|Date of Birth||
1 December 1982
|Place of Birth||
São Paulo, Brazil
Diego Cavalieri (born 1 December 1982) is a Brazilian goalkeeper who played for Liverpool from 2008-2010 before being sold to Cesena. His time at Liverpool was mainly as backup goalkeeper to Pepe Reina.
Cavalieri signed for Liverpool on 11 July 2008 from Palmeiras for a fee in the region of £3,000,000, linking up with his Brazilian compatriots Fabio Aurelio and Lucas. He was brought in to provide competiton for Pepe Reina, and was handed the number 1 shirt, which was left vacant since the sale of Jerzy Dudek.
His debut came on 23 September 2008 aganist Crewe Alexandra in a 2-1 League Cup third round victory. He kept his starting place for the following round of the League Cup, where Liverpool were beaten 4-2 by Tottenham Hotspur on 12 November 2008. Cavalieri went on to make two further appearances in his debut season at Anfield; one in the Champions League, and the other in the FA Cup.
The following season panned out similarly for Cavalieri, with him making just four appearances for the Reds in all comepetitions. With the arrival of Brad Jones at the beginning of the 2010-11 season, the Brazilian's Liverpool career came to an end. He had made ten appearances in all competitions for Liverpool - none of which were in the league - before joining Italian Serie A side Cesena on 23 August 2010 in an undisclosed deal.
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