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Darwin Nunez

Facts About Darwin Nunez

Celebrated Name Darwin Nunez
Age 22 Years
Nick Name The New Cavani
Birth Name Darwin Gabriel Nunez Ribeiro
Birth Date 1999-06-24
Gender Male
Profession Football Player
Nationality Uruguayan
Birth Nation Uruguay
Place Of Birth Artigas, Uruguay
Horoscope Cancer
Religion Christianity
Career Start 2017
Awards 2021 Cosme Damiao-Footballer of the Year.
Father Bibiano Nunez
Mother Silvia Ribeiro
Brothers Junior
Marital Status In a Relationship
Girl Friend Lorena Manas
Son Darwin
Height 6 ft. 2 inches
Weight 81kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million
Salary £1.6 Million
Current Club Benfica
Position Striker
Jersey Number 9
Links Twitter Instagram

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Darwin Gabriel Nunez Ribeiro is an Uruguayan professional football player who plays for Primeira Liga club Benfica and the Uruguay national team as a striker. He began his career with Penarol, being promoted to the first team in 2017. He made his first-team and Primera Division debut for the club on 22 November 2017. On 29 August 2019, he joined the Spanish Segunda Division side, Almeria, on a five-year deal for a rumoured fee of US$4.5 million plus $1.5 million in variables. He made his debut for the club on 3 October 2019. On 4 September 2020, he signed a five-year contract with the Portuguese club Benfica, which paid a club-record fee of €24 million, the most expensive signing in Portuguese football history. He made his debut for the club on 15 September 2020 in the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

On the international level, he has represented Uruguay at various age levels. He has represented Uruguay at U20, U22, and the senior level. He was part of the Uruguay U20 team squad which finished third in the 2019 South American U20 Championship. He was also part of the Uruguay U22 team squad which finished fourth at the 2019 Pan American Games. He made his senior international team debut for Uruguay on 16 October 2019. In June 2021, he was included in the final 26-man Uruguay squad for the 2021 Copa America in Brazil. Due to a right knee injury, that would rule him out for two months and he missed the tournament.

What is Darwin Nunez Famous For?

  • Being an Uruguayan professional football player.
  • For playing as a striker for Primeira Liga club Benfica.

Honors

  • Won the 2017, 2018 Uruguayan Primera Division with Penarol.

Awards 

  • Won the 2021 Cosme Damiao-Footballer of the Year. 

Darwin Nunez Parents

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Where is Darwin Nunez From?

Darwin Nunez was born on 24 June 1999. His birthplace is Artigas, Uruguay. His birth name is Darwin Gabriel Nunez Ribeiro. He holds Uruguayan nationality. Likewise, his religion is Christianity and as per his birth date, his zodiac sign is Cancer. His father’s name is Bibiano Nunez, and his mother’s name is Silvia Ribeiro. He grew up alongside his elder brother, Junior. 

Darwin Nunez Penarol

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Darwin Nunez Club Career

  • He played for the youth team of La Luz and San Miguel de Artigas. 
  • He then joined the youth team of Penarol and began his career at the club, being promoted to the first team in 2017.
  • He spent the first months of 2017 nursing a knee injury. He made his first-team and Primera Division debut for the club on 22 November 2017 in a 2-1 loss against River Plate but had another knee surgery the following month.
  • On 13 October 2018, he scored his first professional goal in a 2-0 home defeat to Fenix. During his 2017-18 season, he made 13 appearances for the club, scoring once and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
  • On 14 July 2019, he scored his first professional hat-trick in a 4-0 routing of Boston River. During his 2018-19 season, he made 8 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals in all the competitions.
  • On 29 August 2019, he joined the Spanish Segunda Division side, Almeria, on a five-year deal for a rumoured fee of US$4.5 million plus $1.5 million in variables. He made his debut for the club on 3 October 2019 in a 4-2 league defeat against Sporting de Gijon. On 27 October 2019, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-2 win against Extremadura. During his 2019-20 season, he made 32 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.

