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Facts about Diogo Jota, Liverpool's new star

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A look at the Top facts about Diogo Jota including his career, childhood and love life as well as his most interesting quotes.

The year 2020 might have been stressful for many of us but for Portuguese promising forward, Diogo Jota it has been heavenly. After winning the Uefa Europa League with Portugal in 2019, Jota caught the eyes of

Liverpool

scouts and moved to play alongside Muhammad Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Jota has started his debut season in the Premier League ridiculously good. His pace and finishing ability have given Jurgen Klopp side a new dimension. He has been scoring freely and his fine streak has forced Klopp to put him in the starting line-ups ahead of

Bobby Firmino

.

So far in the 2020-21 season Jota has scored 7 goals in 10 games for the Reds, including a hat-trick in a 5-0 win against Atlanta in Uefa Champions League. He has linked up with Mane and Salah perfectly and with the trios form in front of the goal, Liverpool is looking to reach the heights they have enjoyed in the past three seasons.

For now let's have a look at the top

facts about Diogo Jota

you would probably enjoy to read.

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Top facts about Diogo Jota you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Diogo Jota. First we present you with some general information about the Portuguese forward.

  • Full Name

    : Diogo Jose Teixeira da Silva

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : December 4, 1996/ Porto, Portugal

  • Height & Weight:

    1.78 m / 73 kg

  • Family Members

    : Joaquim Silva (Father), Isabel Silva (Mother), Andre Silva (Brother)

  • Marital Status

    : Single

  • Wife/Girlfriend:

    Rute Cardoso

  • Children

    : one boy with Rute Cardoso

  • Current team

    : Liverpool

  • Jersey Number

    : 20 at Liverpool and Portugal National team

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Sagittarius

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Diogo Jota Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on facts about Diogo Jota is about his birthday.

Diogo Jota Birthday

is at December 4, 1996. He was born in Porto, Portugal. Diogo Jota nationality is Portuguese.

Diogo Jota zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 4th of December are:

Footballers

: Jean-Marie Pfaff and Paul McGrath

Actors and Actresses:

Jeff Bridges, Marisa Tomei and Tyra Banks/

Singers

: Jay Z

Diogo Jota Childhood and Parents

At this part we will look at the facts about

Diogo Jota Childhood

and the family and background he grew up in. Diogo Jota was born into a football-loving family.

His father, Joaquim Silva and his mother, Isabel fully supported young Diogo's passion for sports. As a result of their support Diogo's younger brother, Andre is following Diogo's footsteps by playing in a football academy in Porto.

Diogo Jota

 started his amateur career at the age of nine when he entered Gondomar's academy in Porto. His talent was obvious from the beginning as he moved through the ranks and soon earned himself a registration into a bigger academy, Pacos de Ferreira.

Diogo was an excellent goal scorer right from the start of his amateur career. In an interview his coach at Pacos de Ferreira academy revealed the big impact he had on the team right from the start.

"There was one weekend when we had to plat twice. Diogo started the first match and scored a hat-trick. The next day he came on as a substitute and scored a brace! In a little more than 100 minutes he scored 5 goals for us, it was unbelievable."

Diogo Jota girlfriend, Relationships and Martial Status

Currently

Diogo Jota girlfriend

is Rute Cardoso, a stunning model whom Diogo has known since childhood. Both Diogo and Rute were born in

Porto

and attended the same school. However they were not in love till 2013 when they started dating for the first time.

The couple has kept the fire going in their relationship throughout the 7 years they have been together. Rute has always been supportive of Diogo career as she attends many of Diogo's important games.

The couple share many pictures of their love life with the fans in their Instagram accounts. Surprisingly Rute Cardoso's Instagram account has only around 7k Followers. But with her boyfriend on fire in the Premier League we expect her followers to increase dramatically in the near future.

One of the most interesting comments Rute has posted in her boyfriend account was when Diogo shared the news of signing contract with Liverpool. Diogo Jota girlfriend cheekily commented: "of course you will never walk alone" to further remind Diogo of the impact of their long lasting relationship together on his career.

As far as we know the couple is yet to be married, but they soon will welcome their first child, a boy set to arrive on February 2021. They also have a dog named Luna.

Among the most interesting facts about Diogo Jota girlfriend, Rute Cardoso is the fact that she is a fan of the British popular series ''Peaky Blinders''. She maintains a healthy lifestyle and spend a lot of time working out in the gym.

Diogo Jota Career

Diogo Jota career

started in 2014 when he made his professional debut for Portuguese Primera Liga side, Paços de Ferreira against Atletico S.C. Jota scored his first career goal in the in a 3–2 win over Academica de Coimbra. With his brace in the game Jota the youngest player to score for the club in the top tier in the process.

Jota played at Paços de Ferreira for two seasons, scoring 15 goals in 45 games for the club. His then signed a contract with

La Liga

giants Atletico Madrid but was load immediately to FC Porto. Jota's one season stats at Porto was relatively good as he scored 9 goals in 37 games across all competitions.

