Player Details

Name

Juan Diego González

Height

6' 0"

Weight

161 lbs

Date of Birth

9.22.1980 (40)

Birthplace

Medellin, Colombia

Position

Defender
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Born in Medellín, Colombia, Juan Diego González Alzate signed with the Philadelphia Union on August 5, 2010 from Deportivo Pereira of Colombia's Categoría Primera A.

González is a physically imposing centerback who excels in the air and brings leadership to the backline. A tenacious tackler, González started and played 90 minutes in each of his first six matches with the Union.

The veteran defender brings a wealth of experience to the Union, playing for clubs in Colombia (CD Envigado 1996-‘99/2002, Independiente Medellin 1999-’00/’05, Santa Fe ’03-’04, Once Caldas ‘05/’06-’07, La Equidad ’07-’10, Deportivo Pereira ’10), Argentina (Club Almagro ’00-’01, San Lorenzo ’01) and Mexico (Santos Laguna ’06).

González won a Colombian Cup with La Equidad in 2008, and an International Mercosur Cup with Argentinean San Lorenzo in 2001.

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