Ángel Di María Biography

Angel Di Maria

Quick Facts About Angel Di Maria

Celebrated Name Angel Di Maria
Age 33 Years
Nick Name Fideo
Birth Name Angel Fabian Di Maria
Birth Date 1988-02-14
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Argentine
Ethnicity multiracial
Place Of Birth Rosario, Argentina
Birth Nation Argentina
Race white
Horoscope Aquarius
Famous For Being an Argentine professional footballer
Best Known For For being a very talented winger with extraordinary speed and quickness.
Marital Status married
Wife Argentine Jorgelina
Daughter Pia
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football career
Net Worth $18 Million
Salary 7.28 GBP
Father Miguel Di Maria
Mother Diana Hernandez
Sisters Evelyn and Vanesa
Height 5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
Weight 70 kg or 154 lbs
Eye Color dark Bron
Hair Color dark Bron
Body Measurement 38-13.5-30 inches
Body Type Athletic
Jersey Number 11
Current Team Paris Saint-Germain
Coach Jose Mourinho

Angel Fabian Di Maria, professional known as Angel Di Maria is an Argentine professional football player who plays for French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentina national team as a winger and an attacking midfielder. Born and raised in Rosario, Argentina. As a child, he had an interest in football, but due to the low income his family earned, his parents couldn’t provide him football boots or even a football.


At the age of four, he joined Rosario Central and began his football career from there. In 2007, he moved to Europe to play for Benfica. And three years later in 2010, Real Madrid signed him for €25 million. With Real Madrid, he won the UEFA Champions League in 2014 and within that year Manchester United signed him for a national record of £59.7 million. After a year in Manchester United in summer 2015, Paris Saint-Germain signed him for 4 years contract for €63 million.

On international levels, Angel Di Maria has represented Argentina at various age levels. He made his international debut in 2008. He had won FIFA U20 World Cup in 2017 and in the 2008 Olympics, he scored the goal for Argentina U23 that won gold for his country. Today, he has earned over 100 caps for his country. And has represented his country at three FIFA World Cups and four Copa America tournaments, where they reached the final of the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 Copa America, and the Copa America Centenario.

What is Di Maria Famous For?

  • Won the 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup with Argentina U20.
  • Won the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal with Argentina U23.
  • Won the 2008-09 Taca da Liga with Benfica.
  • Won the 2009-10 Primeira Liga and Taca da Liga with Benfica.
  • Real Madrid signed him from Benfica for €25 million in 2010.
  • Won the 2010-11 and 2013-14 Copa del Rey with Real Madrid.
  • Won the 2011-12 La Liga and 2012 Supercopa de Espana with Real Madrid.
  • Won the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League and 2014 UEFA Super Cup with Real Madrid.
  • Manchester United signed him from Real Madrid for a national record of £59.7 million in 2014.
  • Paris Saint-Germain signed him from Manchester United for €63 million in 2015.
  • Won 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Won the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2019-20 Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue with Paris Saint-Germain.
  • Won 2016, 2018, 2019 Trophee des Champions with Paris Saint-Germain.


Where is Di Maria From?

Angel Di Maria was born on 14 February 1988. His birth name is Angel Fabian Di Maria. His birthplace is Rosario, Argentina. He was one of the three children of Miguel and Diana where he grew up with his two sisters. His family was poverty-stricken. His father and mother used to work at the coal stack. At the age of ten, he began to help his parents to earn money as well as his sisters. He belongs to Argentine and Italian ethnicity. His religion is Catholic. His horoscope sign is Aquarius.

