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2024 Updated: João Pedro’s Net Worth, Salary, Football Career, Personal Life

João Pedro Junqueira Jesus, known as João Pedro, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.Information Guide Nigeria

Early and personal life

The generational talent, João Pedro was born in Ribeirão Preto to parents Flavia Junqueira and José João de Jesus as per report, more commonly known as Chicão, a professional footballer for Botafogo. But unfortunately, Chicão was jailed for sixteen years in 2002, serving eight, for being an accessory to murder. By the time of Chicão’s imprisonment, he and Junqueira had separated.Information Guide Nigeria

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According to the report from BBC, it is claimed that João Pedro joined the youth system of Fluminense, and his mother moved with him to Rio de Janeiro. As the young star moved through the club’s academy he switched from being a defensive midfielder, like his father, to an attacking midfielder, and then a striker. However, on the 19th of October 2018, before he had even made his senior debut, Premier League club Watford agreed a deal to sign João Pedro in January 2020 on a five-year contract.

Then on the 28th of March 2019, João Pedro made his senior debut for Fluminense as a stoppage-time substitute in a 2–1 loss to arch-rivals Flamengo in the Campeonato Carioca. A month later on the 29th April, he made his league debut as a late substitute in the 1–0 loss to Goiás. The winger then proceeded to fire seven goals in his next four games including a hat trick in a 4–1 Copa Sudamericana victory against Atlético Nacional.Information Guide Nigeria

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Report from the English media has it on the 30th of October 2019, it was announced that he had received his UK work permit and would sign for Watford in January 2020. The young star scored his first goal for Watford in a 1–0 win over Luton Town on 26 September 2020, his 19th birthday. He then scored a long-range goal on the 16th of October 2020 in Watford’s win over Derby County.Information Guide Nigeria

João Pedro Junqueira Jesus scored his first Premier League goal against Manchester United on 20 November 2021. The young playmaker dedicated the goal to his late stepfather, Carlos Junior. However, on the 27th of January 2022, João Pedro scored the equalizer against Newcastle United in the 88th minute. Nevertheless, the match ended in a 1–1 draw and made Watford stay over the relegation zone.

João Pedro’s Net Worth

With his exceptional performance from a very early age, there is no doubt that the rising star is sure to achieve a milestone in the coming future. As of now, his estimated net worth is $1-$1.5 millionNYSC Portal

João Pedro’s Salary

In January 2020 the forward signed a contract with Watford F.C. that nets him a whopping salary of 180,000 Euro (158,000 Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €493 (£433) per day and €20.55 (£18.04) per hour!

Per year          €180,000            £156,522

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Per month           €15,000          £13,043NYSC Portal

Per week            €3,462            £3,010

Per day             €493                 £429

Per hour             €21                 £18

Per minute         €0                     £0

Personal Life

Married his girlfriend

Joao is happily married to his girlfriend, Carol Assis. The couple married in December 2020 in London. 20-year old Carol is a digital influencer, a model, and a Youtuber.

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