|Full name||Daniel Alberto Díaz|
|Date of birth||March 13, 1979 (age 32)|
|Place of birth||Catamarca, Argentina|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft ⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2011. |
† Appearances (Goals).
Nicknamed Cata because of his origins from the province of Catamarca, Díaz started playing at youth amateur local team Juventud de Catamarca before moving in 1997 to Rosario Central, still as a youth. Three years later, he first appeared professionally.
Díaz moved to Club Deportivo Cruz Azul in 2003. After only one season with the Mexican club, he returned to Argentina to become Alfio Basile's captain in Colón de Santa Fe. Short after, he received offers to move to Argentine giants Boca Juniors and Club Atlético River Plate, but being at that time Basile Boca's coach, the player decided to move to Boca, for around $3 million.
Cata made his debut for Boca in a 4–1 victory over Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy, and was a big part in the side's 2005 Apertura-winning campaign, adding the South American Supercup (win over Once Caldas of Colombia) and the South American Cup (defeat of Mexico's UNAM Pumas).
In the summer of 2007, Díaz moved to Spain's Getafe CF for €4 million, being a defensive cornerstone from the very beginning, as the Madrid outskirts side reached the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup in 2007–08.
On 6 June 2009, in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Colombia, he scored his first and only international goal, finding the net in the 57th minute for a 1–0 home win; he would be, however, overlooked for the final stages in South Africa.
- Argentine League statistics (Spanish)
- Career details at Irish Times
- BDFutbol profile
- Daniel Díaz at National-Football-Teams.com
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