Who Is Diogo Jota?, Stats, Bio, Age, Market Value, Salary and Net Worth

Diogo Jota Profile

Full nameDiogo José Teixeira da Silva
Date of birth4 December 1996
NationalityPortuguese
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in
PositionWinger, Foward
Current teamLiverpool

About Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota is a veteran football player from Portuguese who plays as a striker for a Premier League club, Liverpool, and the Portuguese national team. His passion for the game started at the age of 9 years and through hard work and determination, Jota is now regarded as one of the most talented strikers in the world.

The Porto native has played professionally since 2014, playing for several teams before alighting at Liverpool FC, one of the biggest clubs in England. Some of the teams he has played for include Pacos de Ferreira, Atletico Madrid, Porto on loan, Wolverhampton, and finally Liverpool. Jota still has a long way to go and maybe in the future, he might board another team’s bus.


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Diogo Jota Salary

The young striker earns a whopping weekly salary totaling £90,000. Having joined the club in 2020 his contract is set to expire in 2025.

Diogo Jota Market Value

Currently, he is one of the hottest players in the market with a market value of £60 million.

Net Worth

Despite being of the best players he is also one of the richest footballers with an estimated net worth of over $50 million.


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Diogo Jota Stats

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TeamAppearanceGoals
Paços de Ferreira (2014-2016)4515
Atlético Madrid(2016-17)00
Porto (loan 2016-17)379
Wolverhampton Wanderers (Loan 2017-18)4618
Wolverhampton Wanderers (2018-20)8526
Liverpool (2020-22)85 still counting34 still counting

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Career

His career started taking shape in 2013 when he joined the Pacos de Ferreira youth team where he progressed to the senior team in 2014. In 2015, he signed a new five-year contract with the club which meant he was going to stick around until 2020.

However, the following year, he signed a new five-year deal with a Spanish club, Atletico Madrid in March 2016. Despite signing the deal in March his contract took effect in July of the same year.

After arriving at Atletico Madrid he never made an appearance with the team as he was sent back to his hometown to join FC Porto on a one-year loan. After his one-year contract ended with the Portuguese club he came back to Atletico Madrid’s camp and he was sent on another mission.

This time around it was in England where he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan in July 2017. He went on to score his first goal for the club the following month over Hull City.

After the long-season loan ended in 2018, Wolverhampton couldn’t let him off the hook and they reached an agreement on a permanent contract. In July 2018, the club declared they had penned down a permanent contract with Jota that attracted a transfer fee worth €14 million.

The versatile striker cemented his name as a complete striker with the Wolves where he was given enough playtime as he was a regular starter. In 2019,  he scored three goals including a hat-trick in the match against Leicester City becoming the second Portuguese player to score a hat-trick after Christiano Ronaldo.

In 2020, his style of play got the attention of Liverpool one of the top-flight teams in the Premier League. According to reports, Jota signed a long-term contract worth a £41 million transfer fee, rising to £45 million with potential add-ons.

Since his arrival at Liverpool, his name is now a household name and he has been giving his best. Following his stunning performances, he was awarded the PFA Fan’s Player of the Month.

International Career

Internationally he plays for the Portuguese national club where he made his debut as a youth player representing the country on different levels including the U-19 and U-12. In 2019 he received his call from the senior team making his first debut during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier.

Diogo Jota Personal Life

Girlfriend

Apart from being a successful footballer, he has a life off the pitch and a lover to go home to. He is engaged to Rute Cardoso, the two have not yet welcomed a baby yet but they don’t leave alone they, have a dog named Luna.

Diogo Jota Parents and Siblings

Jota is the son of Isabel Silca and Joaquim Silva who are natives of Massarelos, Porto in Portugal. He grew up alongside his young brother Andre Silva who also followed in the same footsteps of being a footballer.

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