Angel Di Maria

Birth Day February 14th, 1988
Birth Place Rosario, Argentina
Age 34 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

About Angel Di Maria

Angel Fabian Di Maria is an Argentine professional football player. He currently plays for Serie A club Juventus and the Argentina national team. His playing position is a winger or an attacking midfielder. He is widely considered as one of the best wingers in the world.

Angel Di Maria started playing football for the youth team of Torito in 1991. In 1992, at the age of four, he joined the youth team of Rosario Central and began his career at the club. In July 2007, at age 19, he moved to Europe to play for Benfica with whom he went on to win one Primeira and two Taca da Liga. Three years later, on 28 June 2010, he signed for Real Madrid on a five-year contract for €25 million, plus €11 million in incentives. With Real Madrid, he won one La Liga title, two Copa del Rey, one Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Champions League, and UEFA Super Cup. In August 2014, he subsequently signed for Manchester United on a five-year deal for a transfer fee of £59.7 million, one of the most expensive transfers of all time and the highest fee ever paid by a British club at the time. After a year in Manchester United, in the summer of August 2015, Paris Saint-Germain signed him for a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £44 million. With Paris Saint-Germain, he won five league titles, five Coupe de France, and four Coupe de la Ligue, which includes three Trophee des Champions, and helped the club reach its first Champions League Final. He is also the club's ninth-highest goalscorer and all-time leader in assists. On 8 July 2022, he joined Juventus as a free agent after signing an annual contract. 

On the international level, Angel Di Maria has represented Argentina at various age levels. He has represented Argentina at U20, U23, and the senior level. He was part of Argentina’s U20 squad that won the 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup in Canada. In the 2008 Olympics, he scored the goal for Argentina U23 which won gold for his country. He made his senior international team debut for Argentina on 6 September 2008. He has represented his country at three FIFA World Cups and four Copa America tournaments, where they reached the final of the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 Copa America, and the Copa America Centenario. He helped Argentina win the 2021 Copa America, scoring the only goal in the final, and allowed Argentina to capture their joint record 15th Copa America title and their first major international title since 1993. On 2 June 2022, he then won this second trophy with Argentina, winning the third edition of the CONMEBOL-UEFA Cup of Champions at Wembley. In November 2022, he was named to the Argentina squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Since his debut, he has obtained over 120 caps and scored over 20 goals for Argentina.

Famous For

  • Being an Argentine professional footballer.
  • For being a very talented winger with extraordinary speed and quickness.


Early Life of Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria was born on 14 February 1988. His birth name is Angel Fabian Di Maria. His birthplace is Rosario, Argentina. He was born to his father, Miguel Di María, and to his mother, Diana Hernández. He was one of the three children of his parents and he grew up alongside his two sisters named Evelyn Di María Hernández and Vanesa Di María Hernández. His family was poverty-stricken. His father and mother used to work at the coal stack. At the age of ten, he began to help his parents to earn money as well as his sisters. About his nationality, he holds both Argentine and Italian nationality. He belongs to a multiracial ethnicity. Likewise, his religion is Catholic and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Aquarius. Information regarding his education is currently unavailable.

Angel Di Maria Club Career

  • Angel Di Maria started playing football for the youth team of Torito in 1991.

Rosario Central

  • In 1992, at the age of four, Angel Di Maria joined the youth team of Rosario Central and began his career at the club.  
  • On 14 December 2005, Angel Di Maria made his professional debut a 2-2 draw away to Independiente, by replacing Emiliano Vecchio. 
  • On 24 November 2006, Angel Di Maria scored for the first time for the club in a 4-2 win at home over Quilmes, a minute after replacing Leonardo Borzani at half-time.

