Arthur Melo Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Arthur Melo Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 73 kg
Date of Birth August 12, 1996
Zodiac Sign Leo
Girlfriend Kelia García

Arthur Melo is a Brazilian professional soccer player who first shone, as a midfielder, with Brazilian club Grêmio with whom he won the Copa do Brasil in 2016, the Copa Libertadores in 2017, and the Campeonato Gaúcho (top-tier league in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul) in 2018. His remarkable performances, at such a young age, soon drew attention from European clubs and he was signed up by Spanish giant FC Barcelona in 2018 and with them won the 2018-19 La Liga title. At the international level, Arthur had represented Brazil at the Under-17 level and with the senior national team, he was part of the squad that clinched the 2019 Copa América.

Born Name

Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo

Nick Name

The Title Collector

Arthur Melo as seen in Instagram Post in September 2019
Arthur Melo as seen in Instagram Post in September 2019 (Arthur Melo / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

Residence

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Nationality

Brazilian

 

Occupation

Professional Soccer Player

Arthur Melo celebrating FC Barcelona's 2018-19 La Liga triumph with his Family, in April 2019
Arthur Melo (2nd from left) celebrating FC Barcelona’s 2018-19 La Liga triumph with his Family, in April 2019 (Arthur Melo / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Aílton de Melo
  • Mother – Lúcia de Melo
  • Siblings – Paulo Henrique

Shirt Number

  • 5, 8, 15 – Brazil
  • 29 – Grêmio
  • 8 – FC Barcelona

Playing Position

Midfielder

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

73 kg or 161 lbs

Arthur Melo with his pet dog, as seen in November 2018
Arthur Melo with his pet dog, as seen in November 2018 (Arthur Melo / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Arthur has dated –

  1. Kelia García (2017–Present)

Race / Ethnicity

Latino

He is of Brazilian descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Light Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned Physique
  • Side-cropped hair
  • Sports a light stubble
  • Affable smile
Arthur Melo at a practice session with FC Barcelona in December 2019
Arthur Melo at a practice session with FC Barcelona in December 2019 (Arthur Melo / Instagram)

Arthur Melo Facts

  1. He made his Copa Libertadores (international tournament for South American clubs) debut in 2017 and in his very first match, he completed 40 passes with a 100% success rate. He was named ‘Man-of-the-Match’.
  2. In November 2017, he was named ‘Man-of-the-Match’ in the 2nd leg of the final match of the Copa Libertadores, even though he featured in the match for only 50 of the 90 minutes and had to be substituted due to an injury.
  3. In 2017, he was named as the ‘Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Newcomer’. The same year, he stood 3rd in the voting for ‘South American Footballer of the Year’.
  4. A part of Brazil’s winning campaign, Arthur was named in the 2019 ‘Copa América Team of the Tournament’. In the final match of the tournament, he had assisted Gabriel Jesus‘s match-winning goal as Brazil eventually defeated Peru by 3 goals to 1.

Featured Image by Arthur Melo / Instagram

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