Diego Klimowicz

Diego Klimowicz 2007 jersey Borussia Dortmund

Diego Fernando Klimowicz [ klimɔviʧ ] ( born July 6, 1974 in Buenos Aires ) is a former Argentine football player with a Spanish passport, which was most recently at Instituto Atlético Central Córdoba under contract. His father came from Italy; other ancestors of Polish descent.


Beginnings in Argentina and the first transfer to Europe

First football club of the Instituto Atlético Central Córdoba was striker. He went there with a decade and played from 1984 to 1993 in the youth team. About Rayo Vallecano he arrived in January 1998 to Real Valladolid. 1999 he moved to Club Atlético Lanús.

National league

In December 2001, he spent 6 million German marks in the Bundesliga for VfL Wolfsburg. The Lower Saxony, he was also top scorer of the club not only immediately crowd favorite, but with 57 goals in 149 Bundesliga games. This mark was surpassed only at 2.Match the season 2010/ 11 of Edin Džeko 's goal to make it 1-0 against 1 FSV Mainz 05. For the season 2007/ 08 he moved to Borussia Dortmund, where he signed a two -year contract. With Borussia Dortmund Klimowicz was on 19 April 2008 at the DFB Cup Final in Berlin, where the team lost 1:2 against FC Bayern Munich. In the 2007/2008 season Klimowicz was the best Joker of the Bundesliga with five "Joker - gates ". On 4 January 2009 Klimowicz moved to VfL Bochum, where he signed a contract until 30 June 2010. His last game he completed on 16 April 2010 against 1 FC Cologne, before he ended his career at the end of the 2009/10 season due to hip problems. After his career off he returned to Argentina. A comeback at the Boca Juniors he graduated from despite now healed hip.

On 24 December 2010, he announced his international retirement and signed for one year at his youth club Instituto Atlético Central Córdoba, where he played from February 2011. Five months later, ended his active career Klimowicz final.


Diego Klimowicz studied in his home first business administration, but then decided against the conclusion, and thus for football. He is married and has three children. He is three years older brother of Javier Klimowicz, who is also a professional footballer.