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Diego Godin Biography

Diego Roberto Godín Leal is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid in La Liga, and whose profile is that of a central defender. Godín started his professional career with C.A. Cerro at the age of 17. After his good performances, he was transferred to top division powerhouse Club Nacional de Football, where he quickly became captain due to his maturity and professionalism. In August 2007, Godín signed a five-year deal with La Liga side Villarreal CF, scoring in just his second game, a 2–3 away loss against CA Osasuna on 7 October. On 4 August 2010, after experiencing his best season at Villarreal – 36 games, three goals – Godín joined fellow first-divisionerAtlético Madrid on a five-year contract, for a fee beleived to be around €8 million. Aged just 19, Godín made his debut for Uruguay, in a friendly defeat against Mexico, in Guadalajara. He represented the nation at the 2007 Copa America.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Diego Roberto Godín Leal
Nationality Uruguay
Position Defender
Current Club Atlético Madrid
Shirt Number 2
Career
Clubs
Atlético Madrid Aug 2010 - Present
Villarreal Jul 2007 - Aug 2010
Nacional Football Jul 2006 - Jun 2007
Atlético Cerro Jan 2003 - Jun 2006
National
Uruguay Jan 2005 - Present
Stats
Clubs
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Atlético Madrid
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Primera División 5 0 0 0 0 450
UEFA Champions League 3 0 0 0 0 270
2016/2017 Primera División 31 3 1 11 2 2706
UEFA Champions League 11 0 0 2 0 990
Copa del Rey 5 0 1 0 0 332
2015/2016 Primera División 31 1 1 6 2 2651
UEFA Champions League 12 0 1 2 0 1109
Copa del Rey 3 0 0 0 0 270
2014/2015 Primera División 34 3 0 11 0 3060
UEFA Champions League 9 1 0 3 0 810
Copa del Rey 3 0 0 3 0 270
Super Cup 2 0 0 0 0 180
2013/2014 Primera División 34 4 1 11 0 3060
UEFA Champions League 10 2 0 2 0 930
Copa del Rey 5 2 0 1 0 450
Super Cup 2 0 0 1 0 180
2012/2013 Primera División 35 1 2 10 2 3106
Copa del Rey 5 0 0 0 1 445
UEFA Europa League 1 0 0 0 0 90
UEFA Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2011/2012 Primera División 27 2 3 7 1 2256
UEFA Europa League 13 1 0 3 0 1170
Copa del Rey 1 0 0 0 0 90
2010/2011 Primera División 25 0 1 3 1 2238
UEFA Europa League 3 1 0 0 0 270
Copa del Rey 1 1 0 0 0 51
UEFA Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
Total 313 22 11 76 9 27614
Villarreal
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Nacional Football
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Atlético Cerro
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National
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Uruguay
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification South America 16 3 0 3 0 1440
2016 USA Copa America 3 1 0 1 0 270
2015 Chile Copa America 3 0 0 2 0 270
2014 Brazil WC Qualification South America 14 0 0 4 0 1260
World Cup 4 1 0 1 0 360
WC Qualification Intercontinental Play-offs 2 0 0 1 0 180
2013 Brazil Confederations Cup 4 0 0 0 0 390
2011 Argentina Copa America 1 0 0 0 0 1
2010 South Africa WC Qualification South America 14 0 0 2 1 1251
World Cup 5 0 0 0 0 406
WC Qualification Intercontinental Play-offs 2 0 0 1 0 180
2007 Venezuela Copa America 3 0 0 0 0 92
Total 71 5 0 15 1 6100

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