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Joao Felix Sequeira (born 10 November 1999) is a professional Portuguese footballer who plays for the Atletico Madrid Spanish La Liga club and the national team of Portugal as a forward. He's widely known as one of his generation's greatest young players.

He is known for his pace, finishing, creativity, technique, and dribbling, and can also play as a winger or a midfielder. He is also sometimes referred to by the Portuguese and Spanish sports media as Menino de Ouro (The Golden Boy).

Before transferring to rival Benfica in 2015, Felix initially trained in Porto's youth ranks.He started playing for the latter's reserve team a year afterward and was promoted to the first team in 2018, making his professional debut at the age of 18.

He then made appearances as a goal scorer and helped Benfica win the league title in his first and only season, and was awarded the Primeira Liga Best Young Player of the Year and the Golden Boy Award. Internationally, he became the youngest player ever to score a hat trick in the UEFA Europa League, aged 19.

In

Joao Felix Biography

we can see that the success of Felix attracted the attention of many European clubs, with Atletico Madrid signing him in 2019 for a €126 (£ 113 million) club-record transfer, the fourth-most expensive football transfer, the second-most ever paid for a teenager, and the largest fee for a Portuguese player leaving the national league. Felix was chosen for the Ballon d'Or shortlist soon afterward and placed third in the Kopa Trophy in 2019.

After being capped at under-18, under-19, and under-21 levels for Portugal's youth teams, Felix made his senior debut in the semi-finals of the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals, won on home soil by Portugal.

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Joao Felix Information

Joao Felix

 

Bio

  • Joao Felix Nickname

    : Joao

Full

name

: Joao Felix Sequeira

Joao Felix Personal Information

  • Joao Felix Date of birth

    : November 10, 1999

  • Joao Felix Place of Birth

    : Viseu, Portugal

  • Joao Felix Age

    : 20

  • Joao Felix Religion: 

    Christian

  • Joao Felix Nationality

    : Portuguese

Joao Felix

 

Physical

 

tatus

  • Joao Felix Height

    : 181 cm

  • Joao Felix Weight

    : 70 kg

Joao Felix Family

 

nformation

  • Joao Felix Father: 

    Carlos Sequeira

  • Joao Felix Mother: 

    Carla Felix

  • Joao Felix Girlfriend: 

    Margarida Corceiro

Joao Felix Marital

 

status

: unmarried

Joao Felix Football

 

nformation

  • Joao Felix Playing Position

    : Forward

  • Joao Felix Net Worth: 

    $25 million.

Joao Felix Jersy

 

umber

: 7

Joao Felix Current

 

club

: Atletico Madrid

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Joao Felix biography

 and 

Joao Felix childhood

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Alex Telles Early Life

Starting off with Joao Felix Biography, Joao Felix Sequeira was born in Viseu, Portugal on the 10th day of November 1999.

He was the first of two children born to Carla Felix (a teacher), his mother, and Carlos Felix, his father (also a teacher).

Both parents raised a Portuguese individual of white ethnicity with European roots in his hometown of Viseu, where he grew up with a younger brother, Hugo Felix. Joao started playing the sport, like most football visionaries, as soon as he learned how to walk and developed what his mother called "a ball addiction."

Joao Felix life story

includes the then toddler going on to convert a football pitch to his parents' living room and later joined by his younger brother Hugo, who expressed his love for football and carefully had their parents placed breakable objects in the room.

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Joao Felix Profile

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Joao Felix Biography

to find out about Joao Felix style of play, reception, and goal celebration.

Style of Play

Joao Felix style of play is very similar to that of the young Ronaldo. He's very skillful, agile, and he's got a fantastic ball technique.

When it comes to setting up goals for his fellow teammates, he has an incredible vision.

At the stage of young people, he scored a lot of curled strikes. When playing one-touch football or the tiki-taka system, he is very skillful and at his best.

After Cristiano Ronaldo hung up his boots, he has been scouted heavily in recent years by many clubs who consider him to be the next big thing for Portuguese football.

