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Diego Cagna
Personal information
Full name Diego Sebastián Cagna
Date of birth April 19, 1970 (1970-04-19) (age 39)
Place of birth    Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Argentinos Juniors
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Argentinos Juniors
Boca Juniors
Villarreal CF
Atlético Celaya
Boca Juniors
090 (12)
026 0(3)
105 0(9)
077 0(3)
017 0(1)
062 0(7)   
National team
1992-1999 Argentina 019 0(1)
Teams managed
2006-2009 Tigre

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 18:42, 20 December 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Medal record
Competitor for  Argentina
Men's Football
Pan American Games
Gold 1995 Mar del Plata Team Competition

Diego Sebastián Cagna (born 19 April, 1970 in Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine professional football midfielder, most recently worked as the manager of Argentine side Club Atlético Tigre.


playing career

Club career

His first professional first division match was in December 1988, with Argentinos Juniors. He transferred to Independiente at the beginning of 1992, where he played for 4 years.

Cagna then went on to join Boca Juniors from the Apertura 1996 until the end of 1999 when, at 29 years of age and after winning the Clausura 1999, he moved to Spanish Villarreal CF. He played 3 seasons with the Yellow Submarine, and after playing the Apertura 2002 with Mexican Atlético Celaya, he returned to Boca Juniors in 2003.

Diego Cagna, who was team captain with Independiente, Boca Juniors and Villareal, eventually becoming a reserve player behind Boca Juniors' promising youngsters, and retired in 2005. All in all, he played a total of 255 games for Boca, scoring 21 goals.

International career

With the Argentine national football team he won the Confederations Cup 1992, and participated in the Copa América 1999. His only goal for the national team was on April 15, 1998 friendly match against Israel in Jerusalem, which Argentina lost 2-1.[1]


Season Club Title
1992 Argentina Argentina Confederations Cup
Apertura 1998 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera Division Argentina
Clausura 1999 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera Division Argentina
Apertura 2003 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera Division Argentina
2003 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
2003 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Intercontinental
2004 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Sudamericana
Apertura 2005 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera Division Argentina
2005 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Sudamericana
2005 Argentina Boca Juniors Recopa Sudamericana

Managerial career

In December 2006, he became Tigre's manager, taking the club to the first division in only one season. Tigre's first year in the major division was successful with Tigre finishing in 2nd place in the Apertura 2007 championship. This was Tigre's highest ever finish in the top division, gaining Cagna notoriety from fans and the sports press.[2]

In the Apertura 2008 championship Tigre finished joint top of the Primera División with Boca Juniors and San Lorenzo. Tigre had the best head-to-head record, San Lorenzo the best goal difference but Boca Juniors won the 3 way championship playoff on goal difference after the three teams once again finished level on points.

Cagna then guided Tigre to qualification to an international club competition for the first time in their history at the end of the 2008-09 season. Tigre appeared in the 2009 Copa Sudamericana, where they were eliminated in the first round by San Lorenzo.

Having taken Tigre into the last game of two championship seasons with the possibility of winning the championship and led them to international qualification for the first time in their history, his fortunes turned in the Apertura 2009 where Tigre finished bottom of the table with only 8 points from 19 games prompting his resignation on 14 December 2009 after over 3 years with the club.


Even though he played and captained Boca Juniors for several years, he declared that he has always been a River Plate supporter, and that he would be honoured to coach the team.[3]


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