Top facts about Emerson Royal, Tottenham's new right-back

Fri 17 September 2021 | 6:30

A look at the top facts about Emerson Royal including his childhood, love life, career and his most interesting quotes.

Emerson Royal is a Brazilian Right-back who currently plays for


football club and Brazil national team.

Born in 1999 at Sao Paolo, Emerson started his professional career in 2018 at the Brazilian Serie A with Atletico Miniero. His career breakthrough In 2019 Emerson joined Barcelona in a joint financial operation along with Real Betis who also owned part of his economic rights. He played two seasons at Betis and established himself as one of the best right-backs of the Spanish La Liga. His fine performances persuaded his co-owners to bring him back to the Camp Nue for the upcoming 2021-22 season.

Emerson has been on a good form in the past two seasons. He registered 5 goals and 10 assists in 79 games for Real Betis during the past two La Liga campaigns. Last season, he was one of Betis's best goal providers as they finished at the sixth place. Emerson's career had two interesting twists in the summer of 2021. First he moved to Barcelona and then after making 3 appearances for the Catalans, was sold to Tottenham.

Emerson has been a member of Brazil's youth and senior teams. He played a total of 18 games for Brazil U20 and U23 sides, before earning his first call-up to the senior side in 2020. He replaced the injured Dani Alvez for the 2021 Copa America and played 3 games for the Selecao. He was supposed to feature for Brazil in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics but he was replaced with Dani Alvez.

The new Barcelona right-back has won two titles during his club career, the first one was the Campeonato Paulista do Interior title in 2017 with his first club, Ponte Preta. He also won the Toulon tournament in 2019, with Brazil youth team.

At 22 years of age, Emerson Royal has established himself as one of the best in Europe. By the time of writing this article, He has registered 6 goals and 11 assists in 108 matches during his club career. Now let's have a look at the top

facts about Emerson Royal


Top facts about Emerson Royal you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Emerson Royal. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name

    : Emerson Aparecido Leite de Souza Junior

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : 14 January 1999 / Sao Paolo, Brazil

  • Height & Weight

    : 1.83 m /78 kg

  • Family Members

    : Monica (Mother)

  • Marital Status

    : Single

  • Wife/Girlfried

    : Estela Braga

  • Children

    :  None

  • Current team

    : Tottenham

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Capricorn

 Jersey Number:

 12 at Tottenham and 22 at

Real Betis

Emerson Royal Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on top facts about Emerson Royal is about his birthday.

Emerson Royal Birthday

is at 14th day of January 1999. Emerson Royal nationality is Brazilian. Emerson was born in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Emerson Royal zodiac sign is Capricorn. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 14th of January are:

Footballers: Declan Rice and Víctor Valdes/ Actors and Actresses: Faye Dunaway, Jason Bateman and Steven Soderberg/ Singers: Dave Grohl

Emerson Royal Childhood story

At this part we will look at the top facts about

Emerson Royal Childhood

story as well as the family and the background he grew up in.

Emerson Royal was born into a family of diehard football fans. He was raised in Americana, one of Brazil's famous Favelas. Like all the Favela people, His parents had to struggle with poverty, but encouraged their son from early age to pursue his dreams of becoming a footballer.

One interesting fact about Emerson Royal's childhood is that he dreamt of joining Barcelona from an early age. His mother recalled in an interview that Emerson kept telling her that he wants to join Barcelona when he grows up.

Emerson was always winger or steering wheel and in video games he took his idols,


and Alves. He kept telling me that he wants to be like Dani Alves and play for Barcelona.

Emerson started his amateur career at Ponte Preta's youth academy in 2015. According to reports he represented Palmeiras, Sao Paulo and Gremio at some points during his childhood. He was an unused substitute in some matches of the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A. He then made his senior debut in February 2017, in a 2–2 Campeonato Paulista away draw against Linense. Despite being booked and committing a penalty, he was given his first start three days later, in a 1–0 home win against Sao Bernardo.

The following season, Emerson was called up to join the senior squad, which marked the beginning of his professional career.

