Diego Barrera

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Diego Barrera
Personal information
Full name Diego Alejandro Barrera
Date of birth (1987-03-25) March 25, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Bogota, Colombia
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Kaya F.C.
Youth career
2004–2006 Loyola Marymount Lions
2007 New Mexico Lobos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 San Fernando Valley Quakes 4 (1)
2007 Ventura County Fusion 8 (0)
2008 San Fernando Valley Quakes 13 (4)
2009–2010 Hollywood United Hitmen 11 (1)
2010 Ventura County Fusion 2 (1)
2011 Wilmington Hammerheads 12 (0)
2011–2012 Syracuse Silver Knights (indoor) 13 (3)
2012 Cal FC
2013 Stallion Sta. Lucia F.C. 9 (1)
2014 Team Socceroo 13 (7)
2014- Kaya 12 (4)
National team
2005 United States U18

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:00, 11 June 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Diego Barrera (born March 25, 1987 in Bogota) is a Colombian-born American soccer player currently playing for Kaya F.C. in the United Football League in the Philippines.


College and amateur[edit]

Barrera moved from his native Colombia to the United States as a small child, settling in Thousand Oaks, California. He attended Thousand Oaks High School, and played three years of college soccer at Loyola Marymount University, where he was named to the College Soccer News All-Freshman Third Team, the All-WCC second team and the WCC All-Freshman Team in his debut year in 2004. He transferred to the University of New Mexico prior to his senior year in 2007.

During his college career and beyond, Barrera played extensively with numerous Southern California teams in the USL Premier Development League, including the San Fernando Valley Quakes[1] (twice), Hollywood United Hitmen[2] and Ventura County Fusion[3] (twice).


Barrera signed his first professional contract in March 2011, joining USL Pro club Wilmington Hammerheads.[4] He made his professional debut on May 14, 2011, coming on as a second half substitute in a 3-1 win over F.C. New York.[5]

After the season at Wilmington, he played professional indoor soccer with the Syracuse Silver Knights in the MISL, before returning to California. Barrera then joined his home town based team , amateur side Cal FC in the USASA-affiliated La Gran Liga de Oxnard based in Oxnard, California.[6]


Married in 2014 .

Diego's younger brother, Danny Barrera, is also a professional soccer player.





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