Di Maria Football Career Timeline

  • At the age of four, he began his football career by joining Rosario Central.
  • On 14 December 2005, he made his professional debut against Independiente, by replacing Emiliano Vecchio.
  • On 24 November 2006, he scored for the first time with a win at home over Quilmes, a minute after replacing Leonardo Borzani at halftime.
  • Following his impressive performance in July 2007, he was signed by Portuguese side Benfica, where he played as a winger.
  • In 2008-09 season he was able to won the Taca da Liga with Benfica.
  • In 2009, Diego Maradona praised his skills and said that he was “Argentina's next superstar.”
  • On 27 February 2010, he scored his first hat-trick win against Leixoes.
  • In April 2010, he won Player of the Month April 2010 in Primeira Liga.
  • Following his impressive performance and abilities, he was again able to win 2009-10 Primeira Liga and Taca da Liga with Benfica.
  • With his brilliant and impressive performance, he attracted the attention of the legendary Real Madrid football club.
  • In 2010, Real Madrid signed him for €25 million.
  • On 4 August 2010, he made his debut in a friendly match against Mexican side America.
  • On 22 August 2010, he scored his first goal in another friendly away win against Hercules.
  • On August 29, 2010, he made his league debut for Real Madrid in a match that ended in a draw.
  • On 18 September, he scored his first league goal for Real Madrid in an away win over Real Sociedad.
  • After ten days, he scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League win against Auxerre.
  • In 2010-11, he played a major role and won the Copa del Rey with Real Madrid.
  • In his first season, he had appeared in 53 matches and had scored 9 goals which was an exceptional performance for an attacking midfielder.
  • In the 2011-12 season, Di Maria's performances improved and were included in opening up a significant gap at the top of the assists table.
  • Following his improving form from October 2011, he was being picked by Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho ahead of Kaka and Mesut Ozil.
  • Having such an amazing form and improvement he won the 2011-12 La Liga and 2012 Supercopa de Espana with Real Madrid.
  • On 9 August 2012, he signed a new contract with Real Madrid, keeping him at the club until 2018.
  • 2012–2013 season was a mixed bag for him where he continued to perform throughout the season and assisted his teammates in several crucial moments. He registered seventeen assists and scored nine goals throughout the season in 52 appearances.
  • In the 2013-14 season, he played mostly on the front as the attacker. He scored the winning goal for his team against Barcelona in Copa del Rey finals. He also assisted his team to a victory in the UEFA Champions League finals against Atletico Madrid. Where he was named the Man of the Match by the UEFA at the end of the match.
  • This was widely considered to be the best year of his professional life where he won the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League, Copa del Rey, and also won the 2014 UEFA Super Cup with Real Madrid.
  • Having the best performances, Manchester United signed him for a national record of £59.7 million making him one of the most expensive transfers of all time and the highest fee ever paid by a British club at the time.
  • He inherited the number 7 shirt at United and made his debut on 30 August against Burnley, coming on a substitute for Anderson after 70 minutes.
  • On 14 September, he scored his first goal for United by netting directly from a free-kick win over Queens Park Rangers.
  • On 2 October, he won Manchester United's Player of the Month award for September after recording two goals and two assists in his first four matches for the club.
  • On 29 November, he was substituted with a hamstring injury 13 minutes into United's defeat of Hull City and subsequently made only one substitute appearance in the team's next seven matches.
  • On 4 January 2015, he returned from injury to score a late goal in a win against Yeovil Town in the third round of the FA Cup.
  • Having a hamstring injury and defect of matches this new role came in the midst of a bad run of form for Di Maria.
  • At the end of the season, he was judged by pundits and journalists to be the worst signing of the season.
  • On 25 July 2015, he failed to board a flight to the United States to join Manchester United's pre-season tour as scheduled, with manager Louis van Gaal saying he "did not know why".
  • After a month in summer 2015, Paris Saint-Germain signed him for 4 years contract for €63 million.
  • On 3 August, he made his Ligue 1 debut against Monaco, coming on a 66th-minute substitute for Lucas, and assisted Ezequiel Lavezzi for the final goal of a 0–3 win at the Stade Louis II.
  • On 15 September, he scored his first goal for PSG on his UEFA Champions League debut for the club a win over Malmo FF.
  • On 23 April 2016, he scored the winning goal for PSG in the 2016 Coupe de la Ligue Final against Lille.
  • In the 2015-16 season, he ended setting a new Ligue 1 record for assists in a season with 18.
  • Since 2015, this talented player is playing for the Paris Saint-Germain team where he had won: 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 Ligue 1, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2019-20 Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue and 2016, 2018, 2019 Trophee des Champions with Paris Saint-Germain.
  • On 9 December 2020, he recorded two assists and subsequently became the player with the third-most assists in UEFA Champions League history with a tally of 32, only being behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Di Maria International Career


