Diego Mariño

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Diego Mariño
Diego Mariño (julio de 2014).jpg
Mariño with Valladolid in 2014
Personal information
Full name Diego Mariño Villar
Date of birth (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Vigo, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Sporting Gijón
Number 13
Youth career
Santa Mariña
1998–2000 Rápido Bouzas
2000–2003 Sárdoma
2003–2004 Areosa
2004–2008 Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Villarreal C 48 (0)
2010–2012 Villarreal B 72 (0)
2012–2013 Villarreal 9 (0)
2013–2015 Valladolid 28 (0)
2014–2015 Levante (loan) 32 (0)
2015–2016 Levante 23 (0)
2016– Sporting Gijón
National team
2008–2009 Spain U19 6 (0)
2009 Spain U20 1 (0)
2011–2013 Spain U21 6 (0)
2012 Spain U23 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.


This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mariño and the second or maternal family name is Villar.

Diego Mariño Villar (born 9 May 1990) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Sporting Gijón as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Villarreal[edit]

Born in Vigo, Galicia, Mariño played for Villarreal CF since the age of 14, having already represented four teams as a youth. He made his professional debuts in the 2010–11 season, helping the reserves barely avoid relegation from the second division while appearing in 38 games.[1]

In the following campaign, Mariño was again first-choice, but as the main squad suffered relegation in La Liga, the B's were forced to drop down to the third level even though the team finished in a comfortable 12th position. After the departures of longtime incumbent Diego López and 41-year-old César (the latter retired), he was promoted to the first team by manager Julio Velázquez – also his boss in the second side.

Valladolid / Levante[edit]

On 5 July 2013, Mariño signed a five-year contract with Real Valladolid, with Villarreal retaining an option to buy him back for 300,000.[2] He made his debut in the top flight on 17 August, in a 1–2 home loss against Athletic Bilbao.[3]

On 8 August 2014, Mariño moved to fellow league team Levante UD in a season-long loan deal.[4][5] On 31 August of the following year, he signed a permanent three-year deal with the club.[6]

Sporting Gijón[edit]

On 1 July 2016, after Levante's relegation, Mariño joined Sporting de Gijón for four years.[7]

International career[edit]

Mariño won his first cap for the Spanish under-21 team in 2011. Also that year, he was selected by manager Luis Milla for his UEFA European Championship squad.

In the tournament in Denmark, Mariño was a backup to Atlético Madrid's David de Gea as the nation won its third title in the category. The following year, he repeated the role for the under-23 team in a group stage exit at the Olympics in Great Britain.

Honours[edit]

Spain U21
Spain U17

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