|Full name||Diego Antonio Gavilán Zarate|
|Date of birth||1 March 1980|
|Place of birth||Asunción, Paraguay|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|2002–2003||→ UAG (loan)||14||(1)|
|2003||→ Internacional (loan)||39||(5)|
|2003–2004||→ Udinese (loan)||0||(0)|
|2005–2007||Newell's Old Boys||26||(1)|
|2013||Cerro Porteño U15|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 February 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 2009
Diego Antonio Gavilán Zarate (born 1 March 1980, Asunción) is a Paraguayan former footballer and current coach of Olimpia Itá in the Paraguayan División Intermedia. As a national team player, he earned 43 caps for his country.
Gavilán's nickname pampero - meaning the horse that runs like the wind - offers a fair indication of his purposeful and hard-running style. He began his top-flight career at Cerro Porteño, and he became the first ever Paraguayan to play in England, when he signed for Newcastle United in 2000.
Gavilán cost Newcastle £2m when he left his native Paraguay behind at the age of just 19. He made his Premiership debut in a 2-2 draw at Sunderland. He struggled however, to stake a real claim for a first team place, making some appearances for the club as a substitute. He scored once in the league, against Coventry in a 2-0 win in April 2000.
Gavilán was loaned out to Tecos UAG in Mexico for the year 2002, by which time he had played only two further games for the club.
In 2003, he joined Internacional of Brazil. In 2006, Gavilán signed with the Argentinian side Newell's Old Boys. He signed the following year with Grêmio, returning to the city of Porto Alegre in Brazil.
Gavilán then joined Independiente on loan, and is currently with Portuguesa until November.
In 2011, the players signs with Independiente CG.
In May 2015, Gavilán was announced as coach of Independiente Campo Grande in Paraguay´s Division Intermedia, second division.
- "Newcastle 2 - 0 Coventry". 4TheGame. 29 April 2000. Archived from the original on 30 December 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2009.