Diego Scotti

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Diego Scotti
Personal information
Full name Diego Martín Scotti Ponce De León
Date of birth (1977-01-14) 14 January 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Unión Española
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Nacional 28 (5)
2001–2002 Gimnasia La Plata 43 (1)
2002 Tianjin Teda 9 (0)
2003 Nacional 16 (0)
2004–2005 Gimnasia La Plata 29 (1)
2005–2006 Olimpia 30 (0)
2006 Montevideo Wanderers 15 (0)
2007 Audax Italiano 54 (3)
2008–2009 Newell's Old Boys 14 (0)
2009 Racing de Montevideo 15 (0)
2010 Córdoba 19 (0)
2010 Miramar Misiones 12 (4)
2011– Unión Española 95 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2011, 1:37 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Diego Martín Scotti Ponce de León (born 14 January 1977 in Montevideo) is an Uruguayan footballer who plays for Chilean side Unión Española.

Scotti has had an extensive career in South America and China he has played for: Nacional, Montevideo Wanderers and Racing de Montevideo in Uruguay, Tianjin Teda F.C. in China, Olimpia in Paraguay, Audax Italiano in Chile.

He has also played in Argentina for Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata and Newell's Old Boys. His older brother Andrés Scotti currently plays in Uruguay for Nacional de Montevideo.

Club career[edit]

Scotti began his career at Nacional de Montevideo in 1998, winning the league title two years later. In January 2001, he was transferred to Gimnasia La Plata of Argentina. Scotti completed his move to Tianjin Teda for play in the Chinese Super League. After of his pass for China, he returned to Nacional in December 2003, once returning, now to Gimnasia. In 2005, he was transferred to Olimpia, remaining him until 2006, for shortly after signed for Montevideo Wanderers.

Audax and Newell's[edit]

In January 2007, Scotti joined Audax Italiano, signing a one-year contract. His Audax debut came on 28 January against Cobresal, playing the 90 minutes in a 2–1 victory. Scotti's first goals in the team was scored on a twice against Santiago Wanderers. He and his teammates achieved a very good football level under the coach Raul Toro, finishing thirds in positions table. In the next semester, he had many protagonism in the team, playing all matches, scoring goals and exhibing good skills.

His Audax performances, made that he was signed by Newell's Old Boys in January 2008, returning of this form to Argentina, after of play for Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata. However, he only played 14 games and in 2009, he was released of the club. Shortly after, Scotti signed for Racing de Montevideo. In 2010, he joined Córdoba of the Spanish Second Division before shortly after returning to his country to play in Miramar Misiones.

Unión Española[edit]

On 31 January 2010, Scotti's transfer to Unión Española of the Primera División was announced; he signed a one-year contract with the Chilean club for play the Copa Libertadores and the national league. He made his Unión debut as a 71st-minute substitution for Leandro Delgado, in the 1–0 win over Bolívar for the playoffs round of the Libertadores. He had a highlighted participation in the 2–1 loss against Colo-Colo for the national tournament, being one of Unión's best players in the game.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diego Scotti lamenta la derrota de Unión Española: "Hicimos el gasto"". La Tercera.cl. 2011-03-07. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 

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