Even at the age of 19, he is expected to match the brilliance of fellow countryman Cristiano Ronaldo by the end of his career.

Reception

Capable of playing wide, a No.10, a false 9, or as part of a front two, it won't come as a major surprise that when he has the ball, the greatest strengths of the Portuguese are apparent.

His technique and vision are exceptional and that helps him either to ease past opponents or with a single pass to take an entire defense out of the game.

Goal Celebration

He has been seen making his fingers V like after scoring a goal and of course, getting his tongue out.

Joao Felix Outside Football

As far as we know, he has just a few hobbies and interests that include playing FIFA video game and hanging out with friends.

Joao Felix Personal Life

To begin with, Joao is not considered to have had a girlfriend or a Wag before he rose to fame.

This young Portuguese star is in a relationship with Margarida Corceiro, a stunner.

They met in 2019, and Felix and Corceiro began to date after chatting for a while.

Ever since then, considering the challenges of having a long-distance relationship, Joao and Margarida have been dating.

Joao Felix comes from a middle-class family. We bring you facts about his life with his family. Now, let us give you the details about the parents of Joao Felix.

Joao's dad is Carlos Felix. He is a onetime soccer player who worked during Joao's early life as a teacher.

A supportive father who also served as a physical trainer is credited with introducing Joao to professional football and driving him to the academy of FC Porto for training, a trip that every week equals to more than a thousand miles.

Joao's mom is Carla Felix. She was also a teacher, and her quota contributed greatly to ensuring that Joao made it big in football, like any loving mother.

She has a special bond with Joao and doubles as his confidant.

Consequently, it is without surprise that she can emotionally tell the story of Joao's childhood, his pains, gains and feelings.

Joao has no sister(s), but Hugo Felix is the younger brother.

Hugo, who was born on the third day of March 2004, began playing football with Joao.

He is currently developing a football career in the Benfica youth system and could soon be the next Portuguese wonder-kid after his brother.

None is known of his paternal grandmother and grandfather as well as his maternal grandparents outside of Joao's immediate family.

Similarly, from his childhood to date, there is little known about his uncles and aunts, nor have the nieces and nephews of his been observed in notable events.

Philanthropy

In June 2020, in a charity showdown to help in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, some of football's biggest names confronted each other via video game.

As part of a competition that sought to raise $10 million (£8 million) to help in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic that had taken the lives of over 370,000 individuals worldwide, the players went head-to-head in the virtual world.

Alli faced off against Dybala as the largest esports charity event of all time, Alexander-Arnold was set to take on former One Direction star Liam Payne, while in EA Sports' popular franchise, Portugal pair Joao Felix and Andre Silva pit their wits against each other.

Legal Issues

So far, there hasn’t been any record of Joao Felix facing legal issues.

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Joao Felix Career Statistics

Let's begin with Joao Felix's club career:

Club

Felix, who was born in Viseu, started playing football at Os Pestinhas in 2007 before joining the

FC Porto

youth ranks a year later, aged eight.

He faced some difficulties after Felix transferred to Porto, such as comprehensive timetables that included regular shuttle hours between Viseu and Porto.

He moved to live near Porto's youth training grounds from his parents' house at the age of twelve;

in a later interview, Felix disclosed that because of the lack of playing time, he considered leaving football during this time, but his father persuaded him to follow his career.

Because of his slight frame, Felix was released by Porto in 2014 and went on to Lisbon rival Benfica in 2015, aged 15, after a season-long loan at Padroense.

Benfica

"They've already called him my heir or the new Kaka. To be honest, Felix is just Felix. He has an extraordinary understanding of the game and the rare ability to know where to be in front of goal."

— Rui Costa on Félix's playing style

On 17 September 2016, Felix debuted professionally for Benfica's reserve team in LigaPro at the age of 16, coming on as an 83rd-minute replacement for Aurelio Buta in a goalless draw at Freamunde.

he became the youngest player to debut for

Benfica B

.

