Last updated on June 2nd, 2022 at 01:44 am
Facts About Luis Diaz
|Celebrated Name||Luis Diaz|
|Age||26 Years Old|
|Nick Name||Luis Diaz|
|Birth Name||Luis Fernando Diaz Marulanda|
|Place Of Birth||Barrancas, Colombia|
|Awards||2021 Copa America Top Goal Scorer.|
|Girl Friend||Gera Ponce|
|Height||5 ft. 11 inches|
|Source of Wealth||Football Career|
|Net Worth||$1 Million-$5 Million|
Luis Diaz is a Colombian professional football player who plays as a winger for the Premier League Liverpool and the Colombia national team. Diaz is a youth graduate of Barranquilla, from where he started his professional career in 2016. In July 2017, he joined Atletico Junior, where he won two Categoria Primera A, one Copa Colombia, and one Superliga Colombiana. In July 2019, he signed with the Portuguese club, FC Porto. He won two Primeira Liga titles, two Taca de Portugal, and one Supertaca Candido de Oliveira. Following a successful campaign in Portugal, he received interest from European clubs. He signed with the Premier League club, Liverpool in 2022. He was part of Liverpool that won the FA Cup, and EFL Cup in 2022, the same year she finished runner-up in the Champions League.
On the international level, Diaz represented Colombia at various age levels. He has represented Colombia at U20. He made his senior international debut in 2018.
What is Luis Diaz Famous For?
- Popular Colombian winger playing for Liverpool.
Where is Luis Diaz From?
Luis Diaz was born on 13 January 1997. His birth name is Luis Fernando Diaz. His birthplace is Barrancas in Colombia. He holds Colombian nationality. He belongs to the Wayuu ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Capricorn. Information about his parents is not available at present.
Luis Diaz Club Career
- Luis Diaz started playing football at the early age of 6. He was a football student at his father's small football school.
- He trialed for Atletico Junior in 2014.
- Impressed with his trial, he was assigned to the farm team, Barranquilla.
- He made his professioal debut on 26 April 2016 in a 2-1 loss against Deportivo Pereira in Categoria Primera B.
- He scored his first professional goal on 14 May 2016 against Cucuta Deportivo.
- During his career at Barranquilla, he made 42 appearances in all competitions and scored three.
- He was promoted to Atletico Junior's main squad in June 2017.
- He made his Categoria Primera A debut on 27 August 2017 in a 3-2 loss at Once Caldas.
- He scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 Copa Sudamericana home win against Cerro Porteno on 20 September 2017.
- With Junior FC, he won one Copa Colombia (2017), two Categoria Primera A (2018-II and 2019-I), and one Superliga Columbiana (2019).
- He made 108 appearances and scored 20 goals in all competitions during his time at Junior.
- On 10 July 2019, he a five-year contract with the Portuguese club, FC Porto, with the club buying 80% of his economic rights for a fee of €7 million. He had signed a pre-contract with Cardiff City but the move never materialized.
- He made his debut for Porto on 7 August 2019 in a 1-0 win against Krasnodar in the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round first leg.
- He made his Primeira Liga debut on 10 August 2019 in a 2-1 loss against Gil Vicente F.C.
- He scored his first Porto goal in a 2-3 loss against Krasnodar in the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round second leg.
- On 17 August 2019, he scored his first league goal for the club in a 4-0 win against Vitoria Setubal.
- He spent two and a half season at Porto winning two Primeira Liga (2019-20, 2021-22), two Taca de Portugal (2019-20, 2021-22), and one Supertaca Candido de Oliveira (2020).
- He played 125 games and scored 41 goals in all competitions for Porto.
- He won Primeira Liga Goal of the Month for the month of November 2020, October 2021, and November 2021.
- He signed with the Premier League club Liverpool halfway through the 2021-22 season.
- He signed a five-year contract reportedly worth €45 million (£37.5 million) with €15 million (£12.5 million) add-ons. He had received contract offers from Tottenham as well.
- He made his Liverpool debut on 6 February 2022 against Cardiff City in FA Cup.
- He scored his first Liverpool goal against Norwich in the same month.
- He won FA Cup and EFL Cup in his first season with the club.
- Liverpool also finished runner-up in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League in the same season.
Luis Diaz International Career
- Luis Diaz represented Colombia at the U20 level in the 2017 South America U20 Championship.
- He made his senior international debut for Colombia on 12 September 2018 in a 0-0 friendly draw against Argentina.
- On 26 March 2019, he scored his first international goal in a 2-1 friendly loss against South Korea.
- He was part of Colombia’s squad that played at the Copa America in 2019 and 2021.
- He finished as the joint top goalscorer alongside Lionel Messi in the 2021 Copa America. Colombia finished in third place in the tournament.
- He was named to the Copa America Team of the Tournament.
Luis Diaz Girlfriend
Luis Diaz is not married. However, the Colombian star is not single. He is dating a beautiful girl, Gera Ponce where he had shared a couple of pictures with her on his social media accounts. The couple shares a daughter together.
Luis Diaz Height and Weight
Luis Diaz stands at a height of 1.80m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 65kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are black. His sexual orientation is straight.
Luis Diaz Net Worth and Salary
Luis Diaz earns from his professional career as a football player. He started his football career at Barranquilla in 2016 and has played for Atletico Junior and Porto before joining Liverpool in 2022. He signed with Liverpool reportedly for €45 million with €15 million add-ons. He has an annual salary of around €4 million at Liverpool. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsement deals. At present, his net worth is estimated at around €2 million.
Trivias About Luis Diaz You Need To Know.
- He wears shirt number 7 for Porto FC.
- On 10 June 2021, he scored twice, including the match-winning goal, in a 3-2 victory over Peru in the third-place match of the 2021 Copa America.
- 2021 Copa America Top Goal Scorer.