There was a report in the People Sunday newspaper yesterday, that Newcastle United are interested in bringing Brazilian International Diego Ribas da Cunha, otherwise known as Diego, to St. James’ Park.
Diego – Brazilian Attacking Midfielder, currently plays for Werder Bremen
Diego is an attacking midfielder who has 24 caps for Brazil and 3 goals and he is just 22 years old. He was first capped by Brazil four years ago when he was called up for the Copa AmÃ©rica 2004 tournament, and he was instrumental in securing the tournament victory for Brazil.
He and Robinho, who is now at Barcelona, were known as a famous duo when they both played for Santos FC. The Brazilian signed for his present club Werder Bremen only last year and has played for them 44 times scoring 17 goals in the Budesliga.
He previously played for FC Santos in Brazil from 2002 until 2004 playing 64 times and scoring 21 goals. He them moved to FC Porto in 2004 and played for them 48 times and scored 4 goals. In total he has played 180 first class games for club and country and scored 45 goals, and as we said he is just 22 years old.
Diego is an attacking midfielder and stands a little over 5â€™8â€ tall. He was born in RibeirÃ£o Preto, SÃ£o Paulo, and was signed by the SÃ£o Paulo club, Santos FC, at the age of 12 years old. Diego almost joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2003, at the age of 18, but the move collapsed at the last minute when the Santos FC chairman refused to sell him.
He was brought on as a substitute for Brazil in their friendly match against England on 1st June 2007, and scored their last minute equalizer.
This boy looks like he could be a star player in the future, given he’s already played for Brazil 24 times, and he’s still only 22 years old. He looks like the goalscoring creative midfielder we could definitely use.
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