Juan Manuel Díaz
|Full name||Juan Manuel Díaz Martínez|
|Date of birth||October 28, 1987|
|Place of birth||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:00, 19 January 2017 (UTC).
Díaz was signed in January 2008. He made his debut 2-1 win over against Banfield on February 8, 2008. He scored his first Estudiantes goal against Rosario Central on April 25, 2008. He was sent off against LDU Quito on April 29, 2008.
During the 2008-09 season, Díaz was part of the Estudiantes squad that experienced finishing as runners up in Copa Sudamericana 2008 and then went on to win Copa Libertadores 2009. In January 2010, Club Atlético River Plate signed the Uruguayan wingback from Estudiantes.
On 8 July 2016, Diaz signed a two years' contract with Superleague club AEK Athens for an undisclosed fee. "I am proud to be joining AEK and becoming a member of such an important club. It was my dream to continue my career in Europe and I want to thank the administration for the chance they gave me. From now on, what I want is to settle in as fast as I can and help the team achieve its season goals.I am ready to give my best for AEK and become an important part of my new club's future success", said the 29-year-old international.   On February 2017, AEK have opened talks with Uruguayan defender, in order to find a way to end their relationship. The 29-year-old left back, who moved to Greece last summer, has not impressed with his displays and has only 4 appearances from the beginning of the season. Both parties agree that it is best to end the deal (that was supposed to expire in 2018) and the player could be released in the next few days.
Estudiantes de La Plata
- Juan Manuel Díaz – FIFA competition record
- (Spanish) Argentine Primera statistics
- Juan Manuel Díaz profile and statistics at soccernet
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