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Diego Godin

  • Position: Defender
  • Squad number: 3
  • Date of birth: 16 February, 1986 (24 years old)
  • Height: 6'1" (185cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
5 Diego Godin
0|0 Diego Godin
0 As substitute
49|38 Total Uruguay
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
7 Total Uruguay
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Diego Godin
0 Diego Godin
11 Total Uruguay
9 Total Uruguay
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
4|3 Diego Godin
0|0 Diego Godin
80|95 Total Uruguay
10|2 Total Uruguay
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Uruguay games played

  1. Uruguay 0-0 France
    Friday, 11 June Match report
  2. South Africa 0-3 Uruguay
    Wednesday, 16 June Match report
  3. Mexico 0-1 Uruguay
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report
  4. Uruguay 2-1 South Korea
    Saturday, 26 June Match report
  5. Uruguay 1-1 Ghana
    Friday, 2 July Match report
  6. Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands
    Tuesday, 6 July Match report
  7. Uruguay 2-3 Germany
    Saturday, 10 July Match report

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The 24-year-old centre-back is a favourite of Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez and was an integral part of the Uruguay rearguard throughout qualification. A physical defender who is comfortable on the ball, Godin made his international debut aged 19 against Group A opponents Mexico and is a popular figure in Uruguay.

Godin is 6ft 1in (1.85m) and is a rock in Spanish side Villarreal’s defence, missing only two La Liga games this season as the club finished seventh.

He made his professional debut with Montevideo-based Club Atletico Cerro in 2003 before moving on to Uruguay powerhouses Nacional in 2006, where he quickly became club captain. After just one season he was snapped up by Villarreal.

Godin was a top swimmer in his youth and still holds several national records.

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