Luis Diaz

Luis Diaz

Luis Diaz
Quick Facts About Luis Diaz
Celebrated Name Luis Diaz
Age 27 years old
Nick Name The Gunfighter
Birth Name Luis Fernando Díaz Marulanda
Birth Date 1997-01-13
Gender Male
Profession Colombian footballer
Nationality Colombian
Place of Birth Barrancas, Colombia
Ethnicity Wayuu
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Capricorn
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Gera Ponce
Net Worth $1 million to $5 million
Salary €750,000 annually
Height 5 ft 10 inches
Weight 65 Kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Eye Color black
Hair Color black
Current Team FC Porto
Coach Sérgio Conceição
Jersey Name Luis Diaz
Jersey Number 7

Luis Diaz is best known for scoring the highest number of goals in Copa America 2021, the 47th edition of the Copa América, which took place in Brazil from 13 June to 10 July 2021. He helped the national team to a third-place finish at the tournament, being awarded the Golden Boot as joint top goalscorer of the tournament alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi.

Who is Luis Diaz?

Luis Diaz is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Portuguese Primeira Liga club Porto and the Colombia national team. As of January 2022, He is ranked the #no. 1 football player of Colombia. He is regarded as one of the best midfielders or wingers in the modern football world. 

Diaz began his professional career in the Colombian Second Division at Barranquilla, before moving to Junior, winning Categoría Primera A, one Copa Colombia, and one Superliga Colombiana. In 2019, he joined Porto for a reported fee of €7 million, winning a Primeira Liga title, one Taça de Portugal, and one Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, while being part of the squad that won a domestic double in 2020.

Diaz made his full international debut on 11 September 2018 replacing Juan Cuadrado in a 0–0 draw against Argentina at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He scored his first international goal on 26 March 2019, equalizing in a 2–1 friendly loss away to South Korea. He was part of Carlos Queiroz's 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América in Brazil and 2021 as well. 

As of 7th January 2022, news has circulated drastically about his signing with the EPL giants including Manchester United and Liverpool. Both the clubs are very interested in this talented winger. Sources claim that Red Devils are willing to pay £60 million to sign Luis Diaz. 

However, the club is facing tough competition from Liverpool FC, who are said to be leading the race to sign him. ABOLA’s recent article claims that Liverpool is willing to pay up to €80 million including bonuses to land Diaz. It would make Diaz the most expensive Porto player, surpassing Eder Militao’s fee of €50 million.

Where is Luis Diaz from?

Luis Diaz was born on 13 January 1997 in Barrancas, a town in the La Guajira department of Colombia. His birth name is Luis Fernando Díaz Marulanda. He holds a Colombian nationality and belongs to the Wayuu, an Amerindian ethnic group. His star sign is Capricorn. He is a follower of Christianity.

Diaz was born into a poor family. At the moment, the information about his parents is unknown. But it is assumed that the winger was raised in a poor community of the Wayuu people. His parents, however, raised him with every kind of love and comfort that they can give to him. He has two brothers named Roger and Jesus Diaz who are also footballers. 

Growing up, Diaz developed a keen interest in playing football. After completing his high school education, he began playing football professionally. He joined Atlético Junior in 2016 at the age of nineteen after a trial period. Then he was immediately assigned to farm team Barranquilla FC the same year. 

Luis Diaz Girlfriend and Dating

Luis Diaz is in a long-term relationship with his gorgeous girlfriend, Gera Ponce, who is also originally from Colombia. Luis and Gera started dating when they were just teenagers, but they have been inseparable ever since then. To be exact Diaz and Ponce began their romance in April 2016.

The lovely couple prefers to show how much they love each other rather than hiding it from the public eye. They are constantly uploading snaps on Insta to show how much exactly they love each other. Nevertheless, Gera is also Diaz's biggest supporter in life, as she is always there for him and she encourages him to be the best on the field.

The year 2021 was the best and memorable moment of their life as the couple welcomed their first child: a baby son whose name is not disclosed yet. Gera gave birth to him in December 2021. With their son being born, the couple has become proud parents and are planning to marry soon. 

Luis Diaz Net Worth and Salary 

As of 2021, the net worth of Ferran Torres is estimated to be $1 million to $5 million. On 10th July 2019,  FC Porto paid €7 million to his then club Atlético Junior for the transfer of Luis Diaz. Now within only two and half years, his current market value has skyrocketed to €40 million as of December 27, 2021. 

In 2018, while at Atlético Junior Luis Diaz's monthly salary was estimated to be around $30,000 i.e. $360,000. As of now, playing for Porto FC, he is earning €750,000 annually according to the sources. As of January 2022, EPL giants including Liverpool and Manchester are willing to sign him. If Diaz is signed by any one of these clubs, he will be earning a whopping salary of around $1 million to $2 million annually. 

Luis Diaz is living a decent lifestyle with moderate earnings. He owns a luxurious apartment in Porto, Portugal. Additionally, the Colombian international has family property in Colombia. He drives a Renault Clio which cost €21,950. 

How tall is Luis Diaz?

Luis Diaz is 5 ft 10 inches tall and his body weight is around 65 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 curly hairstyle that is black in color. His eyes are also black 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 FC Porto football training center for warm-ups and training. He is a simple guy with no tattoos on his body part. 

Facts About Luis Diaz

  • #1Prior to the national team, he represented Colombia U20.
  • #2Díaz scored Colombia's only goal in their semi-final match against Argentina in 2021 Copa America.
  • #3He won the Primeira Liga Player Fair-Play Prize: 2020–21.
  • #4He ranks number 2 among all players playing as a midfielder.
  • #5He is the 118th best player in the world.
  • #6He suffered from malnutrition in his teenage.
  • #7He played for the 2015 Copa Americana de Pueblos Indígenas.
  • #8He loves to spend time with his family.
  • #9He is very humble in nature.
  • #10He is often compared with Christiano Ronaldo.