Juan Diego González

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Juan Diego González
Personal information
Full name Juan Diego González Alzate
Date of birth (1980-09-22) September 22, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Medellín, Colombia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1995–1996 Envigado FC U19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Envigado
1999–2000 Independiente Medellín
2000–2001 Almagro
2001 San Lorenzo
2002 Envigado
2003–2004 Santa Fe
2005 Independiente Medellín
2005 Once Caldas
2006 Santos Laguna 9 (0)
2006–2007 Once Caldas 4 (0)
2007–2010 La Equidad 56 (0)
2010 Deportivo Pereira
2010–2011 Philadelphia Union 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 23, 2011.

Juan Diego González Alzate (born September 22, 1980 in Medellín) is a Colombian footballer.


González began his career in the youth ranks of Envigado. After an impressive start to his career in Colombia, González moved to Argentina joining Almagro in 2000. In 2001, he joined top club San Lorenzo and helped the Argentine side capture the Copa Mercosur that same year. After a brief stay with San Lorenzo he returned to ColOmbia and his original club Envigado.

The following seasons he would play for various Colombian clubs before joining Mexican club Santos Laguna for a brief spell in 2006. The following season, he returned to Colombia and joined Once Caldas. In 2007, he joined La Equidad and was a prominent member of the squad appearing in 56 league matches and helping his club capture the Colombian Cup in 2008. On August 5, 2010, he signed with the Philadelphia Union.[1] He was waived by Philadelphia on November 23, 2011.[2]

He has played for more than ten clubs throughout his senior career, including clubs in Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and the United States.



Argentina San Lorenzo

Colombia La Equidad


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