18 June 2010
Angel di Maria (14 February 1988, Rosario, Argentina) is a winger who tends to play along the left flank. Only 22 years old, he was named the Best Player of the Portuguese Liga, where he has won two Portuguese League Cups and one Portuguese League title. Di Maria is also an Under-20 World Championship winner and Olymic Gold medalist with Argentina.
Angel di Maria is a versatile left winger who can play just as well along the right or serve as a second attacker. Only 22 years of age, he has already garnered accolades on both club and national team levels.
In 2007 Di Maria won the Under-20 World Championship with Argentina and one year later scored the Gold Medal winner in the Olympic Games, where he played alongside Madridista teammates Gago and Garay. Last season with Benfica Di Maria won the double and one year prior won the Portuguese League Cup.
The midfielder began his career at Rosario Central and moved to Portugal in the summer of 2007. Three summers later, he finds himself on international duty in the 2010 World Cup. His debut with the Argentine national team took place on 6 September 2009 in what was a World Cup qualifier against Paraguay.
Rosario Central (2005-2007)
Portuguese Liga: 2009/10
Portuguese League Cup: 2008/09, 2009/10
Olympic Gold Medal: 2008
Under-20 World Championship: 2007
Best Player of the Portuguese Liga: 2009/10