He played 13 matches and netted three goals over the season, on 15 February 2017, the first being a consolation in a 2-1 defeat to his hometown team Academico de Viseu.

Later, in a 5-0 home victory over Famalicao, he scored a hat-trick on 30 January 2018.

Felix played in the 2016-17 UEFA Youth League during that season, in which he was a central part of Benfica's final of the competition, losing to Red Bull Salzburg (2-1); he scored six goals in the tournament.

For the 2018-19 season, Felix was then promoted to Benfica's first team, making his debut on 18 August at Boavista in a 2-0 Primeira Liga victory.

He registered his first Primeira Liga goal a week later, becoming the youngest player in the Lisbon derby to score, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

In the Portuguese Cup quarter-finals, he scored the qualifying goal against

Vitoria de Guimaraes

on 16 January 2019.

His first decision was to use Felix more frequently after Bruno Lage took over as Benfica's coach, pairing him with Haris Seferovic in the attack.

Later on, on 3 February, Felix was lauded for his performance in a 4-2 away victory over Sporting CP in the league, attracting interest from many European clubs afterward.

A month later, he scored the equalizer in a 2–1 away win over Porto in the league.

Felix scored a hat-trick in a 4–2 UEFA Europa League win over

Eintracht Frankfurt

on 11 April 2019.

In doing so, he became the youngest player ever to score a hat-trick in the competition (aged 19 years and 152 days), beating the record of Marko Pjaca by 67 days.

In a 4-1 win over Santa Clara to seal the championship, Felix completed his first season with 20 goals for his side, including one on the final day of the league campaign;

his 15 league goals placed him joint-fourth for the season.

He ranked second among teenagers for goals and assists Across Europe's seven best leagues, behind Kai Havertz and Jadon Sancho, respectively.

Atletico Madrid

Felix signed a seven-year deal with

Atletico Madrid

on 3 July 2019 for a transfer fee of €126 million (£113 million), the fourth-highest amount ever paid in football (this was also Benfica's biggest transfer and Atletico's most lucrative signing ever) and the second-highest fee ever paid for a teenager (after Kylian Mbappe), initially paying  €30 million and the rest €96 million via installments, thus surpassing Felix's €120 million release clause, and with Benfica paying €12 million in mediation services. 

The number 7 jersey, previously worn by Antoine Griezmann, was handed over to him upon his arrival.

On 19 August, in a 1-0 victory over Getafe, Felix made his competitive debut.

He managed to secure a penalty for Atletico despite not scoring a goal after being fouled inside the box, which Alvaro Morata eventually failed to convert, however.

On August 25, Felix provided Vitolo with an assist in a 1-0 away win versus CD Leganes.

On 1 September, in a 3-2 win over Eibar, he scored his first La Liga goal; he was later substituted for Thomas Partey in the 84th minute.

Felix produced his first UEFA Champions League goal on 1 October and set up another goal in a 2-0 away win against

Lokomotiv Moscow

, becoming Atletico Madrid's youngest goal scorer in the competition at the age of 19.

After a reckless challenge by Dani Parejo, Felix endured an ankle injury against Valencia on 19 October, leaving his team with just ten players on the pitch, as his coach Diego Simeone had already made the full number of permitted substitutions.

Simeone simply thought that his injury was not too severe until the club's medical staff announced that the ankle injury could be serious, causing him to be sidelined for a month.

In a 1-1 away draw against Granada CF, Felix made his return on 23 November.

During this time, Felix was one of the 30 candidates nominated for the 2019 Ballon d'Or.

After Renato Sanches, he became the second Portuguese player to win the Golden Boy Award for the best player in Europe under the age of 21 on 27 November, ahead of

Borussia Dortmund

's Jadon Sancho.

For the 2019 Ballon d'Or, Felix ranked 28th in the voting polls in December.

Felix started to have trouble adjusting to the playing style of Diego Simeone over the following months, with Simeone trying to find his ideal spot as either a right-winger or second striker;

he also struggled with the fact that under Simeone, the forwards are required to push their opponents frequently while playing off the ball, which often left him exhausted during the match, while when in possession, he was also unable to create scoring chances, leading Spanish newspaper Marca to name him one of the most disappointing transfers of the season.

