Who is Joao Felix? Age, Background, Stats, Girlfriend, Salary and Net Worth

Born in Viseu, Portugal to European parents, Joao Felix has emerged as one of the best strikers Portugal has ever produced. His journey began in his parent’s living room converting it to a football pitch alongside his brother Hugo Felix. His transition from grass to grace has inspired many and in this feature, he highlights his successful journey.

Who is Joao Felix?

João Félix is a Portuguese professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Atlético Madrid and the Portugal national team. He is well known for his fast-paced moves, technical ability, and goal-scoring instincts.

Félix arrived at Atlético Madrid in 2019 after a successful stint at Benefica where he signed his first professional contract.

His move to Atletico Madrid attracted a transfer fee of over 120 million euros, which made him one of the most expensive players in the world at the time. Being born in 1999 he’s considered a talented prospect with a promising future ahead of him.

Joao Felix Background and Age

Joao Felix, born Joao Felix Sequire on November 10th, 1999 in Viseu, Portugal. His journey began in  his parents living room and in 2007 he began playing for Os Pestinhas before joining FC Porto Academy, one of the biggest football academy in Portugal.

At FC Porto, he didn’t make to the youth team as he encountered different challenges including tight schedules and lack of enough playtime. According to him, during his stint at Porto he once considered to quit the game due to lack of enough playtime but his father encouraged him to follow his dream.


Joao Felix Bio

The Portuguese star began his professional career at the age of 16 years playing for Benfica, a Portuguese based club, where he played for the club’s academy and B team. In 2018, he made his first-team debut for Benfica and quickly established himself as one of the best young players in the country.

His impressive performances caught the attention of one of the biggest Spanish club, Atletico Madrid. In 2019, Atletico Madrid acquired his services in a transfer that was termed a world record that summed up to €126 million (£113 million). This made him one of the most expensive young player at the time and fourth highest sum ever paid in football. On top of that, it was Benefica most highest transfer and Atletico’s expensive signing. Felix signed a seven year-contract with Atletico Madrid that is set to expire in 2026.

Since his arrival, Félix has played a key role in Atletico’s camp, exhibiting exemplary perfomance and scoring winning goals. In his first season with the club, he helped Atlético win the UEFA Super Cup, and reached the finals of the UEFA Europa League, finishig as runners up after they were defeated by Merseille.

Additionally, still in his first season he became the second Portuguese player to win a Golden Boy award for the best player in Europe U-21 since Renato Sanches. His second season wasn’t that successful as he struggled with injuries but still managed to help the club win their first La Liga title after seven years.

Félix has also represented the Portuguese national team, making his debut for the senior team in 2019. He represented Portugal in the UEFA European Championship in 2020 and played an important role in helping the team reach the semi-finals of the tournament. He also has a bright future ahead with the national team, with already some great performances.

Joao Felix Girlfriend

Felix is off market when it comes to relationship, he’s currently seeing Margarida Corceiro.

Salary and Net Worth

The young player is one of the highest earners at Atletico’s camp earning $294,000 per week and $1.3 million a month. His net worth is valued to be over $100 million.

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