Yordan Osorio is one of the pillars of Fernando “Bocha” Batista and Vinotinto at the start of the South American Qualifiers towards the World Cup in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in 2026. The Venezuelan central defender enjoyed a good close to the 2023 year with the national team and with Parma, a team in the second division of Italian football and where the Barinas native lives.
Thanks to this good performance shown on the field of play in the second half of last year, the team from the Emilia-Romagna region made official on Thursday, January 25, the renewal of the contract with the Venezuelan until 2025.
“Parma Calcio announced that it exercised the right of option to extend Yordan Osorio’s contract until June 30, 2025. In the Gialloblu since 2020, the Venezuelan defender has played, between the Serie A and B championships, 85 games in the club’s shirt. In four seasons, he showed his strength and organizational capacity in the defensive zone of our team, which also led him to play 27 games for the Venezuelan team,” commented the Italian team in a statement.
Statements by Yordan Osorio
Likewise, the 29-year-old Venezuelan center has assured that he wants to stay at the club as long as possible. “I am happy to extend my contract with Parma for one year. I feel good here. I feel good with the team, the coach, the coaching staff, the fans, and the club. I want to continue playing in this shirt, and we want to fight, all of us together, to achieve more satisfaction on the field,” he concluded.
Yordan Osorio arrived in Parma in October 2020 from Porto. The Venezuelan has played a total of 14 matches in all competitions this European football season. Due to an injury in November, he will miss most of the games at the end of 2023 with Parma.
However, Osorio was in the second game of the year against Sampdoria in the Italian Serie B. The Venezuelan played 90 minutes of the game on Friday, January 19, where Parma achieved a 3-0 victory to consolidate itself at the top of the table with 45 points in 21 rounds played.