Paul Arriola

Paul Arriola

Paul Arriola
Quick Facts About Paul Arriola
Celebrated Name Paul Arriola
Age 27 years old
Nick Name Arriola
Birth Name Paul Joseph Arriola
Birth Date 1995-02-05
Gender Male
Profession Soccer Player
Nationality American
Place of Birth Chula Vista, California, the US
Ethnicity Mexican
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Arturo Arriola III
Mother Dawn Arriola
School iHigh Virtual Academy
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status unmarried
Girlfriend Akela Banuelos
Net Worth $1.5 million
Salary $1 million per year
Height 5 ft 6 inches
Weight 66 Kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Eye Color Hazel blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Current Team FC Dallas
Coach Nico Estévez
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Paul Arriola, the talented Right Winger, is best known for his smooth playing and effort. He is technically a very gifted player with particular focus being placed on his speed, positioning, and accurate passing and crossing skills. He is able to cross, pass, and shoot with both feet.

Who is Paul Arriola?

Paul Arriola is an American professional soccer player. He currently plays as a winger for Major League Soccer club FC Dallas and the United States national team. Having started his early football career with U.S. Soccer Development Academy club Arsenal FC based in Temecula, California, he also played briefly at the youth academy of the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2013.


Arriola made his professional sign with Club Tijuana of Liga MX, the highest level of soccer in Mexico. He made his debut for the club in a preseason friendly against Club América at Petco Park in San Diego on July 6, 2013. On August 9, 2017, Arriola signed for Major League Soccer side D.C. United. Arriola debuted for United on August 13, 2017, in a 1–0 loss against Real Salt Lake. 

On February 1, 2021, Arriola moved to Swansea City until the end of the 2020–21 EFL Championship season. On 26th January 2022, he was transferred to MLS side FC Dallas in exchange for $1.5 million. 

Where was Paul Arriola born?

Paul Arriola was born on 5th February 1995 in Chula Vista, the seventh-largest city in Southern California, the US. His birth name is Paul Joseph Arriola. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the Mexican heritage. His star sign is Aquarius. He is a follower of Christianity. 

Arriola was born into a middle-class family. His father, Arturo Arriola III, passed away in October 2018 due to an apparent heart attack. His mother's name is Dawn Arriola. little Arriola grew up in a suburb of San Diego. Growing up, he developed an interest in soccer. 

Arriola attended Mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista. Later he was transferred to iHigh Virtual Academy in San Diego where he finished his high school through online courses. He took online classes because of his involvement at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy club Arsenal FC based in Temecula, California. 

Who is Paul Arriola's girlfriend? 

Paul Arriola is currently in a relationship with his beautiful girlfriend named Akela Banuelos. According to her Instagram page, she claims to be a native of Los Angeles depicting her American nationality. By profession, she is a veterinarian (vet) and also has modeling experience. Paul and his girlfriend also run a YouTube channel together called Kickin' It with Akela and Paul.


Paul and Akela are very open about their relationship and frequently keeps on sharing their photos together on their personal Instagram account. They seem to be made for each other due to their cute and perfect twining. On May 22nd, 2019, the soccer player uploaded a picture with his girlfriend announcing their 1st year of dating anniversary which means that the couple had begun dating in May 2018. 

After remaining in a relationship for three years, the couple got engaged on 7th February 2022 just a week before Valentine's day at a villa called Lorimar Vineyards and Winery, in Temecula, CA. With the engagement, the couple has even grown closer to each other and is planning to marry soon. 

How much is Paul Arriola's net worth?

As of March 2022, the net worth of Paul Arriola is estimated to be over US $1.5 million. His current market value is €3 million. While playing for DC United, he was earning $1 million as a base salary. As of 2022, he is expected to be paid more than $1 million by FC Dallas with whom he signed in January 2022. Apart from his football contract and salary, he earns additional income via endorsement deals, and bonuses too.


How tall is Paul Arriola?

Paul Arriola is 5 ft 6 inches tall and his body weight is 66 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 short raised hairstyle that is Dark brown in color. He possesses a unique hazel-blue-colored eye. 

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 Dallas training center for warm-ups and training. He has tattoos carved all over the backside of his body and on both arms. 

Facts About Paul Arriola

  • #1He has two pet pugs.
  • #2He is a fashion lover.
  • #3He loves sailing.
  • #4Arriola made his senior team debut on May 22, 2016, against Puerto Rico.
  • #5With US National Team, he has won CONCACAF Gold Cup.
  • #6He is ranked 3rd among all players at Dallas.
  • #7He is ranked 38th among all players from America.
  • #8Paul Arriola's rating is 72.
  • #9He is right-footed.
  • #10He has very good acceleration.