|João Félix Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||November 10, 1999|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
João Félix is a Portuguese professional soccer player who has represented, as a forward/winger/attacking midfielder, S.L. Benfica B (2016-2018) and S.L. Benfica (2018-2019) in Portugal; and Atlético Madrid (2019-Present) in Spain. With S.L. Benfica, he won the Primeira Liga (the top tier of the Portuguese soccer league system) title in the 2018-19 season. It was the club’s record-extending 37th such title. For his performances in that (2018-19) season, he was named ‘Primeira Liga Best Young Player of the Year’. With Atlético Madrid, João won the La Liga (the top tier of the Spanish soccer league system) title in the 2020-21 season. It was the club’s 11th such title, making it the then 3rd-most successful team in the competition. It also ended the club’s 7-year league title drought. For his performances in the following season (2021-22), he was named ‘Atlético Madrid Player of the Year’ and also included in the ‘La Liga Team of the Season’. At the international level, he represented Portugal at the under-18, under-19, and under-21 tiers before making his senior national debut in June 2019. João was an integral member of the Portuguese squad that won the 2018-19 edition of the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Nations League, the inaugural season of a continental competition that involves the men’s national teams of the 55 members of the UEFA.
João Félix Sequeira
Menino de Ouro (The Golden Boy)
He splits his time between Viseu, Portugal, and Seixal, Setúbal District, Portugal.
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Carlos Sequeira (Teacher)
- Mother – Carla Félix (Teacher)
- Siblings – Hugo Félix (Younger Brother) (Professional Soccer Player)
He has been represented by Polaris Sports, Talent Management Firm, Porto, Portugal.
- 23, 11 – Portugal
- 79 – S.L. Benfica B, S.L. Benfica
- 7 – Atlético Madrid
Forward, Winger, Attacking Midfielder
João Félix’s net worth had been $25 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
João has dated –
- Margarida Corceiro (2019-2022)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Portuguese descent.
- Toned physique
- Overgrown, tousled, wavy hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
He has been sponsored by Adidas AG, a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing, and accessories.
João Félix Facts
- João’s youth career started in 2007 when, as an 8-year-old, he joined a club called Os Pestinhas. In 2008, he was recruited by the youth system of FC Porto, a professional soccer club based in Porto that is part of the ‘Big Three’ soccer clubs in Portugal – the others being Sporting CP and S.L. Benfica. He stayed in that system until 2015 during which time he also spent a loan spell with the youth team of a club called Padroense F.C. (2014-2015).
- Later in 2015, João joined the youth academy of S.L. Benfica. Although he was a part of the academy until 2018, his senior career had already started by 2016 when he began turning out for S.L. Benfica B. It is the reserve team of S.L. Benfica and competes in the 2nd-highest division of the Portuguese soccer league system.
- When he debuted professionally for S.L. Benfica B in September 2016, he became the then-youngest player to do so. During the 2016-17 season of the UEFA Youth League, João scored 6 goals and played an instrumental part in helping the youth team of S.L. Benfica reach the final of the competition.
- This was the 2nd time that the club had made it to the final of the competition, having lost the final in the inaugural season (2013-14) of the competition as well. The tournament is contested by the youth teams of the clubs competing in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League (the most prestigious club competition in European soccer) along with the domestic youth champions of the best-ranked national associations in Europe.
- In August 2018, he scored his first Primeira Liga goal, in a 1-1 draw, for S.L. Benfica against Sporting CP. This made him the then-youngest player to have scored a goal in The Derby de Lisboa (a term used for any match played between the fierce Lisbon-based rival clubs S.L. Benfica and Sporting CP).
- In April 2019, João became the youngest player ever (aged 19 years and 152 days) to have scored a hat-trick (the feat of recording 3 goals, not necessarily consecutive, in a match) in a UEFA Europa League (the 2nd-tier club competition in European soccer, ranking below the UEFA Champions League) match. For his performances in the 2018-19 edition of the UEFA Europa League, he was included in the tournament’s ‘Squad of the Season’.
- In July 2019, he signed a 7-year contract with Atlético Madrid for a transfer fee of €126 million (£113 million). At that time, it was the 4th highest transfer fee ever paid in the history of the sport, the 2nd-highest fee ever paid for a teenager (after Kylian Mbappé), S.L. Benfica‘s biggest transfer ever, Atlético Madrid‘s most expensive signing ever, and the highest fee ever paid for a Portuguese player leaving his domestic league.
- In October 2019, João scored his first goal in a UEFA Champions League match, becoming the then-youngest goalscorer for Atlético Madrid in the competition.
- In 2019, he won the ‘Golden Boy’ award, an annual award that has been presented since 2003 by sports journalists to a young soccer player (under the age of 21), playing in a European nation’s top-tier league, perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year (2 halves of 2 separate seasons). This was just the 2nd instance of a Portuguese player winning this award – the first was in 2016 (Renato Sanches).
- In August 2022, João became just the 3rd Portuguese player to have provided 3 assists in a La Liga match.
- In November 2022, in Portugal’s opening match of the group stage of the 2022 edition of the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup, against Ghana, he scored the critical goal that gave Portugal a vital 2-1 lead in a close encounter which eventually finished in Portugal’s favor by a 3-2 margin. This was just the 4th goal of his senior-level international career for Portugal.
- In Portugal’s pre-quarter-final match, against Switzerland, João provided 2 assists in a massive 6-1 win which ensured that the country had reached the quarter-final stage of the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 2006.
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