Quick Facts About Jorginho
|Birth Name||Jorge Luiz Frello Filho|
|Nationality||Italian and Brazilian|
|Place Of Birth||Imbituba, Brazil|
|Mother||Maria Tereza Freitas|
|Height||5 ft. 11 inches|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Source of Wealth||Football Career|
|Net Worth||£16 Million|
Jorge Luiz Frello Filho professionally known as Jorginho is an Italian professional football player who plays for Premier League club Chelsea and the Italy national team as a midfielder. He started playing football for the youth team of Verona in 2007 and played there until 2010. In 2010, he was promoted to the Verona senior team. In June 2010, he was loaned out to Serie C2 side A.C. Sambonifacese. On 18 January 2014, he joined Napoli in a co-ownership deal with Verona for four and a half years. With Napoli, he has won one Coppa Italia and Suppercoppa Italiana. On 14 July 2018, he signed for English team Chelsea on a five-year contract for a transfer fee of £50m with £7m in potential add-ons. He was assigned the number 5 shirt. On 5 August 2018, he made his debut in the 2018 FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium.
On the international level, he has represented Italy at the senior level. He made his international debut for Italy on 24 March 2016. On 7 September 2018, he scored his first international goal from the penalty spot in the UEFA Nations League.
What is Jorginho Famous For?
Being a professional football player. Won the 2013-14 Coppa Italia with Napoli.Won the 2014 Suppercoppa Italiana with Napoli.Won the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League with Chelsea.
Where is Jorginho From?
Jorginho was born on 20 December 1991. His birth name is Jorge Luiz Frello Filho. His birthplace is Imbituba, Brazil. He was born to his mother, Maria Tereza Freitas, and a relatively unknown father in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. He holds both Brazilian and Italian nationality. He belongs to multiracial ethnicity. His religion is Christianity His horoscope sign is Sagittarius.
Jorginho Football Career Timeline
He started playing football for the youth team of Verona in 2007 and played there until 2010. In 2010, he was promoted to the Verona senior team. In June 2010, he was loaned out to Serie C2 side A.C. Sambonifacese. He played his first full senior season for the Veneto Club. He made 31 appearances scoring 1 goal and providing ten assists from his central midfield position for the club.He returned to Verona from his loan spell at AC Sambonifacese.On 4 September 2011, he made his Verona debut in a 1-0 win over Sassuolo in the Italian second division as a substitute in the 76th minute. He scored his first goal for Verona in a 3-1 away win against Empoli.From 2010-14, he has made 89 appearances and scored 11 goals for Verona.On 18 January 2014, he joined Napoli in a co-ownership deal with Verona for four and a half years.He scored his first goal for Napoli in a 3-0 win over AS Roma in the Coppa Italia and finished the 2013-14 season with one goal and one assist in 19 appearances in all competitions.He scored his first Champions League goal in a 2-0 win over Ligue 1 side Nice to help the Italian side reach the group stages.From 2014-18 with Napoli, he has won one Coppa Italia and Suppercoppa Italiana. He has made 133 appearances and has scored more than 10 goals for the club. On 14 July 2018, he signed for English team Chelsea on a five-year contract for a transfer fee of £50m with £7m in potential add-ons. He was assigned the number 5 shirt. On 5 August 2018, he made his debut in the 2018 FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium.Six days later, he played his first Premier League match on a 3-0 win against Huddersfield Town in which he scored a penalty.In Chelsea’s third league match of the campaign in a 2-1 win away against Newcastle United he completed 158 passes and made a new record for most successful passes by a Chelsea player in a single match in the Premier League, and the second all-time in the league, behind Ilkay Gundogan’s 167 completed passes for Manchester City against Chelsea from the prior season.On 23 September, he went on to break the attempted passes record in Chelsea’s sixth league match of the season, attempting 180 passes in a 0-0 draw away at West Ham United, breaking the record of 173 attempted passes again set by Gundogan in the same Manchester City–Chelsea matches the year before.On 29 May, he was featured in Chelsea’s 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final.He continued his form in the 2019-20 season under the new management of Frank Lampard, with the boss deciding his experience and leadership skills merited the vice-captaincy.In the first half of the campaign, he netted nerveless penalties against Liverpool, Brighton and Ajax (two), and also displayed predatory instincts to equalize as we came from behind to win at Arsenal (above).When football was paused due to the Covid pandemic, he had only missed five Chelsea matches in all competitions. He spent a period out of the team when the Premier League returned three months later, but returned to the starting line-up for the end of the season, helping us reach the FA Cup final.In the 2020-21 season, on 24 September, he scored Chelsea’s first goal of the season from the penalty spot in an eventual 3-1 league win against Brighton & Hove Albion at American Express Community Stadium.On 20 September 2020, he missed his first penalty for Chelsea in a 2-0 loss to Liverpool in the same match he made his 100th appearance for the club.On 3 October 2020, he scored two penalties as Chelsea ran out 4-0 winners at home to Crystal Palace.
Jorginho International Career
He holds both Italian and Brazilian citizenship and was eligible to play for both the Italian and Brazilian national teams.He has represented Italy at his senior level.In 2012, he was called up for the first time for Italy U21.In 2014, he expressed his desire to represent Italy rather than Brazil internationally.In March 2016, he received his first call up to the Italy senior squad.On 24 March 2016, he made his international debut for Italy in a 1-1 friendly draw with Spain, coming on as a last-minute substitute for Marco Parolo. He had to wait another two years for his first competitive cap, which came in a World Cup qualifying play-off defeat to Sweden, but he became a regular in the team during their 2018 UEFA Nations League campaign.On 7 September 2018, he scored his first international goal from the penalty spot in the UEFA Nations League match at home to Poland in Bologna.On 8 September 2019, he scored his second international goal, from the penalty spot once again, in a 2-1 away win over Finland in a Euro 2020 qualifier.That continued in Italy’s successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, scoring his third international goal from the penalty spot as they secured their place at the tournament with a 2-0 win over Greece.On 18 November 2019, he scored his fourth international goal from the penalty spot once again and assist Nicolo Zaniolo’s second goal in a 9-1 home win over Armenia in Italy’s final Euro 2020 qualifier.
Looking at his personal life, currently, he is single. He had at least 1 relationship in the past. He was married to Natalia Leteri in 2017. The couple got three children, Alicia, Vitor, and Jax. But the couple secretly split with each other in 2019. As of 2021, he is single and is not dating anyone. The footballer is focusing on his professional career than being involved in a new romantic relationship. He maintains a private life and is living his life happily.
Jorginho stands at a height of 1.80m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 69kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is green and his hair color is dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight.
Jorginho Salary and Net Worth
Jorginho earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is £16 million and his salary is £6 million.
Did You Know?
He was born in Imbituba in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina and moved to Italy at the age of 15.He operates as a central midfielder, but also can be deployed as a defensive midfielder and a deep-lying playmaker.He holds both Italian and Brazilian citizenship and was eligible to play for both the Italian and Brazilian national teams.In 2014, he expressed his desire to represent Italy rather than Brazil internationally.He wears shirt number 5 for Chelsea and 8 for the Italian national team.