Emerson Royal wife, Relationships and Marital Status

There is no official news about

Emerson Royal's girlfriend

. But he has shares some intimate photos with his girlfriend, Estela Braga who is professionally active as a model. The couple have shared some beautiful photos of their time together on their social media accounts. Estela Braga is active on Instagram and her account (


) has around 9k followers. Any new information about Emerson Royal love life will be published here at SportMob.

Emerson Royal Career

Starting at Ponte Preta

Emerson Royal made his professional debut at the Brazilian Serie A on 5 November 2017 in a 2–0 loss at Bahia. He only played three league games during the campaign. His first professional season ended in disappointment as his side suffered relegation.

The following season, Emerson was promoted to the first team ahead of the 2018 season. He became a regular starter for Macaca, making 14 appearances in the 2018 Campeonato Paulista. On 2 April 2018, he scored his first professional goal. It was a long distance screamer that won the Copa do Interior for his childhood club, Ponte Preta.

Later that same month, Emerson signed a five-year deal with Brazil's famous club, Atletico Mineiro, for an approximate fee of RS 5 million.

Successful spell at Atletico Miniero

Emerson made his debut for Atletico Miniero on the 19th of May 2018. He playied the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 win over rivals


. Emerson forced his way into the starting line-up and ended the year with 23 league appearances. He scored his first goal in the top tier on 30 September, netting his teams third in a 5–2 home routing of Sport.

Reaching new heights at Betis

One year later,


's childhood dream became a reality. On 31 January 2019, Atletico announced the transfer of Emerson to FC Barcelona for €12.7 million. The deal was of a joint financial dead between Barcelona and Real Betis, in which each club paid half of the transfer fee and retained a percentage of Emerson's economic rights.

Emerson started his La Liga career as a Betis player in July 2019, with Barcelona holding the option of reacquiring him for €6 million in 2021. He initially joined Betis on loan from Atletico for the remainder of the 2018–19 season, during which period he made seven appearances.

Emerson wasted little time to shine for Betis. In his first full season, he scored 3 goals and provided 6 assists in 34 matches. He continued his fine form at his second season with Real Betis with an additional 2 goals and 4 assists in 38 games across all competitions.

Joining Barcelona

On 2 June 2021, Barcelona exercised their option to bring back Emerson for three seasons, who spent two-and-half seasons on loan at Real Betis. Barcelona paid €9 million for this transfer and he has join the club from the first of July 2021.

Emerson's mother, Monica revealed in an interview after her son joined Barcelona that she cannot believe it is for real and that Emerson would probably would not be able to hold his tears on the day of his representation at his new club:

"I thought: OMG, is this for real? Is it a dream It’s not that I didn’t believe in my son’s potential, but in life and especially in football there are things that seem impossible.He does not like to show his feelings very much but he will cry because he will be fulfilling his dream: to play for Barca.

Emerson made his debut for Barcelona in the Juan Gamper trophy win against Juventus. His La Liga debut came in the 21-22 La Liga opening week. He came on as a substitute in the second half of a 4-2 win over Real Sociedad. Emerson played some minutes I Barca's next two La Liga games against Real Sociedad and Getafe. Then it was announced that he will leave the club to join Tottenham.

Joining Tottenham Hotspur

On the final day of the August 2021 transfer window, Tottenham announced they had acquired Royal from Barcelona. Reports indicate Tottenham paid a £25.8 million transfer fee, agreeing to a term of five years with the player. His debut was in the Premier League away to Crystal Palace which Tottenham lost 3–0.

With Brazil youth and senior national teams

Emerson was called up to the Brazil under-20 team for the 2017 Toulon Tournament. He was the first-choice right-back at the 2019 South American U-20 Championship and the 2019 Toulon Tournament, having won the latter with Brazil's under-23 side.

Emerson made his senior international debut for Brazil on 19 November 2019, coming off the bench in a 3–0 victory over South Korea. His biggest experience with Brazil Senior team has been the 2021

Copa America

at which he played three games. He is yet to score his first international goal.

