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Diego Godín

Diego Roberto Godín Leal (; born 16 February 1986 in Rosario, Uruguay) is a Uruguayan Association football who plays for Atlético Madrid in La Liga, as a Defender (association football) Centre back.

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Diego Godín biography


Diego Roberto Godín Leal (; born 16 February 1986 in Rosario, Uruguay) is a Uruguayan Association football who plays for Atlético Madrid in La Liga, as a Defender (association football) Centre back.

A fast and composed defender, Diego Godín combines physical presence with an ability to play the ball comfortably from behind.

Club career

Early years / Villarreal

Godín started Diego Godín professional career with C.A. Cerro at the age of 17. After Diego Godín good performances, Diego Godín was transferred to Uruguayan Primera División powerhouse Club Nacional de Football, where Diego Godín quickly became Captain (association football) due to Diego Godín maturity and professionalism.

In August 2007, Godín signed a five-year deal with La Liga side Villarreal CF, scoring in just Diego Godín second game, a 2–3 away loss against CA Osasuna on 7 October, and participating with 24 matches in the club's best-league placement ever (2007–08 La Liga). Diego Godín consolidated Diego Godín starting position in the subsequent seasons, mostly partnering Argentina Gonzalo Javier Rodríguez in the heart of the back four.

Atlético Madrid

On 4 August 2010, after experiencing Diego Godín best 2009–10 La Liga at Villarreal - 36 games, three goals - Godín joined fellow first-divisioner Atlético Madrid on a five-year contract, after the two clubs agreed an initial fee believed to be around Euro8 million (or Pound sign6.6 million). Diego Godín made Diego Godín official debut for the Colchoneros on the 27th, playing the entire 2–0 win against F.C. Internazionale Milano for 2010 UEFA Super Cup's UEFA Super Cup.

International career

Aged just 19, Godín made Diego Godín debut for Uruguay national football team, in a friendly defeat against Mexico national football team, in Guadalajara. Diego Godín represented the nation at the 2007 Copa América.

Godín was selected for the squad at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, starting in the opener against France national football team (0–0), in Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, and playing in a further four matches for the eventual semifinalists.

International goals


Honours

Club

Nacional
- Liguilla 2007

Atlético Madrid
- UEFA Super Cup: 2010 UEFA Super Cup

Country

- Copa América: 2011 Copa América

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

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