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Diego Milito

Diego Milito Full Name: Diego Alberto Milito
Born: 12 June 1979
Hometown: Bernal, Buenos Aires
Playing Position: Centre Forward
Current Club: Inter Milan
Family: Lives with his wife, Sofia, and two children.

Diego Milito began his professional football career with the Argentina first division team called Racing Club and played there for 5 years whilst his younger brother played for the rival team Independiente.

His big breakthrough came with a move to the Italian side of Genoa where he had a couple of very successful seasons before Genoa were involved in a match fixing scandal which forced him head for Spain. He played for Real Zaragoza, as did his younger brother, and quickly became the top scorer and eventually captain of the side. He was one of the top scorers in Spain but when his team were relegated an opportunity arose for him to get back to Genoa - even though it was for less money than others were offering.

He had an early success scoring against rivals Inter Milan which no doubt had some influence on their decision to buy him the next year at a staggering cost of 25 million euros, which was seen as a risky purchase for a 30 year old.

However he agin quickly proved his worth and scored many goals.

The 2010 season ended with a great run for Inter in the Champions league which culminated in a superb 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the final - Inter's first European win for 45 years.

And guess who scored both goals?

Diego Milito is now thought to have been one of the most underrated players in recent years.

He may possibly be recalled for the 2010 World Cup to play for Argentina despite having a bit of a checkered national career where he has been strangely often left out of the team even though often proving that he can score goals at that level.

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