Joao Cancelo Biography

( 1994 - )
June 15, 2018
First published on:March 11, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Joao Cancelo

Date of Birth: 1994, May 27
Age: 25 years old
Birth Nation: Portugal
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Joao Pedro Cavaco Cancelo
Birth Place Barreiro, Portugal
Famous Name Joao Cancelo
Father Unknown
Mother Filomena Cancelo
Salary  €3.6 million in a year
Nationality Portugese
Currently Working For Inter Milan on a loan from Valencia CF
Currently Married No
Married to Daniela Machado
Divorce No
Children No
Affair with Unknown
Girlfriend Yes ( Daniela Machado)
Boyfriend No
Tatto(s) Unknown

Joao Pedro Cavaco Cancelo or famously known as Joao Cancelo is a professional football player who plays primarily as a right back but can also play as a winger. He has represented Portuguese in their youth levels and plays for the senior team since 2016.

The Portuguese defender is currently playing on a loan for Italian Serie A club, Inter Milan from Spanish football club, Valencia CF.

Joao Cancelo’s Early Life

Joao Cancelo was born to mother, Filomena Cancelo, and father in Barreiro, Portugal on 27 May 1994. He holds a Portuguese nationality

He joined the Portuguese youth squad of  F.C. Barreirense and SL Benfica to start his football career.

Joao Cancelo’s Networth and Salary

Joao Cancelo gets paid € 70,000 in 2018 as weekly salary from Inter Milan. His annual earnings from salary is reported to be €3.6 million. His current market value is in the region of $ 25 million.

His annual salary in Valencia FC during the 2015-16 season was £500,000. He reportedly had the annual salary of €2 million in a year last season.

His total net worth is not known but can be estimated at above $5 million. His primary source of income mostly through playing football and endorsement deals with many products.

He is enjoying his time in Italy and enjoying his life with his earning and living a lavish lifestyle.

Joao Cancelo’s Career

Joao Cancelo began his professional career by playing for  Benfica first team against Gil Vicente FC in late July 2012. He made his official debut for Benfica against  Gil Vicente on 25 January 2014 during Taca da Liga.

Joao Cancelo was the part of the successful Benfica team that went on to win Primeira Liga and  Portuguese League Cup in 2013/14.

While playing for Benfica, he was loaned to Spanish La Liga club, Valencia CF for a season in 2014 and made his debut in the La Liga against Cordoba CF.

After being permanent, he signed a contract that will see him with the team till 2021 on 25 May 2015 for a reported transfer fee of $18.62 million and scored his first goal against  FC Zenit Saint Petersburg during UEFA Champions League on 16 September 2015.

He is currently playing with the renowned Italian Serie A side, Inter Milan as part of loan exchange whom he joined on August 2017 for a year and made his debut for Inter Milan against AS Roma on 26 August 2017.

Joao Cancelo’s International Career

After playing for Portugal U-16, U-17 and U-18 sides, he played in the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and also was featured in U-20 team that took part in 2013 FIFA  Under-20 World Cup and Under-21 2015 European Championship.

He made his debut for the senior team in 2016 and scored his first international goal against Gibraltar in a friendly match on 1 September 2016.

Joao Cancelo is listed in the probable players along with Anthony Lopes, Nani and Pepe of the Portuguese international to play in 2018 FIFA World Cup at Russia.

Joao Cancelo’s Personal Life

Joao Cancelo, currently 23 years age and height of 5 feet 11 inches, lost his mother in 2013 in a car accident in Portugal. He was with his mother when the incident happened, he escaped with only a few minor injuries.

Joaco is currently married to Daniela Machado. The couple dated for several years before getting married. Daniela is the sister of João Cancelo, a former Benfica player and Portuguese international.

Besides his love for football, he is quite fond of dogs as well.

Cancelo stands at the tall height of 5 ft. and 11 inches and weighs 74 kgs.


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