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Full name Diego Rodríguez Fernández
Date of birth 20 April 1960 (1960-04-20) (age 49)
Place of birth La Orotava, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Sevilla B (manager)
Youth career
Vera
Tenerife
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1982 Tenerife 68 (7)
1982–1988 Betis 198 (4)
1988–1996 Sevilla 252 (8)
1996–1998 Albacete 46 (2)
1998–2002 Dos Hermanas 110 (3)
1978–2002 Total 674 (24)
National team
1980–1981 Spain U20 2 (0)
1980–1984 Spain U21 13 (0)
1982–1987 Spain U23 7 (0)
1984 Spain amateur 1 (0)
1988 Spain 1 (0)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Sevilla C
2009– Sevilla B
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Diego Rodríguez Fernández (born 20 April 1960 in La Orotava, Tenerife), just Diego, is a former Spanish footballer who played as a central defender.

During his professional career, which spanned nearly two decades, he played for both Seville clubs, Real Betis and Sevilla FC.

Football career

Having started professionally with CD Tenerife, Diego joined Real Betis in 1982–83, appearing in 198 first division matches, with four goals.

After six seasons, Diego joined Andalusia neighbours Sevilla Fútbol Club, continuing as an undisputed starter almost until his final season, 1995–96. With Sevila, he added, in the top flight, 252 games and eight goals. He retired professionally two years later, at 38, in the second division, with Albacete Balompié, but still played well into his 40's with another club in his region of adoption, amateur Dos Hermanas CF.

In 2008, Diego began his coaching career, with Sevilla C, upgrading the following year to the B's.

International career

Diego earned one cap for the Spanish national team, on 24 February 1988, appearing in the second half of a 1–2 friendly loss with Czechoslovakia, in Málaga. He was subsequently picked in the nation's squad for UEFA Euro 1988.

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