Cata Díaz signs for Móstoles URJC in the Third Division

Way back on February 11, 2019, Cata Díaz excitedly said goodbye to professional football alleging personal reasons. He left him at 39, without exactly clarifying his reasons and with the phrase “life is always ahead“as protection. Months later, however, he announced his return to the pitch. Signed for the Nueva Chicago Athletic Club, of the First National of Argentine soccer. In December, he terminated his contract. His final withdrawal had come … or not. Today, the Móstoles URJC, of ​​the Third Division, has announced its hiring for one season.

At 41, Cata Díaz retains the competitive character to stay active. Neither does his rings fall to get down into the mud of non-professional football, despite the fact that he has had a high career. He started at Boca Juniors and from there he made the leap to Europe. To the Getafe, specifically. His reliability at the Coliseum aroused the interest of Atlético de Madrid. With a round trip ticket, since later he would return to the south of Madrid doing scale of three campaigns in Argentina. His last journey in Spain was with the Fuenlabrada, with whom he competed as an important man in search of promotion to the Second Division.

Throughout the history of Tercera, there are not many men with a track record of his caliber. The Cata has an Apertura Tournament (2005), a Clausura (2006) or a league title (2015), both with Boca Juniors, with whom he also won the Libertadores in 2008. The Copa del Rey in 2013 and the European Super Cup a few months before wearing a mattress are other of his most famous successes. He is supported by a total of 518 games in his sports career, according to the Transfermarkt portal. He only celebrated 18 goals and distributed 4 assists, but he imparted dedication, effort and leadership to all the teams he defended.

A history of Getafe

If there were fewer years on the Cata Díaz identity card, it would certainly be one of those footballers designed for the game system of José Bordalás. He was a forceful center-back, one of those who know the game like the back of his hand. He was tireless in the effort, fierce, uncomfortable, annoyed with the forwards who had to score. Moreover, in Getafe he was around 15,000 minutes, which makes him in one of the footballers who has worn the club's shirt the longest. 199 games on their backs and a fundamental part of that mythical 'EuroGeta'.

He even came to coincide in time with Bordalás, but some statements from his wife pouring strong accusations on the technician ended his time at the club. “False, traitor, coward. All the past year calling by phone asking for ideas, yes, as you read, IDEAS !!!, which he did not have to carry the team forward, “wrote Celeste Marzella on social networks. That caused his departure to be less close as it should have been seen the importance of the Argentine central in Azulona history.

The Móstoles URJC, a young and growing club

Now, the former Atlético man comes to Móstoles URJC, out of sporting ambition and because of his affection for the city of Madrid, where he has spent most of his sports career. His new club plays in the Madrid Third Division and was founded in 1996. Their relationship with the Rey Juan Carlos University dates back to 2005, when they signed a collaboration agreement. Back then the club was renamed CD Juventud de Móstoles to CD Juventud URJC Móstoles and later it would have the current name.

In 2016, linked his way to the Iker Casillas Foundation, with which he continues to take steps forward towards integrating into the higher categories of Spanish football. In its web portal, the club claims to be “one of the largest quarries in the Community of Madrid and, by extension, in our country“In 2016/17 he played for the first time in the promotion phase to Second Division B. Who knows if they will do it again with veteran Cata Díaz in front of his rear. For the moment, they are taking the value of the experience and the claw of a footballer who is still in front for his 41 years. Cata is back.