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Diogo José Teixeira da Silva (born 4 December 1996), known as Diogo Jota, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Diogo Jota
Personal information
Full name Diogo José Teixeira da Silva[1]
Date of birth (1996-12-04) 4 December 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Number 18
Youth career
2005–2013 Gondomar
2013–2015 Paços de Ferreira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Paços de Ferreira 41 (14)
2016–2018 Atlético Madrid 0 (0)
2016–2017Porto (loan) 27 (8)
2017–2018Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 44 (17)
2018– Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 (9)
National team
2014–2015 Portugal U19 9 (5)
2015–2018 Portugal U21 20 (8)
2016 Portugal U23 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:27, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018

He started playing with Paços de Ferreira, signing with Atlético Madrid after two seasons in the Primeira Liga and being consecutively loaned to Porto and Wolverhampton Wanderers. In 2018, he moved to the latter club on a permanent deal.

Jota played for Portugal at under-19, under-21 and under-23 levels.[2][3]

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Club careerEdit

Paços de FerreiraEdit

Born in Massarelos, Porto, Jota joined F.C. Paços de Ferreira's youth setup in 2013, from Gondomar SC. He was promoted to the main squad at the start of the 2014–15 season, and made his senior debut on 19 October 2014 by starting in a 4–0 home win against Atlético S.C. for the Taça de Portugal.[4]

Jota first appeared in the Primeira Liga on 20 February 2015, coming on as a late substitute for Diogo Rosado in a 2–2 home draw against Vitória de Guimarães.[5] He scored his first goals in the competition on 17 May, netting a brace in a 3–2 home success over Académica de Coimbra[6] and becoming the youngest player to score for the club in the top tier in the process.[7]

On 30 May 2015, Jota signed a new five-year deal with Paços, keeping him tied up until 2020.[8] In the first game of the campaign, a 1–0 win over Académica at the Estádio da Mata Real on 17 August, he was sent off at the end for pushing Hugo Seco; Ricardo Nascimento was also sent off for retaliating on his teammate's behalf.[9]

Atlético MadridEdit

On 14 March 2016, Jota agreed a five-year contract with Atlético Madrid effective as of 1 July.[10] On 26 August, however, he returned to his country and joined FC Porto on a one-year loan.[11] On 1 October he scored a first-half hat-trick in a 4–0 away victory against C.D. Nacional.[12]

Wolverhampton WanderersEdit

On 25 July 2017, Jota moved to English Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan.[13] He scored his first goal on 15 August, in a 3–2 away win over Hull City.[14]

On 30 January 2018, it was announced that a permanent deal with Jota had been agreed, being made effective on 1 July.[15] He scored a career-best 17 goals in his first year, ranking fifth in the individual charts in a Premier League promotion as champions;[16] due to English Football League regulations, he wore his legal surname on his jersey in the Championship but was able to change it to "Diogo J" after the feat.[17]

Jota made his debut in the English top division on 11 August 2018, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–2 home draw against Everton.[18] He scored his first goal in the competition on 5 December, helping the hosts come from behind to beat Chelsea 2–1.[19] His second came four days later, in a win at Newcastle United by the same scoreline.[20]

On 19 January 2019, Jota netted three times in the 4–3 home defeat of Leicester City – his second career hat-trick.[21] In the process, he became only the second Portuguese player to achieve the feat in the Premier League after Cristiano Ronaldo 11 years earlier.[22] This was a first-ever for the club in the competition and a first for the club in the top flight of English football since John Richards, against the same opposition, in the Football League First Division in October 1977.[23]

International careerEdit

Jota started playing for Portugal at under-19 level,[24] scoring his first goal on 29 May 2015 in a 6–1 home routing of Turkey for the UEFA European Championship qualifying phase.[25] He won his first cap for the under-21 team on 17 November of the same year at not yet 19, playing 15 minutes in the 3–0 away defeat of Israel in another qualifier.[26]

On 25 May 2018, Jota netted a brace for the under-21s in their 3–2 friendly win over Italy held in Estoril.[27]