Emerson Royal Transfermarket stats

According to Emerson Royal Transfermarket stats, he has played a total of 108 games for four clubs. He has scored 6 goals and has provided 11 assists for his team mates. Emerson finished his career spell at Atletico Miniero with 1 goal and 1 assist in 23 games. At Real Betis, He scored a total of 5 goals and has provided 10 assist in 79 games across all competitions.

Emerson Royal Transfermarket

stats shows why he was considered among the most promising right backs in Spain. He is often praised for his speed, dribbling and crossing skills as well as his work rate and team play on the pitch.

On the international level Emerson Royal Transfermarket stats shows that he has scored no goals in 18 games for Brazil U20 and U23 teams.  He has played four games for Brazil's senior team, including two at the 2020 Copa America.

Emerson is currently under contract with Tottenham until the end of June 2024. TFM Agency is representing him as agents. His market Value is 25 million Euros.

Emerson Royal Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Emerson Royal has an estimated net worth of 15 million Dollars in 2021, including all of his properties and earnings.

Emerson Royal market value

is at 25 million Euros. Emerson Royal salary in 2021 is reportedly 18,462 Euros weekly.

Some Short top facts about Emerson Royal

  • The full name of Barcelona's new signing Emerson is Emerson Aparecido Leite de Souza Junior. However, most fans know him as Emerson Royal.

  • Like many other football stars, Emerson Royal is passionate about playing video games, especially the FIFA game. Emerson Royal rating in FIFA 21 is 78 (his overall rating) with a potential of 85. He has got a 3-star skill moves rating.

  • Emerson Royal is the sixth famous Brazilian right-back in the history of Barcelona. The previous ones were: Aloisio, Belletti, Dani Alves, Adriano and Douglas.

  • Emerson Royal religion

    is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth. It is not known whether he is a devoted religious person or not. 

Emerson Royal is active in social media. Emerson Royal Instagram account, ‌


has around 541k followers.

Emerson Royal Height is 1.83 meters. Emerson Royal weight is 78kg.

Emerson Royal position

is the right back. Although he has also played many games as a right midfield and a left back.

The most interesting facts about

Emerson Royal tattoos

is that has the words da favela para o mundo (from the favela to the world) tattooed on his arm.

Emerson had a bitter debut at Tottenham as he was helpless against

Wilfreid Zaha

and his team also lost 3-0. After the game, Tottenham's Twitter account published a photo of him and Zaha tussling with the caption: Debuted. Many Spurs fan saw this as a disrespect to the Brazilian left-back and asked the club to delete it.

​Emerson Royal Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of


's article on top

facts about Emerson Royal

is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On his idol, Dani Alvez:

He is an inspiration to me, I have always followed him and I have a very special affection for him. I hope one day to meet him personally either in the Selecao concentration or myself and, God willing, one day we will play together with Brazil

On His time at Real Betis:

I am really grateful for everything I have experienced. Since I joined Betis, I have always felt supported and everyone has helped me a lot. I have had two really good seasons in a league where I just arrived.

I know how I have developed in these two years. I have grown a lot playing for Betis, learning and improving to give my best, which is what I will try to do now for the national team and Barcelona.

On his character:

I don’t like boring people. We Brazilians have an identity, we like to be with other people, talking and smiling. I’m happy. My family is always laughing. 

On his international career with Brazil:

I am always prepared to play for Brazil, whether in a friendly or in an official match. I am not a person to get nervous, I come to give my best and evolve, which is always my main objective. I would like to play the Copa América and then the Olympic Games, if God wants I will be able to achieve it.

On his sudden departure from Barcelona

I thought the club wanted me to stay. I played on Sunday as a starter, the next day I woke up and went to train quietly, there I already began to see that a lot of things were coming out; that Tottenham were talking to Barcelona, ​​that they had almost done it.

It hurts me to go out like this because I knew that in my best form I could bring a lot of joy to the fans. I leave with the feeling that one day I will return to give that joy to the fans.

Emerson Royal records and achievements

We round up our article on the top facts about Emerson Royal with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.

Campeonato Paulista do Interior: 2018

With Brazil youth teams:

Toulon Tournament: 2019

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