Adalberto Penaranda

by Binor 11 Oct,2017
Adalberto Penaranda

Adalberto Penaranda is a Venezuelan professional footballer. He plays as a winger for the Spanish club Malaga CF on loan from the English club Watford. The 20 years old professional has also played for European clubs like Udinese and Granada. He receives an annual salary of $1 million from his current club.

Early Life

Adalberto Penaranda was born as Adalberto Penaranda Maestre on 31 May 1997, in El Vigia, Venezuela Alberto Adriani Municipality, Merida. His parents are Sandra Maestre and Adalberto Penaranda. He holds a Venezuelan nationality. He has two sisters. 

Adalberto Penaranda began his footballing career with the youth academy of Deportivo La Guaira

Club Career

Adalberto Penaranda made his professional debut with Deportivo La Guaira in August 2013 playing against Deportivo Táchira in a 1-3 loss. He scored his first professional goal on February 23, 2014, in a 1-4 loss against Caracas FC. He played for the club for two seasons appearing in 37 games and scored 4 goals.

Penaranda then made his move to the Serie A side Udinese on 16 June 2015 and was immediately loaned to the Spanish side, Granada. He made his La Liga debut on November 22, 2015, and he scored his debut goal on December 12, 2015, against Levante which made him the youngest non-Spanish player ever to score a goal in La Liga, breaking the record previously held by Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

He further moved to the Premier League side Watford on February 1, 2016, signing a four-and-a-half-year deal. Without playing a single game with the club he was further sent on loan to Granada where he played 14 games and scored the only goal. For the remaining matches of the season, he was loaned to Udinese where he made his appearances in 6 matches without scoring goal. 

Penaranda was loaned to the Malaga FC on 5th of January 2017 where he has appeared in 4 matches so far without scoring a single goal.

International Career

Adalberto Penaranda has represented his national side in both junior and senior levels. He made his professional debut for his senior national team in 2016. He has won over 11 caps for his national side but has not been able to net goals so far.

Personal Life

Adalberto Penaranda is just 20 years old and hasn't revealed anything yet regarding his personal life. There is no any speculation of him being engaged in any relationship or any girlfriends till now. May, be he is focused on his footballing career rather than finding a partner. 

Penaranda is quite close to his family and often posts photos on his social sites. His Zodiac sign is Saggitauras and has a height of 1.83m/ 6 ft.

Net Worth and Endorsements

Adalberto Penaranda has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million as of 2017, including all his properties. He currently receives an annual salary of $1 million from his club Malaga F.C. The sources of his income is from salary from his recent club and also has some endorsing companies. His recent market value is recorded to be $4 million while his highest value was $5 million in 2016.

Penaranda drives a luxurious Ford Mustang car worth around $40,000.

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