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Diego Daniel Barreto Player Profile

Diego Daniel Barreto Player Profile
Diego Daniel Barreto
Date of Birth:Jul 16, 1981 (Age 36)
Place of Birth:Lambaré
Nationality: Paraguay
Height:182 cm.
Weight:76 Kg.
Squad Number:12
Dario Conca - Diego Barreto - Fluminense - Cerro Porteño (Globoesportes)
Diego Barreto never quite lived up to his billing as a promising youngster and will be third-choice goalkeeper at this summer’s World Cup. Standing 5ft 11”, he is considered to be susceptible to high balls into the box but is an excellent shot-stopper. He won an Olympic silver medal with his country in 2004 when they went down 1-0 to Argentina.  

His career has been one of false starts with short and unsuccessful stints in Argentina with Newell’s, Almeria in Spain and in Switzerland with FC Locarno. Barreto never quite managed to settle anywhere else and is currently enjoying his fourth spell with boyhood club Cerro Porteno. 

Did You Know?

Diego’s younger brother Edgar is also a Paraguayan international. He plays in midfield for Atalanta in Italy.