Joo Maria Lobo Alves Palhinha Gonçalves, a defensive midfielder for Fulham of the Premier League and the Portugal national team, was born on July 9, 1995, in Portugal. He developed at Sporting CP and made his debut with the main squad in 2017. He has had loan stints at Moreirense, Belenenses, and Braga.
After coming back, he started playing, and in particular, he won the 2020–21 Primeira Liga. He signed a £20 million contract with Fulham in July 2022. In 2021, Palhinha made his official debut for Portugal. He was a member of the team for Euro 2020.
Joao Palhinha Bio/Wiki
|Birth Name||João Maria Lobo Alves Palhinha Gonçalves|
|Nick Name||Joao Palhinha|
|Age (as of 2023)||28 years|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Cancer|
|Birth Place||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Date of Birth||9 July 1995|
|Hobbies||Music and Gym|
|Mother's Name||Not Available|
|Father's Name||Not Available|
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Brands Endorsed||Not Available|
|Debut Club||Sporting CP|
|Current Team(s)||Fulham F.C.|
Height and , Weight
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Portuguese|
|Favorite Playing Position||Midfielder|
|Favorite Car||Not Available|
|Favorite Drinks||Red Bull|
|Favorite Cell Phone/Brand||Iphone|
Palhinha, a Lisbon native, joined Sporting CP’s youth programme in 2012 when he was 17 years old. On February 3, 2014, in a 3–2 home victory against Portimonense in the Segunda Liga, he made his debut professional appearance with the B team. It was one of just two appearances he made that season.
On April 4, 2015, while still playing in the second division, Palhinha scored his first goal as a senior. His header helped his team defeat Leixes 3–1 at home.
From July 2015 to January 2017, he spent time on loan at the Primeira Liga teams Moreirense and Belenenses. With the former, he made his league debut in a 0–2 home loss to Arouca while playing 22 minutes off the bench, and with the latter, he scored his first goal against Vitória de Guimares (1–1 away draw, 90 minutes played).
Palhinha then returned to the Estadio José Alvalade and made his competitive debut with the first team on January 21 in a 2–2 draw against Martimo. On October 12 of the same year, he scored his first goals for them, scoring twice in a 4–2 away victory over Oleiros in the Taça de Portugal.
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Palhinha agreed to a five-year deal for £20 million with Fulham on July 4 of that year. He made his Premier League debut on August 6 of that year, appearing in the whole 2-2 home draw against Liverpool.
Palhinha played for Portugal at the under-18, under-19, and under-20 levels.  In March 2021, he was called up to the full team for the first time, for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Azerbaijan, Luxembourg, and Serbia. Palhinha earned his first cap in the game with the first opponent, replacing Rben Neves late in the 1-0 victory in Turin. He also scored his first goal in the same match, capping.
Palhinha, who was chosen for UEFA Euro 2020, played against France in the group stage (2-2), and Belgium in the round of 16 (defeat by a score of 1-0).
- Taça da Liga: 2019–20
- Primeira Liga: 2020–21
- Taça da Liga: 2020–21, 2021–22
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2021
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Joao Palhinha Net Worth
The range of Joao Palhinha’s net worth or income is thought to be between $15 Million. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)||$15 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$13 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||$10 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2020 (Approx)||$7.5 Million|
|Annual Salary||$2 Million|
|Income Source||Professional Footballer|
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Joao Palhinha FIFA 22 Stats
In FIFA 22, Joao Palhinha has an overall rating of 82 and his potential is also 85.
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He is currently 28 years old (as of 2023).
He is 190 cm tall.
He plays as a midfielder.
After his transfer to Fulham F.C., his net worth is $15 Million (as of 2023).