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|Real Name/Full Name
|Diego Pablo Simeone Gonzalez
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Diego Simeone, El Cholo
|Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|28 April 1970
|53 years old
|In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
|In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 150 lbs.
|Father – Don Carlos Alberto Simeone
Mother – Maria Pablo Simeone
|Natalia Simeone (sister)
|Giovanni, Gianluca, Giuliano (sons) and Francesca (daughter)
|Professional Football Manager, Former Football Midfielder
Diego Simeone is an esteemed professional football manager who has a rich football history in Argentina. He is currently the manager for Atletico Madrid since 2011, a team for which he had played back in 1996 and won a domestic double with them.
Biography and Early Life
Diego was born in Buenos Aires and was lucky to be with his mother and father, Don Carlo Alberto Simeone and Maria Pablo Simeone. His parents raised him in Buenos Aires, Palermo district, where his passion for football was nurtured. His father was an amateur footballer who eventually started to make sales. His mom, on the other hand, was a friseur. Diego was not raised in a wealthy family but rather a diligent one. Diego recounts that it was his parents that instilled the virtue of working hard into his life.
His first football step was at a local club, Velez Sarsfield, where he faired excellently, and he went ahead to play for other local clubs. His father the pillar of inspiration throughout the start of his football journey, and he had great confidence in his son’s ability. His sister Natalia is a professional football agent and has been a key role player in her brother’s planning, investment, and contract negotiations.
Much concerning the places where Diego schooled is not available as he does not speak a lot about it. It would be an oversight, though, to ignore the discipline and appropriacy that Diego breathes in the participations that he is involved in, right from his career all the way down to his role as a dad and a spouse. Clearly, he has received an education level that exceeds just the satisfactory one.
Personal Life: Wife, Girlfriend, Wedding, Kids, etc.
Diego had his first marriage with Carolina Baldini a model, who had been his darling since childhood. They met again when he was 19, and they fell in love with each other again and tied the knot in 1994.
They had a plush wedding to start their marriage, and they had three sons together, Giovanni, Gianluca, and Giuliano. After about twenty years of a beautiful marriage, they had to divorce due to affair gossips which involved both of them being unfaithful. However, Diego was mostly in the limelight.
Diego found love again, two years after separating from her first wife. He met Carla Pereyra, a model too, who had been famous for her association with the ballet and flamenco dancer Joaquin Cortez. With Diego, they were seen together a number of times, right before Carla was spotted to be expecting her first baby. They welcomed their baby girl, Francesca, on 30 September 2016. He is happily married to Carla, and there are no rumors of their divorce.
Is Diego Simeone Gay?
As far as sexual orientation is concerned, Diego is straight. There are no details or rumors whatsoever that associate him with being either gay or bisexual. In reality, he is in a splendid marriage with his love, Carla.
Simeone started his football career with Velez Sarsfield, after which he moved to the Italian Serie A club Pisa, which was relegated later on. He appeared in Sevilla, in the Spanish La Liga. He was signed at Atletico Madrid two seasons later and was part of the victory team in the 1995-1996 season. He later played at Inter Milan, which also was victorious in the 1997-1998 UEFA Cup. He returned to Atletico Madrid later in 2003, scoring 31 goals and made 165 appearances in total.
Diego also represented his national team, Argentina, in 1992 (Under-23 Team), the Argentina senior team from 1988 to 2002 when they won the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
He played his last match in February 2006 and became the manager for Racing Club, the same team he had been playing for. He moved on later to be the head coach for Estudiantes de la Plata and headed their first triumph in a long time. He also coached for River Plate and led them to their 2-1 win in a final match against Olimpo. After leaving River Plate and coaching a few more teams, he succeeded Gegorio Manzaro as the Atletic Madrid coach. In his first season, Atletico won the UEFA Europa League against Athletic Bilbao by nailing them 3-0. They also won the UEFA Super Cup after beating Chelsea 4-1 in Monaco.
They beat the La Liga giants Real Madrid 2-1 in 2013 at a match in Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. His career as a coach in Atletico Madrid has seen the club to the level they had not been to before.
Awards and Achievements
He has been awarded the World’s Best Club Coach 2015-16, the two-time Spanish Champion 2020-21 and 2013-14, Spanish Cup Winner 2012-13, Spanish Super Cup Winner 2012-13, the two-time Europa League Winner 2017-18 and 2011-12, the two-time Supercup Winner 2018-19 and 2012-13, throughout his coaching experience in Atletico Madrid.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Diego Simeone in 2024
Diego’s net worth is estimated at $25 Million, and he earns an annual salary of $5 Million. He has earned his massive income as a football player and currently, as a football manager for the various clubs, he has been in, majorly Atletico Madrid.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Diego is considered Atletico Madrid’s lucky charm.
- He is one of the most enthusiastic and brave players Argentina ever had.
- Would he have not played football, he would have studied Physical education.
- He is as mean as he looks when it comes to training.
Diego is a prove that parents can for sure prepare one’s way into the future, with success assuredly showing up in the perfect time. Gaining his inspiration from his father, Diego made his way through the uncompromising challenges right into a successful career. He is an icon worth appreciation and emulation.