The Mexican professional soccer player Diego Lainez developed his skills by playing with his elder brother Mauro while growing up.
Diego Lainez currently plays as a winger for Tigres UANL in Liga MX, the top professional football division in Mexico.
On January 30, 2023, Real Betis loaned him to Tigres UANL on a one-year basis, and the player will return to the club on December 31, 2023.
He was part of the winning squad that won the 2023 Clausura trophy after defeating C.D. Guadalajara 3-2 in extra time in the final’s second leg.
However, he failed to score goals or provide assists in the regular season.
Although his performance has not been up to expectations, it is reported that the Tigres will buy Diego Lainez.
The club is willing to trigger the buy-option clause of $7 million for Lainez.
Mauro Lainez: Brother Of Diego Lainez
Diego grew up with an elder brother named Mauro Lainez (full name: Mauro Alberto Lainez Leyva).
The age gap between Diego and Mauro Lainez (born: May 9, 1996) is four years.
Both used to play soccer since childhood and started their journey at Pachuca’s Youth Academy.
The brothers parted ways as Diego joined Club America while Mauro decided to stay at Pachuca’s academy.
Mauro then made his professional debut in a 4-1 win against Ascenso on August 19, 2015.
The elder sibling has played for Mineros de Zacatecas, Club Leon FC, Lobos BUAP, and CF America.
Mauro Lainez currently plays as a winger for FC Juarez in Liga MX.
Furthermore, he has also represented the national team at U20, U23, and senior levels.
Regarding his personal life, he has a daughter named Salome, born on May 15, 2019.
The Juarez winger has even tattooed his daughter’s name and her birth date on his wrist.
Diego Lainez was born to Mary del Carmen Leyva de la O and Mauro Alberto Lainez Angles on June 9, 2000.
His father, Mauro Sr, completed high school at Instituto del Sureste La Salle. Mauro Sr then enrolled at Lic.en Educacion Fisica for his college degree.
According to his Facebook profile, he worked at Col. Anahuac. In addition, Mauro Sr reportedly also played professional soccer.
However, much details regarding Diego’s mother are currently unknown.
Mary Levya currently resides in Villahermosa, Tabasco, as per her Facebook bio.
The Lainez family seems to have a close bond as they frequently upload pictures featuring each other while enjoying a memorable time together on New Year, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Moreover, Diego’s parents made a long trip from Mexico to Spain to see their son being presented as a new Betis player.