Diego Milito

Friday, February 3, 2012

Internazionale striker who had brought the Champions League champion Alberto Diego Milito Argentina is the best player who plays as a striker. A prolific and consistent center-forward, Milito found more than two average statistics look every purpose, during the historic 10-year professional career. He was important in 2009/10 treble winning season Inter and two goals in the final of the Champions League finally gave him international recognition as one of the most effective striker in the world.

Personal Information
Full name : Diego Alberto Milito
Date of birth : 12 June 1979 (age 32)
Place of birth : Bernal, Argentina
Height : 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position : Striker

Club Information
Current club : Internazionale
Number : 22

Club Career

Racing Club
1999-2003: Early years in Argentina
Diego Milito started playing at Argentine first division team Racing Club in 1999, where he won the 2001 Apertura tournament.

2004-2005: First years in European football
At the beginning of 2004, Milito moved to Italian second division Genoa.

Real Zaragoza
Milito was one of the top Scorers in the La Liga 2006-07 season. He scored 23 goals, two less than the top goalscorer Ruud van Nistelrooy and three behind the European Golden Boot winner Francesco Totti. Milito Became the club captain at Real Zaragoza, taking over this role from brother Gabriel, who Departed for FC Barcelona in 2007. As of January 2008, Diego was averaging higher than a goal every two games for Real Zaragoza, a statistic he also Achieved with Genoa.

2008-2009: A return to Serie A
On 1 September 2008, just a few minutes before the transfer window closure time, Genoa completed the transfer of Milito from Zaragoza, after the Spanish team were relegated to the Segunda División. Genoa won this game 2-0 with Milito assisting the first goal and scoring the second. On 9 November, Milito scored his first hat-trick for Genoa in the 4-0 victory against Reggina. He finished the season with 24 goals in 31 league appearances, placing him second behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Capocannonieri scoring title.

Subsequently on 29 August, in his first ever Derby Milan in Serie A, Milito has assisted two goals and scored a penalty, his first league goal of the season, to cap off a 4-0 victory. Later, on 13 September, he scored his second league goal in a 2-0 home win againstParma.  In the next league match against Cagliari he scored both goals for Inter in a 1-2 away win. These two goals placed him at the top of the all-time Serie A scoring charts for best strike rate, with 28 goals in 35 games, giving him an average of 0.8 goals per game. 

Milito continued his fine run of form with another goal in the next league match against Napoli, scoring the second goal after Samuel Eto'o scored in the first minute, a game That They won 3-1. On 30 October, in a 5-3 home victory against Palermo, Milito, who had returned from an injury, came off the bench to the make the result safe Internazionale's fifth goal scoring. In the next game, against Livorno he scored another goal, taking his strike rate up to seven goals in nine league matches. On 24 February, in another Champions League match, this time in a 2-1 round of 16 win against Chelsea, he scored another goal Important, his second in the competition. 

On 31 March, in a 1-0 Champions League quarter-finals win against CSKA Moscow, he scored the winning goal the which enhanced Internazionale's chances of reaching the semi-finals. Diego scored a vital goal in a 3-1 home win against Barcelona in a Champions League first leg semi-final win.

During the very last matches of the 2009-2010 season, Milito has proved instrumental in Inter's winning of the first treble in the history of Italian football. Of the player and his two Champions League winning goals, The Guardian wrote. On 9 August 2010, Milito has signed a new four-year contract with the Nerazzurri. On 26 August 2010, Milito was named 2010 UEFA Forward and Player of the Year.

2010-2012: After the treble
On 29 May 2011 Milito scored a goal in the final of the Italian Cup to help Internazionale beat Palermo 3-1. However during the 2011-2012 Serie A season he Begun to Regain his form, scoring a goal in Inter-Lecce 4-1, two goals in Inter-Parma 5-0, and a Very Important goals in Inter's 1-0 victory against Milan Inter putting back into the title race. He also continued his scoring streak in on Inter's 2-1 victory over Lazio. 

International Career

Milito scored two goals on his international debut against Uruguay in 2003, but only intermittently during Appeared Following the years, and was omitted from the 2006 World Cup squad. He played for Argentina in the 2007 Copa América tournament, Gaining playing time after Hernan Crespo's injury in a group stage match against Colombia and he was also included in Argentina's final 23 player roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Personal Life

Diego is married to Sofia and They have two children. He also holds an Italian passport, due to his Italian Ancestry - Milito is a third-generation Italian-Argentine, his roots go to Terranova da Sibari (CS), in Calabria. He has a younger brother named Gabriel who plays football for Independiente.



Racing Club
     Primera División Argentina (1) : Apertura 2001

     Serie A (1) : 2009-10
     Coppa Italia (2) : 2009-10, 2010-11
     Supercoppa Italiana (1) : 2010
     UEFA Champions League (1) : 2010
     FIFA Club World Cup (1) : 2010

     Guerin d'Oro (1) : 2008-09
     2010 UEFA Champions League Final : UEFA Man of the Match
     UEFA Club Forward of the Year (1) : 2009-10
     UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (1) : 2009-10
     Serie A Footballer of the Year (1) : 2009-10
     Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year (1) : 2009-10

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