Diego Vásquez

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Diego Vásquez
Personal information
Full name Diego Martín Vásquez Castro
Date of birth (1971-07-03) 3 July 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth San Martín, Argentina
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Motagua (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987 San Martín
1987–1991 River Plate
1991–1993 Huracán
1994–1997 Independiente (R)
1997–2000 Motagua
2000–2001 Marathón
2001–2002 Motagua
2002–2004 Universidad
2004 Municipal Valencia
2005 Suchitepéquez
2006 Marathón
2007 Vida
2007–2010 Victoria
2010–2011 Deportes Savio
Teams managed
2013– Motagua
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 September 2016.

Diego Vásquez (born 3 July 1971 in San Martín, Argentina) is a retired football player who currently serves as coach for C.D. Motagua in the Honduran Liga Nacional.[1]

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Barbie, Vásquez played most of his career in Honduras as a goalkeeper, most notably for C.D. Motagua where he conquered several titles and individual awards.[2] He began his career playing for his hometown club San Martín de Mendoza.[3]

His debut for Motagua occurred on 24 August 1997, where he saved two penalty kicks in the 1–0 victory over C.D.S. Vida.[4] According to Diego, his most memorable event as a player took place in the final series of the 1999–2000 Honduran Liga Nacional season against Club Deportivo Olimpia where after a 0–0 global score, the title had to be decided by penalty shoot-outs in which Vásquez saved the decisive kick to give Motagua its 8th national championship.[5]

Vásquez retired from professional football in 2011 playing for Deportes Savio.[6]

Managerial career[edit]

Just as he did as a player, Vásquez began with C.D. Motagua his career as a manager in Honduras in 2013.[7] The first achievement under his management occurred only a year after in the 2014–15 season, a success which represented Motagua's 13th national title.[8] In his first shot as a manager, he already owns the accomplishment of having 130+ consecutive games leading a Honduran Liga Nacional club as a coach, numbers which are only outmatched by Carlos Padilla, also with Motagua.[9]







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