Diego Lopez Rodriguez is a professional goalkeeper from Spain. As of the 2022-2023 season, he plays for Rayo Vallecano. He has also played for Lugo and Real Madrid. He was the La Liga Player of the Month in November 2016.

Player Profile and Youth Career

Diego López Rodríguez was born on November 3, 1981, in Paradela, Spain. He started his youth career playing for Sarriana from 1990-1994. He later signed with the Lugo youth system and he played for them from 1994 to 1999.

Professional Career

He turned pro in 1999 and joined the Lugo senior team. For his first season as a professional goalkeeper, he only appeared twice for the team. In 2000, he signed with Real Madrid C. In the 2001-2002 season, they loaned him to Alcorcon.

Team Rayo Vallecano Rayo Vallecano
Position Goalkeeper
Height / weight 1.96 m / 89 kg
Born 3 Nov 1981
Nationality Spain Spain
Team History
AC Milan AC Milan 2014 - present
Real Madrid Real Madrid 2016 - present
Sevilla FC Sevilla 2016 - present
Villarreal CF Villarreal 2016 - present
Real Madrid Real Madrid 2016 - present
Real Madrid Real Madrid 2016 - present
Real Madrid Real Madrid 2016 - present
CD Lugo CD Lugo 2016 - present
Espanyol Espanyol 2016 - present
Rayo Vallecano Rayo Vallecano 2022 - present
Real Madrid Real Madrid 2013 - 2014
Sevilla FC Sevilla 2012 - 2013
Villarreal CF Villarreal 2007 - 2012
Real Madrid Real Madrid 2005 - 2007
Real Madrid Real Madrid 2003 - 2005
Real Madrid Real Madrid 2000 - 2003
AD Alcorcón 2001 - 2002 (loan)
CD Lugo CD Lugo 1999 - 2000

From 2003-2005, he played for Real Madrid B and in 2005, he signed with Real Madrid. In 2007, he left Real to play for Villareal. He was with Villareal from 2007 to 2012. From 2012 to 2017, he played for several teams including Sevilla, Milan, and Espanyol.

In 2017, he signed with Espanyol, making 160 appearances. In 2022, he started playing for Rayo Vallecano.

In addition to his club career, he also played for Spain in 2009 and for Galicia from 2005 to 2007.

Career Highlights:

Real Madrid

  • Copa del Rey - 2013–14
  • UEFA Champions League - 2013–14

Espanyol

  • Segunda División - 2020–21

Spain

  • FIFA Confederations Cup third-place
    • 2009

Individual

  • La Liga Player of the Month -November 2016

Team History:

National Career

  • 2009 - Spain
  • 2005–2007 - Galicia

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