10 Facts About Diego Benaglio


Diego Orlando Benaglio was born on 8 September 1983 and is a Swiss former footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

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Diego Benaglio spent most of his professional career with Stuttgart and Wolfsburg in Germany's top flight, the Bundesliga, winning the 2009 league championship and appearing in almost 300 competitive matches with the latter club.

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Diego Benaglio played three years in Portugal earlier in his career, with Nacional.

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Diego Benaglio made his debut eight days later, helping his side advance to the quarter-finals of the German Cup after a penalty shootout win over FC Schalke 04.

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On 23 January 2013, Diego Benaglio signed a contract extension to keep him at the Volkswagen Arena until 2016.

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Diego Benaglio made 39 appearances across all competitions for the team from the principality.

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On 18 August 2020, Diego Benaglio announced his retirement from professional football.

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Swiss international since 2006, Diego Benaglio was called up for the 2006 FIFA World Cup as third choice behind Pascal Zuberbuhler and Fabio Coltorti, making his debut in a pre-tournament friendly against China on 3 June.

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Diego Benaglio captained the Swiss team at the 2012 Olympics, and played nine times during the 2014 World Cup qualification campaign, keeping six clean sheets.

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On 20 August 2014, Diego Benaglio announced his retirement from international football.

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