Diego Alberto Milito


BornJune 12, 1979


Diego Alberto Milito is an Argentine footballer of Italian origin who plays as a striker for Italian Serie A clubInternazionale and the Argentine national team. A prolific and consistent centre-forward, Milito has statistically averaged just over a goal every two appearances, over the course of his 10-year professional career. He was pivotal in Inter's 2009–10 treble-winning season and his two goals in the Champions League final. iego Milito started playing at Argentine first division team Racing Club in 1999, where he won the 2001 Apertura tournament. At the beginning of 2004, Milito moved to Italian second division club Genoa. He had two very successful seasons, where he scored 33 goals in 59 matches in Italy. Milito again showed his incredible potential in Spain, scoring four goals in the first semi-final of the 2006 Copa del Rey to beat Real Madrid 6–1. He finished the season as Zaragoza's top scorer with 16 goals in the first division. On 1 September 2008, just a few minutes before the transfer window closure time, Genoa completed the transfer of Milito from Zaragoza, after the Spanish team were relegated to the Segunda División. On 9 November, Milito scored his first hat-trick for Genoa in the 4–0 victory against Reggina. He finished the season with 24 goals in 31 league appearances, placing him second behind Zlatan Ibrahimović in theCapocannonieri scoring title. On 20 May 2009, La Gazzetta dello Sport confirmed that Diego Milito was transferred to Internazionale. He played for Argentina in the 2007 Copa América tournament and was included in Argentina's final 23 player roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
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