Diogo Jota

This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Teixeira and the second or paternal family name is Silva.
Personal information
Full name Diogo José Teixeira da Silva
Date of birth (1996-12-04) 4 December 1996
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Porto (loan from Atlético Madrid)
Number 19
Youth career
2005–2013 Gondomar
2013–2015 Paços Ferreira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Paços Ferreira 41 (14)
2016– Atlético Madrid 0 (0)
2016–Porto (loan) 8 (4)
National team
2014–2015 Portugal U19 9 (5)
2015– Portugal U21 1 (0)
2016– Portugal U23 1 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2016

Diogo José Teixeira da Silva (born 4 December 1996), known as Jota, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for FC Porto on loan from Spanish club Atlético Madrid.

Club career

Paços Ferreira

Born in Massarelos, Porto, Jota joined F.C. Paços de Ferreira's youth setup in 2013, from Gondomar SC. He was promoted to the main squad at the start of the 2014–15 season, and made his senior debut on 19 October 2014 by starting in a 4–0 home win against Atlético S.C. for the Taça de Portugal.[1]

Jota first appeared in the Primeira Liga on 20 February 2015, coming on as a late substitute for Diogo Rosado in a 2–2 home draw against Vitória de Guimarães.[2] He scored his first goals in the competition on 17 May, netting a brace in a 3–2 home success over Académica de Coimbra[3] and becoming the youngest player to score for the club in the top tier in the process.[4]

On 30 May 2015, Jota signed a new five-year deal with Paços, keeping him tied up until 2020.[5] In the first game of the campaign, a 1–0 win over Académica at the Estádio da Mata Real on 17 August, he was sent off at the end for pushing Hugo Seco; Ricardo Nascimento was also sent off for retaliating on his teammate's behalf.[6]

Atlético Madrid

On 14 March 2016, Jota agreed a five-year contract with Atlético Madrid effective as of 1 July.[7] On 26 August, however, he returned to his country and joined FC Porto on a one-year loan.[8] On 1 October he scored a first-half hat-trick, in a 4–0 away triumph against C.D. Nacional.[9]


As of 1 October 2016[10]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Paços Ferreira 2014–15 1022a2124
2015–16 31124b23514
Porto (loan) 2016–17 33002c053
Career Total441764205221


  1. "Jota terá mais oportunidades" [Jota will have more opportunities] (in Portuguese). Record. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  2. "Paços e Vitória empatam (2–2) em relvado encharcado" [Paços and Vitória draw (2–2) in waterlogged pitch] (in Portuguese). F.C. Paços Ferreira. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  3. "Paços vence Académica e deixa sonho a um ponto" [Paços defeats Académica and keeps dream a point away] (in Portuguese). F.C. Paços Ferreira. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  4. "Diogo Jota é o mais jovem a marcar pelo Paços na I Liga" [Diogo Jota is the youngest to score for Paços in I Liga] (in Portuguese). F.C. Paços Ferreira. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  5. "Jota seguro até 2020" [Jota secured until 2020] (in Portuguese). Record. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  6. "P. Ferreira 1–0 Académica" (in Portuguese). SAPO. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  7. "El Atlético ficha a Diogo Jota" [Atlético signs Diogo Jota] (in Spanish). Marca. 14 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  8. "Diogo Jota no dragão para reforçar o ataque" [Diogo Jota at the dragon to bolster the attack] (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  9. "FC Porto goleia Nacional com 'hat-trick' de Diogo Jota" [FC Porto rout Nacional with Diogo Jota 'hat-trick'] (in Portuguese). Sábado. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  10. "Diogo Jota". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
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