Ángel Di María Biography
Ángel Di María (Angel Fabian Di Maria Hernandez) is an Argentine professional soccer player. He currently plays for the French Ligue 1 top club “Paris-Saint Germain“. Di Maria plays as either a winger or attacking midfielder.
After his career beginnings at Rosario Central, He moved to Europe to play for SL Benfica of the Portuguese Primera Liga in 2007. He late mad a 25 million pound move to the Spanish side “Real Madrid“. After three years in Real Madrid and winning the UEFA Champions League in 2010, Di Maria signed with the English Giants “Manchester United” in summer 2014 for a national record of £59.7 million.
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“Messi & Icardi in, Otamendi & Di Maria out Argentina flops who must stay and go after Copa America failure”
Di Maria and fellow argentine Otamendi have been left out of the Argentine squad after a 2-0 loss against Brazil in the Copa America Semifinals, The PSG and Manchester City stars were deeply disappointing in Brazil and could be sacrificed as Argentina continue to renew their ranks.
Ángel Di María Age
He was born on 14 February 1988, He is currently 31 years old as of 2019. His birth sign is Aquarius.
Ángel Di María Height|Weight
Angel stands at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches. He Weighs a total of 71 KGs.
Ángel Di María Early Life|Education|Family
He was born in Rosario, Argentina to Miguel and Diana María. He grew up with two sisters. His family was poverty-stricken. For the first few years of his life, Ángel did not even have access to the basic amenities that are required to live.
Di Maria was active in sports at a young age. His parents were told by doctors that his unusually good stamina could lead him to become a great footballer. As a result, his parents enrolled him at a local football club when he was 4 years old.
Due to his family’s financial status, His parents could not afford to get him sports equipment like shoes and football accessories to practice at home. He had once stated in an interview that had he gotten shoes and a football, his sisters would be deprived.
His father worked at a local coal yard to make ends meet. He earned a meager income. Ángel also started working alongside his father. Soon, his sisters joined them. Ángel would spend all day at the football academy and then leave directly for his workplace. He worked hard to earn some additional money.
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Ángel Di María Career
At 4, Di María joined Rosario Central. As he had already committed to playing for his local club, Torito, 35 footballs were given in compensation. Di María made his professional debut on 14 December 2005 in a draw away to Independiente. He scored for the first time on 24 November 2006 in a win at home over Quilmes. After playing at the Under-20 World Cup in Canada, Boca Juniors made a bid of US$6.5 million for him. He was also approached by Arsenal, a move that fell through due to UK’s strict rules on issuing work permits to players from outside the EU.
María was transferred to Benfica in July 2007. Benfica paid Rosario Central €8 million. He signed a new deal with Benfica in October 2009, adding 3 more years to his current deal, which was to last until 30 June 2015 with his release fee set at a minimum of €40 million. On 27 February 2010, Di María scored his first hat trick in a win against Leixões. The next day, he made the headlines as “Magic Tri María” in all sports newspapers in Portugal.
On 28 June 2010, Real Madrid posted on their website that they had come to terms with Benfica for the transfer of Di María. He signed a five-year contract for €25 million, plus €11 million in incentives. Di María made his debut on 4 August 2010 in a friendly match against Club América. On 22 August, he scored his first goal in another friendly away against Hércules. His league debut came on 29 August, in a 0–0 draw against Mallorca.
Di María scored his first goal of the season against Barcelona in the first leg of 2012 Supercopa de España. Although he did not have the best season, he contributed in big moments. On 9 August 2012, he signed a new contract with Real Madrid, for until 2018. On 2 October 2013, he scored 2 goals against Copenhagen in the Champions League.
Later In the 2014 Champions League Final, he dribbled past 3 players before producing a save from Thibaut Courtois; his teammate, Gareth Bale, was there to head the rebound into the net in the 110th minute, giving Real Madrid a 2–1 lead over Atlético Madrid in an eventual 4–1 win. He was named a man of the match. He was an unused substitute as Real Madrid won the 2014 Super Cup against Sevilla on 12 August. Since 2015 he has been playing for the French side ” Paris-Saint Germain”.
Ángel Di María Wife|Married
Angel married Jorgelina Cardoso on 30 July 2011. Together they have a daughter, Mia, who was born three months premature and survived after treatment at an intensive care unit at the Hospital Universitario Montepríncipe in Madrid.
Ángel Di María Salary|Net Worth
His salary is currently unknown. He has an estimated net worth of 22 million dollars as of 2019.
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