Jorginho (Footballer, Born 1991) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Jorginho Quick Info
Height5 ft 11 in
Weight71 kg
Date of BirthDecember 20, 1991
Zodiac SignSagittarius
SpouseNatalie

Jorginho is one of the best midfield players in the European soccer. His passing range and his ability to control the tempo of the game makes him a player around whom the team should be built. Maurizio Sarri has done it twice. First, he made Jorginho the centerpiece of the stunning Napoli side, which arguably played the most aesthetically pleasing soccer in the Italian league and came very close to end Juventus’s dominance in the league. Then, upon becoming manager of Chelsea, the first player he signed was Jorginho. He is so highly rated that he was linked by leading clubs such as Manchester City, Liverpool, and Manchester United before his move to Chelsea.

Born Name

Jorge Luiz Frello Filho

Nick Name

Jorginho

Jorginho all smiles as he heads towards the church during his own marriage with Natalie
Jorginho all smiles as he heads towards the church during his own marriage with Natalie (Jorginho / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Imbituba, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Residence

London, England

Nationality

Brazilian

Education

Jorginho started his soccer journey with the youth academy of the Italian club, Verona.

Occupation

Professional Soccer Player

Family

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Maria Tereza Freitas (Former Soccer Player, she also worked as a cleaner)
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

Jorginho is represented by Joao Santos of JSports Management.

Position

Midfielder

Shirt Number

19 – Hellas Verona

8 – SSC Napoli

5 – Chelsea FC

7, 14 – Italy National Team

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180 cm

Weight

71 kg or 156.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jorginho has dated

  1. Natalie – Jorginho is married to Natalie. Jorginho doesn’t like to speak much about his private life because of which the details of his relationship and marriage to Natalie aren’t known. During the course of their marriage, she has given birth to their son. As per his Instagram post in July 2018, they are expecting their second child.
Jorginho with his love Natalie on Valentine's Day in 2018
Jorginho with his love Natalie on Valentine’s Day in 2018 (Jorginho / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (White and Latino)

He has Italian and Brazilian ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Slight Body
  • Often keeps a beard

Brand Endorsements

Jorginho has a personal endorsement deal with Nike. Because of the deal, he wears Nike footwear for his professional matches.

Jorginho with his son as seen in March 2018
Jorginho with his son as seen in March 2018 (Jorginho / Instagram)

Religion

His religious views aren’t known.

Best Known For

His successful stint with the Italian soccer club, Napoli. He made 160 appearances over four and a half seasons for the Italian powerhouse and went onto establish himself as one of the best midfielders in the Italian league. He also won Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana with the club.

First Soccer Match

In September 2011, Jorginho made his debut for his youth club, Hellas Verona. He was sent in as a 76th-minute substitute in a match against Sassuolo.

In August 2018, he made his first appearance for the London based club, Chelsea in the FA Community Shield match against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium. He was booed by the City fans as he was previously courted by the club and was about to complete a move before Chelsea stepped in.

In March 2016, he made his debut for Italian national team in an international friendly against Spain. He was sent in as the last minute substitute by Italian manager, Antonio Conte.

Strengths

  • Composure
  • Versatility
  • Ball Control
  • Passing
  • Positioning
  • Technical Ability
  • Work-rate
  • Tackling
  • Ability to control the tempo of the game

Weaknesses

He doesn’t have any apparent weaknesses in his game.

Personal Trainer

His workout routine and diet plan aren’t known.

Jorginho Favorite Things

SourceSky Sports
Jorginho shirtless enjoying his time with his son at Beach Park Water Resort
Jorginho shirtless enjoying his time with his son at Beach Park Water Resort (Jorginho / Instagram)

Jorginho Facts

  1. As his grandparents are from Veneto, he got an Italian passport, which helped him move to Verona at the age of 15. It was a difficult move for him as he was very close to his mother.
  2. His first and foremost coach was his mother, who herself had played soccer. She used to take him to the beach to train on the sand, which would improve his technical ability.
  3. When he moved to Verona, he didn’t have any professional contract. He eventually managed to earn one that gave him a weekly salary of 20 euros.
  4. At the start of 2010-2011 season, he was loaned by Hellas Verona to Serie C2 side, A.C. Sambonifacese. He made 31 appearances in the season and went on to record 10 assists and 1 goal.
  5. In January 2014, he moved to Napoli as the Naples based club agreed to a co-ownership deal with Verona. Jorginho signed a four and a half years contract with the club.
  6. At Napoli, he initially struggled to become a part of starting 11 under Spanish manager Rafael Benitez. However, the arrival of Italian manager Maurizio Sarri helped his cause.
  7. Sarri made him the vital clog of his possession-based playing style. Sarri also played a key role in his overall development as he improved his tactical discipline and game reading.
  8. In July 2018, he moved to Chelsea as the London based club paid the transfer fee of £50 million to buy him from Napoli. His signing was announced on the same day as the appointment of Sarri.
  9. Before he pledged his international career to Italy, he was courted by Brazil. He has also insisted in his interviews that his playing style is closer to European principles.
  10. Follow him on Instagram.

Featured Image by Jorginho / Instagram

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