Darwin Nunez Almeria

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  • On 4 September 2020, he signed a five-year contract with the Portuguese club Benfica, which paid a club-record fee of €24 million, the most expensive signing in Portuguese football history. He made his debut for the club on 15 September 2020 in a 2-1 loss against PAOK Salonika in the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. On 22 October 2020, he scored his first goals for the club with a hat-trick against Lech Poznan in a 4-2 away victory in a 2020-21 UEFA Europa League group stage match. On 3 December 2020, after three weeks off from COVID-19, he returned to action against Lech Poznan in the Europa League group, scoring Benfica's second goal in a 4-0 home victory. He then struggled over the course of the season with the effects of COVID-19 and various injuries and did not score for four months. In his first season, he made 44 appearances for the club, scoring 14 goals and providing 12 assists in all the competitions as he helped Benfica to a third-place finish and qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round.

Darwin Nunez Benfica

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  • In May 2021, he underwent surgery due to an injury on his right knee, forcing him to miss Benfica's first months of the new season. He made his return from injury on 21 August 2021, replacing Everton in a 2-0 away victory over Gil Vicente, being booked in the process. On 29 September 2021, he scored his first two UEFA Champions League goals in a 3-0 home victory over Barcelona and was named man of the match. On 27 November 2021, he scored his first hat-trick in the league as his team finished the first half at B SAD 7-0 up, though the game was abandoned early in the second half due to insufficient players on the COVID-affected host team. On 12 December 2021, he added another treble against Famalicao in a 4-1 away win, becoming the seventh player in the league to score back-to-back hat-tricks. On 27 February 2022, he scored his 20th league goal for Benfica (in 20 matches) in a 3-0 home victory against Vitoria de Guimarães in the Primeira Liga. On 15 March 2020, in the second leg of the Champions League round-of-16, he scored the only goal in a 1-0 away win over Ajax to ensure his team's qualification to the quarter-finals, securing a 3-2 aggregate win in the process. On 5 April 2022, he scored a goal in a 1-3 away loss against Liverpool in the quarter-finals 1st leg of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League.

Darwin Nunez Uruguay

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Darwin Nunez International Career

  • He has represented Uruguay at various age levels. 
  • He has represented Uruguay at U20, U22, and the senior level. 
  • He was part of the Uruguay U20 team squad which finished third in the 2019 South American U20 Championship. 
  • He was then named in the Uruguay U20 team squad for the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup, scoring in the opening match in a 3-1 over Norway and the opening goal in a 2-0 over New Zealand in the final group match, to help Uruguay finish top of Group C. His country was eliminated from the tournament following a 1-3 loss against Ecuador in the round of 16.
  • He was also part of the Uruguay U22 team squad which finished fourth at the 2019 Pan American Games. 
  • In September 2019, he was called up to the senior team for friendlies against Costa Rica and the United States.  
  • On 16 October 2019, he made his senior international team debut and scored his first international goal for Uruguay in a 1-1 friendly draw against Peru. 
  • In June 2021, he was included in the final 26-man Uruguay squad for the 2021 Copa America in Brazil. Due to a right knee injury, that would rule him out for two months and he missed the tournament.

Darwin Nunez girlfriend

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Is Darwin Nunez Single or Dating?

Looking at his personal life, he is not single. He is in a romantic relationship with Lorena Manas who has been together for a long time. The couple started their relationship when he was still playing for Penarol. The couple is blessed with one son named Darwin, born on 3 January 2022. Many believe that Lorena is his wife, as they have a child together, but they are still not married. He has an intimate relationship with his girlfriend and son and they are living their life happily together.   

How tall is Darwin Nunez?

Darwin Nunez stands at a height of 1.87m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 81kg. Moreover, he has an athletic body build. He has a well-maintained body but the measurements like biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, etc. are missing at the moment. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.  

What is the Net Worth of Darwin Nunez?

Darwin Nunez is an Uruguayan professional football player who currently plays for Primeira Liga club Benfica. He is a very successful footballer and his major source of earnings is from his football career. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In August 2019, he joined the Spanish Segunda Division side, Almeria, on a five-year deal for a rumoured fee of US$4.5 million plus $1.5 million in variables. In September 2020, he signed a five-year contract with the Portuguese club Benfica, which paid a club-record fee of €24 million, the most expensive signing in Portuguese football history. As of 2022, his net worth is believed to be around $1 million-$5 million where he received £1.6 million as a yearly salary from his current club. His market value is around €8.50 million. With these massive earnings, he is living a luxurious lifestyle.   

Did You Know?

  • He is the most expensive signing in Portuguese football history.
  • He made his senior international team debut for Uruguay on 16 October 2019.
  • On 19 November 2020, it was announced that he tested positive for COVID-19, amid its pandemic in Portugal.
  • He wears shirt number 9 for Benfica.