Diego López

  • Date of birth : 03/11/1981
  • Position : Goalkeeper
  • Country : Spain Spain
 
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Diego López

Diego López

Clubs: Real Madrid CF, AD Alcorcón (loan), Villarreal CF, Real Madrid CF

• Diego López joined Madrid in 2000 and started out in their C team, performing regularly in 2000/01 and 2002/03, with a loan spell at Liga 2B side Alcorcón in between. Moved up to the B selection in 2004/05 followed by promotion to the first team the following season as deputy to Iker Casillas.

• Made just two Liga appearances for Madrid – plus two in Europe and seven in the Copa del Rey – before joining Villarreal in search of first-team football in June 2007.

• Ousted Sebastián Viera as Villarreal's first-choice during his debut campaign and was a Liga ever-present in 2008/09 and 2009/10. Featured in La Roja's 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup squad and made his international debut as a substitute a few months later in a friendly against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

• Made nine UEFA Champions League appearances as the Yellow Submarine reached the quarter-finals in 2008/09, avoiding defeat in the first eight matches; prominent again in Villarreal's extended 2010/11 UEFA Europa League run.

• Moved to Sevilla in the summer of 2012, but spent just seven months at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán before returning to Madrid, where he quickly became No1 after Casillas sustained a hand injury. Was retained as first-choice in the Liga the following season but made just a single outing, on matchday one, in the Whites' successful UEFA Champions League campaign.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League: winner 2014

Last updated: 04/06/14 14.03CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 02/09/2014 02:07 CET
31.08.2014Italian Serie AMilanMilan3-1LazioLazio9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Diego López
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (Age): 03/11/1981 (32)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Milan ( ITA)

  • Height: 196cm
  • Weight: 88kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    06/12/05: Olympiacos 2-1 Real Madrid

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Real Madrid90
Villarreal170
Total260
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Villarreal320
Total320
Last updated: 25/05/2014 01:05 CET
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