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For fans of Liverpool football club,of course, know very well about a player named Diogo Jota. He recently became a new star for bringing a 5–0 win to Liverpool after scoring a hattrick in a match against Atlanta in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday (4/11/2020) at 03:00 GMT. In fact, he was able to threaten the position of another player named Roberto Firmina.
Due to his success, Diogo was voted the best player of the 2020 UEFA Champions League. Well, who exactly is this Dioga Jota figure? to that end, here’s a profile of Diogo Jota and his career in football. Let’s take a peek at the reviews below.
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Diogo Jota’s Profile
Diogo Jota was born Diogo Jose Teixeira da Silva on 4 December 1996. He is currently a 23-year-old professional footballer from Portugal who currently joins Premier League club Liverpool and the Portuguese national team as a striker. Arguably Diogo is Liverpool’s new star after his success brought victory for Liverpool against Atlanta in the 2020 UEFA Champions League.
He is a former Portugal youth national team player who represented his country at under-19, under-21 and under-23 level. He was also in the squad for the 2019 UEFA Nations League Final won by Portugal and made his international debut in November 2019.
Here is personal information about Diogo Jota:
|Birth Name||Diogo Jose Teixeira da Silva|
|Other Names||Diogo Jota|
|Born||(1996-12-04) 4 December 1996 (age 23), Porto, Portugal|
Diogo Jota’s Career Journey At Several Football Clubs
The journey of Diogo’s career before becoming a new star at Liverpool can be said to be quite difficult. Here’s the journey of Diogo Jota’s career in football:
A. Pacos de Ferreira (career beginning 2013-2015) and (career in senior team 2014-2016)
Prior to joining Liverpool, Diogo began his career studying football at Gondomar SC Academy from 2003 to 2013. In 2013-15, he was promoted to the main squad in the Portuguese League by joining Pacos de Ferreira where he was 17 years old. Along with this club, he still has to wait a season to get a chance to debut in the senior team.
On 19 October 2014, Diogo made his debut in Pacos de Ferreira’s senior team for the 2015–16 season. On his debut in the senior team, he competed in the Portugal Cup against Atletico SC Reguengos. Despite his youth, he managed to impress by contributing one goal to help Pacos to a 4–0 win against Atletico SC Reguengos. Since his stunning debut, Diogo has continued to get the chance to play until he attracts the attention of one of Spain’s elite teams, Atletico Madrid.
On 20 February 2015, Diogo made his first Premier League appearance against Victoria de Guimaraes in place of Diogo Rosado with a 2–2 draw. In addition, he once brought victory against Academica de Coimbra by scoring two goals. He also became the youngest player to score for a high-class club during his career at Pacos de Ferreira.
On May 30, 2015, Diogo extended his five-year contract to keep him contracted with Pacos until 2020. On 17 August 2015 in his first match against Academica at Estadio da Mata Real, he was sent off for pushing Hugo Seco.
Although he is contracted until 2020, he decided to pursue a career outside Portugal by joining Spanish club Atletico Madrid in 2016
B. Atletico Madrid (2016-2018)
On 14 March 2016, Diogo signed a five-year contract with Spanish club Atletico Madrid effective 1 July. Having not had a chance to taste the game under the name Atletico Madrid, Diogo was repatriated to his country then joined FC Porto on a one-year loan. The return took place on August 26, 2016.
The coach of FC Porto who at the time wanted to borrow Diogo was Nuno Espirito Santo who is now the architect of Wolves. It could be said that the key to Diogo Jota’s development as a player is thanks to the cold hand of a Nuno.
On 1 October 2016, Diogo scored a hattrick in the first half to lead FC Porto to a 4–0 away win against C.D. Nacional.
C. Wolverhamptom Wanderers (2017-2018 and 2018-2020)
Doigo Jota was loaned out to several clubs such as Primeira League club FC Porto in 2016. After Diogo Jota’s loan at FC Porto was completed, Diogo Jota was immediately taken to English EFL Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers with another namewolves at the start of the 2017–18 season. At the time, he was still on loan from Atletico Madrid. With this club, on 15 August 2017, he scored his first goal to give Hull City a 3–2 away win.
Then on 30 January 2018, Diogo officially became a player for Wolverhampton Wanderers after signing a €14 million contract effective 1 July. It was at this club that Diogo’s career arguably improved considerably as Diogo was given the confidence of Wolves to perform regularly.
In his first season in England, Diogo Jota was included in Wolves’ list of top scorers who finished fifth for contributing 17 goals and 6 assists to lead Wolves to the title in the Premier League. It could be said that Diogo Jota is the key to Wolves’ success in promotion from the Champions Division to the Premier League.
