Juan Diego González is confirmed dead at the age of 39.
Juan was best known as a Colombian footballer (Once Caldas).
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Juan Diego González
Personal information
Full nameJuan Diego González Alzate
Date of birth(1980-09-22)22 September 1980
Place of birthMedellín, Colombia
Date of death4 March 2020(2020-03-04) (aged 39)
Place of deathCopacabana, Colombia
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing positionDefender
Youth career
1995–1996Envigado FC U19
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1997–1998Envigado
1999–2000Independiente Medellín
2000–2001Almagro
2001San Lorenzo
2002Envigado
2003–2004Santa Fe
2005Independiente Medellín
2005Once Caldas
2006Santos Laguna9(0)
2006–2007Once Caldas4(0)
2007–2010La Equidad56(0)
2010Deportivo Pereira
2010–2011Philadelphia Union7(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 23, 2011
Juan Diego González Alzate (Medellín, September 22, 1980 - Copacabana, March 4, 2020) was a Colombian footballer.
Contents
1 Career
2 Death
3 Honors
3.1 Club
4 References
5 External links
Career
González began his career in the youth ranks of Envigado. After an impressive start to his career in Colombia, González moved to Argentina joining Almagro in 2000. In 2001, he joined top club San Lorenzo and helped the Argentine side capture the Copa Mercosur that same year. After a brief stay with San Lorenzo he returned to Colombia and his original club Envigado.
The following seasons he would play for various Colombian clubs before joining Mexican club Santos Laguna for a brief spell in 2006. The following season, he returned to Colombia and joined Once Caldas. In 2007, he joined La Equidad and was a prominent member of the squad appearing in 56 league matches and helping his club capture the Colombian Cup in 2008. On August 5, 2010, he signed with the Philadelphia Union. He was waived by Philadelphia on November 23, 2011.
He has played for more than ten clubs throughout his senior career, including clubs in Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and the United States.
Death
According to unofficial versions, the former player's body was found dismembered in a sack, on the Medellín River on Thursday February 27th, 18 kilometers from the capital of Antioquia, in the municipality of Copacabana, Antioquia.
The causes of the crime are subject to investigation by the relevant authorities.
Honors
Club
San Lorenzo
International Mercosur Cup: 2001
La Equidad
Colombian Cup: 2008
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