Diego Aguirre

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Diego Aguirre
Aguirre Al Rayyan.jpg
Personal information
Full name Diego Vicente Aguirre Camblor
Date of birth (1965-09-13) 13 September 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Montevideo,[1] Uruguay
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1982–1983 Liverpool Montevideo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1985 Liverpool Montevideo
1986–1987 Peñarol
1988 Olympiacos 4 (0)
1988 Fiorentina 0 (0)
1989–1991 Central Español 0 (0)
1989–1990Internacional (loan) 41 (1)
1990São Paulo (loan) 8 (3)
1991Portuguesa (loan) 5 (0)
1992 Independiente 3 (0)
1992 Peñarol
1993 Bolívar
1993–1994 Marbella 20 (6)
1994 Danubio
1995 Ourense 14 (2)
1996 Deportivo FAS
1997–1998 River Plate Montevideo
1998 Deportes Temuco 4 (0)
1999 Rentistas
Teams managed
2002 Plaza Colonia
2003–2004 Peñarol
2006 Aucas
2007 Montevideo Wanderers
2007 Alianza Lima
2009–2010 Uruguay U20
2010 Peñarol
2011 Peñarol
2011–2013 Al-Rayyan
2014 Al-Gharafa
2015 Internacional
2016 Atlético Mineiro
2016–2017 San Lorenzo
2018 São Paulo
2019- Al-Rayyan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Diego Vicente Aguirre Camblor (born 13 September 1965) is a Uruguayan retired footballer who played as a forward, and is currently the manager of Al-Rayyan.

Playing career[edit]

A Liverpool Montevideo youth graduate, Aguirre joined the club in 1982 at the age of 16, and made his senior debut in the following year. In 1986, he moved to city rivals Peñarol, and was a part of the squad which won the 1987 Copa Libertadores, scoring a last-minute winner in the Final.[2]

In 1988, after an unassuming spell with Olympiacos,[3] Aguirre had a brief stint with Sven-Göran Eriksson's ACF Fiorentina, appearing only in the Coppa Italia.[4] He subsequently moved to Brazil, representing Internacional and São Paulo.[5]

In the following years Aguirre rarely settled into a club, and played for Portuguesa, Independiente, Peñarol, Bolívar, CA Marbella, Danubio, CD Ourense, Deportivo FAS, River Plate Montevideo, Deportes Temuco[6] and Rentistas.

Managerial career[edit]

After starting his career with Plaza Colonia in 2002, Aguirre returned to his former club Peñarol in 2003. Despite wining the year's championship, he was sacked in December 2004.

On 20 December 2005, Aguirre was named in charge of Aucas, but was sacked the following March. In 2007, he was appointed manager of Montevideo Wanderers, and was subsequently in charge of Alianza Lima for just five matches.

In 2008, Aguirre was named Uruguay under-20 manager, after a request of Óscar Tabárez. On 7 December 2010 he returned to Peñarol,[7] winning another national championship and reaching the finals of the 2011 Copa Libertadores, where his side lost to Santos.

On 5 September 2011, Aguirre signed for Al-Rayyan,[8] remaining in charge until 4 November 2013.[9] He subsequently replaced Zico at the helm of Al-Gharafa, being appointed on 2 February 2014.[10]

On 22 December 2014, Aguirre was named manager of another club he represented as a player, Internacional,[11] being relieved from his duties the following 6 August.[12] On 3 December 2015, he signed a two-year deal with Atlético Mineiro,[13] resigning on 19 May.[14]

On 27 June 2016, Aguirre replaced Pablo Guede at the helm of San Lorenzo.[15] On 22 September of the following year, he resigned after being knocked out of the year's Copa Libertadores.[16]

On 11 March 2018, Aguirre was appointed manager of another former club, São Paulo.[17] On 11 November, after falling down from the first to the fifth position, he left the club.[18]



Deportivo FAS




  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Copa Libertadores 1987: Peñarol is again on top of the continent". CONMEBOL. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (2005-05-11). "Foreign Players in Greece since 1959/60". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2008-12-10.
  4. ^ "Diego Vicente Aguirre – La più veloce meteora nella storia della squadra viola" [Diego Vicente Aguirre – The fastest meteor in the history of the purple team] (in Italian). Calcio Bidoni. 21 March 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Diego Aguirre: treinador com histórico tricolor" [Diego Aguirre: manager with tricolor past history] (in Portuguese). São Paulo FC. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Diego Aguirre: sin recuerdos en Temuco" [Diego Aguirre: no memories at Temuco] (in Spanish). Revista El Ágora. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Diego Aguirre regresa como DT del Peñarol" [Diego Aguirre returns as Peñarol manager] (in Spanish). El Universo. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Al Rayyan, do Qatar, desiste de Dunga e contrata técnico do Peñarol" [Al Rayyan, from Qatar, give up on Dunga and sign the manager of Peñarol] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Polémica salida de Diego Aguirre de Al Rayyan" [Troubled departure of Diego Aguirre from Al Rayyan] (in Spanish). Referí. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Diego Aguirre vuelve a Catar y sustituye a Zico" [Diego Aguirre returns to Qatar and replaces Zico] (in Spanish). Referí. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Diego Aguirre é o novo técnico do Internacional" [Diego Aguirre is the new manager of Internacional] (in Portuguese). SC Internacional. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Diego Aguirre não é mais técnico do Inter" [Diego Aguirre is no longer manager of Inter] (in Portuguese). SC Internacional. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Diego Aguirre é apresentado na Cidade do Galo" [Diego Aguirre is presented at the Cidade do Galo] (in Portuguese). Atlético Mineiro. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Diego Aguirre deixa o comando do Atlético" [Diego Aguirre leaves Atlético] (in Portuguese). Atlético Mineiro. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  15. ^ "El uruguayo Diego Aguirre, nuevo entrenador de San Lorenzo" [Uruguayan Diego Aguirre, new manager of San Lorenzo] (in Spanish). Marca. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Diego Aguirre presenta su dimisión en San Lorenzo" [Diego Aguirre resigns at San Lorenzo] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Diego Aguirre é o novo técnico do São Paulo" [Diego Aguirre is the new manager of São Paulo] (in Portuguese). São Paulo FC. 11 March 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Nota oficial" [Official announcement] (in Portuguese). São Paulo FC. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2018.

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