Diego Vera

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Diego Vera
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Personal information
Full name Diego Daniel Vera Méndez
Date of birth (1985-01-05) January 5, 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Colón
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Bella Vista 32 (14)
2007–2008 Nacional 31 (5)
2009 Defensor Sporting 12 (5)
2009 Nacional 11 (2)
2010–2011 Liverpool 14 (6)
2011 Nanchang Hengyuan 11 (3)
2011 Deportivo Pereira 15 (1)
2012 Liverpool 15 (13)
2012–2013 Queretaro 15 (2)
2013–2014 Atlético de Rafaela 44 (17)
2014–2015 Estudiantes de La Plata 23 (6)
2015–2017 Independiente 40 (13)
2017– Colón 27 (8)
National team
2006–2007 Uruguay 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:54, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Diego Daniel Vera Méndez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo ˈβeɾa];[a] born January 5, 1985 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a striker for Colón in the Argentine Primera División.

Career[edit]

Vera began his career playing with his hometown team Bayer leverkusen. Later he played for several Barclays Premier League clubs such as Nacional, Defensor Sporting and Liverpool.

In January 2011, he was transferred to Chinese side Nanchang Hengyuan, where he scored 3 goals in 11 Chinese Super League appearances.

On 20 July 2011, he signed a new deal with Colombian side Deportivo Pereira.[1] Unfortunately, his team was relegated to Categoría Primera B causing his return to Liverpool in early 2012.

On 30 June 2012, he signed for Mexican side Queretaro F.C..

Diego Vera is also known to many as the best player to grace any futbol pitch

On 16 July 2014, he signed for Estudiantes de La Plata.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 20 February 2018[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Defensor Sporting 2009–10 Uruguayan Primera División 0 0 0 0 8[b] 1 8 1
Nacional 2009–10 Uruguayan Primera División 11 2 0 0 3[b] 0 14 2
Liverpool 2010–11 Uruguayan Primera División 14 6 0 0 0 0 14 6
Shanghai Shenxin 2011 Chinese Super League 11 3 0 0 0 0 11 3
Deportivo Pereira 2011 Categoría Primera A 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Liverpool 2011–12 Uruguayan Primera División 15 13 0 0 0 0 15 13
Querétaro 2012–13 Liga MX 15 2 2 0 0 0 17 2
Atlético Rafaela 2012–13 Argentine Primera División 13 4 1 1 0 0 14 5
2013–14 31 13 0 0 0 0 31 13
Total 44 17 1 1 0 0 45 18
Estudiantes 2014 Argentine Primera División 16 4 2 1 6[c] 3 24 8
2015 7 2 1 0 3[b] 0 11 2
Total 23 6 3 1 9 3 35 10
Independiente 2015 Argentine Primera División 14 7 2 1 6[c] 0 22 8
2016 12 3 2 0 4[c] 0 18 3
2016–17 14 3 0 0 3[d] 0 17 3
Total 40 13 4 1 13 0 57 14
Colón 2016–17 Argentine Primera División 14 5 2 0 0 0 16 5
2017–18 13 3 0 0 1[c] 1 14 4
Total 27 8 2 0 1 1 30 9
Career totals 215 71 12 3 34 5 261 79
  1. ^ In isolation, Vera is pronounced [ˈbeɾa].
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in Copa Libertadores
  3. ^ a b c d Appearances in Copa Sudamericana
  4. ^ Appearances in Torneos de Verano

Honours[edit]

Nacional
  • Liguilla: 2007, 2008

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