Joao Felix Biography

( 1999 - )
October 21, 2019
First published on:October 21, 2019
by Altuve

Facts of Joao Felix

Date of Birth: 1999, November 10
Age: 20 years old
Birth Nation: Portugal
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Joao Felix Sequeira
Birth Place Viseu, Portugal
Famous Name Joao Felix
Father Carlos Felix
Mother Carla Felix
Net Worth $3 Million
Salary $3.9 million
Siblings Hugo Felix
Position in Team Forward
Current team Atletic Madrid
Nationality Portuguese
Currently Married No
Girlfriend No

Joao Felix is a professional Portuguese footballer, As of 2019, he currently plays as a Forward/Second striker for the club Atletico Madrid of La Liga. Felix previously played for Benfica in the Portuguese League making his professional debut in 2018 before moving to the Spanish capital.

Standing at 5'11 inches, the 19-year-old footballer was born on November 10, 1999, in Viseu, Portugal. His birth name is Joao Felix Sequeira. Being from white ethnicity, Felix's birth sign is Sagittarius and is of the Christian religion.

Net worth- How much is the star teenager worth?

Felix is currently set to make €7 million per season. He currently earns £58k per week which makes him the fifth highest-paid teen athlete right after Ryan Sessegnon, who receives an astonishing £70,000 paycheck per week. 

Felix's net worth is estimated to be $3 million in 2019 with a market value of £31.5 million.

Joao Felix is still an aspiring footballer. He seems to be living the life of a middle-class person. He lives in a rented house and owns a few cars.

Contract and Endorsements

Felix is currently signed to a 7-year deal with Atletico Madrid. His salary is estimated to be $3.9 million.

Atletico Madrid paid a mind-boggling €126 million for his transfer to the club. He is ranked number 4 when it comes to the most expensive signings in football. Beating him for the third place is Philippe Coutinho, who reportedly cost $145 million when he made his transfer to Barcelona in 2017.


Felix showing his Adidas gear SOURCE: Instagram @joaofelix79

He is also on an endorsement deal with Adidas. He has various pictures on Instagram which show him wearing Adidas gears.

Personal life and Relationship Status

Felix likes to keep his personal life low-key. He has a few interests and hobbies which include, but are not limited to, playing FIFA and chilling around with his friends.

Felix isn't in any relationship whatsoever as of 2019. He is unmarried and single. He doesn't have any current relationship affairs and it seems that he didn't have a girlfriend before he was a professional footballer. It looks like he is following the footsteps of his teammate, Lucas Hernandez when it comes to not being in a relationship.

He says the reason behind not having a girlfriend is because of still being' young. In an interview in Portugal, he also said,

"I don't think of finding a girlfriend, I'm still young. There is time for everything. The success helped me a lot with the girls. On social media they often send me photos, even naked."

Early life and Background

Felix comes from a middle-class family.  His father is Carlos Felix and his mother is Carla Felix- both of his parents are teachers by profession. He also has a younger brother named Hugo Felix.

Felix was raised by both of his parents and was interesting in football since he was a child. It is said that he learned to play football as soon as he learned to walk. He changed his parents' room to a football field and soon his little brother, Hugo, joined in as well.

Career 

At the age of 9 years, Felix started his career with FC Porto's youth system (2008). Later on, he joined Benefica's youth academy (2015). He debuted at the age of 16 for Benfica's reserve team on September 17, 2016. Felix was promoted to Benefica's first team after the reserves were impressed with his skills.

Joao Felix's professional career started when he debuted for Benfica's first team. The team won 4-2 in UEFA Europa League against Eintracht, Frankfurt. It was in this match that Felix scored a vital hat-trick for the victory.

At the age of just 19, Felix became the youngest player in the league to score a hat-trick. Felix played his senior career with Benfica from 2018-2019 and is currently playing for Atletico Madrid since 2019. He currently uses a number 7 jersey which was previously worn by Antoine Griezmann.

Recent Injury

In a draw match between Atletico Madrid and Valencia, Felix suffered a sprained ankle ligament at the 80-minute mark.

Felix injured against Valencia SOURCE: Marca

He is set to miss out on at least two to three weeks due to the injury. The footballer will miss out on matches against clubs such as  Athletic Club, Alaves and Sevilla. 

Atletico Madrid's statement on the matter was,

"The Portuguese has undergone an MRI and X-ray at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra, and the report offered by our medical team indicates that he has suffered a grade II sprain of the external lateral ligament of his right ankle."


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