Joao Pedro Cavaco Cancelo, a professional football player for Manchester City of the Premier League and the Portugal national team, was born on May 27, 1994. His Portuguese pronunciation is [uw kslu]. He is regarded as one of the top full-backs in the world and is creative, skilled, powerful, and adaptable. Cancelo joined Benfica’s reserve squad in 2012 after graduating from the club’s development program, and he was elevated to the main team two years later. Later, he went on loan to La Liga team Valencia for the 2014–15 campaign, and Los Ches made the transfer permanent in the summer of 2015.
Cancelo spent the 2017–18 Serie A season on loan with Inter Milan, where he was named to the league’s Team of the Year. Juventus, an Italian rival team, was interested in Cancelo as a result of his achievements, and they bought him in 2018 for a reported sum of €40.4 million. Cancelo won the league and the Supercoppa Italiana in his first and only season with the Bianconeri. He was acquired by English team Manchester City in 2019 for an alleged sum of €30 million, which included a trade for Danilo to Juventus. Since then, he has won a League Cup and two Premier League championships with the team. He played a big part in Manchester City winning the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 2020–21.
Joao Cancelo Bio/Wiki
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- Cancelo began playing football with the neighborhood club Barreirense when he was a child in Barreiro, Setubal District.
- At the age of 13, he enrolled in Benfica’s youth program and played both right and left defense.
- Cancelo made his professional debut with Benfica’s first squad on July 28, 2012, playing the entire 90 minutes as a right defender in a friendly match against Gil Vicente.
- Although he was listed with the B-side, he was considered a potential successor for Maxi Pereira in the seniors.
- From 2012 to 2013, he also played for the juniors, and on May 18 of that year, they defeated Rio Ave 2-1 to win the national title.
- On January 25, 2014, Cancelo played his first competitive match with Benfica’s starting lineup as he entered as a late substitution in the team’s 1-0 victory against Gil Vicente at home for the Taça da Liga.
- On May 10, after they had already been proclaimed league champions, he made his debut in the Primeira Liga and started in a 2-1 loss to Porto in the Clássico.
- Cancelo was acquired by Juventus on June 27, 2018, for a fee of €40.4 million, and made his domestic league debut on August 18, in a 3-2 away victory against Chievo Verona.
- In January 2019, he captured the full 1-0 victory over Milan for the Supercoppa Italiana, earning his first trophy with the team.
- At the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, he assisted in helping his club secure the crucial match-winning penalty later in the same game, which was then converted by fellow countryman Cristiano Ronaldo.
- That same month, he scored his first league goal as his team rallied from a goal down to overcome Lazio 2-1.
- On October 6, Cancelo assisted Rodrigo Bentancur in a 2-0 victory over Udinese on the road.
- In a 1-0 home victory over his previous team Inter Milan in the Derby d’Italia on December 7, Cancelo assisted Mario Manduki.
- Cancelo assisted his countryman Cristiano Ronaldo in a 1-1 away tie in Juventus’ Champions League quarterfinal matchup against Ajax on April 10, 2019.
- Juventus ultimately lost the game 2-1 in Turin on April 16 and was eliminated from the tournament.
- Cancelo participated in the Scudetto-clinching game against Fiorentina four days later, as Juventus won their eighth straight league championship with a 2-1 victory at home.
- On August 7, 2019, Cancelo signed a six-year contract with Premier League winners Manchester City for a total of £60 million, making him the most expensive right-back in history.
- Danilo was also transferred to Juventus in return, bringing the total to £27.4 million.
- In a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth on August 25, he made his Premier League debut, coming on as a late replacement for Kyle Walker.
- He scored his first goal for City on December 18 in a 3-1 away victory over Oxford United in the EFL Cup quarterfinals.
- Cancelo initially struggled in his debut season with the team, playing out of position in the games he participated, in and failing to secure a starting position in the squad while vying with Walker for a right-back position.
- During the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, Cancelo represented Portugal.
- Additionally, he was chosen for the Lithuanian edition of the competition.
- Cancelo participated in both the 2014 Toulon Tournament and the 2013 FIFA World Cup with the under-20s.
- In the earlier edition, he played in two games, and his nation advanced to the round of 16.
- Cancelo participated in the 2015 European Championships as a member of the under-21 team.
- He made his sole appearance in the competition midway through the second half of the 5-0 semi-final victory over Germany, in which Sweden ultimately finished as the tournament’s runner-up.
- He took the place of left-back Raphael Guerreiro.
- Cancelo was initially called up to the senior squad by head coach Fernando Santos on August 26, 2016.
- On September 1, 2016, in a 5-0 friendly victory against Gibraltar in Porto, Cancelo played the entire 90 minutes and scored the third goal.
- He added two more in the following month’s qualifications for the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Andorra (6-0, at home) and the Faroe Islands (away, same score).
- Cancelo was a part of a preliminary 35-man team for the finals in Russia in May 2018, however, he was left off the final roster.
- Cancelo was chosen to play in each of the four league matches in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League group stage, which helped the hosts Portugal advance to the competition’s first Nations League Finals.
- Portugal won the championship in the UEFA Nations League Finals by defeating the Netherlands 1-0 in Porto.
- When Cancelo tested positive for COVID-19 two days before Portugal’s opening match against Hungary in June 2021, he was removed from the team and Diogo Dalot was brought in to fill his position.
Joao Cancelo Awards
- Primeira Liga: 2013–14
- Serie A: 2018–19
- Supercoppa Italiana: 2018
- Premier League: 2020–21, 2021–22
- EFL Cup: 2020–21
- UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2020–21
- UEFA European Under-21 Championship runner-up: 2015
- UEFA Nations League: 2018–19
Joao Cancelo Net Worth
The range of Joao Cancelo’s net worth or income is thought to be between €36 Million. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.
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Joao Cancelo FIFA 22 Stats
In FIFA 22, Joao Cancelo has an overall rating of 88 and his potential is also 88.
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He is currently 29 years old (as of 2023).
He is 182 cm tall.
He plays as a defender.
After his transfer to Manchester City, his net worth is €36 Million (as of 2023).