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Diego Godín has been announced as a new Atlético Mineiro player | PHOTO

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Diego Godín puts an end to a long career in Europe and returns to South America. This Wednesday, Atlético Mineiro officially announced the signing of the defender from the Uruguayan team. The last time for the defender in this part of the world was in 2007 with the Nacional de Montevideo shirt.

“The ‘Galo’ hired the Uruguayan Diego Godín to reinforce his defense. The 35-year-old was in Cagliari, Italy. The athlete signed a contract with the ‘Galo’ until December 31, 2022, with the possibility of an extension “, detailed the note shared on the website of the current Brazilian soccer champion.

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Right away, the Belo Horizonte cast highlighted the best of the defender’s career playing in the ‘Old Continent’. “Nicknamed the ‘Pharaoh,’ Godín made a name for himself in European football defending Spain’s Atlético de Madrid between 2010 and 2019 ″, adds the article by Atlético Mineiro.

The experienced soccer player started his career in Cerro in his country and later joined the ranks of Nacional, one of the most important clubs in Uruguay. From there, the defender took the big leap to join the Villarreal squad. After that, the aforementioned, he went with the ‘Colchoneros’. Then he had steps through Inter Milan and Cagliari from Italy.

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“He also made a name for himself in the Uruguay National Team, with which he played more than 150 games, including the last three World Cups and won the 2011 Copa América ″, says the ‘Galo’ about his new player and the path he has traveled with the national team, which is fighting to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Godín returns to South America with a total of eight trophies: all of them he raised with the white-haired Atlético de Madrid jersey. Twice the Europa League, three times the UEFA Super Cup, internationally. While at the local level he was the winner of a LaLiga, a Copa del Rey and a Spanish Super Cup.

Godín trained in Uruguay

Diego Godín trained this Wednesday with the youth team that has been working for days with the new Celeste coach, Diego Alonso, according to information from the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF).

The official Twitter account of the Uruguayan team published a photo of the Uruguayan captain exercising in the Celeste Complex, the sports venue located on the outskirts of Montevideo where the national team trains.

Godín thus returns to work after contracting COVID-19 days ago and, therefore, being forced to isolate himself during his Christmas holidays in Uruguay.

Diego Godín trained with the Uruguayan team.  (Photo: Capture)

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