Nani Biography

( 1986 - )
February 20, 2019
First published on:April 25, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Nani

Date of Birth: 1986, November 17
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: Portugal
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha
Birth Place Amadora, Portugal
Famous Name Nani
Father Domingos Antonio Cunha David
Mother Maria do Ceu Almeida
Net Worth $30 Million
Salary €1,092,000
Nationality Portugese
Currently Working For Lazio as a loan from Valencia
Currently Married Yes
Married to Daniela Martins
Children Lucas da Cunha
Boyfriend No
Tatto(s) Unknown

Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha famous as Nani is a professional football player who plays as a winger for Portugal national team and Major League Soccer side Orlando City SC. He has played for top European football clubs such as  Manchester United as well as Fenerbahce SK and has represented Portugal in their youth and the reserve team.

 

After making his international debut for Portugal in 2016, he went on to represent Portugal at the UEFA Euro 2008 and 2012, 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and FIFA World Cup in 2014. He was the part of the successful Portuguese squad that won the UEFA Euro 2016 in France as well as FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup.

Nani’s Net worth and Salary

As of 2019, Nani's net worth is approximately $30 million, mostly earned through his football career. Currently, his annual weekly wage is reported €21,000 which is around €1,092,000 per annum through Orlando City SC. 

As of January 2019, his market value is recorded at €5 million.

Back in 2018, his annual salary was around 2.4 million with a weekly salary of 47,000 which he earned from Lazio. and has a current market value in the range of £6.75 million as of 2018.

Back in 2013 while playing for Manchester United, he used to earn £4.8 million in a year with the weekly wage being  £110,000. His wage during his loan spell at Sp Lisbon was also reported to be £4.8 million. Nex season, he earned the net annual salary of £2.2 million playing for Valencia.

Playing for top clubs like Manchester United as well as Valencia CF, Nani has been able to raise his net worth to $30 million in 2018.

A top earner like Nani lives his life to the fullest and spends his time enjoying life with his family and it was reported he gifted a 160,000 Lamborghini car to his then-fiancee, now married a wife, Daniela Martins in 2012.

He previously owned a house in Wilmslow, England which he later listed for sale for £3 million in 2014. Nani also has a collection of expensive cars. Some of them are Chey Camaro, Chevrolet, Bentley, Lamborghini etc.

Nani’s Personal Life

Currently 31, he stands at a height of 5 Feet 9 inches and weighs around 66 kg. He cites Luis Figo as his idol while growing up. He is married to his wife, Daniela Martins. The couple is reported to be in a relationship with each other from a very young age. They had difficulties in their relationship and were separated but later rekindled in 2006. 

The couple had their engagement in 2013 but are still unmarried.

The couple is blessed with a son, Lucas da Cunha born in December 2013.

Prior, Nani was reported to have affairs with British pornstars Gemma Storey and Tyese Cunningham.

Nani’s Early Career

Nani was born as Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha to mother, Maria do Ceu Almeida and father, Domingos Antonio Cunha David on November 17, 1986, in Amadora, Portugal.  He holds a Portuguese nationality and is of Cape Verdean background.

He was nicknamed by his elder sister when he was very young.

His father and mother abandoned him and his nine other siblings from his mother and five from father side. He was raised by his aunt in Amadora. His older brother introduced him to football and later joined the Portuguese club Real Massama to start his playing career.

Nani’s Professional Career

After playing for the junior team of Sporting CP, he joined the main team to began his senior career in 2005. He made his debut for Sporting CP against Udinese Calcio during the UEFA Champions League when he came as a substitute for Custodio on 10 August 2005.

Nani scored his first goal against Boavista on 30 October 2005 and was the part of the team that went on to win the Taca de Portugal in 2006/07.

After his playing for Sporting CP, he signed a five-year contract with English Premier League giant Manchester United FC for an estimated transfer fee of around  €25.5 million in 2007 along with his fellow Portuguese player, Cristiano Ronaldo.

He made his Premier League debut against Reading on 12 August 2007 when he came on as a substitute for Wayne Rooney and scored his first goal against Tottenham Hotspur on 26 August 2007.

While playing for Manchester United, he was transferred to his former club, Sporting CP as a loan for 2014/15 season.

After a successful stint with Man United, he signed a three-year contract deal with the Turkish football club, Fenerbahce a reported fee of £4.25 million in the summer of 2015. He debuted alongside Robin Van Persie against Shakhtar Donetsk on 28 July 2015 during the Champions League Qualifiers.

Nani then moved to Spain and signed a three-year contract with Valencia CF for a reported transfer fee of £4.25 million in the summer of 2016.

He was on loan to Italian Serie A club, SS Lazio for a season in 2017 and scored his first goal against Benevento on 29 October 2017.

Furthermore, Nani joined Orlando City, signing a 3-year contract on a Designated Player deal on 18 February 2019, .

Nani’s International  Career

After playing for the Portugal national team at the UEFA U21 Championship, he made his full senior international debut as well as scored his first international goal against Denmark in 1st September 2006.

He has played at major FIFA tournaments like Euro, World Cup and Confederation Cup for Portugal.

Nani played a crucial and scoring three at the UEFA Euro Championships 2016 in France which helped the Portugal team to win the cup.

 


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