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Diego Milito Player Profile

Diego Milito Player Profile
Diego Milito
Full Name: Diego Alberto Milito
Date of Birth:Jun 12, 1979 (Age 38)
Place of Birth:Bernal, Buenos Aires
Nationality: Argentina
Height:179 cm.
Weight:78 Kg.
Squad Number:22
Diego Milito - Inter-Cagliari - Serie A (Getty Images)

His profession is football and his speciality is goals. He is one of the most impressive strikers in world of football today. He doesn't possess the same physical attributes as some of his fellow strikers, but he doesn't need them - he scores goals with ease and has always featured in top teams. Milito is a pure Number 9 and lethal in the penalty area. At 30-years-old, Diego Milito is surely looking at his last World Cup.

He made his debut in Argentina with Racing Club de Avellaneda. There he scored 26 goals in 119 games. His return wasn't that of a prolific goalscorer but Genoa still came calling and presented him with the possibility of playing in Europe. With the Italian club, where he played between 2003 and 2005, he was their top scorer, scoring a goal every other game which is a statistic he maintained until he joined Zaragoza.

The Spanish side signed Milito and made him the focal point of their attack and he repaid them with a spectacular scoring rate, netting 53 goals in 109 games - figures of a top striker. He returned to Genoa in 2008 where he had a memorable season scoring 26 times. That lead to Milito receiving the call from Inter, a team he still excels with at 30 years of age. Samuel Eto'o arrived as the big star of the summer, but Milito is the authentic 'Killer' of the team.

Milito's involvement with the Argentina national team has not been so distinguished. He made his debut under Marcelo Bielsa but has never established himself as an indisputable starter with the Albicelestes.

He was left out of the World Cup squad in 2006 for tactical reasons with Pekerman preferring Julio Cruz considering the tally he had scored [21 in 45 games] with Inter. Now though he can count on the support of Maradona, who will take him to South Africa alongside [Lionel] Messi and [Gonzalo] Higuain. He won't start but nobody would rule out the possibility of him taking a place in the first eleven if he continues scoring goals with ease.