Christian Díaz

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Christian Díaz
Personal information
Full name Christian Lionel Díaz
Date of birth (1976-05-12) 12 May 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Florencio Varela, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Olimpo (coach)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 Independiente 119 (4)
2000–2001 Udinese 32 (1)
2001–2002 Mallorca 8 (0)
2002–2003 Levante 39 (0)
2003 Albacete 6 (0)
2004 Ciudad Murcia 17 (0)
2005 Almería 4 (0)
2005–2006 Olimpo 18 (1)
2006–2007 Huracán 39 (0)
2007–2009 Arsenal Sarandí 47 (0)
Total 329 (6)
Teams managed
2012 Independiente
2013 Deportes Iquique
2015 San Martín Porres
2016– Olimpo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Christian Lionel Díaz (born 12 May 1976) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a defender, and the current manager of Club Olimpo.

Football career[edit]

Born in Florencio Varela Partido, Buenos Aires, Díaz started his career with Club Atlético Independiente in 1995. In his first season as a professional, he helped El Diablo Rojo win the South American Supercup in an eventual 2–1 aggregate triumph against Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, and appeared in more than 150 official games with the club during his five-year spell.

In 2000, Díaz moved to Italy and joined Udinese Calcio, only missing three Serie A matches as the team finished in 12th position. In the following four years he played in Spain, representing RCD Mallorca, Levante UD, Albacete Balompié, Ciudad de Murcia and UD Almería, having little overall impact and only totalling 14 La Liga games with the first and the third sides combined.

Díaz returned to his country in 2005, successively representing Club Olimpo, Club Atlético Huracán and Arsenal de Sarandí, winning two major titles with the latter club including the 2007 Copa Sudamericana. He retired from football in 2009 at the age of 33, going on to work as a manager.


Arsenal Sarandí

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