What happened to Diego Manicero former U and Cristal player

What happened to Diego Manicero, former ‘U’ and Cristal player who was relegated 2 years in a row?

The Argentina midfielder was runners-up with the Rimense squad in 2015, despite suffering serious falls in Peruvian football as well.

Universitario de Deportes, Alianza Lima and Sporting Cristal usually sign the best foreign players for their squads compared to other teams in the country, not only for prestige reasons as they are the most prominent clubs. but also according to budget capacity. Although not always the case, provincial cadres sometimes pull off an international transfer that ends up making a difference. That happened to me Diego ManiceroArgentine midfielder who got his first experience with León de Huánuco and has a total of seven shirts in La Liga 1.

Its beginnings and its arrival in Huánuco

Manicero debuted in 2005 with Lanús, Squad he was in until 2008 and with which he won the Argentine championship in 2007, the only title of his professional career. After that, the midfielder went through clubs like Racing Club, Belgrano and Alumni until 2012, the year in which he got his first international experience united coquimbo From Chile.

In 2013, the Argentine was signed by the Huanuco Leon, his first team in Peru. In his first season, Manicero played 39 games, scored four goals and provided 14 assists, stats that helped the Huanuqueño team stay in tenth place overall. In his sophomore year, he scored seven goals and three assists in 31 games, numbers that helped the “Fieras” qualify for the 2015 Copa Sudamericana.


Arrival in Lima

In 2015, the midfielder is enough Sporting Crystal, brand new champion a year earlier. His fine play in the provinces excited a side from Rim who would look to win the two-time league title and have a good role in the Copa Libertadores. However, only the Argentine In 26 games played, he scored four goals and provided five assists, in which he started in a few engagements. Despite reaching the finals that season, the Celestials lost the title to Melgar with an inconsequential manicero.

For 2016, University of Sports He announced his hiring with a mission to win the tournament and have a good showing at the South American Championship. In the three seasons he played in the ‘U’, Manicero played 74 games, scoring 12 goals and providing 11 assists. With him in the merengue roster, the team finished third (2016), fourth (2017), and ninth (2019) overall.


A complicated journey through Peru

2019 Diego Manicero began his journey through four top division teams in the country. The first club to host him was Carlos A. Mannucci, a team he did not stand out with as he scored just one goal and provided one assist in 26 games played.

For 2020, the Argentine signed with Carlos Stein and fulfilled a very important role in the team, not only for his game but also for his six goals and nine assists in 26 games. Unfortunately, he had to accept his first professional relegation with the Carlist squad.

In 2021, the Alianza Universidad de Huánuco accepted him for their specialist staff. However, his five goals and one assist in 21 games didn’t stop him from being relegated to the Blaugrana squad The midfielder experiences his second consecutive defeat in the category.

Sport Huancayo decided to give Manicero his last chance in League 1 in 2022. Although the “Red Matador” managed to finish fourth in Peru in the Copa Libertadores, the Argentine had done it a discreet move with a goal and four assists in just 740 minutes played.


What is Diego Manicero now?

The midfielder will continue his football career in Peru, but no longer in the top division of Peruvian football, but in League 2. Manicero was again considered by Carlos Stein and faces his second leg at the Lambayeque Club.