All clubs Diego Godin Played:

Diego Godín is a former Uruguayan football player who played as a centre-back. He had a very good career and was one of the finest defenders of his time. His play style was not very aggressive and quick, but he is known for his quick game reading skills, his attention towards every movement by the opposition, and mainly his calm and composed reaction towards everything was the reason for his ultimate performance and supremacy on the field. He was also considered the best central defender by Jack Watson in the year 2018.

Godin played for various clubs and the Uruguayan National football team and was among the most important assets for whichever team he played. He won various honours and played most of his time in Spain. Godin is the most capped player Uruguay has ever produced and he represented the nation in the 4 World Cups. He was one of those players in the scene who attained maturity level at the very start of their career and as a result, they got various advantages of the same later on in their career.

Diego Godin Club Timeline:

1. Villarreal ( 2007-10)

2. Atletico Madrid ( 2010-19)

3. Inter Milan ( 2019-20)

4. Cagliari ( 2020-22)

5. Atlético Mineiro (2022)

6. Velez Sarsfield ( 2022-23)

1. Villarreal ( 2007-10)

Diego started his career with Cerro when he was just 17. Being a talented young player he was a very focused and delivering player. His top-notch performance and amazing play style led to his transfer to Nacional and quickly earned the Captainship due to his outstanding performance. After gaining experience and working hard for an opportunity Diego finally signed a 5-year deal with the La Liga side Villarreal and had a decent start with the club. He scored only a single goal in the season in a match against Osasuna and that too was a loss by 3-2.


He did not deliver an outstanding performance with the club but gained some life-long lessons and experience that contributed a lot in the further period of his life. However, his best league position was second and did satisfactorily with the club.

2. Atletico Madrid ( 2010-19)

After the completion of his stay in Villarreal, Godin announced his new team Atletico Madrid at a transfer fee of $6.6M. This was the biggest move in his career as he made hundreds of memories and a legacy in the hearts and minds of Atletico Madrid fans. He made his debut for the club on 27 August and played the entire match against Inter Milan which was a 2-0 win in the UEFA Supercup. He signed the extension of his contract in 2013 making him a part of the club till 2018. 


On 17 May 2014, he scored a goal against Barcelona equalizing the game by 1-1 and majorly contributing to earning the first league title for his club after 18 years. In 2015 he refused an offer of his transfer to Manchester City and became the first foreign player with most appearances (315) getting himself nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or.

In 2019, he scored a goal in a home victory against Juventus in the Champions League round of 16. He completed his 9-year tenure with the club and announced his retirement after the campaign.

Over the years he has done many miracles for the club and is involved in some of the best things that happened with Atletico Madrid in the last decade. Diego Godin will always be remembered for the time he played in red and white.

3. Inter Milan ( 2019-20)

On July 1, 2019, Milan announced their recent signing of Godin for 3 years on a free deal. His first-ever match in Serie A was played on 1 September where he played for the final 11 minutes and celebrated the 2-1 win at Cagliari.


In the season, Inter Milan was just one point away from the champs Juventus, Godin scored his first goal against Torino in a 3-1 home victory. He also equalized against Sevilla in the 2020 UEFA Europa League and was among the only 5 men scoring in the finals of the top two European tournaments.

4. Cagliari ( 2020-22)

Godin joined Cagliari in 2020 on a 3-year contract. His first match was on October 2 against Atalanta where he scored a goal but unfortunately ended up losing with a score of 5-2.


In January 2022 he left the club by a mutual agreement for a new experience in Brazil.

5. Atlético Mineiro (2022)

In January 2022 Godin joined Meneiro for one year according to his contract. In his debut match on 6 Feb, he scored his very first goal for the club and fabulously won his first match against Patrocinense with a 3-0 score. He also started in the Supercopa do Brasil and won the tournament by defeating Flamengo in a penalty shootout. 


The main reason for his return to South American football was Copa Libertadores but couldn’t make it. As a result, he departed from the club due to the World Cup as he decided to plate for the nation once again in 2022. 

6. Velez Sarsfield ( 2022-23)

After playing just for 6 months he made a move to the Argentinian club Velez Sarsfield on a free transfer. The player spent a year with this new club and that is where he realised that his form is declining and maybe it’s his time to rest.

The Uruguayan defender Diego Godin decided to retire from football on 31 July 2023 ending his 20 long year career as a professional football player.

International Career:

He first got the chance to play for the nation in the year 2005 at the age of 19. He was also part of the Copa America 2007 the first match but due to his underperformance, he lost his place in the playing squad. In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he got selected and opened the match against 

France and played the entire Campaign till the semi-finals. 



His good performance and dedication earned him a spot in the 2011 Copa America, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup forming a strong defense and reaching to the semi-finals. He was also on the Uruguayan national football team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and captained the first 4 matches of the campaign. In 2015 he earned the title of the most-capped Uruguayan player completing his 100th Cap in Copa America Centenario 2015. Having one of the most superior careers among all the defenders of his country his last World Cup did not go well due to the disqualification by Argentina in the 2022 World Cup.

Who is Godin’s wife? Is she famous?
Godin’s wife is Sofia Herrera the daughter of Jose Herrara, the former Uruguayan International footballer.

What was Godin’s playstyle?
Godin is famous for his intelligent and calm game style. Moreover, he is often appreciated for his game reading and one-to-one situation dealing.

What is the one achievement that makes Godin different from other players?
Godin can be considered a Uruguayan Legend as he is the most capped player of all time and also is counted among the most capped players around the globe. 

What is Diego Godin’s net worth?
Diego Godin’s net worth as of now is $22M.

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