Johnny Cardoso

Sushan 28 Feb,2022

Facts of Johnny Cardoso

Brazilian - American
Birth Name
Joao Lucas de Souza Cardoso
Famous Name
Johny Cardoso
Current City
United States
Maria Clara Sartor
Married to
Currently Married
Name Unknown
Name Unknown
Father Nationality
Mother Nationality
No. of Instagram Followers


Defensive midfielder

Market Value : 1.8 million pounds Position in Team : Defensive midfielder

Football Player

Market Value
1.8 million pounds
Position in Team
Defensive midfielder

Career & Net worth

Net Worth
Football player


Maria Clara Sartor
Married to
Currently Married

Johny Cardoso is a professional football player from the United States who currently plays in the Brazilian first division, Serie A. He plays in the defensive midfielder position for the club Internacional and has been playing for them since 2014. He can also play in the central midfielder position too. He wears the Number 30 for his current club.

Cardoso has also represented his country United States in different competitions. He has been on the national team of the United States since 2020. In 2020, he was also in the national team of America to play fr the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship. Before he played for the Under 23 teams of America. 

Who is J Cardoso? Who are his parents?

Joao "Johnny" Lucas de Souza Cardoso, famously known by the name Johnny Cardoso was born on September 20, 2001, in Denville, New Jersey, United States. According to astrologers, his birth sign is Virgo

As per him, Johny is his nickname given by his father. He said,

"It was my father who started calling me Johny. John is Joao in English and Johnny is like the nickname version there. That's how it stuck here too."


He was born to his father whose name is not revealed at the moment as he has never mentioned their name in the public or social media too. As per sources, his parents are originally from Brazil. 

Johny Johny Cardoso with his family SOURCE: Instagram@johnny_l01

As per him, his father is his idol and source of inspiration. And he frequently posts about his parents on his Instagram, mainly on special occasions. In 2020, he posted a photo with his dad wishing him on Father's Day. He said,

"Happy Father's Day, especially mine, who is certainly the man who inspires me the most and I admire him in this world, you are my example buddy!! Just thank you for everything you've done for us my idol, I love you unconditionally dad!"

The same goes for his mother too, as he is very close to his mom. He is very grateful towards his parents and loves them.


Johny is not the only child of the Cardoso family. He also has a younger sibling, a sister which he loves very much. He is the elder brother of his sister and often shares her photo on her Insta.

His younger sister, whose name is not revealed at the moment, celebrates her birthday on the 16th of January. And her loving brother also wishes his sis on her birthday.

What is the height and weight of Johny?

As of 2022, Johny Cardoso is just 20 years old and possesses a height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.82 meters)

His weight is around 79 kg and has short black hair.

Johny's Net Worth and Career Earnings, Salary

At just 20 years of age, Internacional's defensive midfielder Johny Cardoso has already established himself as one of the best youth players in America. 

Johny Johny Cardoso enjoying his vacation SOURCE: Instagram@johnny_l01

As per sources, his net worth in 2022 is more than $200,000. His net worth includes all his cars, houses, monetary values, assets, and others.

His major source of income is from his profession of playing football. Till now, he has not been able to land any major sponsorship deals and partnerships. 

He lives a luxurious lifestyle with his family in Ukraine. Also, he loves going on vacation to different places.

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Salary and Contract

Cardoso signed his professional contract with Internacional on January 1, 2020. And his contract will be ending on December 31, 2024. His latest date of a contract extension was on January 12, 2022.

As per Salary Sport, the yearly salary of Johny is £109,200. So, he earns £2,100 per week from his playing career at Inter.

As per the same source, the highest-earning player in Internacional is Paolo Guerrero who earns more than 1.4 million pounds. So, he earns 27,000 pounds per year with the club. Similarly, he is followed by the midfielder Boschilia and Edenilson who earn 1.04 million pounds and 936 thousand pounds per year.

Johny Johny Cardoso signing contract SOURCE: Instagram@johnny_l01

The salary of Johny is relatively less than other players. But he is a very young athlete who has a long career ahead and can earn more wages in the future.


Being one of the young players, he has already been able to land major sponsorship deals for brands like Nike. Nike is an international-level sportswear manufacturer.

He sometimes promotes his sponsors on his Insta. He has also mentioned this partner on his Instagram.

The exact monetary value or contract signed between Internacional's player, Joao Souza Cardoso, and Nike is not revealed at the moment.

Market Value

According to the transfermarkt, Johny's market value is 1.80 million pounds in February of 2022.

It is the highest value he has ever had. His market value was just 750 thousand pounds in February of 2020.

What is the Relationship Status of Johny?

The Brazilian-American-born defensive midfielder Johny Cardoso is currently having an open relationship with his partner Maria Clara Sartor. The couple has been married for more than 3 years as of 2022. 

Johny Johny Cardoso with his partner Maria SOURCE: Instagram@johnny_l01

The couple started dating before August of 2018. After keeping their relationship secret for some time, they revealed their dating life to the public on August 4, 2018. He posted a short clip, here they were together and smiling. And in the caption, he wrote,

"I love infinity [dedicated to his partner]"

Since then, he has shared multiple photos with his partner, mainly on special occasions. 

He likes to call his love by the name BAE and mentions her by that name.

It is not sure whether they are engaged or married. Since then, they have never announced their marriage information, they are probably neither engaged nor married. And they are living together.

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Who is his love, Maria?

Johny Cardoso's partner Maria Clara Sartor is a family woman from America. She is also famous for becoming the love of Internacional's midfielder Johny. Also, she is the mother of his child. She has been with her partner in his thicks and thins.

She celebrates her birthday every year of the 28th of March of every year. And her boyfriend Johny never forgets to wish on her special day. On March 28, 2021, he posted a short sweet message to his partner through Insta. He said,

"Her birthday, my girlfriend, wife, best friend, and many other roles that only she is capable of doing! She who is charming, funny, beautiful, brave, partner, friendly, sincere, delicate, passionate, caring and especially unique! I only wish you the best things in life, and that we can share many dates like this! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH BAE!!"

And she also does not shy away from expressing his love towards her partner Johny. On his 20th birthday, she wished saying,

"Day of this person who is more than special in my life. My partner, best friend and boyfriend!!! I only wish you the best things in the whole world!!! "

She likes to introduce herself as a digital creator and is quite famous on Instagram and Tiktok. On her Insta, she has more than 11,000 followers and her Ig id is @mariaclarasartor.

Johny Johny Cardoso's girlfriend Maria SOURCE: Instagram@mariaclarasartor

She is more famous on Tiktok. Her Tiktok id is @mclarasartor and she has more than 300,000 followers.

Early Career

He started his career in 2012 by joining the Brazillian club Criciuma's youth team. He spend a year with the club and later moved to Avai Futebol Clube. There also, he spends a year.

Finally, in 2014, he joined the youth team of Internacional before getting promoted to their senior team in 2019. Since then, he has been with the club and has made more than 40 appearances.

He has also represented the United States Under 23 team.

Is Johny a Brazilian or an American?

Johny's parents are originally from Brazil and settled in the United States. At the time of the player's birth, his parents were in the United States. 

Young Young Johny Cardoso SOURCE: Instagram@johnny_l01

Currently, he represents the United States in the international tournament. He has already played for the international team of the US.

He has never played for the national team of Brazil.

Social Media Presence

J Cardoso is also an active social media user who is quite active on social media platforms like Instagram.

His Instagram id username is @johnny_l01 where he has more than 85 thousand followers. He mostly posts about his games, training, and time with friends and families.

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