João Félix age, position, salary, team, girlfriend, facts, football Career

João Félix is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club Barcelona and the Portugal national team. He is often regarded as one of the best forwards in the world. He has been playing football since he was a child and he has an incredible vision of the game.

João Félix is known for his creative and offensive style of play which has led him to be regarded as one of the best players in the world. Here, we take a closer look at João Félix’s age, position, salary, team, girlfriend, facts, and football Career so far.

Who Is João Félix?

João Félix Sequeira was born on 10 November 1999 and he is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club Barcelona and the Portugal national team. He is known for his versatility, finishing, creativity, and dribbling, and can also play as a winger or an attacking midfielder.

Félix initially trained at Porto’s youth ranks before moving to rivals Benfica in 2015. He began playing for the latter’s reserve team a year later and was promoted to the first team in 2018, making his professional debut at age 17.

He then starred as a goalscorer and helped Benfica win the league title in his first and only season with them, and was awarded Primeira Liga’s Best Young Player of the Year and the Golden Boy award. Internationally, he became the youngest ever player to score a hat-trick in the UEFA Europa League, aged 19.

João Félix Facts

Full Name João Félix Sequeira
NicknameO Furacão
Profession Soccer Football Player
Date of Birth & Age 10 November 1999 (age 22)
Birth Place Viseu, Portugal
Marital StatusUn Married
Hometown & Country Viseu, Portugal
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)

João Félix Early Life

Born in Viseu, Félix started playing football at Os Pestinhas in 2007 before joining the youth ranks of FC Porto a year later, aged eight. After Félix moved, he faced some challenges such as extensive schedules that included daily shuttle hours between Viseu and Porto. He moved out of his parents’ house aged twelve to live near Porto’s youth training grounds; in a later interview, Félix revealed that during this time he considered quitting football due to the lack of playing time, but his father convinced him on pursuing his career. 

Félix was released by Porto in 2014 because of his slight frame (Félix denies these claims and says he left of his own volition.) and moved on to Lisbon rivals Benfica in 2015, aged 15, after a season-long loan at Padroense.

João Félix Current Team

João Félix Current Team is Atlético Madrid

João Félix Age

João Félix is 22 year old.

João Félix Girlfriend

João Félix is currently single, according to our records.

What is João Félix Playing Position?

He plays as a Forward in his team.

João Félix Salary and Net Worth

João Félix Net Worth is 105 Million euros (93 Million Pound). He earns €71,882 (£63,689) per day and €2,995 (£2,654) per hour.

João Félix Football Career

Here, we take a closer look at João Félix’s Football career so far.

Club Career


Félix debuted professionally at the age of 16 for Benfica’s reserve team in LigaPro on 17 September 2016, coming on as an 83rd-minute substitute for Aurélio Buta in a goalless draw at Freamunde. At the time he became the youngest player to debut for Benfica B; this record has since been broken by Cher Ndour in May 2021. He played 13 matches and scored three goals over the season, the first being a consolation in a 2–1 loss to his hometown team Académico de Viseu on 15 February 2017. Later, on 30 January 2018, he scored a hat-trick in a 5–0 home win over Famalicão. During that season, Félix played in the 2016–17 UEFA Youth League, in which he was a key part of Benfica reaching the final of the competition, lost to Red Bull Salzburg (2–1); he scored six goals in the tournament.

Félix was then promoted to Benfica’s first team for the 2018–19 season, making his debut in a 2–0 Primeira Liga win at Boavista on 18 August. A week later, he scored his first Primeira Liga goal, thus becoming the youngest player to score in the Lisbon derby, which ended in a 1–1 tie. On 16 January 2019, he scored the qualifying goal against Vitória de Guimarães in the Portuguese Cup quarter-finals. After Bruno Lage took over as coach of Benfica, his first decision was to use Félix more regularly, partnering him with Haris Seferovic in the attack, taking advantage of the bad run of Facundo Ferreyra and Nicolas Castillo and the injury of Jonas. Later on, Félix was praised for his performance in a 4–2 away win over Sporting CP in the league on 3 February, subsequently sparking interest from several European clubs. A month later, he scored the equalizer in a 2–1 away win over Porto in the league.

