Angel Di Maria: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Angel Di Maria.

  • Angel Di Maria’s full anme is Angel Fabian Di Maria Hernandez.
  • He was born on 14 February 1988 in Rosario, Argentina.

  • His family didn’t have much money when he was growing up and they struggled to afford his football boots.
  • Di Maria signed for Rosario Central as a youth, and went on to make 35 appearances for their senior first team, scoring 6 goals.
  • In 2007 he was signed by Benfica (Portugal), where he made 76 league appearances and scored 7 league goals.
  • In 2010, Real Madrid (Spain) purchased Di Maria for around $25 million. He played 124 league matches for Real, scoring 22 goals.
  • In 2014, Manchester United purchased Angel Di Maria for nearly £60 million, the highest fee ever paid by a British club and, at the time, the sixth most expensive transfer of all time.
  • He has represented Argentina at under-20, under-23 and senior levels.
  • Angel Di Maria is a winger / attacking midfielder, known for his pace, dribbling skills and left-footed shot.
  • He is 1.8 metres tall.
  • At the 2014 World Cup, he was voted one of the ten best players in the tournament.
  • He is married to Jorgelina.
  • He is nicknamed Fideo (the Noodle) because he is skinny.
  • He has an Olympic gold medal. He was part of the Argentina team that beat Nigeria in 2008 at the Beijing Games.