Meet Sportrait Supporter Professional Soccer Player Diego Restrepo!

The Sportrait Team would like to introduce Diego Restrepo Professional Soccer player from Colombian soccer club América de Cali. Diego is a proud member of Sportrait.me who leads by example both on and off the field. His work ethic and determination both on the field and in the classroom have aided him in reaching his Dream. We at Sportrait want to thank  Diego for coming along to help talented youth “Get to the next level!”

Diego Restrepo's Journey!

College and Amateur
Restrepo lived in Colombia until he was 13 before moving to West Palm Beach, Florida with his family. He attended American Heritage School, and spent time at the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida, before going on to play three years of college soccer at the University of South Florida. He transferred to the University of Virginia prior to his junior year, and quickly installed himself as his team’s starting goalkeeper for Virginia, with whom he won the ACC Championship and the NCAA National Championship in 2009. During his championship season Restrepo broke school records previously held by Tony Meola for games played (25), minutes played (2348), shutouts (16), consecutive shutouts (11) and consecutive scoreless minutes (1176). He was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the ACC Tournament and Defensive Most Valuable Player of the NCAA Tournament.

During his college years Restrepo also played for the Bradenton Academics in the USL Premier Development League.[8][9]

Professional
In January 2011, Restrepo signed a professional contract with Colombian soccer club América de Cali.

International
Despite being born in Venezuela, Restrepo has represented the United States at youth level. He is a graduate of the USA U-17 Residency Program. In 2005, he was a member of the USA U-17 World Cup squad that participated in the 2005 Youth World Cup in Peru. He has also been a member of the USA U-20 National Team.

Diego living his DREAM! "You can too!"

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2 Responses to “Meet Sportrait Supporter Professional Soccer Player Diego Restrepo!”

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  2. Scott Johnson Says:

    Best of luck to you in the future! My son (U16) is in his third week at IMG Academy and is playing right back on the academy team. He seems to be enjoying it and I wanted to know how your experience was when you were at IMG. Thanks. Scott

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