Felix made his Supercopa de Espana debut on 9 January 2020, starting with a 3-2 win over Barcelona in the semi-finals of the tournament.

Felix argued with Jordi Alba and his teammates,

Lionel Messi

and Luis Suarez, during the match.

On 12 January, Atletico Madrid lost 4-1 on penalties in the final to their rivals Real Madrid.

Felix made his Copa del Rey debut in the Round of 32 on 23 January, providing an assist for Angel Correa against Cultural Leonesa in a 2-1 defeat.

Three days later, in a 0-0 home tie against CD Leganes, Felix sustained a second injury to his leg, sidelining him once more for a month, causing him to miss Atletico Madrid's next three league matches, which included the second Madrid Derby of the season and the first leg of Atletico Madrid's 16th Champions League round against defending champions

Liverpool

.

On 23 February, he made his return, replacing Vitolo in the 57th minute, and producing the third goal against Villarreal in a 3-1 home victory.

During extra time in the second leg of the Champions League round-of-16 tie away to Liverpool on 11 March 2020, Felix assisted Marcos Llorente in an eventual 3-2 victory, which saw his team qualify for the competition's quarterfinals.

Felix was confirmed to have suffered an injury to his left knee on May 25, which resulted in him being sidelined for at least three weeks.

He scored a penalty against RB Leipzig on August 13 to equalize in a 2-1 loss in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, ending the season there.

International

Read on to have a full understanding of Joao Felix International career

Youth

On 14 June 2017, with Portugal's under-18 side, Felix started his international career, debuting against Norway, replacing Elves Balde in the 58th minute.

Felix scored two goals in a 3–0 win in Lisbon in this friendly match.

Felix debuted for

Portugal's under-21

team for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification on 10 October 2017, in a 3-1 loss to Bosnia and Herzegovina, replacing Xadas in the 56th minute.

Felix debuted for Portugal's under-19 team on 15 January 2018 as a 27th-minute replacement for an injured Jorge Teixeira in a 2-1 victory over Turkey.

On 23 March 2018, in a 7-0 thrashing of Liechtenstein, Felix produced his first international goal for Portugal's under-21 side.

He netted four goals at the end of the qualification process, helping lead Portugal to the play-offs.

Portugal tackled

Poland

in a 1-0 away win in the first leg of the play-offs but ultimately lost in a 3-1 home defeat in the second leg, failing to qualify for the tournament.

Felix will go on to represent the under-18, under-19, and under-21 teams during his international youth career, acquiring 14 youth caps and scoring 6 goals overall.

Senior

Manager Fernando Santos called Felix to the senior team for the first time on 15 March 2019, ahead of the annual UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches.

Felix damaged his foot during training with the national squad and thus missed

Portugal

's match against Serbia on 25 March.

Felix has also been picked on home soil for the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals squad.

On 5 June, against Switzerland in the semi-finals, he made his international debut for the senior team, where he was replaced in the 71st minute of a 3-1 victory.

Four days later, in the tournament final, Portugal beat the Netherlands 1-0.

Joao Felix Honors

In 2018, during his first and only season, Felix made appearances as a goal scorer and helped Benfica win the league title, and was given the Primeira Liga Best Young Player of the Year and the Golden Boy Award.

Felix was selected for the Ballon d'Or shortlist soon afterward and placed third in the Kopa Trophy in 2019.

In Benfica 2018-2019 season, he ranked second among teenagers for goals and assists Across Europe's seven best leagues, behind Kai Havertz and Jadon Sancho, respectively.

Felix was one of the 30 candidates nominated for the 2019 Ballon d'Or. After Renato Sanches, he became the second Portuguese player to win the Golden Boy Award for the best player in Europe under the age of 21 on 27 November, ahead of Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.

For the 2019 Ballon d'Or, Felix ranked 28th in the voting polls in December.

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