, Leeds, England) is an English footballer playing for the Premiership side Newcastle United. ... Aston Villa Football Club play at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. ... For other persons named Michael Owen, see Michael Owen (disambiguation). ...


In the 2006-07 season, injuries to right-back Stephen Carr and others caused the Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder to play Solano at right-back instead of his usual right-wing position. However it was not an unfamiliar playing position to Solano, as he started his football career in defence and had featured at right-back for his country. He impressed in this position and his instrumental form kept former first choice right-back Stephen Carr out of the team. With his contract due to expire at the end of the season, Roeder revealed he was in talks to extend Solano's contract to the end of next season. Towards the end of the 2006-07 season, Solano signed a new one-year contract at Newcastle. However, a few months later he stated his desire to move to London in order to be closer to his family, who had relocated.[4] As a result, on 31 August 2007, Solano signed for West Ham United.[5] Stephen Babeson Carr (born August 29, 1976 in Dublin, Ireland), is an Irish footballer who currently plays for the English Premier League team Newcastle United and the Republic of Ireland. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Glenn Victor Roeder, (born December 13, 1955 in Woodford Essex), is an English football manager and former player. ... Stephen Babeson Carr (born August 29, 1976 in Dublin, Ireland), is an Irish footballer who currently plays for the English Premier League team Newcastle United and the Republic of Ireland. ... Glenn Victor Roeder, (born December 13, 1955 in Woodford Essex), is an English football manager and former player. ... The 2006-07 FA Premier League season, the fifteenth since its establishment, started on August 19, 2006. ... For the Australian soccer club see Newcastle United (Australia). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in West Ham, London Borough of Newham, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ...


International career

Solano made his full international debut for Peru at the age of 18, since then he has been capped 77 times, scoring 20 goals. He has been a key member of the squad since the mid-1990s but, in June 2005, Solano decided to quit the Peruvian national football team due to disagreements with the coach, Freddy Ternero. In 2006, he returned to the national team setup under new coach Franco Navarro. Despite his return to the national team, Solano was not selected for Peru's Copa America 2007 squad. Franco Navarro (born 1962 in Lima) is a Peruvian ex-football player and later a football manager. ... The Copa América is the main national football competition of the CONMEBOL nations. ...


Honours

The Primera División Peruana (Peruvian First Division) is the top category of Peruvian football (soccer), and its organized by the Federación Peruana de Fútbol. ... The Copa Libertadores de América (also known as Copa Toyota Libertadores) (Portuguese: Taça Libertadores da América, English: Liberators of America Cup) is an international football cup competition played annually by the top clubs of South America. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ Solano's tune army. icNewcastle. Retrieved on 2007-05-27.
  2. ^ a b Solano blows his own trumpet. The Guardian. Retrieved on 2007-06-10.
  3. ^ Sol Bids Farewell To Toon. nufc.co.uk. Retrieved on 2007-09-01.
  4. ^ London calling for Toon star Nobby. football365. Retrieved on 2007-08-15.
  5. ^ Transfer Deadline Double Swoop. whufc.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-01.

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