João Félix or also known as João Félix Sequeira is a Portuguese professional footballer, born on November 10th, 1999 (Aged 23). He plays as a forward for Atletico Madrid in the La Liga league. He also plays as a forward footballer for the Portugal National Team. He has been known for also playing as a winger and an attacking midfielder other than playing as a forward.
He started his training at the Porto Youth ranks and later on transferred to his rival club, Benfica and played for their reserve team in the year 2015. His professional debut took place at the age of 17 when he was promoted to the first team in the year 2018 and was also awarded the Primeira Liga’s Best Young Player of the Year and also was honoured with the Golden Boy award.
He started as a Goalscorer and also contributed to Benefica winning the league title that too in his first-ever season and which was also the only season he played with the club.
International Football Career
At the age of 19 only, Felix was known for displaying excellent skills at the game which sparked the interests of various European clubs by scoring a hat-trick at the UEFA Europa League. He began making a name for himself internationally and Atletico De Madrid signed him for a club-record transfer of 113 million pounds which is the fourth-most expensive football transfer in the history of the sport.
He was also shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or which is an annual football award to appreciate the contribution and the playing track of footballers. This award is presented by France Football and has been in existence for almost seven decades now. He finished third in line for another award presented by France Football which is Kopa TrKophy in 2019.
He has represented his country at under-18, under-19, under 21 and now playing in the national senior team. In October 2022, for the FIFA World Cup which is being held in Qatar, he was named under the 55 preliminary-man squad for Portugal and later proceeded in being in the final 26 man-squad for the country. In the match against Ghana held on November 25th, 2022 Felix scored his first-ever World cup goal for Portugal. Portugal won against Ghana by 3-2 group stage.
In round 16, in the match held between Switzerland and Portugal on December 6th, he provided an assist in two of the goals. Portugal won the match by a score of 6-1.
He has been referred to as a technical and skilled player who is aware of his game and the next move even at the complex turn of events in the game. His versatility in the game offers him a wide spectrum of positions to play as striker, second striker and winger. Primarily he has taken the position of attacking midfielder. He has emerged to be one of the most promising players for the Portuguese team.
His technicality and intelligence in the game offer him to be creative and have a great eye for the goal and ball. He is considered one of the most gifted players and has been appreciated for his dribbling skills. He is undoubtedly on a ladder to reach greater heights in the sport with his hard work.
Who is João Félix Dating
The footballer has always kept his private life secretive especially his dating life. In the year 2019, it was reported that is started dating Magui Corceiro who is a Portuguese actress, influencer and model. Born on October 24, 2002, she is very well known for her roles in television shows such as Prisioneira and Bem me Quer.
The pair met through a chain of mutual friends and exchanged messages on Instagram and very soon after they began dating.
The duo have been dating for three years and share a happy relationship. However, it has been reported that the couple spilt earlier this year due to the cheating rumours of Magui Corceiro having an affair with Pedro Porro, a defender for Lisbon.
On many occasions, Corceiro and Felix have denied having such affairs and have referred to Porro as a friend only. She was equally supported by her partner throughout these allegations and even he tweeted in her support, thus shutting down all the tarnishing rumours. This made clear that the couple remained intact after the distressful allegations.