In March 2019, Jota was called up to the senior side for the first time, ahead of the opening UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches.[28]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 12 May 2019[29]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paços de Ferreira 2014–15 Primeira Liga 10 2 1 1 0 0 11 3
2015–16 Primeira Liga 31 12 1 0 2 0 34 12
Total 41 14 2 1 2 0 0 0 45 15
Atlético Madrid 2016–17 La Liga 0 0 0 0
Porto (loan) 2016–17 Primeira Liga 27 8 1 0 1 0 8[c] 1 37 9
Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 2017–18 Championship 44 17 1 1 1 0 46 18
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2018–19 Premier League 33 9 3 1 1 0 37 10
Wolves Total 77 26 4 2 2 0 83 28
Career total 145 48 7 3 5 0 8 1 165 52

HonoursEdit

Wolverhampton Wanderers

ReferencesEdit

International appearances

  • "Jogador: Diogo Jota" [Player: Diogo Jota] (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. Retrieved 11 June 2018.

General

  1. ^ "2018/19 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Portugal (sub-20): André Horta e Diogo Jota convocados para estágio" [Portugal (under-20): André Horta and Diogo Jota called for training camp] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Portugal-México, 4–0" [Portugal-Mexico, 4–0]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 March 2016. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Jota terá mais oportunidades" [Jota will have more opportunities]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 January 2015. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Paços e Vitória empatam (2–2) em relvado encharcado" [Paços and Vitória draw (2–2) in waterlogged pitch] (in Portuguese). F.C. Paços Ferreira. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Paços vence Académica e deixa sonho a um ponto" [Paços defeat Académica and keep dream a point away] (in Portuguese). F.C. Paços Ferreira. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Diogo Jota é o mais jovem a marcar pelo Paços na I Liga" [Diogo Jota is the youngest to score for Paços in I League] (in Portuguese). F.C. Paços Ferreira. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Jota seguro até 2020" [Jota secured until 2020]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 May 2015. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  9. ^ "P. Ferreira 1–0 Académica" (in Portuguese). SAPO. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  10. ^ "El Atlético ficha a Diogo Jota" [Atlético sign Diogo Jota]. Marca (in Spanish). 14 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Diogo Jota no Dragão para reforçar o ataque" [Diogo Jota to the Dragão to bolster the attack] (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  12. ^ "FC Porto goleia Nacional com 'hat-trick' de Diogo Jota" [FC Porto rout Nacional with Diogo Jota 'hat-trick']. Sábado (in Portuguese). 1 October 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Diogo Jota: Atletico Madrid midfielder joins Wolves on season-long loan". BBC Sport. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Hull City 2–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers". BBC Sport. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Permanent deal for Jota agreed". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  16. ^ "FPL promotion prospects: The Wolves worth hunting". Premier League. 27 May 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  17. ^ Hatfield, Luke (10 August 2018). "Rui Patricio honours Carl Ikeme as Wolves reveal new kit numbers". Express & Star. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  18. ^ Hafez, Shamoon (11 August 2018). "Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–2 Everton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  19. ^ Emons, Michael (5 December 2018). "Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Chelsea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  20. ^ Sanders, Emma (9 December 2018). "Newcastle 1–2 Wolves: Visitors score 95th-minute winner against 10 men". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  21. ^ Reddy, Luke (19 January 2019). "Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–3 Leicester City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  22. ^ "Diogo Jota é o 2.º português a fazer um hat-trick na Premier League" [Diogo Jota is the 2nd Portuguese to score hat-trick in the Premier League] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 19 January 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  23. ^ "Jota basks in the joy of Wolves' first top-flight treble for 42 years". BT Sport. 20 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  24. ^ "Sub-19: Yuri Ribeiro, Rui Silva e Jota chamados" [Under-19: Yuri Ribeiro, Rui Silva and Jota called]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 22 September 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  25. ^ "Sub-19: Portugal começa qualificação com goleada" [Under-19: Portugal start qualification with routing] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  26. ^ "Sub-21: Israel-Portugal, 0–3 (crónica)" [Under-21: Israel-Portugal, 0–3 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  27. ^ "Seleção portuguesa de sub-21 vence Itália por 3–2 em jogo de preparação" [Under-21 Portuguese national team beat Italy 3–2 in friendly match]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 25 May 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  28. ^ "Jota earns senior Portugal call-up". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 19 March 2019.
  29. ^ "Diogo Jota". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  30. ^ Anderson, John, ed. (2018). Football Yearbook 2018–2019. London: Headline Publishing Group. pp. 386–387. ISBN 978-1-4722-6106-9.

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