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Ángel di María
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Manchester United
Ángel
di María

Midfielder

Date of Birth
Feb 14, 1988
Place of Birth
Rosario, Argentina
Nationality
Argentina
Height
178 cm
Weight
75 kg
Debut
30 August 2014

Bio

Ángel Fabián di María Hernández, known by the simplified name of Ángel di María, was born in Rosario, Argentina on 14 February 1988. An attacking midfielder, who is able to play on either wing or in a central position, he is predominantly deployed on the right wing. Known for his creative talents, long-distance shooting and ability to retain possession, he is considered one of the best attacking players around.

As a youth team player, di María joined local club Rosario Central in 2001 and made his professional debut in 2005. Before long, he attracted attention from various European clubs and opted to sign for Benfica in the summer of 2007. During his time in Portugal, di María continued to enhance his reputation as one of the great prospects in world football. The 2009-10 season saw him score 10 goals and contribute 19 assists in all competitions, as the club went on to win the Portuguese Liga. His performances drew the attention of Real Madrid, who signed him in the summer transfer window.

Since arriving at Real Madrid, di María has established himself as a key player for the team and has continued to make a name for himself with his creative play, reaching double figures for assists in each of his seasons with the side so far. He contributed to a La Liga title success in the 2011–12 campaign, under the management of José Mourinho. During the 2013 summer transfer window, he was strongly linked with a move away from the team, but received the firm backing of new manager, Carlo Ancelotti.

Di María made his debut for Argentina's senior national team in 2008 and has since gone on to establish himself as a regular in the side. In addition, at youth level, he helped his country to win the 2007 FIFA World Youth Championship and gold at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Headlines

The Field of Broken Dreams

The Field of Broken Dreams

by Dave Gardner

We yawn our way to the field as dawn breaks and stretch by a park bench in a haze of horse liniment and last night’s red wine... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Primera Division
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014/2015
Premier League
1568 24 19 5 12 5 3 1 0 0
2013/2014
Primera Division
2377 34 27 7 17 8 4 6 0 0
2012/2013
Primera Division
1976 32 22 10 15 12 7 4 1 1
2011/2012
Primera Division
1344 23 16 7 13 7 5 6 1 1
2010/2011
Primera Division
2325 35 29 6 18 6 6 6 0 0
2009/2010
Primeira Liga
2255 26 26 0 3 0 5 9 0 1
2008/2009
Primeira Liga
1240 24 12 12 12 0 2 2 0 0
2006/2007
Primera División
0 24 24 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
2005/2006
Primera División
0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 13085 232 185 47 90 38 38 34 2 3

Transfers & Loans

2014
25 Aug
€ 75,000,000
2010
30 Jun
€ 25,000,000
2007
30 Jun
€ 8,000,000

Games Played