Jota (footballer, born 1996)

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Jota
Personal information
Full name Diogo José Teixeira da Silva[1]
Date of birth (1996-12-04) 4 December 1996 (age 21)
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Number 18
Youth career
2005–2013 Gondomar
2013–2015 Paços Ferreira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Paços Ferreira 41 (14)
2016–2018 Atlético Madrid 0 (0)
2016–2017Porto (loan) 27 (8)
2017–2018Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 44 (17)
2018– Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 (0)
National team
2014–2015 Portugal U19 9 (5)
2015– Portugal U21 18 (6)
2016 Portugal U23 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:03, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2018

Diogo José Teixeira da Silva (born 4 December 1996), known as Jota, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for English club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He started playing with Paços de Ferreira, signing with Atlético Madrid after two seasons in the Primeira Liga and being consecutively loaned to Porto and Wolverhampton Wanderers. In 2018, he moved to the latter club on a permanent deal.

Jota has played for Portugal at under-19, under-21 and under-23 levels.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Paços Ferreira[edit]

Born in Massarelos, Porto, Jota joined F.C. Paços de Ferreira's youth setup in 2013, from Gondomar SC. He was promoted to the main squad at the start of the 2014–15 season, and made his senior debut on 19 October 2014 by starting in a 4–0 home win against Atlético S.C. for the Taça de Portugal.[4]

Jota first appeared in the Primeira Liga on 20 February 2015, coming on as a late substitute for Diogo Rosado in a 2–2 home draw against Vitória de Guimarães.[5] He scored his first goals in the competition on 17 May, netting a brace in a 3–2 home success over Académica de Coimbra[6] and becoming the youngest player to score for the club in the top tier in the process.[7]

On 30 May 2015, Jota signed a new five-year deal with Paços, keeping him tied up until 2020.[8] In the first game of the campaign, a 1–0 win over Académica at the Estádio da Mata Real on 17 August, he was sent off at the end for pushing Hugo Seco; Ricardo Nascimento was also sent off for retaliating on his teammate's behalf.[9]

Atlético Madrid[edit]

On 14 March 2016, Jota agreed a five-year contract with Atlético Madrid effective as of 1 July.[10] On 26 August, however, he returned to his country and joined FC Porto on a one-year loan.[11] On 1 October he scored a first-half hat-trick in a 4–0 away victory against C.D. Nacional.[12]

Wolverhampton Wanderers[edit]

On 25 July 2017, Jota moved to English Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan.[13] He scored his first goal on 15 August, in a 3–2 away win over Hull City.[14]

On 30 January 2018, it was announced that a permanent deal with Jota had been agreed, being made effective on 1 July.[15] He scored a career-best 17 goals in his first year, ranking fifth in the individual charts in a Premier League promotion as champions;[16] due to English Football League regulations, he wore his legal surname on his jersey in the Championship but was able to change it to "Diogo J" after ascension.[17]

Jota made his debut in the English top division on 11 August 2018, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–2 home draw against Everton.[18]

International career[edit]

Jota started playing for Portugal at under-19 level,[19] scoring his first goal on 29 May 2015 in a 6–1 home routing of Turkey for the UEFA European Championship qualifying phase.[20] He won his first cap for the under-21 team on 17 November of the same year at not yet 19, playing 15 minutes in the 3–0 away defeat of Israel in another qualifier.[21]

On 25 May 2018, Jota netted a brace for the under-21s in their 3–2 friendly win over Italy held in Estoril.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 November 2018[23]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paços Ferreira 2014–15 Primeira Liga 10 2 1 1 0 0 11 3
2015–16 31 12 1 0 2 0 34 12
Total 41 14 2 1 2 0 0 0 45 15
Atlético Madrid 2016–17 La Liga 0 0 0 0
Porto (loan) 2016–17 Primeira Liga 27 8 1 0 1 0 8[a] 1 37 9
Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 2017–18 Championship 44 17 1 1 1 0 46 18
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2018–19 Premier League 11 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
Career total 123 39 4 2 5 0 8 1 140 42
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

Honours[edit]

Wolverhampton Wanderers

References[edit]

International appearances

  • "Jogador: Diogo Jota" [Player: Diogo Jota] (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. Retrieved 11 June 2018.

General

  1. ^ "2018/19 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Portugal (sub-20): André Horta e Diogo Jota convocados para estágio" [Portugal (under-20): André Horta and Diogo Jota called for training camp] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Portugal-México, 4–0" [Portugal-Mexico, 4–0]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 March 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Jota terá mais oportunidades" [Jota will have more opportunities]. Record (in Portuguese). 13 January 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Paços e Vitória empatam (2–2) em relvado encharcado" [Paços and Vitória draw (2–2) in waterlogged pitch] (in Portuguese). F.C. Paços Ferreira. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Paços vence Académica e deixa sonho a um ponto" [Paços defeat Académica and keep dream a point away] (in Portuguese). F.C. Paços Ferreira. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Diogo Jota é o mais jovem a marcar pelo Paços na I Liga" [Diogo Jota is the youngest to score for Paços in I League] (in Portuguese). F.C. Paços Ferreira. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Jota seguro até 2020" [Jota secured until 2020]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 May 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "P. Ferreira 1–0 Académica" (in Portuguese). SAPO. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  10. ^ "El Atlético ficha a Diogo Jota" [Atlético sign Diogo Jota]. Marca (in Spanish). 14 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Diogo Jota no Dragão para reforçar o ataque" [Diogo Jota to the Dragão to bolster the attack] (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  12. ^ "FC Porto goleia Nacional com 'hat-trick' de Diogo Jota" [FC Porto rout Nacional with Diogo Jota 'hat-trick']. Sábado (in Portuguese). 1 October 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Diogo Jota: Atletico Madrid midfielder joins Wolves on season-long loan". BBC Sport. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Hull City 2–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers". BBC Sport. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Permanent deal for Jota agreed". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  16. ^ "FPL promotion prospects: The Wolves worth hunting". Premier League. 27 May 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  17. ^ Hatfield, Luke (10 August 2018). "Rui Patricio honours Carl Ikeme as Wolves reveal new kit numbers". Express & Star. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  18. ^ Shamoon Hafez (11 August 2018). "Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–2 Everton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Sub-19: Yuri Ribeiro, Rui Silva e Jota chamados" [Under-19: Yuri Ribeiro, Rui Silva and Jota called]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 22 September 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Sub-19: Portugal começa qualificação com goleada" [Under-19: Portugal start qualification with routing] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  21. ^ "Sub-21: Israel-Portugal, 0–3 (crónica)" [Under-21: Israel-Portugal, 0–3 (match report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  22. ^ "Seleção portuguesa de sub-21 vence Itália por 3–2 em jogo de preparação" [Under-21 Portuguese national team beat Italy 3–2 in friendly match]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 25 May 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  23. ^ "Diogo Jota". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  24. ^ "Bolton Wanderers 0–4 Wolverhampton Wanderers". BBC Sport. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.

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