Yohandry Orozco

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Orozco and the second or maternal family name is Cujía.
Yohandry Orozco
Personal information
Full name Yohandry José Orozco Cujía
Date of birth (1991-03-19) 19 March 1991
Place of birth Maracaibo, Venezuela
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
New York Cosmos
Youth career
Centro Gallego
2006–2007 Maracaibo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Maracaibo 23 (2)
2009–2011 Zulia 41 (11)
2011–2013 Wolfsburg 7 (0)
2013–2015 Deportivo Táchira 68 (15)
2016– New York Cosmos 21 (7)
National team
2009 Venezuela U20 7 (2)
2010– Venezuela 25 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06 November 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2013

Yohandry José Orozco Cujía (born 19 March 1991 in Maracaibo) is a Venezuelan footballer who currently plays for New York Cosmos. He plays as an Attacking Midfielder.

Club career

In Venezuela

Orozco made his professional debut in 2007 with Unión Atlético Maracaibo, aged 16, against Deportivo Anzoátegui. On 2009 he signed with Zulia FC, having a strong presence in the main squad. In the 2010–11 season he became a basic key in the lineup of the Zulians, scoring eight goals in the first half of the tournament.

VfL Wolfsburg

On 28 January 2011, it was reported that Orozco would sign a four-year contract with VfL Wolfsburg, pending a medical test and economical terms with Zulia FC. He is the third Venezuelan player in the Fußball-Bundesliga, after Juan Arango and Tomás Rincón.[1] The deal was completed on 31 January. The 19-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal that will run until 30 June 2015.[2] With only 1.64 m in height, he is the shortest player to ever being fielded in the German Bundesliga. He never managed to fit a spot in the regular lineup, playing only seven games since his arrival.

Return to homeland

After an unsuccessful period in German football, it was reported on 1 June 2013 that he will be signing for Venezuelan team Deportivo Táchira in a three-year contract.[3]

New York Cosmos

On January 29, 2016, he signed with the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League.[4]

Club statistics

Accurate as of 2 September 2012
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Maracaibo 2007–08 151--151
2008–09 81--81
Total 232--232
Zulia 2009–10 26310273
2010–11 15800158
Total 4111104211
VfL Wolfsburg 2010–11 000000
2011–12 50002070
2012–13 20001030
Total 700030100
Deportivo Táchira 2013–14 34121024414
2014–15 3430080423
Total 6815102808617
Career totals 1392811211016130

International career

As an Under-20 international, having played the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, he also was in the squad for the 2011 South American Youth Championship. In this tournament, on 24 January 2011, he scored a noticed goal against Perú, in an individual play.[5]

He made his debut with the senior team on 3 March 2010, in a friendly match against Panamá. In June 2011, Orozco joined the squad who played the 2011 Copa América and went on to finish in fourth place.

International goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 14 August 2013 Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela  Bolivia 2–2 2–2 Friendly


  1. "Yohandry Orozco se va para el Wolfsburgo" [Yohandry Orozco goes to Wolfsburg] (in Spanish). Zulia FC. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  2. "South Korean Koo and Venezuelan Orozco sign for VfL". Vfl Wolfsburg. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  3. "Homeward bound". VfL Wolfsburg. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  4. "Club Signs Venezuela International Orozco". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  5. "Golazo: Yohandry Orozco vs Peru, 2011 Sudamericano sub-20". southamerican-futbol.blogspot.com. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
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