Diego Rodríguez (footballer, born 1988)

Diego Sebastián Rodríguez Cano (28 May 1988 – 11 September 2010) was a Uruguayan professional footballer who played as a defender.

Diego Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Diego Sebastián Rodríguez Cano
Date of birth (1988-05-28)28 May 1988
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 11 September 2010(2010-09-11) (aged 22)
Place of death Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Nacional 0 (0)
2009–2010 Central Español 27 (8)
2010 Nacional 3 (0)
Total 30 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Born in Montevideo, Rodríguez played for Nacional and Central Español.

DeathEdit

Rodríguez was seriously injured in a car crash in Montevideo on 9 September 2010, and was admitted to the ICU at Montevideo's La Española hospital. He had suffered brain and chest trauma as a result of the accident,[1] and died two days later of cardiac arrest at the age of 22.[2] Following Rodríguez' death, tributes came in from Uruguayan football players: national team players Luis Suárez and Diego Forlán both dedicated their goals scored on Saturday to the memory of Rodríguez, as did Mario Regueiro, Luis Aguiar,[3] Edinson Cavani[4] and Sebastián "El Loco" Abreu.[5] Forlán also commented the death on his Twitter account, offering his "condolences to Rodríguez' family, friends, fans of Nacional, and to football in Uruguay".[6]

His remains are buried at Parque del Reencuentro.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Falleció Diego Rodríguez" (in Spanish). Ovación Diario Deportivo Digital. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Falleció Diego Rodríguez" (in Spanish). Noticias Observa Uruguay. 11 September 2010. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Goles uruguayos para El Oreja" (in Spanish). Noticias Observa Uruguay. 11 September 2010. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  4. ^ http://napolipress.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14213:cavani-gol-dedicato-a-diego-rodriguez&catid=34:primo-piano&Itemid=53
  5. ^ "Abreu justifica comemoração discreta com morte de colega" (in Portuguese). Editora Abril. 13 September 2010. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Twitter / Diego Forlan: Mi más sentido pésame a la ..." (in Spanish). DiegoForlan7. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2010.