Diego Antonio Reyes

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Diego Reyes
Valais Cup 2013 - OM-FC Porto 13-07-2013 - Diego Reyes.jpg
Personal information
Full nameDiego Antonio Reyes Rosales[1]
Date of birth(1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 21)
Place of birthMexico City, Mexico
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing positionCentral Defender / Central Midfielder
Club information
Current clubPorto
Number13
Youth career
2006–2009América
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2010–2013América83(3)
2013–Porto0(0)
2013–Porto B11(1)
National team
2008–2009Mexico U176(0)
2010–2011Mexico U205(0)
2011–2012Mexico U2312(1)
2011–Mexico10(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:10, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
 
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Diego Reyes
Valais Cup 2013 - OM-FC Porto 13-07-2013 - Diego Reyes.jpg
Personal information
Full nameDiego Antonio Reyes Rosales[1]
Date of birth(1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 21)
Place of birthMexico City, Mexico
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing positionCentral Defender / Central Midfielder
Club information
Current clubPorto
Number13
Youth career
2006–2009América
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2010–2013América83(3)
2013–Porto0(0)
2013–Porto B11(1)
National team
2008–2009Mexico U176(0)
2010–2011Mexico U205(0)
2011–2012Mexico U2312(1)
2011–Mexico10(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:10, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Diego Antonio Reyes Rosales (born 19 September 1992) is a Mexican footballer,[3] who currently plays for F.C. Porto in Portugal as a central defender or midfielder.[4]

Reyes has been playing for Mexico's national team since 2013.[5] Reyes has been described as being "intelligent in his positioning, comfortable in possession and strong in the air."[6]

Club career[edit]

América[edit]

Diego Reyes rose from América's youth academy and is considered one of their young promises. He debuted for the club in 2010 at the age of 17 in home game against Santos Laguna coming in as a substitute in the 86th minute for Ángel Reyna who scored the only goal in the match.[7] Diego scored his first goal against Estudiantes Tecos during the 2011 Clausura tournament. He would score his second goal against Morelia in a 2–3 quarterfinal loss that same tournament. He has gradually cemented his spot in the team's starting eleven.

Diego played his final match with América on 26 May 2013 in the Final of the Clausura tournament against Cruz Azul. He only played 26 minutes of the match, due to the expulsion of Jesús Molina. Reyes was moved into the midfield, but he was subsequently replaced by Miguel Layún.

Porto[edit]

Transfer[edit]

On 17 December 2012 it was announced Reyes would be transferring to Portuguese club F.C. Porto on 1 July 2013 for €7 million,[8][9][10][11][12] with half of the transfer fee (€3.5 million) backed by Gol Football Luxembourg as part of James Rodríguez's repurchase from Gol Football.[12]

2013–14 season[edit]

Diego Reyes made his debut with Porto on 13 July 2013 in the final of the Valais Cup against French team Olympique de Marseille, coming on as a substitute in the 80th minute of the match. Fellow Mexican team-mate Héctor Herrera also made his debut with Porto in the same match which ended in a 3–0 victory.[13]

International career[edit]

Mexico U17[edit]

In 2009 Diego Reyes was selected by coach José Luis González China to participate in the 2009 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. Mexico qualified to the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup and reached the Round-of-16.

Mexico U20[edit]

In 2011 Diego Reyes was selected by coach Juan Carlos Chávez to participate in the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. Mexico qualified to the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup and finished in third place, defeating France 3–1. Prior to the World Cup, Reyes also participated with Mexico in the 2010 Milk Cup and 2011 Toulon Tournament with Mexico.

Mexico U23[edit]

Reyes was selected to participate in the 2011 Pan American Games, Mexico won gold after defeating Argentina in the final. In 2012, Reyes was a part of the Mexican team that won the gold medal at the 2012 Toulon Tournament and won the final against Turkey. Diego Reyes made the final cut for those participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics, in which he played in every match, including in the 2–1 win over Brazil in the gold medal match at Wembley Stadium.[14] Reyes was the youngest squad member at the Olympics being only 19 when he won the gold medal.

Mexico national team[edit]

Reyes made his senior debut with Mexico at the 2011 Copa América, however Mexico used their under-22 squad in the tournament. He made his full debut on 26 March 2013 in a 2014 World Cup qualification match against the United States in the Estadio Azteca. Diego Reyes also participated in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

U23 international goals[edit]

GoalDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.23 March 2012Carson, United States Trinidad and Tobago0–31–72012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Senior international appearances[edit]

As of 14 August 2013

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 14 July 2013

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

América

International[edit]

Mexico U23

Individual[edit]

References[edit]