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Palmeiras forward Diego agrees two year deal with Thai Premier League side Buriram United

Olympiacos' Diogo (L) and Maccabi Tel-Aviv's Barak Itzhaki fight for the ball during their UEFA Europa League match at Bloomfield Stadium on 5th August, 2010
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Thai Premier League outfit Buriram United have confirmed the signing of Brazilian forward Diogo.

According to their official website, as cited by NEWS, the 27 year-old has agreed a two year deal.

Diogo spent the 2014 Brasileirão with Palmeiras, but managed only one goal [against Flamengo] in 24 appearances, with Ricardo Gareca’s side finishing in 16th - just two points above the relegation zone.       

Diogo had been signed by Palmeiras from Portuguesa in January 2014 on a free transfer. 

With the Lusa, he had netted four times in 20 appearances, but seemingly didn't impress sufficiently to earn an extended deal.

Diogo initally started out his career with Portuguesa and was a key part of the side that earned promotion to the Brasileirão in the 2007/08 season. His subsequent quick adaption to the top flight lead to him receiving interest from Europe, with Olympiacos eventually signing him for a reported fee of €9 million in July 2008.

Diogo started well in Greece and was part of a side that won the Superleague Greece three times and the Greek Cup twice.

Form and fitness affected him after a strong first season however and he spent time on loan at Flamengo and Santos, where he won the 2011 Copa Libertadores, before being released in January 2013.


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