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Diego Alonso

Diego Alonso
Personal information
Full name Diego Martín Alonso López
Date of birth (1975-04-16) 16 April 1975
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1993–1995 Bella Vista
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Bella Vista 38 (19)
1999–2000 Gimnasia La Plata 32 (17)
2000–2001 Valencia 20 (2)
2001–2002 Atlético Madrid 38 (22)
2002–2003 Racing Santander 22 (1)
2003–2004 Málaga 23 (6)
2004–2005 UNAM Pumas 27 (12)
2005–2006 Murcia 24 (2)
2006 Nacional Montevideo 7 (3)
2007 Shanghai Shenhua 13 (7)
2008–2009 Gimnasia La Plata 36 (5)
2009–2011 Peñarol 47 (17)
National team
1999–2004 Uruguay 8 (0)
Teams managed
2011–2012 Bella Vista
2012–2013 Guaraní
2013 Peñarol
2014 Olimpia
2014– Pachuca

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Diego Martín Alonso López (born 16 April 1975) is an Uruguayan retired footballer who played as a striker.


  • Club career 1
  • International career 2
  • Honours 3
    • Club 3.1
    • Country 3.2
    • Individual 3.3
  • Personal 4
  • External links 5

Club career

Alonso was born in Montevideo, the country's capital. He made his professional debuts with C.A. Bella Vista where he remained four seasons, helping the club to the second division title in 1997.

After a brief spell in Argentina for Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (he would also represent the side towards the end of his career, from 2007 to 2009), Alonso moved to Spain, where he played with five teams in as many years: Valencia CF, Atlético de Madrid (where he scored 22 goals in 2001–02's second division, helping the Colchoneros return to La Liga, and forming an efficient offensive partnership with countryman Fernando Correa, who added 13), Racing de Santander, Málaga CF and Real Murcia, where he did not have a good scoring record overall. In between his fourth and fifth club, he played one year in Mexico, with UNAM Pumas.

In 2006, 31-year-old Alonso returned to his country, joining hometown giants Club Nacional de Football. However, shortly after, he moved abroad again, signing with Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua FC; after two slow seasons with Gimnasia, the veteran switched to Club Atlético Peñarol.

International career

Alonso made eight appearances for the Uruguay national team, during five years. His debut came on 17 June 1999 in a 3–2 friendly win over Paraguay, in Ciudad del Este.

He was chosen for the nation's squad for that year's Copa América, and scored on his quarterfinal penalty shootout attempt (5–3 win) for the eventual runners-up, also against Paraguay, the hosts.



Bella Vista
Atlético Madrid




Alonso is cousin-brother to Iván Alonso, who also played several years in Spain, namely with Deportivo Alavés.

External links

  • Argentine League statistics (Spanish)
  • Stats at Liga de Fútbol Profesional (Spanish)
  • BDFutbol profile
  • National team data (Spanish)
  • Diego Alonso at
  • Diego Alonso – FIFA competition record
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