Diego Barreto

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Diego Barreto
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Personal information
Full name Diego Daniel Barreto Cáceres
Date of birth (1981-07-16) 16 July 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Lambaré, Paraguay
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Cerro Porteño
Number 12
Youth career
1996–2004 Cerro Porteño
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Cerro Porteño 86 (0)
2005 Almería (loan) 0 (0)
2007 Newell's Old Boys 0 (0)
2008 Cerro Porteño (loan) 4 (0)
2008 Locarno 1 (0)
2009 Sol de América 19 (0)
2009– Cerro Porteño 121 (0)
National team
2001 Paraguay U20 ? (?)
2004 Paraguay U23 ? (?)
2004– Paraguay 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:01, 2 June 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Barreto and the second or maternal family name is Cáceres.

Diego Daniel Barreto Cáceres (born 16 July 1981) is a Paraguayan football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Cerro Porteño in the Paraguayan Primera División.

Diego is the brother of fellow Paraguayan footballer, Édgar Barreto.

Career[edit]

Barreto started his career with the club Cerro Porteño, where he was trained by Modesto Sandoval and was teammates with Aldo Bobadilla. He developed in the youth divisions of Cerro.

Barreto was part of the silver medal-winning Paraguayan football team in the 2004 Olympics. Paraguay booked a quarter-final place with two victories in the qualifying group. The squad finished first, and then beat South Korea in the quarter-finals and Iraq in the semi-finals, before losing to Argentina in the final.

In 2007, Barreto had a spell with Newell's Old Boys in Argentina, but failed to break into the first team, returning to Paraguay in January 2008. However, he signed again for the Paraguayan team in July 2008.

He also holds Italian passport.

In 2008 he spent a month with FC Locarno. He played in only one match, allowing 4 goals in the derby against FC Lugano. Barreto has since returned to Cerro Porteño.[citation needed]

Diego is known for his quick reflexes and for commanding the defense. That makes him one of the best Paraguayan goalkeepers.

Honours[edit]

Cerro Porteño
Paraguay U-23

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