Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone’s full name is Diego Pablo Simeone Gonzalez. He was born in the year 1970. He is nicknamed El Cholo and he is a footballer manager and a former player of Argentine origins. He was playing like a midfielder. Now he manages Spanish club called Atletico Madrid and plays in La Liga. For his club career, he started to play in the year 1987 and he played for Racing, Internazionale Lazio, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Pisa and Velez Salsfield.

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He was in the UEFA Cup of 1998 and won a domestic double together with Lazio in the year 2000. He was in the UEFA Super Cup and 2000 Supercoppa Italiana. He was capped for over 100 times while playing for Argentina National football Team and he represented his country in the year FIFA World Cups of 1994, 1998 and in 2002. He was in the four edition of Copa America and he won the tournament of 1991 and of 1993. He won also the FIFA confederation cup of 1992 with a silver medal of 1996 Summer Olympics games.

When Diego Simeone was still a young boy of 14 years, the youth Coach Victorio Spinetto called him Cholo. It was because he was energetic and reminded him of a former Boca Junior player who became also Argentine International Carmelo Simeone who had the same nickname but they are not related.

He started the career together with Velez Sarsfield and then moved to play for Italian Series A club Pisa in 1990. This club was relegated for the first season and after failing to get the promotion the year that followed, he got sold to Sevilla in Spanish Premera Division. He played two seasons for Seville and after this, he signed with the Atletico Madrid. He was a part of the team which won a double for Liga Title and for Copa Del Rey in 1995-1996. His tactics as Atletico couch has helped to defeat Bayern Munich by his club.

In the year 1992, Simeone represented the ArgentinaU23 for CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic tournament that took place in Paraguay. However, Argentina failed to qualify for 1992 Olympics. While playing for Argentine Senior Team, he was able to amass 106 Caps for his first coming in the year 1998.

From his biography, his son called Giovanni is also a professional player and he plays under Italian Club Genoa in his series A. The third son, Giuliano had also been seen to be a ball-boy by Atletico Madrid. His parents are of Spanish and Italian Descent. Diego Simeone is married to Carolina Baldini. His wife is a former model and they have 4 children, 3 sons and 1 daughter. Diego Simeone’s salary is 5.1 million pounds and he signed a deal in the year 2015 with Atletico Madrid. His net worth is 3 million pounds. He got most of his net worth while playing for different clubs.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 28 Apr, 1970
Age: 50 yrs
Occupations: Association football player
Association football manager
Citizenship: Argentina
Birth Place: Buenos Aires
Gender: Male
Description: Argentine association football player and manager
Net Worth 2021: 130 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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