Diego Lainez is a Mexican professional football player. Furthermore, Diego Lainez began his professional football debut in 2017 with the Mexican club America as a winger. In2019, he traveled to Spain to join the Spanish club Real Betis.
Diego Lainez Leyva’s most famous sd Diego Lainez was born in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, on June 9, 2000. Currently, he is 21 years old and maintains Mexican citizenship. In addition, he has a Gemini horoscope and is of Mexican-White descent. His nickname is D. Lainez, and he is a Christian. He is the offspring of Mauro Lainez (father) and Mary del Carmen Leyva de la O (mother) (mother). Mauro, his younger brother, is also a football player for Tijuana, where he plays as a winger.
Regarding his academic career, he has not revealed any information. We can assume, based on his age, that he is a senior in high school.
In 2012, Diego Lainez joined the Club America academy. On March 1, 2017, after five years in the club’s academy, he made his competitive debut. In the group stage of the Copa MX, he made his debut against Santos Laguna. On March 4, 2017, against Leon, he made his league debut. In addition, he made his debut for the team on March 19, 2017, against Club Universidad Nacional. On August4,2018, he became the club’s youngest player to score two goals when he scored twice against Pachuca. He was unable to work for four weeks between September and October 2018 owing to an ankle injury.
He returned to football against Tijuana on October 20, 2018. On October13,2020, in a friendly against Algeria, this player scored his first international goal for the senior squad. In 2018, the team ultimately won the Apertura. In addition, he relocated to Spain on January 10, 2019, joining with RealBetis of the La Liga. With a record transfer cost of $14 million and a five-year contract, he joined the team.
In addition, he set a record as the second most expensive Mexican player ever signed by a European club. On January 20, 2019, he made his debut as a substitute against Girona. In the same month, he made his first appearance against Athletic Bilbao. On February 14, 2019, he scored a stoppage-time equalizer against Rennes, making him the youngest Mexican to score in the UEFA Europa League.
This footballer has played for Mexico’s youth teams at many ages. He has played on Mexico’s U17, U20, and U21 football teams. Moreover, he represented Mexico in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. In a 3-2 loss over England in a group match, he scored two goals. In 2018, he was an integral part of the Mexican team that finished second at the CONCACAF U20 Championship. Moreover, he was named to the competition’s Best Eleven. He was selected for Mexico’s U20 World Cup squad. Moreover, he was a key player of the Mexican team that came second at the 2018 Toulon Tournament.
In2018, he participated in the Central American and Caribbean Games for Mexico. This footballer made his senior international debut against Uruguay on September 7 in a friendly. Mexico was also trounced 4-1. On September11,2018, he made his debut with the senior squad against the United States. Following a foul committed by the Mexican player, US defender Matt Miazga made fun of his short stature. As a result of the incident, the players got into a small brawl. He was later commended for his maturity and composure in the aftermath of the incident. On October 13, 2020, in a friendly against Algeria, he scored his first international goal for the senior team.
Achievements and Worth
In2018, he won the Toulon Tournament’s Best XI Player and Golden Ball Awards. Additionally, in the same year, he was named Liga MX: Apertura. In addition, he was named to the 2018 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Best XI.
As a professional football player, he has amassed a respectable income. It is estimated that his net worth is approximately $2 million. The rumored transfer cost for him to join Real Betis in the Spanish La Liga was $14 million. Additionally, he earns $2.8 million annually from the club.
The young football player is unattached and single. His whole focus seemed to be on his football career. Moreover, this athlete has not been involved in any controversy or speculations to yet.
Physical dimensions and social media
The football player has brown eyes and black hair. In addition, Diego stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 58 kg; no additional information regarding his bodily measurements is available.
His Instagram account has more than 1,400,000 followers. Similarly, there are over 194,000 Facebook followers and over 307,200 Twitter followers.