Diogo Santos Rangel

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Diogo Rangel
Personal information
Full name Diogo Santos Rangel
Date of birth (1991-08-19) 19 August 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
São Caetano
Youth career
2004–2007 Clube Pequeninos do Jockey
2007–2010 Portuguesa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Vasco da Gama 0 (0)
2011 Palmeiras 0 (0)
2012 Dili United ? (?)
2012–2013 Sriwijaya 12 (1)
2013 Gresik United (loan) 16 (1)
2014 Daejeon Citizen 12 (0)
2014 Gangwon FC 11 (0)
2015 Osotspa 14 (1)
2015 Bragantino 0 (0)
2016 Songkhla United 0 (0)
2017 Botafogo-PB 0 (0)
2017– São Caetano 0 (0)
National team
2012 Timor-Leste U-21 4 (1)
2011–2014 Timor-Leste U-23 11 (2)
2012–2016 Timor-Leste 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 January 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2016

Diogo Santos Rangel[1] (born 19 August 1991) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defender for São Caetano.

Despite having no links with East Timor, he had been naturalised and has served to the country's national team for six years. In 2017, the Asian Football Confederation declared him ineligible to play for this country, which subsequently has void the passport had given him before.

Club careers[edit]

Dili United[edit]

After he defended the Timor Leste U-23 in the arena Southeast Asian Games he joined a local club in Dili, Timor Leste, namely Dili United.

Sriwijaya Football Club[edit]

After undergoing selection for two weeks with Sriwijaya, Diogo got a contract offer from the club's management. On 8 November 2012 Diogo agreed to sign a three-year contract with Sriwijaya.[2] He scored his first goal for Sriwijaya against Persisam Putra Samarinda, but his goal could not help his team from losing 2–4.

Gresik United[edit]

On May 2013 Diogo loaned to Gresik United from the Sriwijaya for 5-month until the end of season.

Daejeon Citizen[edit]

On March 2014 Diogo join Daejeon Citizen.[3]

International careers[edit]

Diogo's began his international career as a Timor Leste U-23 that in preparing for the Southeast Asian Games in November 2011. Diogo made his debut as a national team U-23 as warm-up match against Indonesia U-23 on 25 October 2011, which ended in defeat 0–5.[4] After that he played in 5 games and scored 1 goal in the event the Southeast Asian Games. In February 2012 he summons national team U-21 to compete in the arena 2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy, in the event he scored 1 goal in 4 games. In July 2012 was recalled to the national team U-23 that competed in the 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualification. In this tournament he played 5 times and scored one goal.

On 5 October 2012 he made his debut as a Timor Leste national football team in the match against Cambodia in the event the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup qualification which ended with a 5–1 win.[5][6] Until now Diogo has played in four games for the national team.[7]

On 19 January 2017, the Asian Football Confederation declared Diogo and eleven other Brazilian footballers ineligible to represent East Timor.[8][9] Two months later, the East Timorese passport he had received have been declared ‘null and void’ by the Ministry of Justice of East Timor.[10]


Club honors[edit]



  1. ^ Match Report CBF (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Fitriansyah, Hensyi. "Sriwijaya FC Kontrak Diogo Santos Selama Tiga Tahun". goal.com. Goal.com. Retrieved 8 November 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Diogo Santos Rangel (디오고)". kleague.com. K League. Retrieved 20 April 2014.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ Dennys, Ferril. "Babak I, Indonesia Hajar Timor Leste 4–0". kompas.com. Kompas. Retrieved 25 October 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "Cambodia 1 Timor Leste 5". affsuzukucup.com. ASEAN Football Federation. Retrieved 5 October 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ "The match summary". affsuzukicup.com. ASEAN Football Federation. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Diogo Santos Rangel". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. 
  8. ^ "AFC Disciplinary Committee decision 20170119DC01" (PDF). Asian Football Confederation. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  9. ^ Chade, Jamil (20 January 2017). "Com brasileiros 'falsificados' em campo, Timor Leste é banido de competições" [With Brazilians "falsified" on field, East Timor is banned from competitions] (in Portuguese). Estadão. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Timor-Leste passports declared 'null and void'". Asian Football Confederation. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 

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