Mauro Díaz

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Mauro Díaz
Personal information
Full name Mauro Alberto Díaz
Date of birth (1991-03-10) 10 March 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Shabab Al-Ahli
Number 10
Youth career
River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 River Plate 69 (3)
2012–2013Unión Española (loan) 41 (5)
2013–2018 FC Dallas 109 (23)
2018– Shabab Al-Ahli 20 (3)
National team
2009–2010 Argentina U20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2019

Mauro Alberto Díaz (born 10 March 1991) is an Argentine footballer. He currently plays for Shabab Al-Ahli in the UAE Pro-League as an attacking midfielder.

Early career[edit]

Díaz made his first team debut for River Plate on 21 September 2008 in a 3–1 away loss to San Martín de Tucumán.

FC Dallas[edit]

Díaz joined Major League Soccer side FC Dallas late in 2013, quickly emerging as a talented young playmaker for the club. He scored several goals in the first few weeks of the 2014 season and earned MLS's player of the month for his exploits in March 2014. However, injuries affected him the rest of the season, and he ended up starting only nine matches.[1] In 2015, he started 24 games and scored eight goals with ten assists as Dallas were the runners up for the Supporters' Shield and advanced to the Western Conference Finals. The next year, Díaz helped Dallas win two trophies: the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and the 2016 Supporters' Shield. However, his 2016 season ended in the penultimate game of the regular season on 16 October when he tore the Achilles tendon on his right leg.[2] He was later named to the 2016 MLS Best XI.[3]

Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai[edit]

On July 3, 2018, it was announced that Diaz had joined UAE Pro-League side Shabab Al-Ahli for an undisclosed transfer fee.

Personal life[edit]

Diaz is the brother-in-law of fellow Argentine footballer Ramiro Funes Mori.[1] Diaz holds a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[4]

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Dallas

Individual[edit]

  • Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup TheCup.us Player of the Tournament: 2016[5]
  • MLS Best XI: 2016[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hoping to stay fully healthy, soft-spoken FC Dallas playmaker Mauro Díaz readies for major role in 2015". Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  2. ^ "FC Dallas Midfielder Mauro Diaz Has Surgery Repair Torn Achilles Tendon". FCDallas.com. FC Dallas. 19 October 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b "MLS Best XI revealed: Who was the best at each position in 2016?". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.fcdallas.com/post/2016/12/12/behind-decision-making-fc-dallas-protected-list-ahead-2016-mls-expansion-draft-0
  5. ^ "2016 US Open Cup: Record-breaking Mauro Diaz ends FC Dallas' title drought, named TheCup.us Player of the Tournament". Retrieved 20 October 2016.

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