Top facts about Daniel Podence, the Dynamite

Wed 28 July 2021 | 12:00

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most impressive top facts about Daniel Podence; so without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Daniel Podence is a Portuguese football player who plays as for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers in the position of a winger.

He began his career with CF Belenenses in 2003 and joined the academy of

Sporting CP

in 2005 afterwards. He got his senior debut for the Lisbon based club's B team in 2013 and managed to play for their first team in a little over a year.

He also was loaned to


with whom he won the 2017 Taça da Liga. Then he moved to Olympiacos and won the 2019–20 Super League Greece with them. He was never a goalscorer before, whereas his span in Greece changed it drastically in terms of his involvement in the goals and his reputation too.

That is exactly the reason why Wolves signed him for a four-and-a-half-year deal in the 2020 January transfer window. Although he might be short in stature, he is capable to bring in a lot of flair to the game.

Not to mention that his acceleration and pace come in handy when he tries to beat defenders. Likewise, at the international level, he represented five different youth levels for Portugal, including the under-21s in 2017.

We have come up with some of the intriguing top facts about Daniel Podence, in terms of his professional career and personal life affairs. If you are curious to know more about him, make sure to stick around until the end. It is to be hoped you enjoy reading as much as we did.

Top facts about Daniel Podence that you might want to know

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most impressive top facts about Daniel Podence; so without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Daniel Podence facts in brief


  • Full name

    : Daniel Castelo Podence

  • Nickname

    : Dynamite, The speedster

General information

  • Date of birth

    : 21st October 1995

  • Place of birth

    : Oeiras, Portugal

  • Age

    : 25 

  • Zodiac

    : Libra

  • Nationality

    : Portugal

Physical status

  • Height

    : 5'5" (165cm)

  • Weight

    : 9st 2lbs (58kg)

Personal information

  • Father

    : Quintino Podence

  • Mother

    : Maria do Ceu Castelo

  • Girlfriend or Wife

    : Kayra Biskowski

  • Annual salary

    : £1.3 Million

  • Net worth

    : £2.6 Million

  • Hobbies

    : Swimming and playing

  • Interests

    : Lawn Tennis

Football information

  • Profession

    : Football Player

  • Number

    : 10

  • Traits

    : Technical Dribbler

  • Position

    : Striker -winger- right

  • Current team

    : Wolverhampton Wanderers

Daniel Podence childhood

Daniel Castelo Podence was born on the 21st day of October 1995 to his dad, Quintino Podence and his mother, Maria do Ceu Castelo in Oeiras, which is a Municipality in Portugal.


Daniel podence childhood

, he was a fragile and sensitive kid who was emersed in the fantasies of playing professional football and his lofty ambitions never became just a passing fantasy.

In the early years of

Daniel Podence life story

, he used to rally around the streets with his peers taking turns to show off their skills in football in his hometown of Oeiras.

Observing such a passionate desire for playing football, his father assured Daniel would have a bright future by seeking a way to help his child put his football aptitudes in the right direction.

Having shown immense talent in football just at the tender age of six, he had already slated a dedicated timetable for football training.

Therefore it was urgent for him to join a youth club and at the age of 8, his parents made him be enrolled at Belenenses Academy, which is considered to be one of the oldest Portuguese sports clubs.

With a huge amount of stress and pressure on his shoulder just at the age of 10, he managed to keep on resourcefully to such an extent that once in 2005 he stood against his family to join Sporting CP. While his family preference was to make him await for being provided with the opportunity of playing at



After a long quarrel, he eventually convinced his family to join Sporting CP while he spent the next nine years of his early career developing his skills at Sporting football academy.

Hopefully, he made an outstanding improvement that saw him make his debut for the Sporting CP reserved team in February 2013.

Daniel Podence family

It seems that due to the prosperous economic condition of his birthplace (Oeiras), Podence was raised in a middle-class family that could afford all their basic needs.

The origin of his surnames is from his paternal and maternal roots as his paternal last name (Podence) relates to his great-great granddad, who got the name after the village of Podence in Macedo de Cavaleiros.

At the same time, his surname (Castello) derives from his mother's bloodline. The feeling of togetherness injected to him by his family has been a drive craft for him that has made him have an irresistible passion for success.

During his journey through life, he has been much supported by his father side to such an extent that he made himself cheer his son decision to join Sporting CP despite the fact that it was against his old standards of providing unconditional support to Sporting CP rival club, Benfica.

Daniel has a very close-knitted relation with his mom, even more than any member of his family. To give you evidence for this claim you can consider just how he often shares pictures of himself posturing along with his mom on social media. It is no wonder expecting her to be always there for him for supporting and watching him from the sidelines.


Daniel Podence social media

you might found some photos of a particular set of children who are presumably his nephew and nieces. Therefore it is very likely for him to have some elder siblings or sister(s), despite the fact that there is not much information about them.

Likewise, his grandfather, Alcino Podence along with his uncles and aunts has shown him their unfailing support and has song his praise even before his rise to fame.

Daniel Podence professional career

As you might know from the previous section, Podence joined Sporting CP's youth system just when he was ten years old, after spending some of his early careers on neighbouring C.F. Os Belenenses.

