Jose Fonte

by John Von 09 Mar,2018
Jose Fonte
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 2 Inch
Weight in KG 81 kg kg
Personal Info
  • Father Artur Fonte
  • Mother Diana Rocha
  • Birth Name Jose Miguel da Rocha Fonte
  • Net Worth Around $ 5 million
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Birth Country Penafiel, Portugal
  • Salary Around $ 4 million annual salary he earns from his current club
  • Married to Cassie Sumner Fonte
  • Famous Name Jose Fonte
  • Children 2 Childern
  • Divorce No
  • Nationality Portugese
  • Affair with Unknown
  • Girlfriend Unknown
  • Boyfriend No
  • Currently Club Dalian Yifang
  • Tatto(s) Yes

Jose Fonte is a professional football player who plays as a center back for Portugal national football team and Chinese football club, Dalian Yifang.

He has made 27 appearances for Portugal national football team and was a part of the team that won UEFA Euro Championships at France in 2016.

Jose Fonte’s Early Career

Jose Fonte of Portuguese nationality was born to mother, Diana Rocha, and father, Artur Fonte on 22 December 1983 on Penafiel, Portugal.

His father is also a former professional football player who plays as a left back for several Portuguese football clubs. He has also played with his younger brother, Rui Fonte, a striker at the youth team of Sporting club and Crystal Palace.

Jose Fonte’s Networth and Salary

Jose Fonte’s makes an annual salary in the region of $ 4 million which he gets from the Chinese club, Dalian Yifang. Previously, he earned an annual salary of around $ 4.45 million from Southampton.

Taking look at his annual salaries, assets and endorsement his net worth could be assumed to be around $5 million and his current market value is $ 6.26 million as of 2018.

With his accumulated, he loves to spend his vacations in the most exotic and memorable locations.

Jose Fonte’s Career

After playing for Portuguese youth clubs such as  FC Penafiel, Sporting CP, and Sacavenense, he began his professional playing career with Portuguese side, Sporting CP in 2002 after which he joined  FC Felgueiras.

Jose Fonte joined  Portuguese Primera Liga side, Vitoria de Setubal during 2005 and signed with SL Benfica in 2006 was loaned by the club to teams such as Pacos Ferreira, Estrela Amadora, and Crystal Palace.

He was made a permanent player for Crystal Palace and signed with the English Premier League club in 2008. He was then transferred to Southampton and signed a three and a half year deal with the club, 9 January 2010 for $ 1.67 million.

Jose Fonte scored his first goal for the club against Bristol Rovers on 28 August 2010 and also won the  Southampton’s Player of the Year in 2010/11 season. He was a part of the team that went on to win  Football League Trophy in 2010.

After several successful seasons with Southampton, he signed a two and a half year deal on January 2017  with West Ham United worth $ 11.13 million and made his debut for West Ham against  Manchester City on 1 February 2017.

He is currently playing for Chinese Super League club, Dalian Yifang on a transfer fee of $ 6.95 million moves on 23 February 2018.

Jose Fonte’s International Career

After representing the Portuguese side in U21 and their reserve teams, he made his international debut in an exhibition match against Argentina on 18 November 2014.

He along with players such as Pepe and Eder were the part of the victorious Portuguese squad captained by Cristiano Ronaldo that won the UEFA Euro 2016 Championships in France.

Jose Fonte’s Personal Life

The winner of the Order of merit as a commander, Jose Fonte is a happily married man. He is married to his wife, Cassie Sumner Fonte. 

His wife Cassie is a model and actress who starred in the 2005 t.v series Dream Team and had a small role on the series Rehab. The couple married on December 21, 2011, organized at St. John Fisher Catholic School and Minster College

The couple is blessed with a daughter and a son.Their son, Luca was born on April 18, 2, 13 and daughter Luna was born in December, 2014. Cassie previously dated Ghanian soccer player Michael Essein.

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