Benfica

  • Following his impressive performance in July 2007, Angel Di Maria was transferred to Portuguese side Benfica for a transfer fee of €8 Million where he played as a winger. 
  • In the 2008-09 season, Angel Di Maria was able to win the Taca da Liga with Benfica. 
  • In October 2009, Angel Di Maria signed a new deal with Benfica, adding three more years to his current deal, which was to last until 30 June 2015 with his release fee set at a minimum of €40 million.
  • In 2009, Diego Maradona praised his skills and said that Angel Di Maria was “Argentina's next superstar.” 
  • On 27 February 2010, Angel Di Maria scored his first hat trick in a classic 4-0 win against Leixoes. 
  • In April 2010, Angel Di Maria won Player of the Month April 2010 in Primeira Liga. 
  • Following his impressive performance and abilities, Angel Di Maria was again able to win the 2009-10 Primeira Liga and Taca da Liga with Benfica. 
  • With his brilliant and impressive performance, Angel Di Maria attracted the attention of the legendary Real Madrid football club.

Real Madrid

  • Three years later, on 28 June 2010, Angel Di Maria signed for Real Madrid on a five-year contract for €25 million, plus €11 million in incentives. 
  • On 4 August 2010, Angel Di Maria made his debut for the club in a 3-2 friendly win against Mexican side America.
  • On 22 August 2010, Angel Di Maria scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 in another friendly away win against Hercules.
  • On 29 August 2010, Angel Di Maria made his league debut for the club in a 0-0 draw against Mallorca. 
  • On 18 September 2010, Angel Di Maria scored his first league goal for the club in their 1-2 away win over Real Sociedad.
  • On 28 September 2010, Angel Di Maria scored his first goal for the club in the UEFA Champions League against Auxerre in a 0-1 victory.
  • During his 2010-11 season, Angel Di Maria played a major role and won the Copa del Rey with Real Madrid. In his first season, he appeared in 53 matches and scored 9 goals which was an exceptional performance for an attacking midfielder. 
  • During his 2011-12 season, his performances improved and were included in opening up a significant gap at the top of the assists table. 
  • Following his improving form from October 2011, Angel Di Maria was picked by Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho ahead of Kaka and Mesut Ozil. 
  • Having such an amazing form and improvement Angel Di Maria won the 2011-12 La Liga and 2012 Supercopa de Espana with Real Madrid. 
  • On 9 August 2012, Angel Di Maria signed a new contract with Real Madrid, keeping him at the club until 2018. 
  • His 2012-2013 season was a mixed bag for him where Angel Di Maria continued to perform throughout the season and assisted his teammates in several crucial moments. He registered seventeen assists and scored nine goals throughout the season in 52 appearances. 
  • During his 2013-14 season, Angel Di Maria played mostly in the front as the attacker. He scored the winning goal for his team against Barcelona in Copa del Rey finals. He also assisted his team to a victory in the UEFA Champions League finals against Atletico Madrid. Where he was named the Man of the Match by the UEFA at the end of the match. 
  • This was widely considered to be the best year of his professional life where Angel Di Maria won the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League, and Copa del Rey, and also won the 2014 UEFA Super Cup with Real Madrid.
  • At Real Madrid, Angel Di Maria played four seasons for the club where he made 190 appearances for the club, scoring 36 goals and providing 85 assists in all the competitions. 
  • With Real Madrid, Angel Di Maria won one La Liga title, two Copa del Rey, one Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Champions League, and UEFA Super Cup. 

Manchester United

  • On 26 August 2014, Angel Di Maria subsequently signed for Manchester United on a five-year deal for a transfer fee of £59.7 million, one of the most expensive transfers of all time and the highest fee ever paid by a British club at the time. 
  • Angel Di Maria inherited the number 7 shirt at United, which was previously worn by club legends such as George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Angel Di Maria made his debut for the club on 30 August 2014 in a 0-0 draw with Burnley.
  • On 14 September 2014, Angel Di Maria scored his first goal for the club, netting directly from a free-kick in a 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.
  • On 2 October 2014, Angel Di Maria won Manchester United's Player of the Month award for September after recording two goals and two assists in his first four matches for the club.

