Franco Armani – Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Family, Career, Age, Facts, Wiki

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Franco Armani is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Argentine Primera División club River Plate. In his international career, he has represented the Argentine National team since 2018. Armani has been described by Argentine news media as a goalkeeper who wins matches.

Currently, he is the first-choice goalkeeper for River Plate and the second-choice Goalkeeper for the Argentina national team. At the moment, he has been selected for a 26-man squad of the Argentina national team to play in the Qatar world cup 2022 and his team has reached the semi-final of the world’s biggest football tournament.

Where is Franco Armani from?

Franco Armani was born on 16th October 1986 in Casilda, a city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. His birth name is Franco Armani. He holds Argentine nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. His star sign is  Libra. He is a follower of Christianity. 

Armani was born into a middle-class family. His father’s name is unknown while his mother’s name is Analía Rimoldi.  He grew up in his hometown, Casilda with his older brother, Leandro. Following in his brother’s footsteps, he dreamt of becoming a footballer supported by his parents and brother. 

Franco Armani Football Career (Club)

Franco Armani began his football career by joining the youth academy of Ferro Carril Oeste, an Argentine sports club from the neighborhood of Caballito, Buenos Aires in the early 2000s. 

Ferro Carril Oeste

  • Armani was promoted to the senior team of Ferro in 2006. In the two-year period, he made two appearances only as he was not the first-choice goalkeeper at that time and was not an experienced one. 

Deportivo Merlo

  • In 2008, Armani joined Deportivo Merlo, an Argentinean football club located in Merlo, Buenos Aires. During his time at Deportivo, his performances improve a lot. He made 39 appearances for the club helping the team to save from relegation. 

Atlético Nacional

  • Due to his impressive performance in Deportivo, he was signed by Atlético Nacional, the most popular and successful Colombian professional football club based in Medellín in 2010. 
  • From 2010 to 2018, He played for 8 seasons and became their first-choice goalkeeper. He was described as a hero to the Nacional fans, particularly being praised as an effective and reliable shot-stopper.
  • Armani would go on to win thirteen trophies, including the Copa Libertadores – South America’s Champions League – against Independiente del Valle in 2016. 

River Plate

  • In January 2018, Armani was transferred to the well-known Argentine club River Plate for a reported fee of $3 million. On 11 January 2018, he signed a three-year contract with Los Millonarios, which was renewed for an additional year in May 2018. 
  • On 14 March 2018, he was named man of the match in River’s 2–0 triumph over arch-rivals Boca Juniors for the 2017 Supercopa Argentina.

Franco Armani International career

  • In June 2018, Armani was named in Argentina’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia by manager Jorge Sampaoli. On 26 June, he made his international debut starting in place of Willy Caballero for Argentina’s final group match against Nigeria.
  • Argentina advanced to the second round as group runners-up following a 2–1 victory. On 30 June, Armani started in the Round of 16 matches against France, which saw Argentina eliminated from the tournament following a 4–3 defeat.
  • In 2019 he was selected to participate in the 2019 Copa America tournament; he also made one appearance in the 2021 Copa America.
  • In November 2022, He was selected to play for Argentina’s national team in the 2022 Qatar World cup. On 5th June 2022, he played in Argentina’s 5-0 friendly win over Estonia and could slot in as another option for Scaloni as Emi Martinez emerged as the no.1 Goalkeeper for Argentina. 

Franco Armani Awards 


  • Copa América: 2021
  • CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions: 2022

River Plate

  • Argentine Primera División: 2021
  • Supercopa Argentina: 2017, 2019
  • Copa Libertadores: 2018; runner-up: 2019

Who is Franco Armani married to?

Franco Armani is a married man. He has been married to his gorgeous wife, Daniela Rendon. Daniela is a lawyer by profession. Widely admired for her beauty since her childhood, she has also been involved in a modeling career. In 2006, she was crowned Miss Sonrisa. The pair first met in 2016 at a dinner party in Colombia and soon fell in love. They got engaged within a few months of dating and married thereafter. As of now, the couple is the proud parents of their son who was born in August 2021. 

Franco Armani Salary, Contract, and Net Worth

As of December 2022, the net worth of Franco Armani is estimated to be $3 million. In January 2022 the goalkeeper renewed a contract with River plate that nets him a whopping salary of $1 million annually. His current market value is €3.20 million. 

The football star hasn’t lack behind in living a moderate lifestyle through his decent earnings. He owns a beautiful apartment in Buenos Aires. The player drives Citroen, and Renault brand cars.

How tall is Franco Armani?

Franco Armani is a handsome footballer with a tall height of 6 ft 2 inches. His well-maintained body weight consists of 88 KG. His body type is athletic and he frequently hits the gym to maintain his body. He looks cute in his short-curly hairstyle which is dark brown in color and his eye color is brown.

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