Whether you’re a Wolves supporter or a general fan, it’s a given that you’ll fall in love with the way Pedro Neto moves the ball. With the ability to play on both flanks and down the middle, he seems to have no weakness. However, it happens to be the case that many of us are unaware of the Portuguese’s incredible journey to the pinnacle of football.
In this article, we will be going over his biography and uncover some interesting facts in relation to it. Furthermore, intriguing details with respect to his personal life such as his family, love life, lifestyle, and so on will also be brought to light. Keep scrolling for an increment in your knowledge of the Portuguese magician.
Family and Early Life
Pedro is the youngest and the only boy born to Pedro Neto Sr and Cristina Lomba. His other two sisters are twins who go by the names Debora and Bruna. His maternal uncle, Sergio Lomba was also a professional football player who represented Mozambique. Furthermore, his father is a retired hockey player.
Role Played By His Father, Mother, and Uncle In His Rise To Fame
Despite being a hockey player, his father supported his interest in football and gave him all the means to take the extra mile. His mother relocated to England with him for moral support when he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers and his uncle has been a mentor since day one.
Pedro Neto Ethnicity
He is Portuguese from his dad’s side and Mozambican from his mom’s side. His uncle Sergio Lomba represented the Mozambican National Team when he played football professionally.
He was born in Viana do Castelo, a city in the North of Portugal on the 9th of March in 2000. He comes from a middle-class household and his hometown was popular for its food. He grew up alongside his twin sisters with whom he shares a closely-knit bond.
As his father was a hockey player, it naturally had an influence on the young boy’s liking for the game. Early on, he loved roller hockey but then began playing football – following his uncle’s advice. This slowly built enthusiasm for the game in the young boy who was then enrolled into Vianense, a local football club.
Building More Momentum
He trained under the mentorship of his uncle and was one of the most exciting prospects that the academy had to offer. He has nothing but good memories of his time with Vianense. After seeing a possible plateau on the way in terms of his development, he was advised to look for a more reputable football team. In came Perspectiva em Jogo, where he spent three years.
At 13 years of age, he attempted trials at Braga and impressed everyone there. He smoothly progressed through the youth ranks showing everyone what he was capable of with the ball at his feet. He graduated from their academy in the year 2017.
Here For Greatness
He made his senior debut for Braga at 17 years of age where he made an instant impact – scoring a goal on his league debut. He quickly gained attention from big clubs in Europe and it was Barcelona who came straight knocking at his door with an offer to his parents. The President of Braga had to intervene and managed to convince his parents to get their boy to continue his development at their club. He was instead loaned to Lazio.
The loan move to Lazio was a resounding success as he bagged the Copa Italia and learnt from other big players during his time there. He joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer of 2019 where he became an important player under Nuno Santo and other managers in succession.
Reunion with Childhood Friend
Francisco Trincao, who currently plays for Sporting CP joined Wolves on loan from Barcelona in 2021. Pedro Neto in particular was excited with this signing as he knows Trincao personally, he says about him:
“So, I met Trincao in Vianense, our hometown. We were friends for a long time, I played with him at Braga too, I have been with him for a very long time.”
He comes from a religious household and is a devout Christian.
He is unmarried but currently dating a Portuguese Tennis player, Carolina Cunha e Silva. She has a reputable following on Instagram and the two are often seen posting pictures together.
Lifestyle and Personality
From a very young age he’s been a very shy and bashful boy. It could be for this reason that he is incredibly humble. He prefers simplicity and isn’t seen driving fancy cars or wearing lavish apparel. He finds joy in the company of valuable friends and family members, with whom he usually spends his vacations with.
Style of Play
He is a winger who can play on both wings and even as a False Nine. Under Nuno Espirito Santo, he thrived on the left side. Pedro is a dribbler who likes to cut in and take a shot. Would he be the perfect fit for a team like Arsenal? We see it difficult to say no.
Does Pedro Neto Have Tattoos?
He only has one small tattoo on his chest, the meaning of which he has eluded from publicly disclosing.
What is his zodiac sign?
His zodiac sign is Pisces
What is his rating on EA Sports FC 24?
He has an overall rating off 77.
Who is Pedro Neto’s Idol?
Like most Portuguese youngsters, he seeks inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo. He also holds Manchester City’s ace Bernardo Silva in great regard.