Diego Milito

  • Date of birth : 12/06/1979
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Argentina Argentina
 
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Diego Milito

Diego Milito

Clubs: Racing Club, Genoa CFC (twice), Real Zaragoza, FC Internazionale Milano

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League: winner 2010
UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2010
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2010

• Spent first five years of his professional career in Argentina at Racing, winning the 2001 Apertura championship.

• Left for Italy and Serie B in January 2004, joining Genoa for the first time; scored 33 goals in 59 second division games but the club's promotion to the top flight in 2005 turned to relegation to Serie C1 as punishment for sporting fraud.

• Joined younger brother Gabriel at Zaragoza in 2005; scored 16 goals in his first top-flight campaign, then 23 in second – a tally bettered only by the Liga's top marksman, Real Madrid CF's 25-goal Ruud van Nistelrooy.

• Scored another 15 goals in 2007/08 but unable to save Zaragoza from relegation; switched back to Genoa, now in Serie A, and racked up 24 goals in 31 games, including a match-winning hat-trick against local rivals UC Sampdoria. Finished joint second – one goal behind Zlatan Ibrahimović – in top scorers' standings.

• Made a joint €25m move to Inter – with Thiago Motta – in May 2009 and started strongly for Nerazzurri with five goals in his first five Serie A games.

• Ended the club's treble-winning season with 22 league goals and six in Europe, including both in the 2-0 victory against FC Bayern München in the UEFA Champions League final; also scored the only goal as Inter defeated AS Roma in the Coppa Italia showpiece.

• Signs a 12-month contract extension (until 2014) in August 2010, a few weeks before being crowned UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and UEFA Club Forward of the Year.

Last updated: 10/12/12 11.27CET

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UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

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General info

  • Name: Diego Milito
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 12/06/1979 (34)
  • Country: Argentina
  • Squad number: 22
  • Club: Internazionale ( ITA)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    20/09/07: Aris 1-0 Zaragoza

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Internazionale229
Total229
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Internazionale10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Internazionale60
Zaragoza20
Total80
Last updated: 01/08/2013 07:46 CET
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