Diego Arismendi

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Diego Arismendi
Diego Arismendi.jpg
Arismendi playing for Barnsley
Personal information
Full name Hugo Diego Arismendi Ciapparetta[1]
Date of birth (1988-01-25) 25 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nacional
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Nacional 55 (2)
2009–2012 Stoke City 0 (0)
2010 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 6 (0)
2010–2011 Barnsley (loan) 31 (1)
2012 Huddersfield Town (loan) 9 (0)
2013–2015 Nacional 56 (9)
2015–2016 Al-Shabab 26 (2)
2016– Nacional 22 (1)
National team
2008–2014 Uruguay 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:09, 4 May 2017 (UTC).

Hugo Diego Arismendi Ciapparetta (born 25 January 1988) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a midfielder for Nacional.

Arismendi began his career with Nacional, one of Uruguay's leading clubs. His performances for Nacional in the Copa Libertadores earned him a call up to the Uruguay national team and to the attention of clubs in Europe. English Premier League side Stoke City signed Arismendi a fee of £2.6 million becoming the club's first South American player. However at Stoke he has failed to make any impact and has only been included in cup and European matches. He has also spent time out on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion, Barnsley and Huddersfield Town. After ending his unsuccessful time in England he returned to Uruguay.

Career[edit]

On 29 August 2009 it was reported that Arismendi had agreed personal terms and passed a medical with Stoke City. It was then announced late on 31 August 2009 that he had signed for a fee of £2.6 million possibly rising to £4.8 million. [2] Arismendi made his Stoke debut in a 4–3 win over Blackpool in the League Cup on 22 September 2009. He was substituted at half-time due to an injury.[3]

On 2 March 2010 Arismendi joined League One side Brighton & Hove Albion on loan linking up with fellow country man Gus Poyet.[4] His time on the south coast was overshadowed by injury as he endured a miserable time which ended with a red card against MK Dons in his final game for the club. On 12 July 2010 Arismendi joined championship side Barnsley on a season long loan.[5] He scored his first goal in English football against Leeds United in a 5–2 win for Barnsley.[6] He returned to Stoke at the start of the 2011–12 season and whilst he has made the matchday squad a few occasions he has remained as an used substitute. He did make four appearances in the away matches in the UEFA Europa League including their final match against Valencia.[7]

He joined Huddersfield Town on loan on 16 March 2012 until the end of the season.[8][9] He made his debut for the "Terriers" the following day as a substitute in their 1–1 draw at Colchester United at the Colchester Community Stadium. His first start for the club came in the 1–0 home victory over league leaders Charlton Athletic on 24 March 2012.[10]

Arismendi was left out of Stoke's 25-man squad for the 2012–13 season leaving his future certain to be away from the Britannia Stadium.[11] His contract at Stoke was terminated at the end of November 2012 bringing an end to a poor three years at the club in which he managed just six appearances none of which came in a Premier League match.[12] He returned to Uruguay and re-signed for Nacional.

International career[edit]

He received his first international cap in a friendly match against Norway on 28 May 2008 followed up by his second in a World Cup qualifier against Bolivia both games finished 2–2.

Personal life[edit]

Whilst living in England, Arismendi was branded a 'noise pest' after forcing his neighbour to move due to hosting late night parties.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 May 2017[14]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nacional 2006–07 Uruguayan Primera División 10 0 0 0 10 0
2007–08 Uruguayan Primera División 21 1 13 1 34 2
2008–09 Uruguayan Primera División 24 1 10 1 34 2
Total 55 2 23 2 78 4
Stoke City 2009–10 Premier League 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
2010–11 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0
2012–13 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 6 0
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2009–10 League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Barnsley (loan) 2010–11 Championship 31 1 1 0 0 0 32 1
Huddersfield Town (loan) 2010–11 League One 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Nacional 2012–13 Uruguayan Primera División 11 1 5 0 16 1
2013–14 Uruguayan Primera División 22 3 3 0 25 3
2014–15 Uruguayan Primera División 23 5 2 0 25 5
Total 56 9 10 0 66 9
Al-Shabab 2015–16 Saudi Professional League 26 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 30 2
Nacional 2016 Uruguayan Primera División 11 0 0 0 11 0
2017 Uruguayan Primera División 11 1 3 0 14 1
Total 22 1 3 0 25 1
Career total 205 15 2 0 5 0 40 2 252 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/09/2009 and 30/09/2009" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Uruguayan Star Joins Potters". Stoke City FC. 31 August 2009. Archived from the original on 3 September 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Stoke City 4–3 Blackpool". Stoke City FC. Stoke City. Archived from the original on 7 March 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Diego Joins Brighton". Stoke City FC. Stoke City. 22 September 2009. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Arismendi's Loan Move To Barnsley". stokecityfc.com. Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Barnsley 5–2 Leeds". BBC Sport. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Valencia 1 – 0 Stoke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Arismendi Joins Huddersfield". Stoke City F.C. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "DIEGO A DONE DEAL!". Huddersfield Town F.C. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Huddersfield 1–0 Charlton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "25-Man Squad Announced". Stoke City F.C. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Arismendi Departs". Stoke City F.C. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Premiership footballer Diego Arismendi's late night parties 'forced neighbour to move out'". Telegraph. London. 19 February 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "D. ARISMENDI". Socceway. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 

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