João Palhinha - Updated Apr 2024

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal

João Palhinha


João Palhinha is a famous Professional footballer from Portugal. João Palhinha is widely known for playing as a defensive midfielder and a Centre-Back for the Portugal national team and the Premier League Club, Fulham.

Early Life and Childhood

João Palhinha was born in Lisbon, Portugal on the 9th of June 1995. His full name is João Maria Lobo Alves Palhinha Gonçalves. He is 27 years old with the zodiac sign Gemini.

Palhinha holds Portuguese nationality while his ethnicity is not mentioned. Besides that, João has not shared any information concerning his parents or siblings.

João Palhinha – Education

Speaking of his educational background, João completed his secondary education at a local high school in Portugal. Following that, Palhinha enrolled at a renowned university to further his education.

Career and Professional Life

Club Career

Palhinha began his professional career at the age of seven, participating in Sporting CP’s youth system before making his debut with the B squad. He faced off against Portimonense in a match during the 2014 season.

Following that, he joined Estadio Jose Alvalade and made his competitive debut. On October 12, Joao scored his first brace for the group.

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Caption: João Palhinha with Fulham source: Goal.

During his two seasons on loan with Brage, he participated in 76 competitive games. He began to face fierce opposition from recently signed Manuel Ugarte during his 2021–2022 season. He made 95 appearances overall and scored seven goals.

Furthermore, On July 4, 2022, he subsequently inked a £20 million, five-year deal with Fulham. He played his first Premier League match against Liverpool on August 6th, and the result was a 2-2 tie.

International Career

Palhinha participated in the under-18, under-19, and under-20 Portuguese national teams. His team placed second at the 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, in which he competed.

Moreover, he made his debut for the whole team in March 2021 during the FIFA World Cup qualifiers for 2022 against Serbia, Luxembourg, and Azerbaijan.

He was awarded his first cap in the encounter with the first opponent, coming on as a late substitute for Rúben Neves in the 1-0 triumph in Turin. In the same phase, he scored his first goal to wrap off the 3-1 victory over Luxembourg on the road.

Palhinha, who was chosen for UEFA Euro 2020, played against Belgium in the round of 16 (losing 1-0) and France in the group stage (2–2).

Further, He was included in the final World Cup team for the 2022 tournament in Qatar in November 2022. He participated in all three group-stage games before losing in the quarterfinals.

Net Worth 2024

João Palhinha has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth in 2024 is approximately $1.5 million. However, João has yet to be a part of brand endorsements.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, João Palhinha is currently in a relationship with his long-term girlfriend, Patricia Palhares. The pair is still together, having begun dating in late 2019.

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Caption: João Palhinha with Patricia Palhares source: Fama Show.

In November 2021, they revealed that they were engaged, and in 2022, they made their first kid announcement.  Palhinha revealed their first child, a boy, on June 22, 2022, via an Instagram photo; the child’s name is unknown.

Body Measurements

João Palhinha is handsome undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of 6 feet 3 inches (190 cm/1.90 m) and weighs around 77 kg (169 lbs). In addition, Palhinha has a dark brown pair of eyes and black hair colour.

João Palhinha – Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account @joaopalhinha6 with 793.2K followers on Instagram. He also has 389.3K followers on Facebook. Besides that, Palhinha is not active on any other social media sites including Facebook.