Diego Camacho Quesada
|Full name||Diego Camacho Quesada|
|Date of birth||3 October 1976|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|1998||→ Murcia (loan)||13||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
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).
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, 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.
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, 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.
- El Valencia gana con facilidad a un Recreativo muy plano (Valencia wins easily against rather plane Recreativo); El País, 15 September 2002 (Spanish)
- Diego Camacho es el cuarto refuerzo del Sporting (Diego Camacho is Sporting's fourth addition); Marca, 4 August 2008 (Spanish)
- Valladolid 1–2 Sporting Gijon; ESPN Soccernet, 23 May 2009