Diego Carlos Santos Silva
Date of Birth: Mar 15, 1993 | Height/Weight: 185 cm / 78 kg | Nationality: Brazilian
• Reading of the game • Defending at set pieces • Positioning in aerial duels
Diego Carlos moved to Europe as a rather unknown footballer. Nevertheless, he managed to attract interest from Portuguese clubs. Last season in Estoril boosted his career and Diego joined Nantes in summer. It’s interesting that both teams play in the same canary yellow kit associated with Brazil national team.
He is a right-footed player who mainly acts as a left centre-back. Diego is quick and aggressive defender who goes into every challenge with full commitment. He has good reflexes, demonstrates decent understanding of the game and moves into necessary zones in time. The Brazilian footballer promptly assesses opponents’ positions in the penalty area. He properly reads trajectories of crosses intercepting them. His clearances are mostly powerful and safe. Diego’s pace allows him to cover teammates after vertical passes from the deep. His jumps aren’t very high but he compensates it with proper positioning in aerial duels. If the defender isn’t closed down, he can make an accurate long pass or cut off opposition midfield line. However, the quality of his passes becomes significantly lower under pressure.
Suruga Bank Championship - Runner-up - 2013