Diogo Jota: Wife, Brother, Age, Stats, Club History

Diogo Jota’s Family and Early Life

Diogo José Teixeira da Silva was born on 4th December 1996 in the stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures of Portugal. Nicknamed Jota, the Portuguese was born to a family of affectionate and supportive parents, Isabel Silva (Mother) and Joaquim Silva (Father). The couple had another child, Andre Silva who currently plays for Liga Portugal 2 side, F.C. Penafiel.

Jota’s formative years unfolded in the picturesque Portuguese city of Massarelos, a vibrant civil parish famous for the presence of the University of Porto. Known for its charming ambiance, Massarelos is full of student-friendly coffee shops, wine bars, and local establishments that embody the Portuguese culture. 

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Jota enrolled in the football team of Gondomar, a small club in the area of Porto at the age of 9. His passion and dedication to the beautiful game was never going to fail him. Jota quickly made a lasting impression on the club which would kickstart his exceptional footballing journey.

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Diogo Jota’s Club History

Jota began his professional career after graduating to the senior team of Paços de Ferreira. The Portuguese maestro became the youngest footballer to score in a Primeira Liga match for Paços de Ferreira the club and attracted scouts from Spanish giants, Atletico Madrid.

Diogo Jota in his early playing days for Paços de Ferreira

Although Jota did not make any appearances for the Spanish side, his hometown club, F.C. Porto noticed his potential and signed him on a one-year loan deal where he would score 9 goals and provide 7 assists in 38 appearances. This is also where he became the youngest Portuguese player to score in an FC Porto shirt.

After the winger returned to Spain, the breakthrough moment in his career would come after joining English side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a one-year loan deal. His instant impact would compel the club to sign him on a permanent deal in the future. Jota played a significant role in the rejuvenation of Wolves. He became a favorite of the then-Wolves manager, Nuno Espírito Santo.

Nuno was building a project that would see them win the EFL Championship, propelling them to promotion to the prestigious Premier League. They would then go on to have a mesmerizing spell in the Premier League after finishing 7th for two seasons in a row. Jota scored a total of 44 goals and assisted his teammates on 19 occasions in just 131 appearances for the club. 

Fun Fact: Diogo Jota is the first Wolves player in history to score a Premier League hat-trick.

Jota and his Wolves teammates celebrating their EFL Championship triumph in 2018

Jota’s dazzling tenure at Wolves would draw the attention of many footballing powerhouses. After being linked to multiple clubs, English giants Liverpool would swoop in and sign the forward in 2020 for 28 million Euros. He has now cemented his spot in the Liverpool side alongside world-class stars like Mohammad Salah, Darwin Nunez, Virgil Van Dijk, Luis Diaz, and many more. He currently in is his 4th season for the Reds and has racked up a total of 55 goals and 20 assists in 131 appearances for the club at the time of writing.

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Jota Diogo’s Wife 

Meet Rute Cardoso, the stunning wife of Diogo Jota. She is a loving and supportive wife who shares a deep passion for exploring the world. Rute’s Instagram is full of pictures displaying her glamorous lifestyle with her lovely family comprising two children and a number of canine companions. 

The couple have been together since 2012 when they met at high school in Porto. Cardoso was just 13 when she first met Diogo. She still shows her unwavering support for Jota as she constantly shares pictures on her social media handles cheering on her husband from the stands. They live a very happy life.

Jota’s Best Friend, Ruben Neves

Diogo Jota and Ruben Neves’ story goes way back to their Porto days. They both spent a handful time of in their career at Wolves where they would build their friendship both on and off the pitch. The Portuguese duo are inseparable and are always seen by each other’s side during international duty for Portugal. They like to spend their free time with each other sipping tea and having conversations.

A picture of Jota alongside Ruben Neves and their Portugal teammates including Manchester United star, Bruno Fernandes

Neves bid farewell to his Portuguese teammate after 4 years of playing together for Wolves in an Instagram post after Jota had decided to join Liverpool.

Is Diogo Jota left-footed?

Jota has the unique ability to play off both feet. His impressive goal tally has a combination of goals from either foot. He seems to be super confident in running either to the left or right when dribbling which has made him a nightmare for defenders.

Diogo Jota‘s Personal Lifestyle

Jota currently earns a whopping £140,000 per week at Liverpool which equates to a £7,280,000 annual salary. The winger’s net worth is estimated to be around 18 million dollars. He is obviously expected to live a lavish lifestyle. 

The Liverpool star lives in a huge mansion in Wolverhampton and owns many luxurious vehicles. Some of them are, Mercedes Benz G63, Ferrari 488 Italy, BMW i5, Audi Q7, and Range Rover Autobiography.

Jota is an avid gamer, and as of 6 February 2021, was ranked world No. 1 in FIFA 21’s Champions Leaderboard. He has his own eSports team known as “Diogo Jota eSports” and regularly streams on Twitch.

Jota is a family man who loves spending quality time with his family and dogs. Despite his demanding football schedule, his social media posts showcase the paramount importance of family in his life.

Diogo Jota and his beautiful family

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Player Info

Full Name

Diogo José Teixeira da Silva



Date Of Birth

December 4, 1996

Place Of Birth

Porto, Portugal






1.78 m (5ft 10 in)

Marital Status



  • Joaquim Silva (Father)
  • Isabel Silva (Mother)



Professional Career

Current Team


Club Jersey Num


National Team


Youth Team(s)

  • Gondomar SC 
  • FC Paços de Ferreira


Left Winger

Preferred Foot


Playing Style

  •  Complete Forward 
  •  Clinical Goalscorer

Market Value

50 Million Euros

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