Player Details


Diego Rubio


Dee-EH-go ROO-bee-oh


5' 11"


170 lbs

Date of Birth

5.15.1993 (31)


Santiago de Chile, Chile





Roster Category

Career Summary

On February 5th, 2024, Austin FC signed free agent forward Diego Rubio to its MLS roster on a one-year guaranteed deal through the end of the 2024 season with an option for 2025.

Rubio began his career with Colo-Colo in his native Chile, and transferred to Portuguese giants Sporting CP in 2011 at the age of 18. He impressed as a young player with Sporting CP B, recording 22 goals and nine (9) assists in 52 appearances.

After loan spells in Romania and Norway, Rubio moved to Spanish second division side Real Valladolid CF in 2015, spending six (6) months there before joining Sporting Kansas City (SKC) on loan as a Designated Player in March 2016 at the age of 22.

Rubio signed a permanent deal with SKC in September 2016 and has since gone on to be one of the most prolific MLS strikers in recent years. During three (3) seasons with SKC and five (5) with Colorado Rapids, Rubio amassed 55 goals and 35 assists in 171 MLS appearances (including MLS Cup Playoff matches).

He won the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with SKC and enjoyed a career-best year with Colorado in 2022, tallying 16 goals and seven (7) assists.