Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria Net Worth, Income, Career & All Wiki [World Cup 2022]

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What is Angel Di Maria recent Net worth?
$24 million

Who is Angel Di Maria?

Argentine professional footballer Angel Fabián Di Maria plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentina national team. He has the ability to play as a winger or an offensive midfielder. He is recognized as one of the top wingers in the world.

Di Maria was born on February 14, 1988, in Rosario, Santa Fe, to Miguel and Diana, as the third of their three children, and grew up in Perdriel. He was an extraordinarily active infant, and at the age of three, he was signed up for football on the advice of a doctor. Along with his two sisters, Vanesa and Evelyn, he also assisted his parents with their work at a local coal yard. Purchasing football boots and keeping up with Di Mara’s pastime was tough for his parents due to his family’s limited finances. He considers himself a “family man” and has “given back” a considerable portion of his pay to his family. He requested his father to stop working after being transferred to Benfica and bought a property for his parents and sisters.

Due to his tiny stature, Di Maria is known as “Fideo,” which means “noodle” in Spanish. [He has Italian nationality because he is of Italian heritage.] He is a devout Catholic.

On September 2, 2020, it was revealed that Di Maria had tested positive for COVID-19, along with PSG teammates Neymar and Leandro Paredes. The three players reportedly went on holiday to Ibiza, according to the French sports weekly L’Équipe. As a result, they were placed on a one-week quarantine, and the remainder of the players and working staff were required to do a coronavirus test the following week.

Di Maria’s home was robbed and his family held hostage during a match between PSG and Nantes on March 14, 2021. Manager Mauricio Pochettino had taken him off the pitch and notified Di Mara of the situation. Marquinhos’ parents’ house was also broken into in a similar manner.

ngel Di Maria is married to Jorgelina Cardoso, whom he has known for years before they started dating. Cardoso and Di Maria married in a lovely wedding ceremony in Argentina, where all of their closest friends and family were among the guests invited, after dating for several years. The couple has been married for over ten years, having married in 2011. Fideo and Jorgelina have a daughter named Mia. Her parents and sister Pia are spending their vacation on the beach with her.

In October 2018, the right winger signed a contract with Paris Saint-Germain worth 13.3 million euros (11.7 million pounds) per year. According to our calculations, he earns €65,933 (£57,870) per day and €2,747 (£2,411) each hour! He has a $24 million net worth.

The winger for Paris Saint-Germain has numerous tattoos on his body. Floral designs and words cover the entirety of his right sleeve. On his bicep, the number ‘7’ is printed with wings. The mercurial winger has the colors of Argentina and the neighborhood he grew up in painted on his thigh as a tribute to his country and roots. The name of his first-born daughter Pia is tattooed on his thigh.

The Career of Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria Real Madrid

Player: Angel Di Maria Real Madrid (source: Pinterest)

In 1995, Angel joined the ‘Rosario Central’ youth wing and refined his skills there. In 2006, he scored his first professional goal against ‘Quilmes’ in the ‘Apertura’ tournament. He also played for the national under-20 team in the ‘FIFA World Cup.’ He did incredibly well there and was offered $6.5 million by ‘Boca Juniors.’
Arsenal, a ‘English Premier League’ team, approached him, but his negotiations with them were unsuccessful. Work permits for players from outside the European Union (EU) were not allowed due to rigorous EU restrictions.
He officially joined ‘Benfica,’ a Portuguese local team, in July 2007 and began playing as a winger. He fit in well with the team, and the managers were considering renewing his contract. He was rehired for three more years in 2009. In October of same year, Diego Maradona, one of the greatest players of all time, hailed his abilities and declared him “Argentina’s next superstar.”

Angel got his first career hat-trick against ‘Leixes’ in February 2010. As a result, the Portuguese press hailed him as the next Superman. He was featured on several news programs and newspapers.

Real Madrid, one of the top football clubs in the world, announced in June 2010 that they were in talks with Benfica about ngel’s transfer. He made his league debut for ‘Real Madrid’ on August 29, 2010, in a match that finished in a tie.

In a match against ‘Real Sociedad,’ he scored his first league goal the following month. He also went above and beyond to assist his team reach the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in seven years.

He was instrumental in Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey success in April. ngel had played in 53 games for ‘Real Madrid’ by the end of his debut season, scoring nine goals, which was an outstanding achievement for an attacking midfielder.

