Diego Penny

John Von 02 Apr,2018

Facts of Diego Penny

Birth Name
Diego Alonso Roberto Penny
Famous Name
Diego Penny
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Career & Net worth

$ 60,000 makes as an annual salary from Melgar
Net Worth
Over $ 250,000
Currently Club
FBC Melgar


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Diego Alonso Roberto Penny or simply known as Diego Penny is a professional football player who plays as a goalkeeper for Peru National Team and the Peruvian professional football club, FBC Melgar from 2017.

He wears jersey number while playing for Melgar.

Besides playing for several Peruvian football clubs, he has also played for English Premier League football club, Burnley FC and has been representing Peru national side since 2006.

Diego Penny’s Early Career

Diego Penny was born to Peruvian parents on 22 April 1984 in Lima, Peru and. He was interested in playing football since his early days as a child.

The goalkeeper started his playing career joining several local youth clubs in Peru.

Diego Penny’s  Net worth and Salary

His annual salary is estimated to be over $ 60,000 which he receives from playing for his current club, FBC Melgar. As of 2018, he has a market worth in the region of € 175,000.

Diego Penny’s net worth could be assumed to be over $ 250,000  which he earned primarily from his professional playing career and from his national team of Peru.

Diego Penny’s  Career

The Peruvian goalkeeper started his senior and professional career with Peruvian professional club, Coronel Bolognesi in 2004.

After appearing in a more than 180 matches for Bolognesi, he left the club and Peru for England.

Soon after his arrival in London, he signed a three-year contract deal with English Premier League Club, Burnley FC on 27 June 2008 and made his debut against Sheffield Wednesday in a defeat on 9 August 2008.

He was the second choice keeper to Brian Jensen and made his Premier League for Burnley against Wigan Athletic during 2009/10 league match.

After making only a small number of appearances for the English club, he parted ways through mutual consent and returned back to his homeland, Peru in 2010. He signed with  Juan Aurich in 2010 and made 77 appearances for the Peruvian team and later on joined fellow, Peruvian football club, Sporting  Cristal in 2013.

After making over 100 appearances for Sporting Cristal he left the club in 2016 for his current football club, FC Melgar.

He is currently playing for Melgar with whom he signed in 2017.

Diego Penny’s  International Career

Diego Penny made his international debut for Peru national football team in  2006 and has 15 appearances as of 2018 for Peru.

He has played at the 2015 Copa America where Peru held the third position at the tournament as well as 2016 Copa America Centenario.

Penny is expected to play for Peru alongside fellow Peruvian goalkeeper, Pedro Gallese, striker, Paolo Guerrero, and defender, Miguel Araujo at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia.

Diego Penny’s  Personal Life

Currently 33, Diego Penny stands at a massive height of 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 85 kg.

Nothing is much known about his marriage or his personal life. But he is reported to have kids: a daughter and a son. He has shared several images of his children on his Instagram. Penny has not ever mentioned about the mother of his kids. They could probably be from his previous relationship.


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