Monday, July 25, 2011

Diego Milito

Diego Alberto Milito" (born 12 June 1979 in Bernal, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays as a striker for Italian Serie A club Internazionale. He also plays for the Argentine national team.
Diego has a younger brother named Gabriel who is also a footballer, currently playing for Spanish club Barcelona.

A prolific and consistent center-forward, Milito has statistically averaged just over a goal every two appearances, over the course of his 10 year professional career. He was pivotal in Inter's 2009/10 treble winning season and his two goals in the Champions League final at last gave him international recognition as one of the world's most effective strikers.

Diego Milito started playing at Argentine first division team Racing Club in 1999, where he won the 2001 Apertura tournament. During this time, his younger brother Gabriel played for Racing's main rival, Independiente, as a defender. The two clubs would contest the Avellaneda derby with the two brothers lining up against each other.

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 Segunda División. His agent Fernando Hidalgo confirmed Milito chose explicitly to return to Genoa despite having received more lucrative offers from other major European clubs. He made his debut on 14 September against Milan. 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 Ibrahimović in the Capocannonieri scoring title.

Milito scored two goals on his international debut against Uruguay in 2003, but appeared only intermittently during the following years, and was omitted from the 2006 World Cup squad. He played for Argentina in the 2007 Copa América tournament, gaining playing time after Hernán 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.

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Milito has so far been unable to recreate the success he had during his first season at Inter. The arrival of Leonardo half way through the season has steadied the ship and will no doubt help to settle the situation at the club, but Il Principe has still only managed 5 goals in 16 Serie A games this season. On 29 May 2011 Milito nonetheless managed to score a goal in the final of the Italian Cup to help Internazionale beat Palermo 3-1.

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