Angel Di Maria signing with Manchester United in 2014

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  • On 29 November 2014, Angel Di Maria was substituted with a hamstring injury 13 minutes into United's 3-0 defeat of Hull City and subsequently made only one substitute appearance in the team's next seven matches.
  • On 4 January 2015, Angel Di Maria returned from injury to score a late goal in a 0-2 win against Yeovil Town in the third round of the FA Cup.
  • Having a hamstring injury and defect in matches this new role came in the midst of a bad run of form for Angel Di Maria. 
  • At the end of the season, Angel Di Maria was judged by pundits and journalists to be the worst signing of the season. 
  • On 25 July 2015, Angel Di Maria failed to board a flight to the United States to join Manchester United's pre-season tour as scheduled, with manager Louis van Gaal saying he "did not know why". 

 Paris Saint-Germain

  • After a year in Manchester United, in the summer of August 2015, Paris Saint-Germain signed him for a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £44 million. 
  • Angel Di Maria made his Ligue 1 debut on 30 August 2015 away to Monaco as a 66th-minute substitute for Lucas and assisted Ezequiel Lavezzi for the final goal of a 0-3 win at the Stade Louis II.
  • On 15 September 2015, Angel Di Maria scored his first goal for PSG on his UEFA Champions League debut for the club in a 2-0 win over Malmö FF at the Parc des Princes.
  • On 23 April 2016, Angel Di Maria scored the winning goal for the club in a 2-1 win against Lille in the 2016 Coupe de la Ligue Final.
  • With Paris Saint-Germain, Angel Di Maria won five league titles, five Coupe de France, and four Coupe de la Ligue, which includes three Trophee des Champions, and helped the club reach its first Champions League Final. 
  • Additionally, Angel Di Maria is also the club's ninth-highest goalscorer and all-time leader in assists. 
  • At Paris Saint-Germain, Angel Di Maria made 295 appearances for the club, scoring 93 goals and providing 119 assists in all competitions.


 Juventus

  • On 8 July 2022, Angel Di Maria joined Juventus as a free agent after signing an annual contract. He made his debut for the club on 15 August 2022 in Juventus's opening match of the Serie A season where he scored the opening goal and later assisted Dušan Vlahović's second goal in an eventual 3-0 home win but was substituted in the second half after sustaining an injury.
  • On 15 September 2022, Angel Di Maria made his 100th Champions League appearance and his debut with Juventus in that competition in a 2-1 home defeat against his former club Benfica.

International Career 

  • Angel Di Maria has represented Argentina at various age levels. 
  • Angel Di Maria has represented Argentina at U20, U23, and the senior level. 
  • Angel Di Maria was part of Argentina’s U20 squad that won the 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup in Canada. 
  • In the 2008 Olympics, Angel Di Maria scored the goal for Argentina U23 which won gold for his country. 
  • Angel Di Maria made his senior international team debut for Argentina on 6 September 2008 in a 1-1 friendly draw against Paraguay. 
  • On 24 May 2010, Angel Di Maria scored his first senior international goal for Argentina in a 5-0 friendly win over Canada.
  • Angel Di Maria has represented his country at three FIFA World Cups and four Copa America tournaments, where they reached the final of the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 Copa America, and the Copa America Centenario. 
  • Angel Di Maria helped Argentina win the 2021 Copa America, scoring the only goal in the final, and allowed Argentina to capture their joint record 15th Copa America title and their first major international title since 1993. 
  • On 2 June 2022, Angel Di Maria then won this second trophy with Argentina, winning the third edition of the CONMEBOL-UEFA Cup of Champions at Wembley. 
  • In November 2022, Angel Di Maria was named to the Argentina squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 
  • Since his debut, Angel Di Maria has obtained over 120 caps and scored over 20 goals for Argentina.


Personal Life of Angel Di Maria

Looking at his personal life, Angel Di Maria is a married man. He got married to his beautiful girlfriend, Jorgelina Cardoso who has been together for a long time. After dating for several years, the couple got married in 2011. They tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony on 30 July 2011 which was attended by their close family and friends. The couple was blessed with two daughters named Pia & Mia. During the birth of Mia, they have to spend two months in the hospital after she was born cause of her ill health and the couple somehow saved the life of their baby. He is considered to be a family man. He used his first paycheck to make his father quit his job and purchased a house for his parents and sisters. Now, he lives in Italy with his wife Jorgelina Cardoso, and daughters Pia & Mia. At present, they are living happily together.