  • He has represented Argentina's national teams at various age levels.
  • He has already represented Argentina’s at U20 and U23. In 2007, he was picked to play for the Argentina U20 squad and capped the 2007 South American U-20 Championship in Paraguay and the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.
  • He won the 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup with Argentina U20.
  • On 28 January 2008, Di Maria and some of his U20s teammates were called up for the Argentina U23 squad for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
  • With the brilliant performances, Argentina's victory against Nigeria to capture their second-straight Olympic gold medal in the final game of the Olympic tournament.
  • Following his impressive performances for Argentina’s U20, U23 team, he was called up to the senior national team.
  • On 6 September 2008, he made his debut for the Argentina senior team in a match against Paraguay.
  • On 19 May 2010, he was selected by Argentinian manager Diego Maradona as one of a 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
  • On 24 May, he scored his first-ever international goal, scoring from outside the box as his shot went off the post and in against a friendly win over Canada.
  • Di Maria appeared three times during the 2011 Copa America, scoring once in a defeat of Costa Rica in the group stage.
  • In the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign he made 12 appearances and was named in Argentina's squad for the tournament finals.
  • In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Argentina finished the tournament as runners-up to Germany.
  • On 28 May 2015, he was named in Argentina's squad for the 2015 Copa America.
  • On 6 June, he was selected to captain the team in the absence of Lionel Messi for a warm-up match against Bolivia, scoring twice in a 5–0 win.
  • On 30 June, he scored twice and assisted a goal for Sergio Aguero, as Argentina defeated Paraguay 6–1 to reach the final.
  • He was substituted with a hamstring injury within the first half-hour of the final against hosts Chile, which his team lost in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw.
  • In the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, he made 18 appearances.
  • On 22 May 2018, he was named in the 23-man squad by manager Jorge Sampaoli for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
  • On 30 June, he scored a long-range goal against France in a 4–3 defeat which saw Argentina eliminated from the World Cup in the Round of 16.
  • On 21 May 2019, he was included in the 23-man Argentina squad for the 2019 Copa America.
  • Today, he has earned over 100 caps for his country. According to many sources in the coming days, he is thinking about ending his international career.


Di Maria Personal Life

Due to his slender frame, Di Maria was nicknamed "Fideo", which means "noodle" in Spanish. He holds both Italian and Argentine passports, as his ancestors were from Italy.


In 2011, he married his biggest fan Jorgelina, a fellow Argentine who is five years older than him. The couple was blessed with two daughters named Pia & Mia. During the birth of Mia, they have to spend two months in hospital after she was born cause of her ill health and the couple somehow saved the life of their baby. He is considered to be a family man. He used his first paycheck to make his father quit his job and purchased a house for his parents and sisters. Now, he lives in Paris, France with his wife Jorgelina Cardoso, and daughters Pia & Mia. They are living happily together.

Di Maria Body Measurement

Angel Di Maria stands at a height of 1.80m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 65 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye and hair color is dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight.

Di Maria Salary and Neth Worth

Angel Di Maria earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. He has several club records. According to many sources his estimated net worth is around $18 million and his salary is about $ 7 million.

Did You Know?

  • He is a quick, tricky and talented winger who is also capable of playing as a more central attacking midfielder or on either side of the pitch, although he is predominantly a left-footed player.
  • During Mid-2017 Di Maria was sentenced to one year for admitting tax fraud. He told that he have defrauded the Spanish government out of 1.1 million Euros during his four-year spell at the Bernabeu.
  • He wears shirt number 11 for the Paris Saint-Germain club and his national team Argentina.
  • As a teammate he has played with Ronaldo, Messi, Rooney, and another famous footballer.
  • He was UEFA Champions League top assist provider of 2019–20 with 6 Assists.