William Carvalho Biography

William Carvalho

Quick Facts About William Carvalho

Celebrated Name William Carvalho
Age 29 Years
Nick Name William Carvalho
Birth Name William Carvalho
Birth Date 1992-04-07
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Place Of Birth Luanda, Angola
Birth Nation Angola
Nationality Angola and Portugues
Religion Christian
Ethnicity African
Height 6 Feet 1 Inch
Weight 89 Kg
Father Simao Carvalho
Working For Sporting CP
Net Worth $5 million
Shirt Number 14

A Portuguese international football player, William Silva de Carvalho, professionally known as William Carvalho plays for Spanish club Real Betis and Portugal national team. His playing position is a defensive midfielder and wears the shirt number 14. He started his professional football career from Portuguese club Sporting CP in 2011 and has played for Fatima and Cercle Brugge as well. He has won 2014-15 Taca de Portugal and 2017-18 Taca da Liga at Sporting.

He has represented Portugal at different age levels before making senior international debut in 2013. He was a key member of the Portugal national team that won the 2016 Euro Cup defeating France 1-0 in the final.

He is also the recipient of 2013-14 LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year and UEFA European U21 Championship Player of the tournament.

Best Known for

  • He was the member of the Portugal national team that won the 2016 Euro Cup defeating France 1-0 in the final.

Early Life of William Carvalho

William Carvalho was born on 7 April 1992. His birthplace is Luanda, Angola. He is the son of Simao Carvalho and Catarina Silva. His parents moved to Portugal when Carvalho was few years old kid. He holds Angolan and Portuguese nationality and his ethnicity is African. He follows Christianity. His grandfather Praia and his uncle Afonso were also footballers, who played at Angolan club Progresso Associacao do Sambizanga.

He started training football at Algueirao at the age of 11. The following year, he joined Mira Sintra in 2004, where he was the youngest player in the team as well as their captain. 

Career of William Carvalho

  • In 2005, Carvalho joined the youth system of Portuguese club Sporting CP. Six years later, he was promoted to the senior team in 2011. 
  • He was loaned to another Portuguese club Fatima for half of a season in 2011.
  • Returning from Fatima, Sporting CP loaned him to Belgian club Cercle Brugge K.S.V in 2012.
  • Carvalho scored his career-first professional goal in April 2012 against OH Leuven.
  • Carvalho returned to Sporting at the end of the 2012-13 season at the Cercle Brugge.
  • Several European clubs eyed him. Sporting rejected the offer from Arsenal to sign him in 2014.
  • He helped Sporting to win 2014-15 Taca de Portugal and 2017-18 Taca da Liga.
  • In July 2018, Carvalho joined Real Betis on a five-year deal.
  • He received SJPF Player of the Month at Sporting in October, November, and December in 2013, and in March in 2014.
  • He was also named SJPF Young Player of the Month for the month of August, September, October, and November in 2013, and in March and April in 2014.
  • He was awarded LPFP Primeira Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2014.

International Career of William Carvalho

  • Carvalho was eligible to play for both Portugal and Angola. He chose to represent Portugal despite getting offers from Angolan Football Federation.
  • Initially, he has represented Portugal at different age levels including U17, U18, U19, U20, and U21.
  • Carvalho was named the player of the tournament, where he helped Portugal U21 to reach to the 2015 European U21 Championship final, which they lost against Sweden.
  • Carvalho was the key player of the Portugal national team that won the 2016 Euro Cup defeating France 1-0 in the final.
  • Carvalho also represented Portugal at 2014 Word Cup. He has also represented his country in 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where they were eliminated by Uruguay in the Round of 16.

Body Features of William Carvalho

William Carvalho stands 1.90 m tall i.e 6 feet 3 inches. He has a body weight of 89 kg. He has a balanced body and is perfectly fit.

Personal Life of William Carvalho

The 26-year old Carvalho has not revealed his love affairs in the social media. He is active on different social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. However, the official news about his relationship cannot be found on any online news.

He has two dogs named Paco and Boris, which reflects that he is an animal lover.

Net Worth of William Carvalho

As of 2018, the net worth of William Carvalho is estimated at around $5 million. He has an estimated annual salary of $1.3 million. He also has a sponsorship deal with Nike. He has an estimated market value of $30 million.