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Joao Palhinha Bio, Club, Net-worth, Salary, Family, Achievements & Stats


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Who Is Joao Palhinha?

Joao Palhinha is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Fulham FC and the Portugal national team.

Palhinha was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and he came through Sporting Lisbon’s youth academy and made his senior debut for the club in 2016 at the age of 20.

Prior to his move to Fulham in 2022 he left an indelible mark on the team on the account of his extraordinary abilities and the significant contributions he made to the team.

The Portuguese made a huge move to the Premier League in July 2022, signing a lucrative five-year agreement with the Craven Cottage outfit for a whopping £20 million.

His move to Fulham from Sporting Lisbon where he refined his skills and emerged as a brilliant player came at the right time in his career for his development.

Joao Palhinha Early Life & Club Career

Palhinha began his football career when he was only seven years old, participating in the youth football program of Sporting CP and playing his first game with the B team as a professional.

The Portuguese also played for Alta de Lisboa during his youth career from 2008-09, Sacavenense from 2009-12 and Sporting CP from 2012-14.

For his senior teams he had a stint for Moreirense on loan in 2015-16 playing just 29 games and also moved Belenenses in 2016-17 playing just 13 game and finally to Braga where he participated in 76 matches competitively.

His return to Sporting Lisbon came with huge competition with Manuel Ugarte, however, he held his own and participated in 95 matches and scored seven goals for the Portuguese giant before he left.

Joao Palhinha Facts & Wiki

Name: Joao Maria Alves Palhinha

Date Of Birth: 9th July, 1995

Age: 28

Height: 6ft 3inch

Place Of Birth: Lisbon, Portugal

Gender: Male

Nationality: Portuguese

Position: Defensive-midfielder

Club: Fulham FC

Profession: Footballer

Parents: Mr Palhinha & Mrs Zana Susana

Sibling: Goncalo

Partner: Patricia Palhares

Religion: Christian

Weekly Salary: £80,000

Annual Salary: £4,160,000

Net-worth: $5 million

Current Market Value: €55 million

Social Media: Instagram & X

Joao Palhinha National Team Career

Palhinha represented Portugal at the U-18, U-19 and U-20 levels when the team participated in the 2014 UEFA European Championship where his team finished second.

In 2021 he was called up to the senior side for the first time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Azerbaijan, Luxembourg and Serbia.

He won his first cap against Azerbaijan where he replaced Ruben Neves late into the 1-0 victory in Italy and step forward into the game against Luxembourg he scored his first goal for Portugal.

Palhinha was also selected for the UEFA Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, playing against France in the group stage and Belgium in the round of 16.

Joao Palhinha Net-worth & Salary

Palhinha is projected to earn a weekly salary of £80,000 gross per week, while his gross per year currently earns him approximately £4,160,000.

For his net-worth the Portugal international is projected to have an approximately $5 million, which he earns through playing football and other notable deals signed by the 28-year-old.

Joao Palhinha Achievements & Stats

The Fulham defensive midfielder has had an impressive career racking up various achievements and accolades which includes.

Winning the Portuguese Primera Liga in the 2020-21 season where he was an integral part of the team that ruled the country during that campaign.

He also won both the Taca de Liga with Sporting CP the same season and in the 2021-22 campaign.

At Braga he also won the “Taca de Liga” in the 2019-20, while individually he won the Primera Liga Team of the Year in 2020-21 and at Fulham he won the club Player of the Season for the 2022-23 campaign.

This article was updated 2 weeks ago

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