Diego Lainez

Diego Lainez Leyva, professionally known as Diego Lainez is a Mexican professional football player. He plays as a winger. He started his professional football career from Mexican club, America in 2017. He was part of club America that won the Apertura in 2018. He moved to Spain to join the Spanish club Real Betis in 2019. He joined Betis reportedly for a transfer fee of $14 million.

He has represented Mexico football teams at different age groups on an international level. In 2018, he made his senior international debut. His success for the Mexican team at the Toulon Tournament in 2018 won him the Best Player Award.

On Instagram, @diego lainez, he has over 943k followers.

What makes Diego Lainez so well-known?

Real Betis is a Spanish club where he plays as a winger.

Club America won the Apertura in 2018.

In 2018, the Golden Ball was awarded to the winner of the Toulon Tournament.

Diego Lainez was born in Mexico City.

On June 9, 2000, Diego Lainez was born. Diego Lainez Leyva is his given name. His hometown is Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. He is of Mexican origin. He is of Mexican descent and is white. Christianity is his religion. Mauro Lainez was his father, and Mary del Carmen Leyva de la O was his mother. His younger brother, Mauro, is also a football player. Tijuana uses him as a winger.

Diego Lainez’s Professional Football Career

Diego Lainez joined Club America’s academy in 2012.

His younger brother enrolled in Pachuca’s academy.

On March 1, 2017, he made his competitive debut after five years in the club’s academy.

He made his competitive debut against Santos Laguna in the Copa MX group stage.

March 4, 2017, he made his league debut against Leon.

On March 19, 2017, he made his first start for the club against Club Universidad Nacional.

On August 4, 2018, he scored two goals for the club against Pachuca, becoming the club’s youngest player to score a double.

Between September and October 2018, he was sidelined for four weeks due to an ankle injury.

On October 20, 2018, he returned to football against Tijuana.

When he scored in both legs of the Apertura semifinal series against Universidad Nacional, he became the club’s youngest player to score during the playoff stage.

In 2018, the club finally won the Apertura.

On January 10, 2019, Lainez moved to Spain, signing with Real Betis of La Liga.

For a record transfer fee of $14 million, he signed a five-year deal with the club.

He also held the record for being the second most expensive Mexican player to be signed by a European club.

He was given the number 22 jersey.

On January 20, 2019, he made his La Liga debut as a substitute against Girona.

In the same month, he made his first appearance for the club against Athletic Bilbao.

When he scored an injury-time equalizer against Rennes on February 14, 2019, he became the youngest Mexican player to score in the UEFA Europa League.

Diego Lainez has had a successful international career.

Diego Lainez has played for Mexico’s youth teams at many stages. He has played football for Mexico’s U17, U20, and U21 squads.

He competed in the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup for Mexico. In the group match against England, he scored two goals in a 3-2 defeat.

He was an important part of the Mexican team that finished second in the CONCACAF U20 Championship in 2018.

He was called to the Best XI of the tournament.

He was named to the Mexico U20 World Cup squad.

He was an important member of the Mexican team that finished second in the Toulon Tournament in 2018.

He was named to the tournament’s Best XI and received the tournament’s Best Player Award.

He was a member of Mexico’s Central American and Caribbean Games squad in 2018.

On September 7, he made his senior international debut against Uruguay in a friendly match. Mexico was defeated 4-1.

On September 11, 2018, he made his senior team debut against the United States. Following a foul on the Mexican player, defender Matt Miazga of the US football team ridiculed Lainez for his small stature. The players got into a mild brawl as a result of the incident. After the incident, Lainez was praised for his composure and calmness.

On October 13, 2020, he scored his first international goal for the senior team in a friendly match against Algeria.

Girlfriend of Diego Lainez

The young footballer does not have a spouse. He is said to be single. He seems to be entirely concentrating on his football career. His social media appearances do not indicate that he is dating anyone right now. He may be dating someone else in secret. More information about his personal life will be published in the near future.

Diego Lainez’s stature

Diego Lainez stands at a height of 1.7 m i.e. 5 feet and 7 inches tall. He has an athletic body build. He has a body weight of 58 kg. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.

Diego Lainez Salary

Diego Lainez is one of the aspiring Mexican footballers. The young talent started his football career from the Mexican club, America, and now plays for the Spanish La Liga club Real Betis. He joined Betis for a reported transfer fee of $14 million. At Betis, he has an annual salary of $2.8 million. His income comes from contracts, wages, bonuses, and endorsements. His net worth is estimated at $2 million at present.

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