Ayoze Díaz Díaz
Date of birth
(1982-05-25) 25 May 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth
La Laguna, Spain
1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
→ Lanzarote (loan)
→ Ciudad Murcia (loan)
Deportivo La Coruña
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Díaz and the second or maternal family name is Díaz.
Ayoze Díaz Díaz (born 25 May 1982), known simply as Ayoze, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back, and the current assistant manager of UD Granadilla Tenerife Sur.
Born in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Canary Islands, and brought through the ranks of local CD Tenerife, Ayoze made his debuts with the first team in 1999–2000. In the 2003 summer, after just one full season in the second division, he joined La Liga side Racing de Santander, where he was relatively used as a defender or midfielder in his first three seasons (with a loan to soon-to-be-extinct Ciudad de Murcia in between).
During the 2007–08 campaign, as the Cantabria side achieved a first-ever qualification to the UEFA Cup, Ayoze became first-choice, relegating historical and veteran Luis Fernández to the bench.
In July 2008, Ayoze signed a three-year contract with RCD Mallorca, replacing Sevilla FC-bound Fernando Navarro. During his first year he started as backup to another newly signed, Enrique Corrales, but finished in the starting XI.
In the 2009–10 season, as Mallorca finished in fifth position and qualified for the Europa League, Ayoze completely won the battle for first-choice status over Corrales, appearing in 33 matches.
^ El Mallorca fichó ayer a Ayoze por tres temporadas (Yesterday, Mallorca signed Ayoze for three seasons); Diario AS, 5 July 2008 (Spanish)
Ayoze Díaz profile at BDFutbol
Ayoze Díaz profile at Soccerway