Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota is a Portuguese football player who plays forward for Liverpool in the English Premier League and for the Portuguese national team. It’s known that he can finish quickly and is a flexible player. Before coming to Liverpool in 2020, he played for Wolverhampton Wanderers for three years and scored 44 goals in 131 games. He first joined Wolves on loan from Atlético Madrid for a season. Diogo Jota was a big part of Wolves’ first return to the Premier League after six years. 

Diogo Jota

He later signed a long-term deal with the club. He had been moved to FC Porto before by Atlético Madrid for one season. In 2014, he played his first game as a professional with F.C. Pacos de Ferreira. He played for them for two years before going to Atlético Madrid. The first time Diogo Jota played for Portugal’s national team was in 2019. He scored his first goal for Portugal against Croatia in the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League. He has also played for Portugal under-19, under-21, and under-23 teams in the past.

Facts

He is also known as Diogo José Teixeira Da Silva.

Age: 27 Years, 27 Years Old A male

The family:

Joaquim Silva is his father.

Isabel Silva is her mother.

Country of birth: Portugal

A height of 5’10” (178 cm), 5’10” A male

Porto, Portugal, is the city

Growing Up and Early Life

He was born on December 4, 1996, in Massarelos, Porto, Portugal. His parents are Joaquim Silva and Isabel Silva. His brother Andre is smaller.

It is famous that people in Massarelos love football, and Diogo’s parents were also big football fans. So, they encouraged both of their son’s love of football.

Because he loved sports so much, he joined Gondomar Sports Club when he was only nine years old. With all of his skills, he quickly caught the attention of his trainers and was soon playing with more experienced players.

Career

After playing for Gondomar, Diogo Jota joined the youth team of Portuguese Primeira Liga team F.C. Pacos de Ferreira in 2013.

The 2014–2015 season was his first game as a senior. He was promoted to the main team and played against Atletico S.C. at Taca de Portugal. In 2015, against Académica de Coimbra, he scored his first goal as a professional. He scored the game’s only goal, which made him the youngest player in the top level to score a goal.

He played for Pacos de Ferreira for two years and scored 15 goals in 45 games across all categories in the Primera Liga.

After his time with Pacos de Ferreira ended in 2016, he got a deal with Atlético Madrid, a big club in La Liga in Spain. He was loaned to the Portuguese football club FC Porto for a year before moving to Spain. Diogo Jota was back in Portugal after that.

He played for FC Porto for one season, from 2016 to 2017, and scored nine goals in 37 games across all categories. In this, he played in the UEFA Champions League for the first time. During the season, he played eight times in the Champions League and scored a goal against Leicester City F.C.

He also scored his hat trick in the first half of a game against C.D. Nacional, which FC Porto won 4–0 in the end.

At FC Porto, he met head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and became good friends with player Ruben Neve.

Back in 2017, he went on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Championship. Atlético Madrid paid for the whole season. The move was made possible by Nuno, who had just been named head coach of the club.

Porto fans were very upset about his move. They thought that if he had to leave, he should have gone to a bigger club than Wolves, which was in the second English Division.

Still, Diogo Jota had a great first season. He scored 17 league goals, which put him fifth in the league’s top scorer list, and was a big reason why Wolves were promoted to the Premier League.

In 2018, his season-long loan turned into a permanent move, and he went on to have two more great seasons with Wolverhampton Wanderers. In the 2018–2019 season, he scored ten goals, and in the 2019–2020 season, he scored 16. During his three seasons, he got 44 goals in 131 games.

In January 2019, he scored three goals against Leicester City, giving Wolverhampton Wanderers a 4–3 win. It was his second hat-trick of the season. To do this, he joined Cristiano Ronaldo as the only Portuguese player in Premier League history to score three goals in a game.

His triple was also the first hat-trick in the Premier League in 42 years for a Wolves player. John Richards scored the last one in 1977 in the Football League First Division against the same team, Leicester.

He scored a goal in Wolves’ 2-1 win over Manchester United in the 2018–19 F.A. Cup, which helped the club make it to the semi-finals for the first time in over 20 years.

That same year, he scored Wolves’s first European goal since 1980 in the Europa League against the Northern Irish team Crusaders. The game was won by Wolves 2-0.

However, his best work for Wolverhampton was yet to come. He got three goals in a game against Besiktas in December 2019. In February 2020, just two months later, he scored another triple while playing against Espanyol. Wolverhampton Wanderers beat both of these Europa League games by scores of 4-0.

His deal with Liverpool FC was worth £41 million over five years and began in September 2020.

He scored seven goals in his first ten games, becoming the first Liverpool player since Robbie Fowler in 1993 to do so. One of his goals against FC Midtjylland in the UEFA Champions League was the 10,000th goal in the club’s history. He also scored Liverpool’s first hat-trick in a 5-0 over Atlanta in the UCL.

After that, he broke another record when he became the first Liverpool player to score in all four of his first Premier League home games.

Diogo Jota has played for clubs as well as the Portuguese national youth football team. He has played for his country at the under-19, under-21, and under-23 levels. During 30 games with the youth team, he got 14 goals.

It was the first time he played for the Portugal national team’s main squad in 2019. For the 2019 UEFA Nations League, he was on the winning team, but he didn’t play in it.

He played his first game for his country against Lithuania in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier in November 2019, coming on as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

In September 2020, he scored his first goal for his country against Croatia in the UEFA Nations League. Portugal won the game 4-1. After a few weeks, he got two more goals in a game against Sweden. Sweden lost to Portugal 3-0.

Achievements and Awards

In October and November 2020, Diogo Jota was named Liverpool Player of the Month.

He was also named PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for November 2020.

In April 2020, he won the title of Best Premier League Player at the first FIFA 20 ePremier League charity event. Jota played for Wolves in the event. which was shown live on Sky Sports. He beat his current Liverpool teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold in the final.

Personal and Family Life

The model Rute Cardoso and Diogo Jota have been seen together since 2013. A boy was born to the couple in February 2021, making him their first child.

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