Diego Lopez Rodriguez


Full NameDiego Lopez Rodriguez

BornNovember 3, 1981

Height1.96 m




DiegoLopez Rodríguez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid as a goalkeeper. A youth graduate from hometown's CD Lugo he moved to Real Madrid at almost 19 and, after a loan at another side from the capital, AD Alcorcón, he eventually moved up to Real's B-team, starting in his second season, which ended in Segunda División promotion.Lopez served as first-team backup to Iker Casillas in the following two La Liga season, against CA Osasuna and Racing de Santander, adding aUEFA Champions League group stage game at Olympiakos FC, a 1–2 defeat. In late June 2007Lopez signed for Villarreal CF for a reported fee of €6 million. He was awarded first-team action, finishing the season with record 20 appearances. The Yellow Submarine would eventually be relegated after a twelve-year stay, with the player conceding 50 goals in his appearances. On 22 May 2012,Lopez signed with Sevilla for five years, for a reported fee of €3.5 million. n 25 January 2013,Lopez returned to Real Madrid after starter Casillas suffered a hand injury, signing for €3.5 million until June 2017.Lopez played his first game in his second spell on 30 January 2013, in a 1–1 home draw against FC Barcelona for the season's Spanish Cup semifinals.Lopez was first called-up by Spain, as the third goalkeeper, for two 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. On 12 August 2009, in a 3–2 friendly win in Macedonia.
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