Renato Tapia - Updated May 2024

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Lima, Peru

Renato Tapia

Renato Tapia is a well-known Peruvian professional football player. Renato Tapia plays as a defensive midfielder for La Liga club Celta Vigo and the Peru national team.

Early Life and Childhood

On the 28th of July 1995, Renato Tapia was born in Lima, Peru. According to his birth date, he is 27 years old and holds Peruvian nationality. His full name is Renato Fabrizio Tapia Cortijo. He has a birth sign of Leo and he belongs to mixed ethnicity.

Following his childhood life, he is the son of Luis Tapia (father) and Nancy Cortijo (mother). Meanwhile, there is very little known regarding his childhood life. It seems this football star is the only child of his parents.

Similarly, Tapia has not yet disclosed information regarding his academic background. He might have completed his early education at a local high school in Peru. Later, he might have dropped out of college to pursue a football career.

He began playing football for the youth team of Sporting Cristal in 2004 and played until 2007. Later, he joined the youth team of Esther Grande in 2007 when he was just twelve years old. Following that, he quickly established himself as a youth player.

Professional Career

Renato Tapia

Talking about his professional footballing career, Renato Tapia signed a four-year contract with Eredivisie side Twente club, in the summer transfer of 2013.

After joining the club, he was immediately sent to the Jong FC Twente, the club’s reserves, to develop and made his debut for Jong FC Twente on 20 September 2013 in a 3-3 draw against De Graafschap, coming on as a substitute in the second half for Robbert Schilder.

For his club Jong FC Twente, he scored his first goal against Willem II in a 2-1 win. During the 2013-2014 season, he made 19 appearances scoring once for his club.

Due to his good performance in the 2013-2014 season, he was promoted to the main squad of Twente and made his debut for the senior team on 9 August 2014 in a 0-0 draw against Cambuur, coming on as a substitute in the 80th minute for Darryl Lachman.

A week later, he suffered from an ankle injury that kept him out for three months and made his return to the first team as a late substitute in a 2-1 win over PEC Zwolle on 23 November 2014.

He scored his debut goal for the club on the 31st of January 2015, a match against Cambur in a 2-1 win. Suffering from a knee injury, he finished the season making 22 appearances and scoring five goals in all competitions.

Following the 2015-2016 season, by the end of the first half of the season, he made 14 appearances and scored once in all competitions for his team.


After spending over three years at FC Twente, he signed a 4.5-year contract with the Feyenoord on the 27th of January 2016. It is reported that the transfer fee was around €2.4 million. He made his debut for the club on the 7th of February 2016 in a match against Ajax, in a 2-1 loss. In his debut season for the club, he played in the reserve for most of the season.

He made eight appearances in all competitions as Feyenoord won the 2015-16 KNVB Cup where he was an unused substitute in a 2-1 win against FC Utrecht in the KNVB Cup final.

On the 22nd of September 2016, he made his debut appearance in the second round of the KNVB Cup in a 4-1 win over Oss. Later, he scored in his debut league appearance of the season in a 2-0 win over Willem II, on the 2nd of October 2016.

He made a total of 19 appearances, scoring 2 goals in all competitions as the club won the 2016-17 Eredivisie. Meanwhile, he made a total of 27 appearances and scored once in all competitions in the 2017-2018 season, Feyenoord won the KNVB Cup and Johan Cruyff Shield that season where he was an unused substitute in both the final matches.

Last season with the Feyenoord

By the end of the first half of the 2018-2019 season, he made 7 appearances in all competitions as Feyenoord won the John Cruijff Shield where he was out of the squad due to injury.

Later, he was loaned to Willem II  on the 14th of January 2019 and for the rest of the 2018-19 season. And, he made 19 appearances and scored once in all the competitions for the club. He made his return to Feyenoord from a loan where he managed to make 26 appearances for the club in all the competitions, during the 2019-2020 season.

Celta de Vigo

Renato Tapia

Caption: Renato Tapia running for the ball (Source: ERR Sport)

On the 20th of July 2020, Tapia joined La Liga side Celta de Vigo for a free transfer on a four-year contract. On the 12th of September 2020, he made his debut for the club in a 0-0 draw against SD Eibar. During his debut season for the club, he made 34 appearances for the club without scoring any goal in all the competitions.

International Career

Renato Tapia has represented his country at various age levels such as U17, U20, and the senior class. He was chosen by the Peru U17 for the South American U17 Football Championship and by the Peru U20 for the South American Youth Football Championship. On the 1st of April 2015, he made his national team debut. In the Copa America Centenario, he represented his country where he played all four matches in the campaign.  He scored his debut international goal on the 7th of September 2016, in a 2-1 win over Ecuador. Till now, he has obtained over 50 caps for Peru.


Renato Tapia was honored by Eredivisie (2016-17 season), KNVB Cup (2015-2016, 2017-2018), and Johan Cruijff Shield (2017, 2018).

Renato Tapia – Net Worth 2023

There is no exact data regarding this football star’s net worth and salary. According to an online website, his net worth is around $1 million-$5 million and his salary is £520,000. His market value is around €20 million, as of 2022.

Relationship Status

Renato Tapia

Caption: Renato Tapia with his family (Source: Gossip Gist)

Talking about his personal life, Renato Tapia married his beautiful girlfriend, Andrea Cordero Uzategui. With the marriage, the couple has a daughter named Amelia. The family is currently living a happy life and his past relationship is yet to be disclosed. Meanwhile, this football star is out of controversy or scandal and likes to avoid such things which can harm his career.

Body Measurements

Renato Tapia

Caption: Renato Tapia during a football match (Source: Facebook)

Regarding his body stats, Renato Tapia stands 6 feet 1 inch tall 91.85 m) and  78 kg. Moreover, he has black hair with a pair of black color eyes and his other body stats are still unknown.

Renato Tapia – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@renatotapiac’ there are over 1.1 million. There are over 217.2k followers on his Twitter page ‘@renatotapiac’ and over 924k followers on his Facebook.