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Diego Alonso

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Diego Alonso
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  • Sport: Soccer
  • Nationality: Uruguay Uruguay
  • Birth date: 1975-04-16 (39 years)
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Born in Uruguay, Diego Martin Alonzo Lopez is a forward who currently plays at the Primera Division in Argentina. In his 11 years as a professional footballer, Alonso has played for 10 different clubs including the likes of Valencia & Atletico de Madrid in Spain and as far as the Shanghai Shenhua in China.

In 1997, Alonso started a two-year tenure at Bella Vista, based out of his hometown. In his very first year, the team won the Segunda Division title and the following year, they won the Liguilla pre-libertadores de America title. He scored 11 goals in his 21 games at the club and moved to Gimnasia La Plata for his first tenure with the club. The Uruguayan striker scored an impressive 17 goals in 30-odd games, attracting the attentions of Spanish giants Valencia. His season with the Spaniards saw him play 20 games and score twice before being sent to another giant, Atletico de Madrid.

Atletico de Madrid are a huge club in Spain however, they had recently been going through a bad patch and had been relegated the season before. At Atletico de Madrid, Alonso had a fantastic season, scoring 22 goals in 33 games, helping the team win the Segunda Division and climb back up to the Primera Liga. However, Alonso’s association with the club was to end as he moved to Racing de Santander. Here his season went quite the opposite as he just scored once in 22 games. He was sold at the end of the season to another newbie in top-flight, Malaga. Alonso played 23 games for the team, but his scoring wouldn’t reach double-figures as he ended up with 6 for the season.

A distraught Alonso came to UNAF Pumas, in Mexico where he attempted to revive his career. 31 matches, 18 goals, and one Primera Division de Mexico title later, Alonso seemed like things were getting back to normal and he moved back to Spain with Real Murcia however, as soon as he left Mexican soil, he seemed to leave his skill and scoring touch behind. Just two goals in 25 games was all that he could manage. He came back to Nacional, in 2006, for the final part of the season before moving to Shanghai to have a stint at Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua. After just 7 games in China, Alonso is in Argentina with Gimnasia La Plata. In his first 17 games, Alonso has already found the net 4 times.

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