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Diego Lugano

  • Position: Defender
  • Squad number: 2
  • Date of birth: 2 November, 1980 (29 years old)
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
6 Diego Lugano
1|1 Diego Lugano
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 Lugano
0 Diego Lugano
11 Total Uruguay
9 Total Uruguay
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
6|2 Diego Lugano
1|0 Diego Lugano
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

Player profile

The team’s captain is a strong, powerful centre-back in the traditional Uruguayan mould and an excellent reader of the game. His goal against Costa Rica earned a crucial away victory in the first-leg of the World Cup play-offs. He first captained his country in a 2-1 defeat to England at Anfield in March 2006.

The 29-year-old was a relatively late developer and was still playing amateur football at the age of 18. He began his professional career with Nacional in 1999, but after only a handful of appearances joined Plaza Colonia on loan and then in 2002 moved to Brazilian giants Sao Paulo.

A successful four years in Brazil saw him skipper Sao Paulo to the Copa Libertadores and the Club World Cup, both in 2005.

A €6.2m move to Europe with Turkish club Fenerbahce followed in 2006, where he added another league winner’s medal in 2006/07. He made 25 Super Lig appearances this season as Fenerbahce missed out on the league title by one point, and was on the losing side in the Turkish Cup final.

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