Cristian Díaz

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For the Argentine footballer, see Cristian Omar Díaz. For the Argentine footballer, see Christian Díaz.
Cristian Díaz
Personal information
Full name Cristian Fabián Díaz Sichi
Date of birth (1976-05-18) 18 May 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Platense 67 (1)
1997–1998 Atlético B 28 (4)
1998–1999 Málaga 5 (0)
1999 Atlético Madrid 0 (0)
2000 Elche 19 (3)
2000–2002 Salamanca 61 (3)
2002–2005 Sporting Gijón 71 (4)
2005–2007 Ciudad Murcia 40 (3)
2007–2008 Granada 74 19 (0)
2008–2009 Atlético Ciudad 6 (2)
Total 316 (20)
National team
1995 Argentina U20 3 (1)
* 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 Sichi.

Cristian Fabián Díaz Sichi (born 18 May 1976 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

After beginning his career with native Club Atlético Platense, 21-year-old Díaz moved to Spain in 1997, going on to remain in the country the following 12 seasons. Two years earlier, he was picked to represent Argentina at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, with the national team winning the tournament in Qatar after defeating Brazil 2–0.

Díaz started with Atlético Madrid, but only represented the reserve side during his spell. Also in the second division (where he played with Atlético B), he represented Málaga CF, Elche CF, UD Salamanca, Sporting de Gijón, Ciudad de Murcia and Granada 74 CF – who rose from the ashes of Ciudad – retiring at CF Atlético Ciudad in the third level at the age of 33.

In the 1998–99 campaign, Díaz achieved his biggest team success, winning La Liga promotion with Andalusia's Malaga. He only contributed, however, with five games to this feat.

Honours[edit]

Season Team Title
1995 Argentina Argentina U20 FIFA U-20 World Cup
1998–99 Spain Málaga Segunda División

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