Diogo Tavares

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Diogo Tavares
Personal information
Full name Diogo Filipe Conceição Tavares
Date of birth (1987-07-27) 27 July 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Catania (on loan from Catanzaro)
Number 35
Youth career
1995–1996 Cova da Piedade
1997–1998 Benfica
1998–2006 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Genoa 9 (1)
2007 Monza (loan) 4 (1)
2007–2008 Lugano (loan) 20 (7)
2008–2011 Frosinone 37 (7)
2010 Pergocrema (loan) 14 (1)
2011 Ternana (loan) 11 (1)
2011–2012 Como 30 (8)
2012–2013 Santa Clara 9 (0)
2013–2015 Ancona 57 (21)
2015–2016 Messina 27 (10)
2016– Catanzaro 18 (2)
2017– Catania (loan) 9 (1)
National team
2006 Portugal U19 9 (5)
2006–2007 Portugal U20 8 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.

Diogo Filipe Conceição Tavares (born 27 July 1987) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Italian club Calcio Catania on loan from U.S. Catanzaro 1929 as a forward.

He spent most of his career in Italy, but never competed in Serie A.

Club career[edit]


Born in Lisbon, Tavares was a product of Sporting Clube de Portugal's prolific youth system, but never appeared professionally for its first team, moving abroad in 2006 to join Italian side Genoa CFC, where he spent two uneventful seasons which included as much loans.

He spent the 2007–08 campaign in AC Lugano in Switzerland, with the club also receiving from Genoa Alessandro Di Maio, Tiago and Rivaldo González for a total of €500,000.[1][2]


In July 2008, Tavares was signed by Frosinone Calcio (in a co-ownership deal) for 300,000.[3] The Serie B club used the transfer credit of Salvatore Bocchetti who joined Genoa in June for €2.3 million, in the same predicament.[3] In January 2010 he moved to lowly U.S. Pergocrema 1932, in another loan.

In late June 2010, Tavares was bought permanently by Fronisone along with Salvatore Aurelio, as part of Robert Gucher's deal.[4][5] At that time half of the registration rights of the player were valued at €800,000,[6] while Tavares was valued at €600,000[6] and Gucher at €1.3 million;[6] moreover, Selim Ben Djemia's loan had cost Fronisone €100,000 and Gucher had cost Geona €200,000, which cleared any debts for both clubs.

Tavares only appeared in one fourth of the league matches during 2010–11 and only scored once, as his team ranked 22nd and last in the second level.


On 28 August 2011, Tavares left for Calcio Como as part of the deal that sent Simone Fautario in the opposite direction.[7][8]


  1. ^ Costi di valorizzazione calciatori
  2. ^ Genoa Report and Accounts on 30 June 2008 (in Italian), Require purchase in CCIAA
  3. ^ a b Genoa Report and Accounts on 31 December 2008 (in Italian), Require purchase in CCIAA
  4. ^ "Mercato, Basha all’Atalanta e Troianiello al Siena" [Market, Basha to Atalanta and Troianiello to Siena] (in Italian). Frosinone Calcio. 25 June 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Traffico molto intenso sulla A7" [Intense traffic on the A7] (in Italian). Genoa C.F.C. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c Genoa Report and Accounts on 31 December 2010 (in Italian), Require purchase in CCIAA
  7. ^ "Ufficializzati Tavarez e Diniz" [Tavares and Diniz official] (in Italian). Calcio Como. 29 August 2011. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Tavares al Como, Fautario al Frosinone" [Tavares to Como, Fautario to Frosinone] (in Italian). Frosinone Calcio. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 

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