Angel Fabian Di Maria (born 14 February 1988) is an Argentine professional footballer who is a player for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and for the Argentina National team. He is able to play as an attacking midfielder or winger. It is said as one of the top players on the wing.
Di Maria began his career with Rosario Central but came to prominence with Benfica when he joined the club in 2007 at the age of 19. He played a key role in helping Benfica to win the Primeira Liga championship, the first championship for the club in five years, and 2 Taca da Liga titles. In the year 2010, Di Maria moved to Spanish club Real Madrid in a transfer valued at EUR25 million. There, he took home the La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League. Di Maria later signed with Manchester United in 2014 in the midst of a record British deal valued at PS59.7 million (EUR75.6 million) however he quit a year later for Paris Saint-Germain. Then, in France, Di Maria won four league titles as well as 5 Coupe de France and four Coupe de la Ligue, which includes three quadruples in the domestic league and also helped the club reach their debut Champions League Final. Di Maria was also their ninth top goalscorer and the club’s all-time top scorer in assists.
Di Maria made his senior international debut for Argentina in 2008, at the age of 20. He has since won more than 120 caps including appearances at seven major competitions. He scored the goal which brought the country gold medal during the 2008 Olympics and was also a part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2015 Copa America and the Copa America Centenario; Di Maria was instrumental in helping Argentina to win at the 2021 Copa America, scoring the sole goal in the final.
Childhood and early life
Di Maria was born on 14 February 1988 in Rosario, Santa Fe, as the third child of Miguel and Diana Di Maria, who grew up in Perdriel. In his early years, He was very active and, on the advice of a physician, he was admitted to football when he was three. He also assisted his parents’ job at the local coal yard, along with his sisters Vanesa as well as Evelyn. Due to the limited income the family earned, buying shoes for football and keeping di Maria’s activities was a challenge to his family. Di Maria considers himself a “family man” and has utilized a large portion of his earnings in order to “give back” to his family. After his transfer to Benfica in the summer of 2004, he asked his father to not work and bought an apartment for his sisters and parents.
Di Maria is nicknamed “Fideo” which translates to “noodle” in Spanish, because of his slim frame. Since he is of Italian descent, he has Italian nationality. He is Roman Catholic.
He got married to with fellow Argentine Jorgelina (nee Cardoso) in the year 2011. They have their child, Pia Sonia, born prematurely and was able to survive treatment in an inpatient unit of the Hospital Universitario Monteprincipe in Madrid.
Di Maria’s house situated in Prestbury, Cheshire, was the site of an attempted burglary on the 31st of January, 2015.
On the 2nd of September, 2020, the news broke the fact that Di Maria, along with PSG teammates Neymar and Leandro Paredes were negative for COVID-19. The French sports publication L’Equipe reported that the three players took a vacation to Ibiza. In the end, they were quarantined for a week, and the other team members and players were scheduled to undergo an examination for coronavirus within that same time frame.
In the course of a game of PSG in a match between PSG and Nantes on the 14th of March, 2021, Di Maria’s house was taken and his family members were taken, hostage. He was taken off the field for manager Mauricio Pochettino, who notified Di Maria of the situation. PSG teammate Marquinhos’s home for his parents was also targeted in a similar way.
The style of the game
Di Maria on the ball with Paris Saint-Germain in 2015
Di Maria is a quick strong, tough, tricky, and skilled winger who can also play as a central attacking midfielder on both sides of the field however, he is primarily left-footed. Di Maria has also been used with great success in the midfield position, particularly during Carlo Ancelotti’s stint with Real Madrid. A slim build, Di Maria is an adept, imaginative, and highly technically skilled player with excellent ball control and dribbling abilities as well as excellent speed, stamina, and movement speed, characteristics that allow him to defeat opponents easily in one-on-one scenarios. Di Maria is also blessed with outstanding vision, set-piece deliveries as well as passing and cross-over ability. This allows him to be effective as a player as well as an assist-provider, even though Di Maria is also capable of scoring goals by himself and is a reliable free kick-taker. While he’s not physically massive He is a hard-working athlete and has improved the defensive aspects of his game during the time of manager Jose Mourinho.
Angel Di Maria Net Worth $22 Million
Angel Di Maria spent his childhood with twin sisters from Perdriel in Perdriel, where he was a child of the grandparents Miguel And Diana. When he was young, the young man was an extremely lively youngster, and often spent his time playing soccer. Also, he worked with his family at the local coal mine – Angel’s parents were able to feed their kids a meager amount and his love for soccer proved that was difficult financially. But, he wasn’t going to stop to pursue a career in soccer.
So Angel began playing soccer for the local team Rosario Central, and thanks to his talents, he scored his debut for the professional team in 2005 in the Apertura competition. Then, the next year, the goal he scored was his first in the match against Quilmes. Following his participation in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada and several offers from top soccer clubs, such as Boca Juniors and Arsenal. However, he was then transferred from Benfica, the Portuguese club Benfica after which he signed an agreement with them. This began an increase in earnings. At the time, Diego Maradona gave him an emotional boost to help him make him “Argentina’s next superstar”.
