Diogo Jota - Updated Apr 2024

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Diogo Jota


Diogo Jota is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays as a forward for Liverpool in the English Premier League and for the Portuguese national team. Diogo Jota is known for his speed and finishing.

Early Life

Diogo Jota was born in Porto, Portugal on 4 December 1996. According to his birth date, he is 27 years old (as of 2024) under the zodiac sign Sagittarius. Diogo holds Portuguese nationality while his ethnicity is not mentioned.

Regarding his family background, he is the son of Joaquim Silva (Father) and Isabel Silva (Mother). He also has one younger brother named Andre. Besides that, further information regarding his relatives, grandparents, or any other family members is unavailable.

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Caption: A young Diogo Jota source: LifeBogger.

Speaking of his educational background, Diogo Jota is a well-educated man. He has completed his secondary education at a well-known high school somewhere in Portugal.


Talking about his career, he joined the youth program of F.C. Paços de Ferreira in 2013. In the 2014–2015 campaign, after being promoted to the main team, he made his senior debut at Taça de Portugal against Atletico S.C. In a match against Académica de Coimbra in 2015, he scored his first goal as a professional.

Jota became the youngest player to score a goal in the premier division as his team won the game 3-2. After his tenure with Paços de Ferreira came to an end in 2016, he signed a deal with Atlético Madrid, a major La Liga team in Spain. However, he left for Spain but returned to Portugal following a year-long loan to FC Porto, a Portuguese football team.

Further, he scored 9 goals in a total of 37 games across all competitions during his one season (2016–2017) with FC Porto. He participated in the UEFA Champions League for the first time during this period. Eight times during the season, he participated in the Champions League, and he scored a goal against Leicester City FC.

He was given a season-long loan by Atlético Madrid and joined the English Championship team Wolverhampton Wonderers in 2017. He scored 10 goals overall in the 2018–19 season, and 16 goals in the 2019–20 season.

In 131 games throughout his three seasons, he scored 44 goals overall. A few months later, he contributed to the Wolves’ 2-1 FA Cup victory over Manchester United in the 2018–19 season and helped the team advance to the semi-finals for the first time in over 20 years.

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Caption: Diogo Jota holding a trophy source: Twitter.

More about his career

Moreover, Diogo signed a five-year, £41 million contract with Liverpool FC in September 2020. He scored 7 goals in his first 10 appearances, becoming the first Liverpool player to do so since Robbie Fowler in 1993.

This featured his UEFA Champions League goal against FC Midtjylland, which became the club’s 10,000th goal in its history, as well as his first hat-trick for Liverpool in their 5-0 victory over Atlanta. Later, he established another milestone when he became the first Liverpool player to score in each of his first four home Premier League games.

International Career

He made his debut on the senior side of the Portugal national team in 2019. Despite not participating in the competition, he was a member of the squad that won the 2019 UEFA Nations League. He made his debut for his country in November 2019 when he replaced Cristiano Ronaldo in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying game against Lithuania.

In September 2020, during the UEFA Nations League match against Croatia, he scored his first goal for his country. Ultimately, Portugal prevailed 4-1. He scored two more goals when playing against Sweden a few weeks later. Sweden was defeated 3-0 by Portugal.

Net Worth 2024

Diogo Jota has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth is around $18 Million as of 2022.

Awards and Achievements

In October and November of 2020, Diogo Jota received the Liverpool Player of the Month award. Additionally, he was named the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for November 2020. He won the Best Premier League Player award at the inaugural FIFA 20Premierr League invitational charity tournament in April 2020.

Jota represented the Wolves in the tournament, which was broadcast live on Sky Sports, and defeated current Liverpool teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold in the final.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, Diogo is currently in a relationship with a model, Rute Cardoso. They have been together since 2013. The pair welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Dinis, in February 2021. They are yet to marry and are planning to tie the wedding knot very soon.

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Caption: Diogo with his girlfriend Rute Cardoso Source: Premier League News Now.

Diogo Jota – Body Measurements

Diogo is handsome, undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of about 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) and weighs about 70 kg (154 lbs). In addition, Diogo has a brown pair of eyes and brown hair color.

Diogo Jota – Social Media

Regarding his social media presence, Diogo is active on his Instagram account @ diogoj_18 with 1.8K followers. Moreover, Diogo also has 656K followers on Twitter and 2.3 million followers on Facebook.