Jota is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a winger for the Scottish Premiership club Celtic. Starting his career with Benfica’s youth academy, he began playing for Benfica B in 2018. He was then loaned to La Liga club Real Valladolid in 2020 and his present club Celtic in 2021, winning the league and Scottish League Cup, before joining the club permanently for €7.5 million in the summer of 2022. He is a former Portugal youth international, representing his country at various levels, including the under-17 team that won the 2016 European Championship, the under-19 team that won the 2018 European Championship, and the under-21 team that finished as runners-up at the 2021 European Championship. He was LigaPro’s Best Young Player of the Year for the 2018-2019 season.
What makes Jota so famous?
- Jota is a professional footballer from Lisbon, Portugal.
- He is famous for being the player of the club, Celtic.
What is Jota’s Full Name?
Jota took birth on 30th March 1999. He is from Lisbon, Portugal. He holds Portuguese nationality and his ethnicity is Portuguese-White. His full name is João Pedro Neves Filipe. He celebrated his 23rd birthday in 2022. As per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Aries. He follows the Christianity religion.
Jota has not disclosed the details about his parents, siblings, and educational information to the media.
Jota Football Career
- Jota’s initial career started at Ginasio de Corrois before he joined Benfica in 2007.
- He made his debut for the club’s B team on 23 January 2016 against Varzim.
- With the club, he won the 2017–18 Campeonato Nacional de Juniores, and also he helped the team reach the final of the 2016–17 UEFA Youth League.
- Next, he was promoted to Benfica’s first team on 1st February 2109.
- He made his Primeira Liga debut against Chaves and European debut against Dinamo Zagreb.
Loan to Valladolid
- He moved to La Liga side Real Valladolid on loan for the 2020–21 season on 5th October 2020.
- He made his club debut against Granada on 22nd November 2020.
- He joined Scottish Premiership club Celtic on loan for the 2021–22 season, with an option to buy for €7.5 million on 1st September 2021.
- He made his club debut against Ross County.
- He scored his first goal for the club in a victory against Raith Rovers on 23rd September.
- He was awarded the SPFL’s Player of the Month for both October and November.
- He made his return on 17 January 2022, in a 2–0 home win over Hibernian after facing a hamstring injury.
- On 1 May, he scored his first goal in the Old Firm derby, a 1–1 draw against Rangers at Celtic Park.
- With 13 goals and 14 assists, he finished his season.
- On 1st July 2022, Celtic triggered Jota’s buyout clause of €7.5m (£6.4m), signing him on a permanent five-year deal, with Benfica also receiving 30% of a future transfer.
- He started the first game of the 2022–23 season against Aberdeen.
- On 14th September, he was named player of the match in Celtic’s 1–1 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2022–23 UEFA Champions League.
- After being sidelined with a hamstring injury, he made his return closing Celtic’s 3–0 away victory over Livingston, followed by a stunning free kick that went past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in 5–1 Celtic’s loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Jota International Career
- Moving to his international career, he earned 73 caps and scored 26 goals for Portugal.
- On 10th June 2014, he played against Switzerland with a 2–1 win for the under-15 team in Campo Maior.
- Next, he went with the under-17 team to the 2016 UEFA European Championship in Azerbaijan, scoring in the penalty shootout win over neighbors Spain in the final.
- At the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Georgia, he was part of the Portugal team that finished runners-up to England.
- In the final group game, he scored a late penalty as they came back to draw 2–2 with Sweden.
- He was in the squad for the 2018 tournament, beating Italy 4–3 in the final after extra time.
- In March 2021, he took part in the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Hungary and Slovenia.
- In October 2022, he was named in Portugal’s preliminary 55-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Jota Awards and Achievements
- Primeira Liga: 2018–19
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2019
- Scottish Premiership: 2021–22
- Scottish League Cup: 2021–22
- UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2016
- UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2018; runner-up: 2017
- UEFA European Under-21 Championship runner-up: 2021
- UEFA European Under-17 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2016
- UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship Top goalscorer: 2018 (5 goals)
- UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2018
- LigaPro’s Best Young Player of the Month: August 2018
- LigaPro’s Best Young Player of the Year: 2018–19
- SPFL Player of the Month: October 2021, November 2021, April 2022
- PFA Scotland Team of the Year (Premiership): 2021–22
Jota Transfer News
- Celtic on 30 Jun 2022
- SL Benfica on 9 Jun 2022 at the end of loan
- Celtic on 30 Aug 2021 on loan
- SL Benfica on 29 Jun 2021 at the end of loan
- Real Valladolid on Oct 2020 on loan
- SL Benfica on 30 Jun 2019
- SL Benfica on 31 Jan 2019 for free
- SL Benfica B on 30 Jun 2016 From SL Benfica U19
Is Jota Dating Someone?
Jota is currently single and he is not dating anyone at a moment. He is not having affairs with any lady or celebrity and there are no details about his relationship news in the media. It seems he is enjoying his single life a lot and he is focused on his career. His sexual orientaiton is straight.
How much is Jota’s Net Worth?
Jota is a professional footballer whose net worth is estimated to have between in the range of $7 Million – $10 Million as of 2022. He is making an annual salary is $1.5 Million as per his contract deal. His main source of wealth comes from his football career and he is satisfied with his earnings at present.
Jota Height and Weight
Jota stands at a height of 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in). His body weight consists of 65 KG. His body type is athletic. He has cropped hairstyle. His hair color is dark brown but he has colored his hair which results in light brown. His eye color is brown. He has got a healthy body with a charming smile.