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Diego

Godin

Defender

Country: Uruguay
Born in Rosario (URY) on 16-02-1986
Height: 187
APPEARANCES
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GOALS
ASSISTS
Biography

You need heritage to compete. Diego Roberto Godin Leal knows his history and he’s written plenty of it. He started in Rosario, Uruguay where he was born on 16 February 1986. Standing at 186cm tall, he’s reached the heights of European football in more ways than one.

Godin played youth football in Montevideo, starting out at Defensor Sporting. That was followed by three seasons at Cerro, still in the capital. He joined Nacional in the 2006-7 season before heading to Europe and Villarreal. In 2010, he signed for Atletico Madrid.

On the pitch, he always look to rise highest and be the first to aerial balls. In Madrid, Godin became a key player for the Colchoneros’ defence and an icon for all the supporters. A leader and a role model. He won La Liga once (2013-14) and it was Godin’s goal on the final day against Barcelona that secured the title. He also won one Copa del Rey, one Spanish Supercup, three European Supercups and two Europa League titles.

With Uruguay, he is still writing history for the Celeste. So far, Godin has made 131 international appearances and scored eight goals. In 2011, he won the Copa America with his country.

Diego Godin is known to all as the ‘jefe de la defensa’. Now, his ability, experience and that famous ‘garra’ will be at the service of the Nerazzurri. Best of luck for this new adventure at Inter, #WelcomeDiego!

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Career and honours
Season Honours Team Appearances Goals
2007/08 Villarreal
3
0
2008/09 Villarreal
0
0
2009/10 Villarreal
2
0
2010/11 Supercoppa UEFA Atlético Madrid
1
1
2011/12 UEFA Europa League Atlético Madrid
1
0
2012/13 Supercoppa UEFA Atlético Madrid
5
0
2013/14 Liga spagnola Atlético Madrid
7
2
2014/15 Supercoppa spagnola Atlético Madrid
5
0
2015/16 Atlético Madrid
3
0
2016/17 Atlético Madrid
5
0
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Atlético Madrid
3
1
2018/19 Atlético Madrid
2
0
Season Honours Team Appearances Goals
2007/08 Villarreal
7
0
2008/09 Villarreal
7
0
2009/10 Villarreal
6
0
2010/11 Supercoppa UEFA Atlético Madrid
4
1
2011/12 UEFA Europa League Atlético Madrid
13
1
2012/13 Supercoppa UEFA Atlético Madrid
2
0
2013/14 Liga spagnola Atlético Madrid
10
2
2014/15 Supercoppa spagnola Atlético Madrid
9
1
2015/16 Atlético Madrid
12
0
2016/17 Atlético Madrid
11
0
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Atlético Madrid
12
0
2018/19 Atlético Madrid
7
1
Season Honours Team Appearances Goals
2007/08 Villarreal
24
1
2008/09 Villarreal
31
0
2009/10 Villarreal
36
3
2010/11 Supercoppa UEFA Atlético Madrid
25
0
2011/12 UEFA Europa League Atlético Madrid
27
2
2012/13 Supercoppa UEFA Atlético Madrid
35
1
2013/14 Liga spagnola Atlético Madrid
34
4
2014/15 Supercoppa spagnola Atlético Madrid
34
3
2015/16 Atlético Madrid
31
1
2016/17 Atlético Madrid
31
3
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Atlético Madrid
30
0
2018/19 Atlético Madrid
30
3
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