Junior Firpo

Junior Firpo

Junior Firpo
Quick Facts About Junior Adames
Celebrated Name Junior Firpo
Age 26 years old
Nick Name Junior
Birth Name Héctor Junior Firpo Adames
Birth Date 1996-08-22
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Dominican and Spanish
Place of Birth Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Ethnicity Black Dominican
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Leo
Siblings two sisters
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status unmarried
Girlfriend Julia Torralbo
Children 2
Net Worth 15 million euros
Salary 3.8 million euros per year
Height 6 ft
Weight 78 Kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Eye Color black
Hair Color black
Hair Style high-top-fade
Current Team Leeds United
Coach Marcelo Bielsa
Jersey Name Junior
Jersey Number 3

Junior Firpo is well-known for his exceptionally high level of passing ability. He knows how to pick the right pass in every situation and can execute that pass to perfection. He is also known for his strong heading ability, high level of physical strength, ability to be able to shield the ball well from other players. 


Who is Junior Firpo?

Junior Firpo is a Dominican-Spanish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Leeds United. He is ranked no.1 among all the players of the Dominican national football team. He is one of the promising defenders in the English Premier League. Mainly a left-back, he can also play as a center-back or right-back.

He began his footballing journey by joining Real Betis' youth setup in June 2014, aged 18, from Puerto Malagueño, his previous club. He made his senior debut with the reserves on 15 February 2015, starting in a 1–1 home draw against Granada B for the Segunda División B championship and was promoted to the B-side ahead of the 2015–16 season. 

On 4 August 2019, Junior signed a five-year deal with Barcelona and made his debut three weeks later in a 5–2 home win over his former club Betis, playing the last nine minutes in place of Rafinha. On 6 July 2021, Firpo signed a four-year deal with Premier League club Leeds United. He is expected to replace Ezgjan Alioski in the left-back role after Alioski's contract expired. 

Junior Firpo Bio: Age, Nationality, Early Life

Junior Firpo was born on 22nd August 1996 in Santo Domingo, the Capital city of the Dominican Republic. His birth name is Héctor Junior Firpo Adames. He holds a Dominican as well as Spanish nationality and belongs to the Black Dominican ethnicity of African ancestry. His star sign is Leo. He is a follower of Christianity. 

Junior was born into a middle-class family. He was raised up in his hometown Santo Domingo, until the age of five. After turning six, he moved to Benalmádena, Málaga, Andalusia with his parents. There his parents were reported to have worked as waiters at a hotel to earn their living. 

Growing up, Junior became interested in playing football. After completing his high school education,  he joined Real Betis' youth setup in June 2014, aged 18, from Puerto Malagueño, a sports club in Málaga, Spain. Prior to this, he had played at the youth academy of several local sports clubs starting in 2011. 

Who is Junior Firpo's girlfriend? 

Junior Firpo has been dating his gorgeous Spanish girlfriend Julia Torralbo. The defender 25, and his lovely girlfriend also 25 really love each other so much and often shares romantic post on their Instagram account. The duo is assumed to begin their love journey in the early 2010s, probably they had fallen for each other in their early teenage.

The pair are the perfect example of true love in the sense that their decade-long friendship and commitment to each other has finally turned them to be parents of their two children: a daughter named Jannet and a son born in December 2021. While not married, the couple has already become parents of their lovely children.


Now, having a family, Junior is living a happy life with his dear girlfriend or partner and they often go on holiday to spend quality time. They were spotted spending the holiday in Tavira, a small city on Portugal's Algarve coast. The couple is also planning to marry soon. 

Junior Firpo Net Worth, Contract, Salary

As of 2021, the net worth of Eder Militao is estimated to be 15 million euros. On 17th August 2017, while joining the senior squad of Real Betis, the market value of 21 years Militao's was €100 thousand. Now after 4 years, his market value has reportedly become €12 million (updated on December 23, 2021). 

In July 2021 the left-back signed a contract with Leeds United that nets him a whopping salary of 3.8 million euros per year. In the case of earning, he is among the highest-earning player of Leeds United FC. His salary will be increased in the coming year if he continues to display good performance for the team. 

The professional player hasn't lack behind from living a luxurious lifestyle through his massive earnings. He owns an expensive apartment in Seville, Spain which is designed with high-end furnishing materials. He now has an apartment in Leeds, England. He drives a Red Audi RS7 Trims costing $114,000. 

How tall is Junior Firpo?

Junior Firpo is 6 ft tall and his body weight is around 78 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. As a football player, he regularly does workout and gym exercises to keep him fit and active. He has a high-top-fade hairstyle that is black in color. His eye color is also Black.

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 Leeds United football training center for warm-ups and training.

He's got tattoos embellishing the entire length of his right sleeve, which includes a baby wolf and a skull filled with flowers. He's also got tattoos on his left bicep, which includes tributes for his loved ones.

Facts About Junior Firpo

  • #1He is the first Dominican Republic-born player to have ever featured in La Liga.
  • #2He made his La Liga debut on 12th February 2018.
  • #3He scored his first professional goal on 17 March 2018.
  • #4Firpo scored his second (and last) goal for Barça in a 5–1 home win over Alavés.
  • #5Despite being born in the Dominican Republic, he has only played once for the national team.
  • #6He has made four appearances for Spain U21.
  • #7He won 2020–21 Copa del Rey with Barcelona.
  • #8He likes to travel around the world.
  • #9He is a pet lover.
  • #10He is a very faithful guy.