Diego Placente

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Diego Placente
Diego Placente 13.jpg
Personal information
Full name Diego Rodolfo Placente
Date of birth (1977-04-24) 24 April 1977 (age 36)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current club Argentinos Juniors
Number 13
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Argentinos Juniors 36 (0)
1997–2001 River Plate 110 (5)
2001–2005 Bayer Leverkusen 123 (3)
2005–2007 Celta Vigo 59 (0)
2008 San Lorenzo 14 (0)
2008–2010 Bordeaux 9 (0)
2010–2011 San Lorenzo 16 (0)
2011–2012 Nacional 11 (0)
2012–2013[1] Argentinos Juniors 14 (1)
National team
1997 Argentina U20 7 (1)
2000–2005 Argentina 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:51, 18 December 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:51, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Diego Rodolfo Placente (born 24 April 1977 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer. He is a free agent. His last team was Argentinos Juniors, during the 2012-2013 season.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Placente started playing professionally in 1996 with Argentinos Juniors, before moving to Argentine giant River Plate in 1997. He transferred to Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 2001, where he played until 2005 when his contract expired. Subsequently, he turned down an offer from English club Everton FC to join Celta de Vigo. Whilst at Leverkusen he played in the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final.

In 2008, he returned to Argentina to play for San Lorenzo de Almagro. In the 2008 summer transfer window, he transferred to the French side of Bordeaux, and penned a two-year contract.[2] After finishing that contract, he returned to San Lorenzo on a free transfer.[3]

National team[edit]

He played his first match with the Argentina national football team in 2001, and was capped 22 times.

National team statistics[edit]

[4]

Argentina national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 1 0
2001 2 0
2002 5 0
2003 6 0
2004 6 0
2005 2 0
Total 22 0

Personal life[edit]

Placente is married and his wife is Jewish. Because of this, he was subject of transfer talk to Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv. It was his wife though who was uninterested in moving to Israel, and the transfer never took place.[5]

Honors and awards[edit]

Club[edit]

Argentina River Plate:

France FC Girondins de Bordeaux

Uruguay Club Nacional de Football

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Placente es un cagón". Olé. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bordeaux bag Placente". Sky Sports. 28 July 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Diego Placente vuelve a San Lorenzo". Cancha Llena (in Spanish). 18 July 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Diego Placente at National-Football-Teams.com
  5. ^ Bar Dayan, Shirley (12 June 2008). "מכבי ת"א תציע 250 אלף יורו על פלאסנטה" (in Hebrew). Sport 5. Retrieved 13 July 2008. 

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