Diego Rodríguez (footballer, born 1989)

Diego Martín Rodríguez Berrini (born 4 September 1989 in Montevideo) is an Uruguayan footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for San Lorenzo de Almagro on loan from Liga MX side Tijuana.

Diego Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Diego Martín Rodríguez Berrini
Date of birth (1989-09-04) 4 September 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Lorenzo
(on loan from Tijuana)
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Defensor Sporting 87 (4)
2013Udinese (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2014Godoy Cruz (loan) 70 (2)
2015–2018 Independiente 56 (2)
2018– Tijuana 36 (0)
2019Defensa y Justicia (loan) 14 (0)
2020–San Lorenzo (loan) 16 (1)
National team
2008–2009 Uruguay U-20 8 (0)
2011 Uruguay U-22 5 (0)
2012 Uruguay Olympic 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Rodríguez started his career playing with Defensor Sporting in 2009. He made his debut on 27 October 2009 against Tacuarembó F.C..

International careerEdit


During 2009 Rodríguez played with the Uruguayan national under-20 football team at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt. Previously, he played at the 2009 South American U-20 Championship in Venezuela where his outstanding performances led the team to qualify to the Youth World Cup.


In 2011, he was named in the Uruguay national football team under-22 squad for the 2011 Pan American Games. He was the team captain and played a vital role for the team, helping them to reach 3rd place in the tournament.

Olympic TeamEdit

He was called up by Óscar Tabárez to the Uruguayan Olympic football team that finished ninth at the 2012 Summer Olympics, held in London, Great Britain.[1]


On 7 November 2011 he was named in the squad for a FIFA World Cup qualification match against Chile in Montevideo.[2]

On 15 November 2011 he was named in the squad for a friendly match against Italy in Rome.


  1. ^ "Convocatoria Uruguay Fútbol Juegos Olímpicos Londres 2012" (in Spanish). lovingfutbol.com. 8 July 2012. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Emiliano Alfaro y Diego Rodriguez fueron citados a la selección de Uruguay" (in Spanish). Qualification for Brazil. 7 November 2011. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2011.

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