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Diego Placente

Diego Rodolfo Placente (born 24 April 1977 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentina Association football who plays at left-back for Club Nacional de Football.

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Diego Placente biography


Diego Rodolfo Placente (born 24 April 1977 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentina Association football who plays at left-back for Club Nacional de Football.

Career

Club

Placente started playing professionally in 1996 with Argentinos Juniors, before moving to Argentine giant Club Atlético River Plate in 1997. Diego Placente transferred to Bayer Leverkusen in 2001, where Diego Placente played until 2005 when Diego Placente contract expired. Subsequently, Diego Placente turned down an offer from English club Everton FC to join Celta de Vigo. Whilst at Leverkusen Diego Placente played in the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final.

In 2008 Diego Placente returned to Argentina to play for San Lorenzo de Almagro. In the 2008 summer transfer window, Diego Placente transferred to the French side of Girondins de Bordeaux, and penned a two-year contract. After finishing that contract, Diego Placente returned to San Lorenzo on a free transfer.

National team

Diego Placente played Diego Placente first match with the Argentina national football team in 2001, and was capped 22 times.

National team statistics


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Honors and awards

- FIFA World Youth Championship: 1997
- Bundesliga (football) runner-up: 2002
- UEFA Champions League finalist: 2002
- German Cup finalist: 2002
- Coupe de la Ligue: 2009
- Ligue 1: 2008–09
- Trophée des Champions: 2009

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Placente

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