On 3 February 2013, as he was just a junior, his senior debut took place as he appeared for the former's reserves in a Segunda Liga match against C.S. Marítimo B after emerging as a late stopgap for



He featured in his first official game for the first team on 29 December 2014, starting in a 2–0 away win over Vitória S.C. in the final stages of the Taça da Liga. Then he was transferred on loan to Moreirense F.C. in a season-long move.

His debut in the Primeira Liga occurred on 17 September 2016 in a 0–2 loss at G.D. Estoril Praia, as he put away his first goal in the competition on 29 October in another away fixture, against C.D. Tondela (a 2–1 victory).

On 4 December 2016, his brace led the hosts to a 3–1 win over C.D. Nacional, while he also appeared three times for the club in the League Cup campaign, which was conducive to winning their first-ever trophy.

In late January 2017, Sporting manager Jorge Jesus recalled him whereas in 2018 he had to terminate his deal with them, in the wake of a violent attack on the players by some of their own supporters.

On 9 July 2018, he joined Olympiacos F.C. on a five-year contract and made his first competitive appearance for them on 9 August in a 4–0 home victory against

FC Luzern

in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.

Later that month, he put away his first goal in a 1–1 draw at Burnley in that competition (4–2 aggregate win). In essence, he finished his first season in the Super League Greece netting eight goals across all competitions, while the team ended up in second place.

On 2 September 2019, when there came litigation with Sporting, both clubs reached a €7 million settlement. Just sixteen days later, in the first match that he participated in the group phase of the UEFA Champions League, Podence led Olympiacos to come back from a 2–0 home deficit to a 2–2 draw against

Tottenham Hotspur

, putting away a goal in the 44th minute in an individual effort.

Afterwards, on 30 January 2020, he was transferred to Wolverhampton Wanderers with signing a four-and-a-half-year deal for a fee of around £16.9 million. His debut appearing as a stopgap took place in a 0–0 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

His first start occurred on 27 February in the second leg of the Europa League's round of 32 away to RCD Espanyol, as he racked up two assists in the 3–2 loss.

In his first match in the English Premier League taking place on 12 July 2020, in a 3–0 home defeat of


, he drew the foul that was conducive to a penalty (converted by Raúl Jiménez) which put the side 1–0 up at the end of the first half; while for his performance he was called "Player of the match" by Sky Sports.

Then in the same weekend, he put away his first league goal with a header to open the scoring against Crystal Palace that ran up to an eventual 2–0 home win.

He became BBC Sport's Player of the match in a league game at home to


on 15 December 2020, as he netted his team's opening goal while their team came from behind to win 2–1.

At the international level, as he made his first two appearances for the Portuguese under-21 team, he scored a goal in October 2016 games against Hungary (3–3) and Liechtenstein (7–1 rout) for the 2017 UEFA European Championship qualifying stage.

He reproduced the feat in the 4–2 group-phase victory over Macedonia as he was selected for the finals in Poland. In September 2019, he received his call up to the senior squad for UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers with Serbia and Lithuania.

Then his debut took place 11 months later, as he featured 15 minutes as a substitute for João Félix in a 3–0 home win against Sweden in the Nations League.

Daniel Podence personal life

In regard to top facts about Daniel Podence and in relation to his personal life affairs, it is indicated that he started dating his girlfriend, Kayra Biskowski at a very young age in 2010.

Although they have not married together, over the years both love birds have done many things like a real couple. Currently, Podence has engaged with his long-time girlfriend, Kayra taking her a life-altering oath of spending the rest of his life with her.

This relationship has led his girlfriend to gave birth to his sweetie daughter. He often addresses her Fatty as he shares photos of her on social media platforms.

As far as

top facts about Daniel Podence

are concerned, it is notable suggesting that with an introvert personality, he is known for his down-to-earth temper.

At the times he prefers enjoying some quiet moments off the pitch. While he takes huge delight in listening to music sitting in an isolated place so as to ponder deeply about the meaning of life.

In as much as he grew up in Oeiras where people frequently visit the beach, he is accustomed to visiting coastlines very often. Likewise, as a water lover, he does spend a part of his free time in pools and beaches.

Apart from playing football and visiting Waterbodies, he is also very interested in lawn tennis. As he is much fond of saving each special memory, showing off his tennis playing skills via his Instagram page to his fans.

Daniel Podence net worth


top facts about Daniel Podence

into account, we can suggest that his transfer to


has led his net worth to surge up excessively to such an extent that currently

Daniel Podence net worth

is estimated to be around £2.6 Million.

Likewise, he gets paid a whopping sum of £1.3 Million as an annual salary by his contract with the club. It is fascinating to note that currently, his market value has reached its highest peak of €25.00m which a reminiscent of his sparkling performance with wolves.

Just to indicate that so far he has racked up 30 goals and 43 assists as he made 244 appearances and played a total amount of 15.959 minutes in his journey through football. Moreover, his high financial status, speaks volume about his rather luxurious lifestyle while he prefers a Mini Cooper for his driving.

Daniel Podence social media

In the last part of our

top facts about Daniel Podence

, it must not be excluded that he is active on different social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Among these, it suffices to mention that just with his activities with the account of


on Instagram he managed to rack up around 210 thousand followers.

You can find posts that are related to his professional football, his personal life images posturing with his parents, girlfriend, daughter, nephews and nieces, along with his hobbies like playing tennis and some videos of his working out practices.


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