List of Famous people named Diego
Diego Armando Maradona was an Argentine professional football player and manager. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. Maradona's vision, passing, ball control, and dribbling skills were combined with his small stature, which gave him a low centre of gravity allowing him to manoeuvre better than most other players. His presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team's general performance, while he would often be singled out by the opposition. In addition to his creative abilities, he possessed an eye for goal and was known to be a free kick specialist. A precocious talent, Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe de Oro", a name that stuck with him throughout his career. He also had a troubled off-field life and was banned in both 1991 and 1994 for abusing drugs.
Diego da Silva Costa is a professional footballer who last played as a striker for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Spain national team.
Diego Pablo Simeone González, nicknamed El Cholo, is an Argentine professional football manager and former player who played as a midfielder; he has been the manager of Atlético Madrid since December 2011. Simeone is often considered to be a legendary figure in the history of Atlético Madrid, due to his achievements as a player and manager with them.
Diego Luna Alexander is a Mexican actor, singer, director, and producer. Following a career in Mexican telenovelas, he has appeared in films including Y tu mamá también, Open Range, Milk, Rudo y Cursi, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, The Terminal, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He played drug trafficker Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo in the first two seasons of Narcos: Mexico.
Diego Sebastián Schwartzman ; German: [ˈʃvaʁtsman]; born 16 August 1992) is an Argentine professional tennis player competing on the ATP Tour. He has won three ATP singles titles, and reached his career-high singles ranking of world No. 8 in October 2020. Although known as a clay court specialist, he actually prefers grass courts. He is noted for his high-quality return game.
Diego Andrés González Boneta is a Mexican singer and actor. He gained wider recognition for starring in Rock of Ages (2012) and Luis Miguel (2018).
Diego Sanchez is an American professional mixed martial artist, currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2002, he formerly competed for King of the Cage, where he was the Welterweight Champion. He also won the Middleweight tournament of The Ultimate Fighter 1.
Diego Alfonso Valdés Contreras is a Chilean footballer who currently plays for Liga MX club Santos Laguna and the Chile national team as an attacking midfielder.
Diego Armando Maradona Sinagra is an Italian footballer and professional beach soccer player. He is the son of Cristiana Sinagra and Argentine national footballer Diego Maradona.
Diego Roberto Godín Leal is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Italian club Cagliari and the Uruguay national team.