Player Details

Name

Diego Chará

Height

5' 8"

Weight

152 lbs

Date of Birth

4.5.1986 (35)

Birthplace

Cali, Colombia

Position

Midfielder

Position Detail

Defensive Midfielder

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

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

Diego Chara might not be the most glamorous player, 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, he'll continue patrolling Portland's midfield in 2021.

INTERNATIONAL: Chara has been capped twice for the Colombian national team.

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.

NOTES: MLS Best XI (2020)

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