Diego Antonio Reyes
|Full name||Diego Antonio Reyes Rosales|
|Date of birth||19 September 1992|
|Place of birth||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Central Defender / Central Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
Diego Reyes rose from América's youth academy and is considered one of their young promises. He debuted for the club in 2010 at the age of 17 in home game against Santos Laguna coming in as a substitute in the 86th minute for Ángel Reyna who scored the only goal in the match. Diego scored his first goal against Estudiantes Tecos during the 2011 Clausura tournament. He would score his second goal against Morelia in a 2–3 quarterfinal loss that same tournament. He has gradually cemented his spot in the team's starting eleven.
Diego played his final match with América on 26 May 2013 in the Final of the Clausura tournament against Cruz Azul. He only played 26 minutes of the match, due to the expulsion of Jesús Molina. Reyes was moved into the midfield, but he was subsequently replaced by Miguel Layún.
On 17 December 2012 it was announced Reyes would be transferring to Portuguese club F.C. Porto on 1 July 2013 for €7 million, with half of the transfer fee (€3.5 million) backed by Gol Football Luxembourg as part of James Rodríguez's repurchase from Gol Football.
Diego Reyes made his debut with Porto on 13 July 2013 in the final of the Valais Cup against French team Olympique de Marseille, coming on as a substitute in the 80th minute of the match. Fellow Mexican team-mate Héctor Herrera also made his debut with Porto in the same match which ended in a 3–0 victory.
In 2011 Diego Reyes was selected by coach Juan Carlos Chávez to participate in the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. Mexico qualified to the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup and finished in third place, defeating France 3–1. Prior to the World Cup, Reyes also participated with Mexico in the 2010 Milk Cup and 2011 Toulon Tournament with Mexico.
Reyes was selected to participate in the 2011 Pan American Games, Mexico won gold after defeating Argentina in the final. In 2012, Reyes was a part of the Mexican team that won the gold medal at the 2012 Toulon Tournament and won the final against Turkey. Diego Reyes made the final cut for those participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics, in which he played in every match, including in the 2–1 win over Brazil in the gold medal match at Wembley Stadium. Reyes was the youngest squad member at the Olympics being only 19 when he won the gold medal.
Mexico national team
Reyes made his senior debut with Mexico at the 2011 Copa América, however Mexico used their under-22 squad in the tournament. He made his full debut on 26 March 2013 in a 2014 World Cup qualification match against the United States in the Estadio Azteca. Diego Reyes also participated in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
U23 international goals
|1.||23 March 2012||Carson, United States||Trinidad and Tobago||0–3||1–7||2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament|
Senior international appearances
As of 14 August 2013
- As of 14 July 2013
|1.||4 July 2011||Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan, Argentina||Chile||1–2||2011 Copa América|
|2.||8 July 2011||Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Argentina||Peru||0–1||2011 Copa América|
|3.||12 July 2011||Estadio Ciudad de La Plata La Plata, Argentina||Uruguay||0–1||2011 Copa América|
|4.||25 March 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||United States||0–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||31 May 2013||Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States||Nigeria||2–2||Friendly|
|6.||4 June 2013||Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica||Jamaica||1–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7.||22 June 2013||Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Japan||2–1||2013 FIFA Confederations Cup|
|8.||14 August 2013||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Ivory Coast||4–1||Friendly|
- Mexico U23
- Rookie of the Tournament (1): Clausura 2011
- "Diego Reyes – At a glance". Transfer Markt.
- Olympic Profile – NBC
- Diego Reyes Profile – Mediotiempo.com
- Las nuevas joyas del Pumas-América – Mediotiempo.com
- México Sub-20: Campeón 19 años después – Mediotiempo.com
- Atkins, Christopher. "World Cup 2014: Ten potential breakout stars". www.espnfc.com. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
- "Diego Reyes se convierte en jugador del F.C. Porto". Club América Sitio Oficial. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
- "Diego Reyes announces Porto move for the summer". Goal.com. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
- "Diego Reyes assina por cinco temporadas" [Diego Reyes signs for five seasons]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "Relatório e Contas Consolidado 2012/2013 (1º Semestre)" (in Portuguese). FC Porto. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
- Borden, Sam (11 August 2012). "Mexico Wins Olympic Gold in Men's Soccer, Beating Brazil". New York Times. Retrieved 11 August 2012.