Net Worth of Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria is a very talented football player and with his continuous hard work and dedication, he has accumulated a huge amount of money from his football career which is his major source of wealth. He is an Argentine professional football player who currently plays for Serie A club Juventus. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. He has several club records. In July 2007, he was transferred to the Portuguese side Benfica for a transfer fee of €8 Million. In June 2010, he signed for Real Madrid on a five-year contract for €25 million, plus €11 million in incentives. In August 2014, he subsequently signed for Manchester United on a five-year deal for a transfer fee of £59.7 million, one of the most expensive transfers of all time and the highest fee ever paid by a British club at the time. In August 2015, Paris Saint-Germain signed him for a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £44 million. As of 2022, his net worth is believed to be €100 million and his salary is €7.6 million from his current club. About his car collection, he rides Supercars like Lamborghini Huracan, Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS, Aston Martin Vantage, Range Rover Sport, etc. In addition, his market value is around €10 million. As of now, he is satisfied with his earnings and is living a luxurious lifestyle. 

Body Measurement of Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria stands at the height of 1.80m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 75kg. Moreover, he has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are dark brown. His chest size is 37 inches, his arms size is 13 inches and his waist size is 29 inches. He frequently does exercise to maintain his body. His sexual orientation is straight. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality. Additionally, he has several tattoos on his body. He newly got a tattoo of the Copa America trophy after winning it with Argentina. He also got many other tattoos on his body parts like a Rose tattoo, a Name tattoo, a Stars and Cross tattoo, a Football tattoo, a Jesus tattoo, etc.

Angel Di Maria’s Transfer History 

  • Angel Di Maria started playing football for the youth team of Torito in 1991. 
  • In 1992, Angel Di Maria joined the youth team of Rosario Central and began his career at the club. 
  • In July 2007, Angel Di Maria was transferred to Portuguese side Benfica for a transfer fee of €8 Million. 
  • In June 2010, Real Madrid signed him on a five-year contract for €25 million, plus €11 million in incentives. 
  • In August 2014, Angel Di Maria subsequently signed for Manchester United on a five-year deal for a transfer fee of £59.7 million, one of the most expensive transfers of all time and the highest fee ever paid by a British club at the time.
  • In August 2015, Paris Saint-Germain signed him for a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £44 million.
  • In July 2022, Angel Di Maria joined Juventus as a free agent after signing an annual contract.

Awards and Achievements

Honors

  • Won the 2009-10 Primeira Liga with Benfica. 
  • Won the 2008-09, 2009-10 Taca da Liga with Benfica. 
  • Won the 2011-12 La Liga with Real Madrid. 
  • Won the 2010-11, 2013-14 Copa de Rey with Real Madrid. 
  • Won the 2012 Supercopa de Espana with Real Madrid. 
  • Won the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid. 
  • Won the 2014 UEFA Super Cup with Real Madrid. 
  • Won the 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2021-22 Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain. 
  • Won the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2019-20, 2020-21 Coupe de France with Paris Saint-Germain. 
  • Won the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2019-20 Coupe de la Ligue with Paris Saint-Germain. 
  • Won the 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 Trophee des Champions with Paris Saint-Germain. 
  • Won the 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup with Argentina U20. 
  • Won the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal with Argentina U23. 
  • Won the 2021 Copa America with Argentina. 
  • Won the 2022 CONMEBOL-UEFA Cup of Champions with Argentina.

Individual

  • SJPF Player of the Month: April 2010 
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2013-14 
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2014 
  • Olimpia de Plata: 2014 
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2014 
  • FIFA FIFPro World11: 2014 
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2015-16, 2019-20 
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2015-16, 2018-19 
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month: December 2015 
  • IFFHS CONMEBOL team of the decade 2011-2020

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