Diogo Rincón

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Diogo Rincón
Personal information
Full name Diogo Augusto Pacheco da Fontoura
Date of birth (1980-04-18) 18 April 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Canoas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Internacional 32 (3)
2002–2009 Dynamo Kyiv 129 (46)
2008 Corinthians (loan) 11 (2)
2009–2011 AO Kavala 25 (4)
2012 Canoas 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Diogo Augusto Pacheco da Fontoura, nickname Diogo Rincón or just Rincón (Ukrainian: Діого Рінкон; born on 18 April 1980 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul) is a professional Brazilian football player, who currently plays as a midfielder for Canoas. He became the first South American footballer in Ukraine who was among the best scorers in the Ukrainian Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Rincón was a product of Internacional's youth academy and was a featured regular prior to his transfer to Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv in 2002. Unlike many other South Americans who were unable to succeed at Dynamo, Rincon is one of the few successes, having claimed a starting role at Dynamo after his first year at the Ukrainian club. Rincon holds the record for the fastest goal in Dynamo's European history – 24 seconds against Turkish club Fenerbahçe on 8 August 2006 in a UEFA Champions League qualifier.[1]

In February 2008 Rincón left FC Dynamo Kyiv and joined on loan to Corinthians,[2] in November 2008 turned back to Ukraine.[3] On 25 April 2009 the Brazilian midfielder has terminated his contract with Dynamo Kyiv upon his request, he is now a free agent and could return to Brazil.[4] The player who plays in the attacking midfielder role signed on 25 July 2009 for AO Kavala he comes on a free transfer and signed until June 2010.[citation needed]

International career[edit]

Rincón is former member of the U-17 Brazil squad that won the U-17 World Cup in 1997.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ukraine League Ukrainian Cup Europe Total
2002–03 Dynamo Kyiv Premier League 23 10 7 4 6 1 36 15
2003–04 29 5 6 2 8 4 43 11
2004–05 25 10 7 6 10 3 42 19
2005–06 23 10 4 0 2 0 29 10
2006–07 16 7 31 1 6 3 25 11
2007–08 13 4 1 0 5 1 19 5
Total 129 46 28 13 37 12 194 71
1Including 1 match in Ukrainian Super Cup

Honours[edit]

Campeonato Gaucho: 2002

Ukrainian Premier League: 2003, 2004, 2007

Ukrainian Cup: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diogo Rincón rescinde com Dynamo Kiev on www.trivela.com
  2. ^ Diogo Rincón fala como corintiano on www.globoesporte.globo.com
  3. ^ Diogo Rincón é dispensado pelo Corinthians on www.esporte.ig.com.br
  4. ^ Diogo Rincón leaves Dynamo on www.ukrainianfootball.com

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