Ángel Fabián Di María popularly known as Ángel Di María is an Argentine professional footballer. He is of Italian descent and holds Italian nationality. He is Roman Catholic. In the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final, he scored a goal against France.
Ángel Di María Early Life
Ángel was born on 14 February 1988 in Rosario, Santa Fe, as one of three children of Miguel di Maria and Diana Hernandez to Miguel Di María and Diana Hernández. He started playing football at the age of 3.
He used to help his parents with their work at a local coal yard along with his two sisters, Vanesa, and Evelyn. Due to the low income, his family earned, purchasing football boots, and keeping up with Di María’s hobby was difficult for his parents.
Ángel Di María Relationship
In 2011, Ángel got married to Argentine Jorgelina Cardoso. Together they have two daughters, Pia, and Mia.
Ángel Di María Career
On 14th December 2005, he made his professional debut in Rosario’s final fixture of the Apertura. On 24 November 2006, he scored for the first time in the Apertura in a 4–2 win at home over Quilmes. On 27 February 2010, Di María scored his first hat trick in a classic 4–0 win against Leixões.
On 28 June 2010, Ángel was signed by Real Madrid and signed a five-year contract for €25 million, plus €11 million in incentives. On 4 August 2010, he made his debut for Real Madrid in a friendly match against Mexican side América, which Real Madrid won 3–2. On 29 August 2010, he made his league debut against Mallorca. On 18 September, Di María scored his first league goal for Real Madrid in their 1–2 away win over Real Sociedad. On 28 September, he scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League against Auxerre in a 0–1 victory.
In the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final against Atlético Madrid on 24 May 2014, Di María dribbled past two players before producing a save from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. On 26 August 2014, Di María signed a five-year deal with Manchester United for a transfer fee of £59.7 million, one of the most expensive transfers of all time and the highest fee ever paid by a British club at the time.
In 2015, he signed a four-year contract for the French champions for an undisclosed fee. 30 August 2015, he made his Ligue 1 debut. On 15 September, Di María scored his first goal for PSG on his UEFA Champions League debut for the club, a 2–0 win over Malmö FF at the Parc des Princes.
On 18 September 2019, he scored a brace in a 3–0 win over his former club Real Madrid in the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage.
On 23 September 2020, Di María was handed a four-match suspension for a spitting incident with Álvaro González during Le Classique. He made his return to league action in a match against Rennes three days later and scored a goal to help PSG win the match 3–0.
On 8 July 2022, Di María joined Juventus as a free agent after signing an annual contract. On 15th August 2022, he made his club debut, in Juventus’s opening match of the Serie A season. On 15 September, he made his 100th Champions League appearance, and his debut with Juventus in that competition, in a 2–1 home defeat against his former club Benfica.
In 2007, Di María was picked to play for the Argentina u20 team. He was capped for the 2007 South American U-20 Championship in Paraguay. On 6 September 2008, Di María made his debut for the Argentina senior team in a match against Paraguay.
On 19 May 2010, Di María was selected by Argentinian manager Diego Maradona in the 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. On 24 May, Di María scored his debut international goal in a 5–0 friendly win over Canada. On 11 August 2010 Di María scored the first-ever international goal at Dublin’s new Aviva Stadium in a friendly against the Republic of Ireland as Argentina won 0–1.
On 28 May 2015, Di María was included in Argentina’s national team for the 2015 Copa América. On 6 June, he was selected to captain the team in the absence of Lionel Messi for a warm-up match against Bolivia.’ On 22 May 2018, Di María was named to the 23-man squad by manager Jorge Sampaoli for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
On 1 June 2022, Di María scored Argentina’s second goal in a 3–0 win over reigning European Champions Italy at Wembley Stadium in the 2022 Finalissima. On 11 November 2022, Di María was named in the final squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. In the finals of the World Cup, he scored a goal against France.
Ángel Di María Net Worth
Ángel has a net worth of approx. $22.6 million.
Ángel Di María Controversy
- In 2017, he was sentenced to one year for admitting tax fraud. He said that he has defrauded the Spanish government out of 1.1 million Euros during his four-year spell at the Bernabeu.
- On 14 March 2021, during a match between PSG and Nantes, Ángel’s home was robbed and his family was held, hostage. He had been substituted off the pitch by manager Mauricio Pochettino, who informed Di María of the situation. PSG teammate Marquinhos’ parents’ home was also burgled in a similar way.
Ángel Di María Achievements
- Primeira Liga: Player of the Month April 2010
- UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2013–14
- La Liga top assist provider: 2013–14
- 2014 FIFA World Cup: Dream Team
- Olimpia de Plata: 2014
- UEFA Team of the Year: 2014
- FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2014
- ESM Team of the Year: 2015–16
- Premier League Goal of the Season: 2014–15
- Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2015–16, 2018–19
- Ligue 1 top assist provider: 2015–16
- Coupe de France top goalscorer: 2017–18
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Ángel Di María Physical Stats
|Height||In feet- 5.11|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Ángel Di María Wiki/Bio
|Name||Ángel Di María|
|Full Name||Angel Fabian Di Maria|
|Date of Birth||14th February 1988|
|Playing Position||Winger, attacking midfielder|
|Parents||Mother- Diana Hernández|
Father- Miguel di Maria
|Siblings||Rosario, Santa Fe, Vanesa, and Evelyn|
|Children||Mia Di María|
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