10 Facts about Diego Llorente

Facts about our new signing.

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1) Diego Llorente was born in Madrid on Monday 16th August 1993

2) He joined Real Madrid’s youth team in 2002 and on Sunday 24 March 2013, Llorente made his first appearance with Real Madrid Castilla in a 4–0 home win over Cordoba CF

3) He made his full Real Madrid debut on Saturday 1st June 2013 at the Bernabeu against Osasuna in June 2013

4) Llorente won six caps for Spain’s Under-20s and featured in the 2013 World Cup in Turkey

5) The defender won his first senior cap for Spain on Sunday 29th May 2016 3-1 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina

6) Llorente has made 247 club appearances in his career so far, playing for Real Madrid, Rayo Vallecano, Malaga and Real Sociedad

7) Llorente has scored 16 goals to date, with eight coming in La Liga and three coming in the UEFA Europa League

8) Last season Llorente helped Sociedad finish in sixth spot in La Liga, earning European qualification

9) Diego Llorente and Pablo Hernandez were teammates at Rayo Vallecano during the 2015/16 season

10) He is the fourth player in the current squad to have won caps for Spain, the other three are Kiko Casilla, Hernandez and Rodrigo

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