Atlético Madrid

2019–20: Debut season

On 3 July 2019, Félix signed a seven-year contract with Spanish club Atlético Madrid for a transfer fee of €126 million (£113 million), the fourth-highest sum ever paid in football (this was also Benfica’s biggest transfer and Atlético’s most expensive signing ever) as well as the second-highest fee ever paid for a teenager (after Kylian Mbappé), with the Spanish club initially paying €30 million and the rest €96 million via installments, thus surpassing Félix’s €120 million release clause, and with Benfica paying €12 million in mediation services. Upon his arrival at the club, he was handed the number 7 shirt previously worn by Antoine Griezmann, who had departed to Barcelona.

Félix made his competitive debut on 19 August 2019, in a 1–0 victory over Getafe. Despite not scoring a goal, he managed to win a penalty for Atlético after being fouled inside the box, which Álvaro Morata subsequently failed to convert, however. On 25 August, Félix provided an assist for Vitolo in a 1–0 away win against Leganés. He scored his first La Liga goal on 1 September, in a 3–2 victory over Eibar; he was later substituted in the 84th minute for Thomas Partey. On 1 October, Félix scored his first UEFA Champions League goal and set up another goal in a 2–0 away victory against Lokomotiv Moscow, becoming the youngest goalscorer for Atlético Madrid in the competition in the process, at 19 years of age.

2021–22: Breakthrough and Atlético’s Player of the Season

João Félix missed Atlético’s first three matches of the 2021–22 season, as he continued to rehabilitate from the ankle injury he had been suffering since November. He made his return from injury on 12 September, replacing Antoine Griezmann in the 58th minute in a 2–1 away victory against Espanyol. On 18 September, Félix was sent off in the 78th minute in a 0–0 home draw against Athletic Bilbao, for calling the referee “crazy”, leading him to receive a two-match ban. Félix began regaining his place in the team, following his performances in Atlético’s next three matches, creating both of Atlético’s goals, in a 2–0 home victory in La Liga against Barcelona on October 2, as well as assisting Antoine Griezmann‘s second goal in a 2–3 home defeat against Liverpool in the Champions League on 19 October and assisting Luis Suárez first goal in a 2–2 home draw against Real Sociedad in La Liga on 24 October. He would score his first goal of the season on 31 October, in a 3–0 home win against Real Betis. For his performances in October, Félix was awarded Atlético Madrid Player of the Month by the club’s supporters.

International career


On 14 June 2017, Félix began his international career with Portugal’s under-18 team, debuting against Norway, replacing Elves Baldé in the 58th minute. In this friendly match, Félix scored a brace in a 3–0 victory in Lisbon. On 10 October 2017, João Félix debuted for Portugal’s under-21 team for the qualification of the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, in a 3–1 defeat against Bosnia and Herzegovina, replacing Xadas in the 56th minute.

During his international youth career, Félix would go on to represent the under-18, under-19, and under-21 teams, amassing 14 youth caps and scoring 6 goals overall.


On 15 March 2019, manager Fernando Santos called up Félix to the senior team for the first time, ahead of the opening UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches. During training with the national squad, Félix injured his foot and thus missed Portugal’s match against Serbia on 25 March.

Félix was also selected for the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals squad on home soil. He made his international debut for the senior team on 5 June against Switzerland in the semi-finals, where he was substituted in the 71st minute of a 3–1 win. Four days later, Portugal defeated Netherlands 1–0 in the tournament’s final. He scored his first international goal on 5 September 2020 in a 4–1 home win over Croatia in the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League. João Félix was selected for UEFA Euro 2020, replacing João Moutinho in the 55th minute in a 1–0 loss to Belgium in the round of 16 on 27 June.

Individual Awards of João Félix

  • Atlético Madrid Player of the Year: 2021–22
  • Atlético Madrid Player of the Month: October 2021, December 2021
  • Primeira Liga Player of the Month: January 2019
  • SJPF Young Player of the Month: January 2019
  • UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2018–19
  • CNID Best Revelation Footballer of the Year: 2019
  • Primeira Liga’s Best Young Player of the Year: 2018–19
  • Golden Globes: 2019 Best Newcomer
  • A Bola’s Player of the Year: 2019
  • Golden Boy: 2019
  • Globe Revelation Player: 2019
  • Ballon d’Or: 2019 (28th place)
  • Kopa Trophy: 3rd place (2019)
  • La Liga Player of the Month: November 2020, March 2022

Interesting Facts about João Félix

  • The Portuguese wonderkid caught the attention of the world during his spell with his native club Benfica. In the summer of 2019, he signed a 7-year contract with Spanish powerhouse Atlético Madrid, bringing his net worth up to a staggering €105 million (£93 million). One of the most sought-after talents on the globe.


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