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Diego Barrera

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Place of birth  Bogota, Colombia
Name  Diego Barrera
Current team  Kaya F.C.
2007  New Mexico Lobos

2004–2006  Loyola Marymount Lions
Height  1.70 m
Role  Soccer player
Position  Forward, Midfielder
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Full name  Diego Alejandro Barrera
Date of birth  (1987-03-25) March 25, 1987 (age 28)

Playing position  Midfielder / Forward
Education  University of New Mexico

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Diego Barrera (born March 25, 1987 in Bogota) is a Colombian-born American soccer player currently playing for Kasem Bundit University in the Thai League 3 Lower region in Thailand. He got married 2014 and has a permanent resident address in Los Angeles, California.


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College and amateur

Barrera moved from his native Colombia to the United States as a small child, settling in Thousand Oaks, California. He attended Thousand Oaks High School, and played three years of college soccer at Loyola Marymount University, where he was named to the College Soccer News All-Freshman Third Team, the All-WCC second team and the WCC All-Freshman Team in his debut year in 2004. He transferred to the University of New Mexico prior to his senior year in 2007.

During his college career and beyond, Barrera played extensively with numerous Southern California teams in the USL Premier Development League, including the San Fernando Valley Quakes (twice), Hollywood United Hitmen and Ventura County Fusion (twice).


Barrera signed his first professional contract in March 2011, joining USL Pro club Wilmington Hammerheads. He made his professional debut on May 14, 2011, coming on as a second half substitute in a 3-1 win over F.C. New York.

After the season at Wilmington, he played professional indoor soccer with the Syracuse Silver Knights in the MISL, before returning to California. Barrera then joined his home town based team , amateur side Cal FC in the USASA-affiliated La Gran Liga de Oxnard based in Oxnard, California.

Year 2013 he signed his first contract in Asia. United Football League, Philippines with the first division team STALLION FC and have won the United Football League Division One Championship. He then transferred to team Soccoroo for the second quarter of 2014 and loaned by KAYA FC for the UFL CUP 2014. In year 2015 KAYA FC signed him and made a big contribution. KAYA FC won their first championship in UFL CUP 2015.

In the following year, 2016 he moved to Bangkok, Thailand and signed in KBU FC, AIS Division 2 East Region Bangkok. He made a huge contribution that awarded him as the 2016 BEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR. He was also the Top Goalscorer with 10 goals and 8 assists in Eastern Region Bangkok AIS Div.2 in 14 games played as consistent starting line up player.


Married. Spouse Name: Eva Barrera

Diego's younger brother, Danny Barrera, is also a professional soccer player.


  • UFL Division 1: 2013
  • References

    Diego Barrera Wikipedia