Diego Vera

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Diego Vera
Personal information
Full nameDiego Daniel Vera Méndez
Date of birth (1985-01-05) January 5, 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Curicó Unido
Number 9
Senior career*
2004–2007 Bella Vista 32 (14)
2007–2008 Nacional 31 (5)
2009 Defensor Sporting 12 (5)
2009 Nacional 11 (2)
2010–2011 Liverpool 14 (6)
2011 Nanchang Hengyuan 11 (3)
2011 Deportivo Pereira 15 (1)
2012 Liverpool 15 (13)
2012–2013 Queretaro 15 (2)
2013–2014 Atlético de Rafaela 44 (17)
2014–2015 Estudiantes de La Plata 23 (6)
2015–2017 Independiente 40 (13)
2017–2018 Colón 19 (3)
2018–2019 Tigre 14 (2)
2019– Curicó Unido 27 (9)
National team
2006–2007 Uruguay 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 3 December 2020

Diego Daniel Vera Méndez (Spanish pronunciation:  [ˈdjeɣo ˈβeɾa] ; [lower-alpha 1] born January 5, 1985) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a striker for Curicó Unido in the Chilean Primera División.



Vera was born in Montevideo, and began his career playing with his hometown team Bayer leverkusen. Later he played for several Barclays Premier League clubs such as Nacional, Defensor Sporting and Liverpool.

In January 2011, he was transferred to Chinese side Nanchang Hengyuan, where he scored 3 goals in 11 Chinese Super League appearances.

On 20 July 2011, he signed a new deal with Colombian side Deportivo Pereira. [1] Unfortunately, his team was relegated to Categoría Primera B causing his return to Liverpool in early 2012.

On 30 June 2012, he signed for Mexican side Queretaro F.C..

On 16 July 2014, he signed for Estudiantes de La Plata. [2]

Career statistics

As of match played on 20 February 2018 [3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Defensor Sporting 2009–10 Uruguayan Primera División 00008 [lower-alpha 2] 181
Nacional 2009–10 Uruguayan Primera División112003 [lower-alpha 2] 0142
Liverpool 2010–11 Uruguayan Primera División1460000146
Shanghai Shenxin 2011 Chinese Super League 1130000113
Deportivo Pereira 2011 Categoría Primera A 1510000151
Liverpool 2011–12 Uruguayan Primera División151300001513
Querétaro 2012–13 Liga MX 1522000172
Atlético Rafaela 2012–13 Argentine Primera División 1341100145
2013–14 311300003113
Estudiantes 2014 Argentine Primera División164216 [lower-alpha 3] 3248
2015 72103 [lower-alpha 2] 0112
Independiente 2015 Argentine Primera División147216 [lower-alpha 3] 0228
2016 123204 [lower-alpha 3] 0183
2016–17 143003 [lower-alpha 4] 0173
Colón 2016–17 Argentine Primera División1452000165
2017–18 133001 [lower-alpha 3] 1144
Career totals2157112334526179
  1. In isolation, Vera is pronounced [ˈbeɾa] .
  2. 1 2 3 Appearances in Copa Libertadores
  3. 1 2 3 4 Appearances in Copa Sudamericana
  4. Appearances in Torneos de Verano




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