Ángel Di Maria Biography

Facts of Ángel Di Maria

Date of Birth: 1988 February 14
Age: 29 years old
Birth Nation: Argentina
Height: 1 Feet 10 Inch

Angel Di Maria is an Argentine professional football player who plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentina national team. He can play as either a winger or attacking midfielder. He has previously played for European Giants like Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Di Maria an estimated net worth of $18 million.

Early Life

Angel Di Maria was born on born February 14, 1988, in Rosario, Argentina, and his full name is Angel Fabian Di Maria Hernandez. His parents are Miguel Maria and Diana Hernandez. He has two sisters, Evelyn Di Maria Hernandez and Venesa Di Maria Hernandiz and grew up with them in Perdriel.

As an infant, he was unusually active, and on the recommendation of a doctor, he was signed up for football at age three. His father Miguel was also a decent footballer and wanted to play for River Plate, however, could not make due to injury.

Di Maria's family was very poor and used to run a coal yard. He often used to help his parents.

Club career

Di Maria joined Rosario when he was just 4 years old. He made his professional debut on 14 December 2005 in Rosario's final fixture. He was in the club for more than a year making 35 appearances and scored 5 goals. He then switched to the Portuguese club Benfica on July 27, 2007. He played 76 games for the club scoring 7 goals.

Angel Di Maria was signed by Real Madrid in On 7 July 2010 and made his debut for the club on August 4 in a friendly match against Mexican side America. The signing was proved to be the best signing of 2010, he scored his first league goal for Real Madrid in their 1–2 away win over Real Sociedad on October 8, 2010. He represented Madrid in 124 games scoring 24 goals. Di Maria performed his best in the Champions League final 2014 against Atletico Madrid and was named the man of the match by UEFA with the honor presented by former Manchester United head coach Sir Alex Ferguson.

Di Maria was the key member of the team that won La Liga 2011-12, UCL 2013-14 and several other titles.

Di Maria further signed a five-year deal with Manchester United wearing the number 7 Jersey; one of the most expensive transfers of all time and the highest fee ever paid by a British club at that time. His MANU debut came on 30th August of 2015 in the premier league match against Burnley. He Played 27 games for the club scoring 3 goals.

Finally, on July 29, 2015, it was confirmed that he will join PSG. Di María scored his first goal for PSG on his UEFA Champions League debut for the club on September 15, 2015. He helped PSG win the Ligue 1 2015-16 and other several trophies and was included in the Ligue 1 team of the season. He currently plays alongside star players like Neymar, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva etc.

International Career

Di Maria has experienced playing with his national side in both junior and senior levels. He made his debut for the Argentina senior team on 6 September 2008 in a match against Paraguay. He was also the main part of the team in their road to final in Worldcup 2014 and Copa America 2015.

Di Maria was also the member of the FIFA World Cup: Dream Team 2014 and FIFA FIFPro World XI 2014. his current National teammates include Lionel Messi, Marcos Rojo etc. 

He has won over 110 caps for his national side scoring 24 goals.

Personal Life

Di Maria is a married man, he was married to his long time girlfriend Jorgelina Cardoso. The marriage took place on July 30, 2011, in Argentina in attendance of 200 guests. They started dating in 2009 and had an affair for almost 2 years before they married in 2011.

The couple together has children; a daughter named Mia Di Maria, she was born on April 22, 2013. The child was born three-months premature and was treated in an ICU.

In 2016, Di Maria and Cardoso were seen on a vacation in Formentera, Spain with their child Mia.

Net Worth and Endorsements

As of 2017, Angel Di Maria has an estimated net worth of $18 million, while he receives a weekly salary of $280 thousand from his club PSG. His overall average annual salary including bonus is around $17 million. 

Di Maria's overall earning till the date is recorded to be $30,339,524. His recent market value price is $57.2 million. He makes around $3 million in a year from endorsements deal with famous brands including Audi and Adidas.

He owned a mansion in Chesire which he put on sale for $4.1 million in 2015. He currently owns a $10 million mansion in London. He has the collection of some of the world's best cars including Lamborghini Huracan, Porche, Aston Martin, Range Rover, Chevrolet etc.

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