Angel struggled for a while at the start of the 2011–2012 season, making some critical errors. In a match against ‘Levante,’ he was heavily chastised for committing a horrific foul. On the pitch, this resulted in a fight between the two squads.

However, his performance quickly improved. He was instrumental in his team’s league title victory. It was Real Madrid’s 32nd league victory.

While Angel’s 2012–2013 season was a mixed bag, he did shine in certain key occasions. He is well known for assisting Cristiano Ronaldo in scoring a goal against ‘Manchester United’ on February 13. Throughout the season, he continued to shine and aided his teammates in a number of pivotal moments. He scored eight goals in 46 appearances throughout the season.

The ‘Real Madrid’ management team chose to extend his contract till 2018. In 2014, he usually played as an attacker in the front row. He scored the game-winning goal for his team in the Copa del Rey finals against ‘Barcelona.’ He was instrumental in his team’s victory over ‘Atlético Madrid’ in the UEFA Champions League finals. At the conclusion of the contest, he was named ‘Man of the Match’ by UEFA. Alex Ferguson, the great player, presented him with the prize.

His team won the UEFA Super Cup in 2014. His team and he had a fantastic time together, and 2014 is largely regarded as his best year professionally.

He signed a five-year contract with ‘Manchester United’ in 2014 for a record £59.7 million transfer fee. It was one of the most significant transfers the club has ever made. However, he only managed to score four goals in 34 appearances. One of the worst bargains in football history, according to football analysts.

It was becoming increasingly difficult for ‘Manchester United’ to maintain ngel, therefore he was transferred to ‘Paris Saint-Germain’ in 2015. He improved his performance and helped his team win the Copa de la Ligue final. With 18 assists, he set the ‘Ligue 1’ record for most assists in a season. His team also won the ‘Copa de la Ligue’ the following season. He was instrumental in his team’s ‘Coupe de France’ victory in the 2017–2018 season.

He also represented his country in the ‘FIFA World Cups’ in 2010, 2014, and 2018, as well as various other events. On 21 May 2019, he was included in Lionel Scaloni’s final 23-man Argentina squad for the 2019 Copa América.

Di Maria was named to Argentina’s roster for the Copa América in Brazil in June 2021. In Argentina’s third group encounter against Paraguay on June 21, he assisted Papu Gómez on the game’s sole goal, which allowed his team to advance to the quarter-finals. He scored the game’s only goal in the tournament final against hosts Brazil on 10 July, giving Argentina a joint record 15th Copa América trophy with Uruguay and their first international win since 1993.

He dashed towards the Brazilian penalty area after receiving a long ball from Rodrigo De Paul. The ball was deflected slightly by Brazilian defender Renan Lodi before Di Maria controlled it with the outside of his left foot and chipped it over goalkeeper Ederson to give Argentina an early lead. Despite the fact that he was replaced late in the second half of the contest, Argentina’s winning goal stood.

Awards, Titles, and Achievements

Angel Di Maria PSG

Player: Angel Di Maria PSG (source: Pinterest)

Angel Di Maria has won many club. internaitional and individual awards in his career.

Benfica

  • Primeira Liga: 2009–10
  • Taça da Liga: 2008–09, 2009–10

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2011–12
  • Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2012
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014

Paris Saint-Germain

  • Ligue 1: 2015–16, 2017–18,2018–19, 2019–20, 2021–22
  • Coupe de France: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2019–20,2020–21
  • Coupe de la Ligue: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2019–20
  • Trophée des Champions: 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2019–20

Argentina U20

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2007
  • South American U-20 Championship runner-up: 2007

Argentina Olympic

  • Olympic Gold Medal: 2008

Argentina

  • Copa América: 2021; runner-up: 2015, 2016
  • FIFA World Cup runner-up: 2014

Individual

  • SJPF Player of the Month: April 2010
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2013–14
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2014
  • Olimpia de Plata: 2014
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2014
  • FIFA FIFPro World11: 2014
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2015–16, 2019–20
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2015–16, 2018–19
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month: December 2015
  • IFFHS CONMEBOL team of the decade 2011–2020
Below is the chart showing the comparison of Angel Di Maria's goals with other Forward players. The selected players for comparison include Raheem Sterling.