Ayoze Díaz Díaz

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Ayoze (far right) playing for Mallorca in 2010
Personal information
Full name Ayoze Díaz Díaz
Date of birth (1982-05-25) 25 May 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth La Laguna, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Tenerife B 38 (2)
2000–2003 Tenerife 39 (0)
2001–2002 Lanzarote (loan) 18 (2)
2003–2008 Racing Santander 98 (3)
2006–2007 Ciudad Murcia (loan) 34 (1)
2008–2011 Mallorca 67 (0)
2011–2013 Deportivo La Coruña 41 (0)
2014 Tenerife 13 (0)
Total 310 (6)
Teams managed
2015– Granadilla (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Díaz and the second or maternal family name is Díaz.

Ayoze Díaz Díaz (born 25 May 1982), known simply as Ayoze, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back, and the current assistant manager of UD Granadilla Tenerife Sur.

Football career[edit]

Ayoze in action for Mallorca against Real Madrid.

Born in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Canary Islands, and brought through the ranks of local CD Tenerife, Ayoze made his debuts with the first team in 1999–2000. In the 2003 summer, after just one full season in the second division, he joined La Liga side Racing de Santander, where he was relatively used as a defender or midfielder in his first three seasons (with a loan to soon-to-be-extinct Ciudad de Murcia in between).

During the 2007–08 campaign, as the Cantabria side achieved a first-ever qualification to the UEFA Cup, Ayoze became first-choice, relegating historical and veteran Luis Fernández to the bench.

In July 2008, Ayoze signed a three-year contract with RCD Mallorca, replacing Sevilla FC-bound Fernando Navarro.[1] During his first year he started as backup to another newly signed, Enrique Corrales, but finished in the starting XI.

In the 2009–10 season, as Mallorca finished in fifth position and qualified for the Europa League, Ayoze completely won the battle for first-choice status over Corrales, appearing in 33 matches.


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