Diego Polenta

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Diego Polenta
Personal information
Full name Diego Fabián Polenta Musetti
Date of birth (1992-02-06) 6 February 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back / Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 23
Youth career
2008–2011 Genoa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Genoa 1 (0)
2011–2014 Bari (loan) 86 (5)
2014–2016 Nacional (loan) 51 (2)
National team
2008–2009 Uruguay U17 5 (0)
2010–2011 Uruguay U20 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 March 2016.

Diego Fabián Polenta Musetti (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo poˈlenta]; born 2 February 1992), is an Uruguayan footballer who plays for the Uruguayan club Club Nacional de Football on loan from Italian club Genoa.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Polenta started his career on hometown's club Danubio, in youth categories. His abilities impressed the Italian club Genoa, and he was moved to the club on July 2008.

Genoa C.F.C.[edit]

He spent the whole 2009-10 season with the Primavera team. In the 2010-11 season he was included on the first team squad, with the 35 jersey.

On 30 April 2011, he made his first team debut, against Napoli, after came off the bench to replace Giandomenico Mesto.[1]

A.S. Bari[edit]

On 29 August 2011, he signed a season-long loan deal with the Serie B club Bari in order to gain first team football experience.[2] After a successful stay that loan deal was extended by one year on 21 August 2012.[3]


Mainly a centre back, he can also operate as a left back.

International career[edit]

He has been capped by the Uruguay national under-17 football team for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup and by the Uruguay national under-20 football team for the 2011 South American Youth Championship and for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[4]

Polenta was named in Uruguay's senior squad for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Peru in March 2016.[5].

U20 International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 16 January 2011 Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi, Arequipa, Peru Peru  Argentina 0–1 2–1 2011 South American Youth Championship
2. 22 January 2011 Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi, Arequipa, Peru Peru  Chile 0–4 0–4 2011 South American Youth Championship
3. 13 July 2011 Estadio Juan Antonio Lavalleja, Flores, Uruguay Uruguay  Guatemala 2–0 2–0 Friendly




  1. ^ Napoli vs. Genoa 1-0
  2. ^ "Diego Polenta arregló con el Bari" (in Spanish). ovaciondigital.com.uy. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Calciomercato Bari, oggi è il giorno dei ritorni" (in Italian). 21 August 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Diego PolentaFIFA competition record
  5. ^ "Uruguay 1-0 Peru". goal.com. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 

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