Full Name: Ángel Fabián Di María
Date of Birth: 14 February 1988 (age 35)
Place of Birth: Rosario, Argentina
Height: 1.80 m ( 5 ft 11 In）
Current Team: S.L. Benfica
Position: Winger, attacking midfielder
His Parents: Ángel Fabián Di María was born on February 14, 1988 to Miguel and Diana Maria. He grew up with two older sisters. He was active in sports as a child and doctors told his parents that his unusually good stamina would make him a good footballer. So his parents got him into a local football club when he was 4 years old. Because of his family's financial constraints, they could not afford sneakers and footballs. After a day at the football academy, Ángel headed straight to his father's workplace - working hard to earn extra money.
His Wife & Kids: In 2011, Ángel Di Maria married fellow Argentine Jorgelina. They have a daughter named Pia.
The Story of Ángel Fabián Di María
In 1995, Ángel joined the "Rosario Central" youth team, where he honed his skills. In 2006 he scored his first professional goal in the "Apertura" tournament against "Quilmes". Due to his exceptional performance, he has won favors from "Boca Juniors" and "Premier League" team "Arsenal".
In July 2007, he officially joined the Portuguese local team "Benfica" and began to play winger. He was doing so well with the team that managers were quick to consider giving him another contract. In February 2010, Angel scored his first career hat-trick against "Leixões". The Portuguese media have since touted him as the next Argentine superstar.
In June 2010, "Real Madrid" officially announced that they were negotiating with "Benfica" on the transfer of Angel. On August 29, 2010, he made his league debut for "Real Madrid" for the first time. The following month, he scored his first league goal against Real Sociedad. He played a major role in Real Madrid's Copa del Rey victory in April. His team won the "European Super Cup" in 2014. Both he and his team performed well, and 2014 was widely regarded as the best year of his career.
In 2014, he joined "Manchester United". However, he has only scored four goals in the 34 games he has played. So he was transferred to "Paris Saint-Germain" in 2015. His performances improved and he helped the team win the "Cup de France" final. In the 2017-2018 season, he played a vital role in the team winning the "Cup de France". Di Maria scored 92 goals and provided 112 assists in 295 appearances for Paris Saint-Germain.
On 8 July 2022, Di María joined Juventus as a free agent. He made his club debut on 15 August, in Juventus's opening match of the Serie A season; he scored the opening goal and later assisted Dušan Vlahović's second goal in an eventual 3–0 home win but was substituted in the second half after sustaining an injury. On 15 September, he made his 100th Champions League appearance, and his debut with Juventus in that competition, in a 2–1 home defeat against his former club Benfica.
Back to Benfica
In a surprising turn of events, Ángel Fabián Di María, the Argentine football maestro, has sealed a sensational transfer back to Benfica. The news has sent shockwaves through the footballing world, as the talented winger returns to the club where he once honed his skills and made a name for himself before embarking on a remarkable journey across Europe's top football leagues.
Di María, widely regarded as one of the most skillful and versatile players of his generation, began his professional career at Rosario Central in Argentina before joining Benfica in 2007. His time at the Portuguese club was nothing short of remarkable, with his explosive pace, pinpoint crosses, and mesmerizing dribbling abilities making him an instant fan favorite. During his three-year stint with Benfica, he helped the club win the Primeira Liga and the Taca de Portugal, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of the supporters.
As rumors of a potential return to Benfica began to circulate, football enthusiasts eagerly awaited an official confirmation. Now, with the deal completed, Di María is set to reunite with his former club, bringing his immense experience and talents back to the Estádio da Luz.
As Di María embarks on this new chapter in his footballing journey, fans around the globe eagerly anticipate witnessing his magical performances once again in the Benfica jersey. The homecoming of Ángel Fabián Di María to the club that nurtured him into a world-class talent is a fairy tale that has come full circle. His DI MARIA jersey appears on the field of Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica. For Benfica faithful, this transfer marks a moment of hope and excitement, as they anticipate the Argentine wizard's return to grace the footballing stage where he first dazzled the world.