Diego Soñora

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Diego Soñora
Personal information
Full name Diego Luis Soñora
Date of birth (1969-07-17) 17 July 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1995 Boca Juniors 202 (3)
1996–1997 Dallas Burn 47 (3)
1998 MetroStars 30 (3)
1999 D.C. United 27 (1)
2000–2001 Deportes Concepción
2001 Tampa Bay Mutiny
2002 Cerro Porteño
? Defensores de Belgrano
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2011.

Diego Luis Soñora (born 17 July 1969 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine former footballer who played as a defender or midfielder. He is the father of Joel Soñora.[1]

Soñora, nicknamed "Chiche", spent a large part of his career with Argentine giants Boca Juniors where he won 5 titles between 1988 and 1995. Soñora played a total of 266 games for Boca in all competitions, scoring 5 goals.

In 1996 Soñora moved to Major League Soccer's Dallas Burn for the league's inaugural season, 1996. He would play two seasons for Dallas, before a switch to the MetroStars in 1998. A season later, he was sent to D.C. United and helped them to the 1999 MLS Cup. Soñora left MLS after that season, and played in Chile for Deportes Concepción before a short return to the US and Tampa Bay Mutiny in 2001. He then joined Cerro Porteño of Paraguay before returning to Argentina to play for lower league side Defensores de Belgrano, before retiring as a player.

In MLS, Sonora was an All-Star in his first three seasons in the league, and scored a total of seven goals and 21 assists.

Sonora's son Joel is a US youth international, who signed with Germany's VfB Stuttgart in 2016.


Season Team Title
1989 Boca Juniors Recopa Sudamericana
1989 Boca Juniors Supercopa Sudamericana
Apertura 1992 Boca Juniors Argentine Primera División
1992 Boca Juniors Supercopa Masters
1993 Boca Juniors Copa de Oro
1999 D.C. United MLS Cup