Diego Chara

Diego Chara
Diego Chara
Diego Chara
Real Name: Diego Chara
HT: 5' 8" WT: 150
Age: 31 (04/05/1986)
Birthplace: Cali, Colombia
Hometown: Cali, Colombia

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Designated Player on April 13, 2011

Diego Chara might not be the most glamorous player in MLS, but he’s certainly among the most valuable. The diminutive holding midfielder is routinely at or near the top of MLS in tackles, and he brandishes his marking ability with an unmatched ferocity. A terrier tracking attackers and adept at restarting attacks, Chara will forever hold a special spot in Timbers history as the team’s first ever Designated Player signing. His on-field play over the last half decade in MLS certainly backs that up.

INTERNATIONAL: Chara has been capped twice for the Colombian national team, and for the first time in 2010 in a friendly against Peru.

OUTSIDE MLS: Chara first made his mark with Deportes Quindío in his native Colombia, where he made 124 appearances from 2004-2008. After stints with two more Colombian clubs over the next three years, Chara made his way to MLS.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2017Portland Timbers29291253035257081
2016Portland Timbers30300260019286091
2015Portland Timbers282822479111763081
2014Portland Timbers31312274559583180
2013Portland Timbers313102737310374170
2012Portland Timbers282802473092723101
2011Portland Timbers282722401426764170
Career Totals-2052047179651779284996574
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