Diego Latorre

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Diego Latorre
Diego latorre jun15.jpg
Latorre in June, 2015.
Personal information
Full name Diego Fernando Latorre
Date of birth (1969-08-04) 4 August 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1992 Boca Juniors 119 (33)
1992–1993 Fiorentina 2 (0)
1993–1995 Tenerife 69 (15)
1995-1996 UD Salamanca 22 (1)
1996–1998 Boca Juniors 67 (23)
1998–1999 Racing Club 29 (10)
1999–2000 Cruz Azul 18 (6)
2000 Rosario Central 14 (2)
2000–2001 Chacarita Juniors 9 (1)
2001–2003 Club Celaya 68 (27)
2003 Comunicaciones
2003–2004 Dorados de Sinaloa
2004–2005 Comunicaciones 15 (5)
2005–2006 Alacranes de Durango 13 (0)
National team
1991 Argentina 6 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Diego Fernando Latorre (born August 4, 1969 in Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine footballer, who played as a striker or as an offensive midfield playmaker.


Latorre was the first Argentine player to be labelled as the "New Maradona".[1] He made his professional debut for Boca Juniors on October 18, 1987 against Platense scoring his first goal at the same match. He won the 1991 Argentine league with Boca Juniors. His good performance took him to play with the Argentina national football team scoring his first goal in a Friendly match against Brazil.[2]

In 1992, he joined Fiorentina with Gabriel Batistuta after the pair helped Argentina to win the Copa America in 1991. While Batistuta eventually became one of Fiorentina's all-time greats, Latorre only made 2 appearance with the club and quickly left for CD Tenerife in La Liga. He made 67 appearances 15 goals with the Spanish club. He moved to UD Salamanca in 1995, but only spent a single season there. He returned to Boca Juniors in 1996. He also played for Racing Club de Avellaneda and Rosario Central after returning from Europe. He later played in Mexico and Guatemala before retiring in 2005.[2]

After retirement[edit]

Diego Latorre is a Sportscaster for Fox Sports Latinoamérica, and has worked alongside Juan Manuel Pons or Gustavo Cima as a football commentator for Latin América (South Cone).



Boca Juniors[2]





  1. ^ Laura Williamson (28 May 2009). "Is United's destroyer Lionel Messi the first 'New Maradona' worthy of the name?". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "What became of… Diego Latorre". La Liga. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Diego Latorre". Eurosport. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Emmanuel Castro Serna (9 July 2009). "Argentina - List of Topscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 

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