Diego Camacho Quesada

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Diego Camacho
Personal information
Full name Diego Camacho Quesada
Date of birth (1976-10-03) 3 October 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Móstoles 16 (0)
1996 Mérida 0 (0)
1996–1997 Burgos 25 (1)
1997–1998 Gimnàstic 25 (1)
1998–2000 Lugo 53 (3)
1998 Murcia (loan) 13 (0)
2000–2001 Gimnástica 36 (2)
2001–2002 Granada 31 (4)
2002–2004 Recreativo 62 (3)
2004–2007 Levante 100 (6)
2007–2008 Valladolid 9 (0)
2008–2010 Sporting Gijón 54 (1)
2010–2011 Albacete 15 (0)
Total 439 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Camacho and the second or maternal family name is Quesada.

Diego Camacho Quesada (born 3 October 1976) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

A late bloomer – he was still playing lower league football at almost 26 – he represented eleven different clubs in his career. Over the course of six seasons he amassed La Liga totals of 154 games and four goals, mainly with Levante and Sporting de Gijón (two years apiece).

Club career[edit]

Born in Madrid, Camacho played the early part of his career with modest clubs in the third division. For the 2002–03 season, however, he signed with La Liga side Recreativo de Huelva, from Granada CF; he made his top flight debut on 14 September 2002 in a 0–3 away loss against Valencia CF,[1] as Recre was finally relegated.

In 2004 Camacho joined newly promoted Levante UD and, after experiencing one top flight promotion and relegation with the club, he signed with another freshly promoted team, Real Valladolid, for 2007–08. After appearing scarcely during the campaign he proceeded to move to Sporting de Gijón (also promoted to the top division), in a 1+1 years deal.[2]

On 23 May 2009, in one of his 31 league appearances, defensive-minded Camacho scored a rare but crucial goal in a 2–1 win at former side Valladolid,[3] as the Asturias team eventually avoided relegation. He featured slightly less in the 2009–10 season with Sporting finishing in 15th position, again good enough to prevent a drop and, at nearly 34, was released.

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