Diego José Gómez Heredia

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Diego
Personal information
Full name Diego José Gómez Heredia
Date of birth (1990-02-12) 12 February 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Salamanca, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1998–2002 Real Madrid
2002–2009 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Olesa Montserrat
2009–2010 Palamós
2010–2011 Gramenet B 34 (0)
2011–2012 Terrassa 29 (0)
2012 Southern District 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Diego José Gómez Heredia(born 12 February 1990), simply known as Diego, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Salamanca, Castile and León, Diego joined FC Barcelona's La Masia in 2002, aged 11, after a stint at rivals Real Madrid.[1] He was released in 2009, and made his senior debuts with CF Olesa de Montserrat in Tercera División.

On 10 December 2009 Diego joined Palamós CF, also in the fourth level.[2] In July 2010 he moved to UDA Gramenet, but spent the vast majority of his spell exclusively the reserves, only appearing on the bench with the main squad on 2 January 2011, in a 1–1 away draw against CD Dénia.

In the 2011 summer Diego signed for fourth division's Terrassa FC,[3] being a regular starter for the side.[4] In August 2013 he moved abroad for the first time in his career, joining Hong Kong Premier League side Southern District RSA.[5]

Diego made his professional debut on 1 September 2012, starting in a 1–3 away loss against Hong Kong Rangers FC.[6] He only appeared in one further match before being released in October.

Diego retired in December 2012, aged only 22, mainly due to injuries.

Post-playing career[edit]

After retiring, Diego was a coach in an A.C. Milan youth setup in Hong Kong. In the 2014 summer he was appointed delegate of UE Sant Andreu's Juvenil squad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FC Barcelona Juvenil B" (in Spanish). Barcelona's official website. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Arriba l'exporter del Barça juvenil Diego Gómez (Olesa)" [Arrives the former Barça juvenil goalkeeper Diego Gómez (Olesa)] (in Catalan). El Punt Avui. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Conozcamos a los rivales (I)" [Knowing our rivals (I)] (in Spanish). Castelldefels' official website. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "El porter egarenc ho té molt clar" [Terrassa's goalkeeper has it clear] (PDF) (in Catalan). El Mundo Deportivo. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Spanish footballers find work in Hong Kong". CNN. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "BC Ranger 3:1 Southern". Hong Kong Football Association. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 

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