After joining Wolves’ senior squad on 11 August 2018, Diogo Jota made 90 minutes of the game with a 2–2 draw at home against Everton. On 19 January 2019, Diogo scored three goals to give Wolves a 3–4 win against Leicester City. The win was the second time Diogo has done a hattrick in his career.
In the process of becoming a professional footballer, he became the second Portuguese player to achieve the feat in the Premier League after Cristiano Ronaldo in the previous 11 years. On 16 March 2019, Diogo led Wolves to their first semi-final in the 2018–19 FA Cup after he scored the winning goal 2–1 against Manchester United.
Diogo has scored 44 times and 19 assists in 131 games across all competitions after joining Wolverhampton Wanderers. He officially used the last name “Diogo J” on his jersey after the achievements earned during his joining the Wolves club. He joined for two seasons in 2017-18 and 2018-2020
D. Liverpool (from 2020 )
Juergon Kloop’s achievements attracted the attention of Juergon Kloop to bring him to Liverpool at the start of the season. On 19 September 2020, Diogo Jota officially joined Liverpool after signing a contract worth €50 million. Five days later, he played his first game against Lincoln City with a 7–2 victory. He played in the second half as a substitute.
On 28 September 2020, he made his Premier League debut under the name Liverpool and managed to deliver a 3–1 win against Arsenal after scoring the third goal. On 25 October 2020, Diogo Jota also scored the winning goal 2–1 against Sheffield United. Three days later, Diogo Jota scored the opening goal against FC Midtjylland and this was the 10,000th goal in Liverpool’s history in the UEFA Champions League.
On 3 November 2020, liverpool won from Atlanta with a 5–0 win after receiving a donation from Diogo Jota who scored a hattrick. From there he was named the best player in the 2020 UEFA Champions League and became a new star at Liverpool.
After two months of joining, Diogo Jota said that Liverpool were the best team of his career. His success in scoring hattricks made Diogo Jota the first player after Robbie Fowler in 1993 to score seven goals in his first 10 Liverpool appearances.
In addition to defending under the name Liverpool, Diogo Jota also joined the Portugal national team. He joined the under-19s for the 2014–15 season, scoring his first goal in a 6–1 win against Turkey in the qualifying phase of the UEFA European Championship on 29 May 2015. Then he joined at under-21 level for the 2015–18 season and brought a 3–2 friendly win against Italy after he scored twice. He also joined the under-23 level team.
In March 2019, Diogo Jota joined the senior Portugal team ahead of the opening uefa Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Ukraine and Serbia. Even so, he still hasn’t played. He was part of the team that won the 2019 UEFA Nations League Final in Portugal which was held in June 201. On 14 November 2019, he made his Debut as a substitute for Cristiano Ronaldo in the 84th minute of the EUfA Euro 2020 qualifying match. He scored his first goal for portugal in a 4–1 win against Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.
Diogo Jota’s role brought victory for Liverpool in the 2020 UEFA Champions League and became the best player
After conquering the Europa League last season, now Diogo Jota has conquered the Champions League with his hattrick. In fact, Liverpool’s new star was voted the best player in the 2020 UEFA Champions League this week after a hattrick shot.
Back in every game, he was just an upholstery for Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. But he still has a better goal record than all three players when he is not often played as a striker.
On Wednesday, (4/11/2020) at 03.00 WIB, Diogo Jota played against Atlanta at Gewiss Bergamo Stadium. The Portuguese scored twice in the first half. Then his third goal came in the second half shortly after Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane contributed goals within four minutes of the break. Diogo Jota’s three goals earned Liverpool a 5-0 win over Atlanta. It was his first hattrick since he joined Liverpool last summer.
At that time, Diogo Jota did give a great display by doing 11 duels with opponents then releasing 4 attempts which were all on target. Diogo Jota’s performance certainly satisfied Juergen Klopp, the Liverpool manager. With all three goals added, Diogo Jota has now scored four goals in the Champions League tournament. That’s where Diogo Jota placed first in europe’s top scoring event.
So far, Diogo Jota has scored seven goals in his 10 appearances with Liverpool. His goals against Shffield United, West Ham United and Atlanta in the last league were certainly the decisive goals of Liverpool’s victory.
Diogo Jota’s success in the match was widely praised. He was deemed to have done his job as a striker when Robertn Firmino was absent due to injury. In fact, many believe that this situation could be a threat to Firmino, who has rarely played for Liverpool this season. Firmino himself has scored just one goal in 11 appearances this season.
That’s the information about Diogo Jota being the best player in the 2020 Champions League season. Hopefully what is reviewed in this paper gives you some knowledge of liverpool’s new star. Happy reading.