In the year 2010, Angel signed a contract of 25 million for the following five years at Spanish team Real Madrid, increasing his net worth dramatically. The first time he played for Real Madrid in the month of August of that year, playing in a friendly match against America which is a football club that is based in Mexico City. In the same month He took part in the La Liga debut, and scored his first goal in the league during their win against Real Sociedad, after which he scored his first goal during the UEFA Champions League in the game against Auxerre. The same season in which he was crowned the Copa del Rey with Real Madrid in the final against Barcelona as well. The same trophy was won during the 2013-2014 campaign against Barcelona. Additionally, Real won the 2014 UEFA Super Cup in 2014, and was named the best player of the game by UEFA.
in 2014, Angel agreed to sign a 5-year deal in 2014 with Manchester United worth $59.7 million this was one of the highest cost ever any British club has paid for a player. It added to his wealth. In his first four games, Angel scored two goals and had two assists and was awarded an award from Manchester United’s Players of the Month. But, he sustained injuries in the month of November, and it was not possible for him to have any sort of achievement.
For more details on his career, during the following season, he was assigned into French team Paris Saint-Germain, signing a agreement that would cost $44 million over the following four years, which will increase the wealth of his club. In the year following they beat Lille during the 2015 Coupe de la Ligue Final which was also the year that Angel was the one to score the winner in the finale. After the 2015-2016 campaign, he broken the record for assists during Ligue 1 (18). In the last few weeks, he was awarded in the year 2017 Coupe de la Ligue, during which PSG beat Monaco at the end of.
Concerning his time in the national team, he made was a player for the Argentina under-20 team in 2007 when they took home the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada following which they won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. In the same year, he made his debut with the team as an adult player the match against Paraguay. As a member of the national team’s senior team as well as a part of Diego Maradona’s squad of 23 players, Angel participated at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. A year later the team came in as the runners-up in the FIFA World Cup. Each of these appearances added the net worth of his player.
In terms of his private situation, Angel Di Maria has been married to Jorgelina Cardoso since 2011. they have one daughter. His current home is Prestbury, Cheshire.
|Full Name||Angel Di Maria|
|Net Worth||$22 Million|
|Salary||7.28 million GBP, 7.28 million GBP|
|Date Of Birth||February 14, 1988|
|Place Of Birth||Rosario, Argentina|
|Height||5′ 11” (1.8 m)|
|Profession||Winger Attacking midfielder, Professional footballer|
|Spouse||Jorgelina Cardoso (m. 2011)|
|Children||Mia Di Maria|
|Parents||Diana Hernandez, Miguel Di Maria|
|Siblings||Evelyn Di Maria Hernandez, Vanesa Di Maria Hernandez|
|Awards||Olympic Gold Medal (2008, Rio de Janeiro), FIFA World Cup: Runner-up (2014), Copa America: Runner-up (2015, 2016), UEFA Champions League Team of the Season (2013-2014), UEFA Team of the Year (2014), 2014 FIFA World Cup: Dream Team, FIFA FIFPro World XI (2014), Ligue 1 Team of the Year (2015-2016)|
|Nominations||Primeira Liga: Player of the Month (April 2010), Premier League Goal of the Season (2014-2015), FIFA U-20 World Cup (2007), South American Youth Championship: Runner-up (2007), UEFA Champions League (2013-2014), UEFA Super Cup (2014)|
|Movies||Nunca is tarde (TV Series Nunca es tarde (TV Series), Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup (2014), FIFA World Cup: South Africa (2010)|
|TV Shows||Television registrada (2017), Morfi, todos a la mesa (TV Series, 2017), Gracias por venir, gracias por estar (TV Series, 2014)|
|1||He made the Argentine Primera Division debut in 2005, against Independiente at 17 years old.|
|2||The gold medal was won by Argentina at the Olympics of 2008. Olympic Games.|
|3||Member of the Argentna Football team since the year 2008.|
|4||Playing for Real Madrid in La Liga (Spain).|
|5||Played for Rosario Central (Argentina) and Benfica (Portugal).|
|6||World Youth Championship with Argentine Soccer Team in July 2007.|
|Morfi, todos a la mesa||2017||TV Series dedicatee – 1 episode|
|Nunca es tarde||2016||TV Series||Himself – Interviewee|
|2014 FIFA World Cup||2014||TV Series||Himself – Argentina / Himself – Argentina Sub|
|2010 FIFA World Cup||2010||TV Series||Himself – Argentina / Himself – Argentina Sub|
|Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad||2008||TV Mini-Series||Himself – Argentina|
|Television registrada||2017||TV Series||Himself|
|Morfi, todos a la mesa||2017||TV Series||Himself|
|Gracias por venir, gracias por estar||2014||TV Series||Himself|