Diogo Jota

Birth Day December 4th, 1996
Birth Place Porto, Portugal
Age 27 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

About Diogo Jota

Diogo Jose Teixeira da Silva, professionally known as Diogo Jota is a Portuguese professional football player. He plays as a forward. He started his senior football career at Pacos Ferreira in 2014. He signed with Spanish club Atletico Madrid in March 2016. He played for FC Porto and Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan from Atletico Madrid before making his move to Wolves permanent in 2018. He helped the Wolves to win the EFL Championship in 2017-18. He joined Liverpool reportedly for 50 million pounds in September 2020.

On the international level, he has represented the Portugal football team at various age levels. He made his senior international debut in 2019. He was part of the Portugal football team that won the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019. 

Diogo Jota was born on 4 December 1996. His birth name is Diogo Jose Teixeira da Silva. His birth place is in Porto in Portugal. He holds Portuguese nationality. He was born to a father, Joaquim Silva, and a mother, Isabel Silva. He has a brother named Andre Silva. He belongs to white ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Diogo Jota stands at a height of 1.78 m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a body weight of 73 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.

He has over 767k followers on his Instagram @diogoj_18.

Diogo Jota Pacos

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Diogo Jota Football Career

  • Jota started playing football from his hometown club, Gondomar SC. 
  • After spending around 8 years with the club, he joined the youth academy of Pacos Ferreira in 2013. 
  • He was promoted to the club's main squad at the start of the 2014-15 season. 
  • He made his senior debut on 19 October 2014 against Atletico S.C. for the Taca de Portugal. 
  • He made his Primeira Liga debut on 20 February 2015 against Vitoria de Guimarares.
  • He scored his first Primeira Liga goal on 17 May 2015 against Academica de Coimbra.
  • He is the youngest player to score for Pacos Ferreira in the top tier.
  • He signed a five-year contract extension with the club in May 2015. 
  • He was sent off for the first time in his career on 17 August 2015 when he pushed Hugo Seco of Academica. 
  • He won the Goal of the season twice in his first club, Pacos de Ferreira.
  • The Spanish club Atletico Madrid signed him a five-year contract with Jota in March 2016. His transfer would become effective as of 1 July 2016.

Diogo Jota FC Porto

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  • The club loaned him to the Portuguese club, FC Porto for a year in August 2016. 
  • He scored his first hat-trick on 1 October 2016 against D.C. Nacional.
  • He scored 8 league goals in 27 appearances for Porto in his only season at the club. 
  • After his loan spell with Porto, Atletico Madrid loaned him to the English club, Wolverhampton Wanderers for a year in July 2017. 
  • He scored his debut goal for the club on 15 August 2017 against Hull City. 
  • He helped his club to win the EFL Championship and earn a Premier League promotion in his first season with the club. 
  • Due to English Football League regulations, he wore his legal surname on his jersey in the Championship but was able to change it to "Diogo J" after winning the 2017-18 EFL Championship.

Diogo Jota Wolves

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  • He scored a career-best 17 league goals in the league in his first season. 
  • The club eventually made his move permanent for a reported transfer fee of 14 million Euro in January 2018. 
  • He made his Premier League debut on 11 August 2018 in a 2-2 draw against Everton. 
  • He scored his debut Premier League goal on 5 December 2018 in a 201 win over Chelsea.
  • He scored the second hat-trick of his career on 19 January 2019 in a 4-3 win over Leicester City.
  • He is the only second Portuguese player after Cristiano Ronaldo to score a hat-trick in the Premier League. He is also the only player to score a hat-trick for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the top flight of English football.  
  • He scored a goal in a 2-1 win over Manchester United in the 2018-19 FA Cup. With the win, the club reached the tournament's semi-final for the first time since 1997-98.
  • He scored a goal in a 2-0 win over Crusaders in the Europa League second qualifying round on 2 July 2019. It was the club's first European goal since October 1980.
  • He scored a hat-trick in 12 minutes in the final Europa League group stage game against Besiktas on 12 December 2019. He scored a goal 72 seconds after he came on in as a substitute in the 56th minute.
  • His last appearance for Wolves was a second-half substitute in their Europa League quarter-final against Sevilla on 11 August 2020.
  • He scored 44 goals in 131 appearances in all competitions for Wolves before joining the English club, Liverpool. 
  • He won the Wolves 2018-19 Goal of the season.

Diogo Jota Liverpool

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  • Liverpool signed him in a long-term deal on 19 September 2020. 
  • His transfer fee was reported for 41 million pounds, rising to 45 million pounds in potential add ons. 
  • He made his Liverpool debut on 24 September 2020 in the EFL Cup against Lincoln City. 
  • He made his Premier League debut on 28 September against Arsenal. He scored his debut Premier League goal for the club in the same fixture.
  • Jota scored Liverpool's 10,000th goal in their history when he netted the opener against FC Midtjylland in the UEFA Champions League on 28 October.
  • He scored his first Champions League hat-trick on 3 November in a 5-0 win over Atalanta. 
  • Jota became the first player since Robbie Fowler in 1993 to score 7 goals in his first 10 Liverpool appearances.

Diogo Jota portugal

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Diogo Jota International Career

  • Diogo Jota represented Portugal football teams at various age levels. 
  • He scored his first goal for the Portugal U19 team on 29 May 2015 against Turkey for the UEFA European Championship qualifying phase. 
  • He made his U21 team debut on 17 November 2015 against Israel. 
  • He was part of Portugal's senior team that won the 2019 UEFA Nations League. However, he did not make any appearance for Portugal. 
  • He made his senior international debut on 14 November 2019 against Lithuania in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier. He came on in as an 84th-minute substitute for legendary footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. 
  • He scored his debut senior international goal on 5 September 2020 in a 4-1 win over Croatia in the 2020 UEFA Nations League.
  • He scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Sweden in the 2020 UEFA Nations League in October 2020.

Diogo Jota girlfriend

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Diogo Jota Girlfriend

Diogo Jota is not married. However, he is not single. He is dating a girl named Rute. Jota announced via social media in September 2020 that the couple is expecting their first child, a son. More details to follow.

Diogo Jota Salary

Diogo Jota earns from his professional career as a football player. His income comes from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. Following his loan spell with Wolves, he eventually signed a permanent deal with the club reportedly for 14 million Euro in January 2018. The English Liverpool offered him a lucrative deal ahead of the 2020-21 season. He eventually signed with the club reportedly for a transfer fee of 50 million Euro. His annual salary is reported at 10 million Euro. His net worth is estimated at around 8 million Euro million at present. And his market value is set around 20 million Euro.

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