Diogo de Almeida

Diogo de Almeida
3
Defender
  • 6'
  • 175 lbs.
  • 01-02-1989
  • Piricicaba, Brazil

Acquired

RSL: Selected in the second round (24th overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft on 1/12/12

Real Salt Lake’s search for a naturally left-footed fit on its back line may very well have come to an end with its selection of SMU product Diogo de Almeida back in January. While other outside back options were on the board towards the start of the second round, RSL was enamored with the athletic de Almeida’s size and speed, not to mention his technical ability, which was no surprise after his progression from forward to midfielder to defender during his first three years with the Mustangs. While RSL will not expect the 23-year-old to fill in minutes right away, the Brazilian’s progress throughout the year will prove vital to the planned wing-back rotation system that could prove crucial to the Utah side’s late-season success.

Collegiate Stats at SMU

Year
GP/GS
G
A
2011 (senior) 20/20 4 0
2010 (junior) 19/18 0 0
2009 (sophmore) 13/4 0 1
2008 (freshman) 18/4 5 2
Totals 72/53 22 20

Career Highlights/Accolades: Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year; All-Conference USA First Team and NSCAA All-Midwest First Team performer as a senior in 2011 … Versatile athlete moved from midfielder to defender between his sophomore and junior campaigns, this after he began his collegiate career at forward as a freshman … After starting his youth career in the U.S. in the FC Dallas youth system, moved on to play for the Dallas Texans ’90 … While growing up in Brazil, grew up in the youth system of Sao Paulo FC alongside former MLS performers Juninho (LA Galaxy), Alex Cazumba (Galaxy) and Jackson (FC Dallas)

Misc: Moved to the United States from Brazil in 2007 for the last half of his junior year at Oakridge H.S. in Arlington, Texas … Speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish … Majored in Markets Culture and Spanish at SMU …

 

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Año Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC Apagado Y R
2012 Real Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Real Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Real Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Fecha Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/27/2012 VAN @ RSL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/17/2012 RSL @ SEA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 RSL @ LA W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2012 RSL @ CHV W 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 POR @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/6/2012 RSL @ HOU L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2012 DC @ RSL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2012 RSL @ PHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/18/2012 DAL @ RSL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/11/2012 RSL @ VAN L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/4/2012 RSL @ COL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2012 VAN @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 COL @ RSL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2012 RSL @ SJ L 0-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2012 POR @ RSL W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2012 SEA @ RSL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 RSL @ CLB L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 SJ @ RSL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 LA @ RSL L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 RSL @ CHV W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 DAL @ RSL W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 RSL @ SEA W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/9/2012 RSL @ CHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 NE @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 TOR @ RSL W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/25/2012 RSL @ DAL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 RSL @ SJ L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 RSL @ KC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 COL @ RSL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/4/2012 MTL @ RSL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/31/2012 RSL @ POR W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/24/2012 CHV @ RSL L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/17/2012 NY @ RSL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 RSL @ LA W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves