Diego Rolán

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rolán and the second or maternal family name is Silva.
Diego Rolán
Personal information
Full name Diego Alejandro Rolán Silva
Date of birth (1993-03-24) 24 March 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Youth career
1999–2011 Defensor Sporting
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Defensor Sporting 38 (10)
2013– Bordeaux 38 (7)
National team
2011– Uruguay U20 11 (4)
2014– Uruguay 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2014

Diego Alejandro Rolán Silva (born 24 March 1993) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a striker for Bordeaux and the Uruguay U20 national team.

Club career[edit]

Defensor Sporting[edit]

Rolán came up from the youth development squads of Defensor Sporting, being graduated to the first team in 2011. On 28 August 2011, he made his official debut in a 1–1 draw against Cerrito.[1] On 13 November 2011, he scored his first official goal against Cerro Largo FC. His second goal came on 26 February 2012, in the 84th minute to take the lead for Defensor against Nacional in Montevideo which ended 2–2.[2] On 23 September, he scored a hat-trick during a 4–1 win over Progreso.[3] On 17 November, he scored another hat-trick, this time in a 4–0 win over Bella Vista.[4]


After his breakthrough at the 2013 South American Youth Championship, several big teams in Europe were reportedly interested in signing Rolán; however, it was all defined when on 11 February 2013, he signed a new contract with Ligue 1 side FC Girondins de Bordeaux.[5]


He has been capped by the Uruguay national under-20 football team for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.[6] In January 2013, Rolán again represented his nation but now playing the 2013 South American Youth Championship in Argentina. He also progressed on the international scene with good performances, including four goals which led Uruguay to the third place, and though, qualify to the World Cup.

U-20 International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 May 2011 Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, South Korea South Korea  New Zealand 0–1 0–1 2011 Suwon Cup
2. 30 June 2012 Estadio Centenario, Resistencia, Argentina Argentina  Chile 0–2 0–2 2012 Copa Provincia del Chaco
3. 5 September 2012 Parque Federico Ómar Saroldi, Montevideo, Uruguay Uruguay  Paraguay 2–0 2–0 Friendly match
4. 10 January 2012 Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan, Argentina Argentina  Peru 3–2 3–3 2013 South American Youth Championship
5. 12 January 2012 Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan, Argentina Argentina  Brazil 2–0 3–2 2013 South American Youth Championship
6. 18 January 2013 Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan, Argentina Argentina  Venezuela 1–1 2–2 2013 South American Youth Championship
7. 20 January 2013 Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Argentina Argentina  Peru 1–0 3–1 2013 South American Youth Championship


  3. ^ "Defensor ganó, gustó y goleó". ovaciondigital.com.uy (in Spanish). 23 September 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "De la mano de Dieguito". futbol.com.uy (in Spanish). 17 November 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Diego Rolán fue presentado hoy como flamante refuerzo del Burdeos de Francia". unoticias.com.uy (in Spanish). 11 February 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Diego RolánFIFA competition record

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