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Diego Godin

BornFebruary 16, 1986

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.
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