- Team:Aston Villa
- Place of Birth:Downers grove, illinois, USA
- Date of Birth:17.11.1988
Eric Lichaj Biography
A young defender who joined Villa in the summer of 2007, having previously played in college soccer and briefly with Chicago Fire.
Predominantly a right back, he has good ball control and is effective pushing forward, while he also possesses a very long throw. Eric became a regular in the reserve side during 2008-09 and the following season he gained senior experience in loan spells with Lincoln City and Leyton Orient.
He made his first-team debut for Villa away to Rapid Vienna in a Europa League tie in August 2010 and then played in several League games before joining Leeds on loan, featuring regularly in the closing stages of the campaign. In 2011-12 he had a short run in the side towards the end of the season at left back and scored his first-ever Barclays Premier League goal against Chelsea at Villa Park in March.
Eric is a full international for the United States and was a member of the team that lost out to Mexico in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in June 2011.
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