Nationality: Brazilian

DOB/Age: 3 May 1994 (29)

Previous Clubs: Benfica (2012-13), Rio Ave (2012-13 – loan, 2013-2015, 2018-2021), Benfica (2015-2018), Kayserispor (2015-2016 – loan), América Mineiro (2016 – loan), Panetolikos (2017-2018 – loan)

Diego made the headlines as the Singapore Premier League’s first-ever multi-million dollar signing back in 2021 and had backed it up in the past couple of seasons with his marvellous performances.

Having come through the Benfica youth system, Diego went on to establish himself in the Portuguese league as a goalscoring midfielder with superb technical ability and an eye for a killer pass. The Brazilian’s creativity and ability to pull the strings from the middle of the park makes him a vital cog in the Sailors’ engine room.