Darwin Núñez

Darwin Núñez

Darwin Núñez
Quick Facts About Darwin Núñez
Celebrated Name Darwin Núñez
Age 23 years old
Nick Name Núñez
Birth Name Darwin Gabriel Núñez Ribeiro
Birth Date 1999-06-24
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Urugyuan
Place of Birth Artigas, Uruguay
Ethnicity Latino
Religion Roman Catholic
Horoscope Cancer
Father Bibiano Núñez
Mother Silvia Ribeiro
Brother Junior Nunez
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Lorena Manas
Children 1
Net Worth €2 million
Salary €1.93 million per year
Height 6 ft 2 inches
Weight 81 Kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Eye Color brown
Hair Color dark brown
Current Team Benfica
Coach Nélson Veríssimo
Jersey Name Darwin

Darwin Núñez, the most expensive signing in Portuguese football history, is best known for his athletic frame, excellent acceleration, and sprinting speed. He is a disruptive striker with a dynamic range of mobility that can carry counter-attacks, makes incisive movements around the box, and strike the ball explosively. He is adept at attacking open spaces and is good at generating shots from varied situations.

Who is Darwin Núñez?

Darwin Núñez is a Uruguayan professional footballer. Currently, he plays as a striker for the Primeira Liga club Benfica. At the international level, he represents the Uruguayan national team. He was called up to the full international side for the first time in October 2019. He won Cosme Damião Awards as the Footballer of the Year in 2021. 


Núñez begin his football career through Peñarol's youth setup in 2013, aged 14. Through Peñarol's youth academy, he was promoted to the first team in 2017. In August 2019, he joined Spanish Segunda División side Almería. Benfica signed him in 2020 for a club-record transfer worth €24 million, the most expensive signing in Portuguese football history.

On 27 February, Núñez scored his 20th league goal for Benfica in a 3–0 home victory against Vitória de Guimarães in the Primeira Liga. On 9 April, Núñez scored his third hat-trick of the season in a 3–1 victory against B SAD, bringing his total goal count for the season to 31 goals.

When was Darwin Núñez born?

Darwin Núñez was born on 24th June 1999 in Artigas, a city located in Northwest Uruguay. His birth name is Darwin Gabriel Núñez Ribeiro. He holds an Urugyuan nationality and belongs to the Latin ethnic group. His star sign is Cancer. He was raised in adherence to Catholic Christianity.

Nunez was born into a poor financially-backward family. His father Bibiano Núñez was a construction worker who used to earn very little with his work. His family was totally reliant on his mother's job as a bottle hawker and seller. He was raised in a poor neighborhood of Artigas along with his older brother Junior Nunez.

It was Darwin's big brother Junior Nunez who paved a way for him toward football. Junior was also engaged in football at that time and he act as a tutor and trainer of Nunez. Darwin begins his football journey by joining the youth setup of his hometown club La Luz.

Who is Darwin Nunez's wife? 

Darwin Nunez has been in a relationship with his childhood sweetheart Lorena Manas for a long time. The beautiful blonde also holds Urugyan nationality and shares the same birth year of Darwin. Darwin and Nunez grew up in the same city (Artigas) and had known each other since their childhood.


The duo started dating seriously after reaching their teenage. They were in fact madly in love with each other. Lorena used to support Nunez in his game. However, the duo managed to keep their relationship a secret for a long time. Lorena prefers to maintain a low profile and she avoids the spotlight.

While not being married, the love birds have already welcomed their first child, a son on January 3, 2022, who is named Darwin as well. The duo was pretty joyous after becoming parents for the first time. They love spending time with the newborn and sometimes take him out for a spin.   

How much is Darwin Nunez's net worth?


As of April 2022, the net worth of Darwin Nunez is estimated to be around €2 million. His current market value is 40 million euros. On 4th September 2020, the left-back signed a contract with Manchester City that nets him a whopping salary of 1.93 million pounds annually. Apart from his football contract and salary, he earns additional income via endorsement deals, and bonuses too.

How tall is Darwin Nunez?

Darwin Nunez is 6 ft 2 inches tall and his body weight is 81 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. As a football player, he regularly does workouts and gym exercises to keep him fit and active. He has a long curly hairstyle that is dark brown in color. His eyes color are dark brown in color. 

He always does heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He arrives every morning at the Benfica FC training center for warm-ups and training. He has carved tattoos all over his left shoulder. 

Facts About Darwin Núñez

  • #1He wears Nike Mercurial Superfly VIII Elite soccer cleats in 2021-2022.
  • #2Núñez had tested positive for COVID-19.
  • #3He had undergone surgery due to an injury to his right knee.
  • #4He ranks no.1 among all players of the Liga Portugal.
  • #5 He scored on his international debut against Peru.
  • #6He is also capable of playing as a left-winger.
  • #7He is a huge fan of seaside vacations.
  • #8He enjoys his life in arid landscapes.
  • #9His FIFA rating is 77.
  • #10The meaning of his middle name is "God is my Strenth".