Next stop for Jota was then the Championship side, Wolverhampton Wonderers. Jota's three season spell at Wolverhampton was a huge success as with 17 goals in his debut season, Jota played a key role in Wolves first promotion to Premier League since 2012.

The promising forward was impressive in the next two season with the Wolves, scoring 10 and 15 goals respectively. He wrote his name in the history of the club after scoring Wolves first European goal since 1980 in the game against Crusaders. Later in the same season, he scored two consecutive hat-tricks in Europa League against

Besiktas

and Espanyol.

Jota joined Liverpool in the summer of 2020 after scoring a total of 44 goals in 131 games during his three season spell with the Wolves. He has been an instant hit with the Reds, scoring the clubs 10000th goal in their history against Midtjylland in the UEFA Champions League.

Jota scored his first hat trick for Liverpool in the Champions League 5-0 win against

Atlanta

. It was his third hat-trick in his first 8 European games. With his latest hat-trick he became the first Liverpool player since Robbie Fowler in 1993 to score 7 goals in his first 10 games.

On the international level Diogo Jota has scored 3 goal in his 7 games for Portugal national team. He scored his first goal in a 4-1 against Croatia at 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A. two weeks later he scored a brace in a 3-0 win against Sweden.

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Diogo Jota Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Diogo Jota net worth

is estimated to be €3.3 Million in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings.

Diogo Jota market value

is at €40.00. He is ranked number 10 among all Liverpool players.

Diogo Jota salary

in 2020 is reportedly £45k weakly.

Diogo Jota Transfermarket stats

According to

Diogo Jota Transfermarket

stats, he has played a total of 226 games for 4 clubs (Paços de Ferreira, Porto,

Wolverhampton Wanderers

and Liverpool) He has scored 78 goals and has provided 40 assists for his team mates. Diogo Jota Transfermarket stats shows why he is considered among the best Forwards in the world.

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Some Short top facts about Diogo Jota

The most interesting facts about 

Diogo Jota tattoos

 is that he has a yet to have any tattoos on his body.

Diogo Jota religion is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth.

Jota is a nickname; "Diogo Jota" means "Diogo J." in Portuguese, the shortening of Diogo Jose.

His most successful season collectively was the 2018-19 season in which he won the UEFA Nation league with Portugal and secured himself a contract with Liverpool.

Diogo Jota is active in social media.

Diogo Jota Instagram account

has around 800k followers.  He revealed his idea about Social Media in an interview as below:

Well, in terms of social media, I try not to pay that close attention to it. Now, I think we live in a world where everyone can give an easy opinion on social media, so I think the most important thing is to stick to our own minds. We know we work with 20-something players and the staff, so they’re the people we need to impress and to keep on working better and better each time.

Diogo Jota best season in terms of goal scoring was the 2017-18 season in which he scored 18 goals in 46 matches for Wolverhampton. So far in the 2020-21 season he has scored 7 goals in 10 matches across all competitions for Liverpool and if he keeps the streak going, he will surely break his personal best record.

Diogo Jota Height is 1.78meters. Diogo Jota weight is 73 kg.

Diogo Jota position

is forward. Diogo Jota age is 24.

Diogo's decision to move from Porto to Wolverhampton was approved by his parents but made Porto's fans furious. Diogo later defended himself in an interview:

"In

Portugal

, not many people understood my move. The people said negative things. Only my family and few supported me and understood my position"

Diogo Jota's agent is the famous Portuguese agent, Jorje Mendes with whom Diogo has a very close relationship.

After winning the Championship title with Wolverhampton, Diogo gave his medal to his girlfriend, Rute Cardoso as a sign of appreciation for their love.

Diogo Jota Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on facts about Diogo Jota is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On his strong start to life at Liverpool:

The most important thing is to always believe. Since the first day I was here, the manager spoke with me about things I needed to do. I have tried to focus on that because obviously when you change teams there are a lot of things you need to adapt to. Of course, getting to know every player is also important so you can have chemistry on the field.

On his pressing abilities as a forward:

I knew that this [pressing] is a characteristic of Liverpool’s game. I always try to see it like messages that we need to understand and to put onto the playing field.

On his best moment so far at Liverpool:

I think it was my first goal because I think it is a moment that everyone tries to find when he reaches another club, especially for a striker. That happened almost straight away… and at Anfield! If the fans had been there, the moment would have been perfect.

On impressing

Jurgen Klopp

Obviously when I heard those kind of words from a person like him, it made me happy. When I first joined the club, I always tried to do my best on the pitch but also off the pitch. I try to have a good relationship with everyone, so when I heard those words I think I am doing those things well. That’s what I will always try to do.

Diogo Jota achievements and Records

We round up our article on the top

facts about Diogo Jota

with a list of his most notable achievements at club and international level.

With Wolver Hampton Wanderers:

EFL Championship

: 2017–18

With Portugal National team:

UEFA Nations League: 2018–19

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