Arthur Melo

Arthur Melo

Arthur Melo
Quick Facts About Arthur Melo
Celebrated Name Arthur Melo
Age 27 years old
Nick Name The Director
Birth Name Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo
Birth Date 1996-08-12
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Brazilian
Place of Birth Goiânia, Brazil
Birth Nation Brazil
Ethnicity South American
Race White
Awards Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Newcomer in 2017, South American Footballer of the Year in 2017
Famous for Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish La Liga club FC Barcelona and the Brazil national team
Residence Goiânia (Brazil) and Barcelona ( Spain)
Horoscope Leo
Religion Roman Catholic
Father Aílton de Melo
Mother Lúcia de Melo
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Keila Garcia
Career Start 2008-Present
Occupation Football Player
Source of Wealth Barcelona FC, Bonuses, Endorsement deals
Net Worth $10 million (2020)
Salary $5,448,256 ( annually)
Position Midfielder
Jersey Name Arthur
Jersey Number 8
Team Played Goiás FC (2008–2010), Grêmio FC "Youth"(2010-2015), Grêmio FC "Senior"(2015-2018), Barcelona ( 2018- Present)
Record highest pass accuracy 98.6% in a single match with Barcelona which he achieved when he completed 71 passes out of 72 attempted in a Champions League knockout match against Lyon in 2019. Current Team:-Barcelona
Ranking Third Best Midfielder in Laliga
Coach Quique Setien ( Barcelona)
Body Build/Type Athletic
Bearded Style Stubble
Height 5 ft 7 inches
Weight 73 kg
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown

Arthur Melo is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish La Liga club FC Barcelona and the Brazil national team. He is a Boyfriend of Famous Brazilian Model and pop singer Keila Garcia.  Arthur is a rare football player in modern football having no tattoos in his body parts. Melo is a football genius who is best known for his nickname as "The Director". 

What Makes Arthur Melo Famous for?

  • He is well-known as a visionary player always looking for spaces to pass the ball.
  • He is also known for his excellent ball-control, dribbling skills to great effect, and for using a feint known as 'La Pelopina'.

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Where is Arthur Melo from?

Arthur Melo was born on 12 August 1996 in Goiânia, Brazil. His birth name is Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo. He holds Brazilian nationality and belongs to South American ethnicity. His birth sign is Leo. His birthday falls on the 12th of August every year. He is a follower of Roman Catholicism. His father's name is Aílton de Melo and his mother's name is Lúcia de Melo. Arthur was born in middle-class family background and his parents used to work as the operator of Roman Catholic Household. He has an older brother named Paulo Henrique. 

He was grown up along with his brother in his home town Goiânia. Growing up he became interested in playing football and played with his big brother and neighborhood fellows at the street from a very small age and got admitted to the football academy at the age of five.

Club Football Career of Arthur Melo

Early (Youth ) Career 

Arthur Melo began his early football career by Joining the hometown club Goiás at age of 12. In 2010, after being spotted in a youth tournament, he moved to the Grêmio Football Club based in the city of Porto Alegre in Brazil. He played at the Youth team of the Grêmio Football Club for five years up to 2015.

Professional (Senior) Career 

In January 2015, following his impressive performances at the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior, Arthur was promoted from Grêmio's youth team to senior or first team of  Grêmio. He made his first-team debut against Aimoré FC for the "Campeonato Gaúcho", a top-flight professional football league in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. 

In 2016, Arthur made his league debut in the last match of the season. In 2017, Arthur becomes a first-team regular after a string of good performances in Primeira Liga and Campeonato Gaúcho. In July, he scored his first league goal, the second in a 3–1 away victory against Vitória. 

Arthur was officially transferred to Spanish Laliga Giant Barcelona FC on 9 July 2018 for a reported fee of €31 million-plus €9 million in added variables. Arthur made his debut against Tottenham Hotspur in a pre-season friendly match on 28 July 2018 and even scored a goal. The same year, He also made his competitive debut in Supercopa de España. He made his Laliga debut on the first league match of the 2018/19 season. His first El Clásico was on the 28th of October 2018. On 31 August 2019, Arthur scored his first goal for Barcelona against  Osasuna.

International career 

Arthur Melo Football Career

He made his debut for Brazil's under 17 football team in 2013 by playing at the 2013 South American Under-17 Football Championship. He was called first time On 15 September 2017 to play for Brazil's senior national team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. He made his international debut against the United States on the 7th of September 2018. He was also named in the standby list for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In May 2019, Arthur was included in Brazil's 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América on home soil and he made an important role by assisting Gabriel Jesus's match-winning goal against Peru which lead Brazil to win 2019 Copa América Cup.

Achievement and Awards 

Arthur Melo has received the following Achievement and Awards in his Football Journey:- 

  1. Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Newcomer in 2017
  2. South American Footballer of the Year in 2017
  3. FIFA FIFPro World11 nominee: 2019 

Is Arthur Melo married?

Arthur Melo is an unmarried man. However, he is in a love affair with his beautiful girlfriend named Keila Garcia. Keila Garcia is a Brazilian model known for her stunning beauty and bold looks and also works as a flight attendant. Keila and Arthur probably first met and started dating in early 2018. Nowadays they frequently meet each other because of Arthur's movement from Brazil to Spain due to his sign with Barcelona Football Club but they are still maintaining their long-distance relationship and are still together to present days too.  

How tall is Arthur Melo?

Arthur Melo is a good looking Guy with Athletic Build body physique and charming personality. He stands 5 ft 7 inches tall and weighs 73 Kg. His eye and hair color both are Brown. He has a straight sexual orientation. 

How much does Arthur Melo get Paid?

As of 2020, The net worth of Arthur Melo is estimated to be the US $10 Million and has a market value of 56 Million Euros(April 8, 2020). His Primary income sources include his salary earnings paid by Barcelona FC plus Bonuses too. In addition, he also earns from an endorsement deal with  Nike. Arthur is expected to earn a yearly income of US $5,448,256. He owns a house in his home city Goiânia, Brazil which is worth expensive. He currently resides in an apartment in Barcelona, Spain. As being a millionaire He is one of the richest players in the world.