Gastón Díaz

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For the footballer born in 1981, see Ángel Gastón Díaz.
Gastón Díaz
Personal information
Full name Gastón Ricardo Díaz
Date of birth (1988-03-13) March 13, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right back / Right winger
Club information
Current team
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata
Number 24
Youth career
0000–2008 Vélez Sársfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Vélez Sársfield 86 (0)
2012 Lanus (loan) 12 (0)
2013– Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata 6 (0)
National team
2011– Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:55, 21 September 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Gastón Ricardo Díaz (born 13 March 1988) is an Argentine football right back or right winger who plays for Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata in the Argentine Primera División.

Club career[edit]

Díaz made his debut for Vélez Sársfield on February 9, 2008. He featured rarely during the 2008–09 season, being a substitute for Fabián Cubero in the position of right back. However, he finished the second half of the season (2009 Clausura) as a starter as the team's right winger, playing even in the final game against Huracán, when Vélez obtained the national championship. Díaz played a total of 9 games during the team's championship winning campaign.[1] The night subsequent to the championship final, Díaz had a car accident while driving under the influence of alcohol.[2]

Díaz featured more regularly during the 2009–10 Argentine Primera División season and the 2010 Copa Libertadores. He usually played as right back, with Fabián Cubero starting on the right wing.

International career[edit]

Díaz was on the preliminary squad for the 2008 Summer Olympics.[3] However, he was not part of the final selection.

In January 2010, he was called by Argentina's coach Diego Maradona for an Argentine league-based squad to play a friendly match against Costa Rica. Díaz was an unused substitute during the game. In November of that year, he was called by Sergio Batista, Maradona's replacement as Argentina's head coach, for another squad of local league players to train twice weekly with the national representative.[4] He debuted with the national team entering the field in a 4–1 victory over Venezuela, on March 16, 2011.[5]

Honours[edit]

Vélez Sársfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Closing '09 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Un jugador de Vélez chocó a la salida de un boliche". La Razón (in Spanish). 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Batista dio la lista de los preseleccionados para ir Beijing". Clarín (in Spanish). 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  4. ^ Fernando Czyz (2010-11-15). "Batista inicia un nuevo proceso de selección local". Cancha Llena (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  5. ^ "La Selección local goleó a Venezuela y aprobó el examen" (in Spanish). TyC Sports. 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 

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