Diego Godin is leaving Europe – weszlo.com

One of the best defenders of the last decade is probably closing the European chapter of his career. Diego Godin signed a one-year contract with Atletico Mineiro today.

The footballer, who will turn 36 in February, most recently was a Cagliari player. In the Italian club he played 12 games this season, in which he made 2 assists. He leaves the Old Continent after less than 15 years, because he came to Villarreal with Club Nacional in Uruguay in August 2007. However, Godin’s greatest successes, of course, came during the period he spent at Atletico Madrid. He won with the club from the capital of the country:

  • the championship of Spain,
  • Spanish Cup,
  • The Europa League (twice),
  • European Super Cup (three times),
  • Spanish Super Cup.

In fact, only a triumph in the Champions League was missing, and yet Los Colchoneros reached the final twice, where Real Madrid turned out to be better. In the first of these matches, Godin scored a goal, which almost gave his team a trophy (in the very end Sergio Ramos equalized, and extra time is a different story). Apart from the aforementioned clubs, Godin in Europe represented the colors of Inter Milan.

Atletico Mineiro is the current Brazilian champion and semi-finalist of the last edition of the Copa Libertadores. In the team from Belo Horizonte they play, among others Hulk, Eduardo Vargas and Guilherme Arana, and a few days ago Godin’s old friend Diego Costa said goodbye to the club.

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