Luis Díaz was born on the 13th of January 1997, and he is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Liverpool and the Colombia national team. Luis Fernando Díaz Marulanda
Luis Fernando Díaz Marulanda was born in Barrancas, La Guajira, and began playing football at the age of six. Nicknamed “Luchito”, he attended a small football school run by his father. Luis Fernando Díazat at the age of 17, attended an open trial hosted by Atlético Junior and impressed enough to join the youth team in 2014. There, he was included in Colombia’s 22-man squad for the 2015 Copa Americana de Pueblos Indígenas, due to his Wayuu ethnicity. After his tremendous performance during the tournament, he joined the senior team of Atlético Junior in 2016, being immediately assigned to farm team Barranquilla. Given Díaz’s slender build and a potentially malnourished appearance, he was given a dietary plan by Barranquilla to gain 10 kg.
The young playmaker became a regular starter during the 2018 season, and scored his first goal in the top tier on 4 February of that year, by netting the game’s only goal in a home success over Atlético Bucaramanga. As per statistics, also added braces against Once Caldas, Atlético Huila and Rionegro Águilas, ending the campaign with 16 goals overall.
On the 10th of July 2019, Luis Díaz signed for Portuguese club FC Porto on a five-year contract, with the club buying 80% of his economic rights for a fee of €7 million. However, Zenit Saint Petersburg had also wanted to sign him, but he was convinced otherwise by compatriot former Porto players Radamel Falcao and James Rodríguez, as well as his then national team coach Carlos Queiroz. The young Diaz was also admitted that prior to his Porto move, he had signed a pre-contract with Cardiff City, but the move never materialised.
Luis Fernando Díaz Marulanda was named the league’s Forward of the Month for the second consecutive month on the 19th of December, after scoring four goals and providing three assists. Despite Luis Fernando Díaz leaving FC Porto halfway through his final season, he was the joint seventh top scorer with 14 goals. Luiz Diaz, Sérgio Oliveira and Jesús Manuel Corona, all of whom left in January 2022, were issued with league winners’ medals.
While on international duty for Colombia in Argentina, Díaz signed a five-year contract at Premier League club Liverpool for a reported €45 million (£37.5 million) with €15 million (£12.5 million) add-ons on the 30th of January 2022. Before he signed for Liverpool, Díaz had attracted interest from Tottenham Hotspur. Upon knowing Tottenham’s bid, Liverpool changed their summer plans, and decided to sign Díaz on a permanent deal, after impressing Liverpool’s manager Jürgen Klopp.
On the 5th of April, in the first leg of the quarter-finals, Díaz scored a goal and provided an assist in a 3–1 away win against his former club’s rivals Benfica at the Estádio da Luz, as Liverpool won 6–4 on aggregate. The Colombian international started in the 2022 FA Cup Final against Chelsea, a 6–5 victory on penalties after a goalless draw. But he was substituted for Roberto Firmino after 98 minutes, he was named Player of the Match.
After Luis Fernando Díaz Marulanda represented Colombia at under-20 level in the 2017 South American U-20 Championship, he was called up to the full squad on 27 August 2018, for friendlies against Venezuela and Argentina. Luiz Diaz made his full international debut on 11 September, replacing Juan Cuadrado in a 0–0 draw against the latter at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The young talent scored his first international goal on 26 March 2019, equalising in a 2–1 friendly loss away to South Korea. He was part of Carlos Queiroz’ 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América in Brazil.
Again, Luis Díaz was also included in Colombia’s squad for the 2021 Copa América. On the 23rd of June, he scored the opening goal in a 2–1 first round loss to hosts Brazil with a bicycle kick, and on 6 July he scored their goal in a semi-final draw against Argentina, which ended in an Argentine victory following a penalty shoot-out. After a frame of three days, he scored twice, including the match-winning goal, in a 3–2 victory over Peru in the third-place match. The Colombian ended as joint top goalscorer of the tournament alongside Lionel Messi.
Luis Diaz Net Worth
As per Gossipgist updated, it is claimed that Luis Diaz earns from his professional career as a football player. He signed with Liverpool reportedly for €45 million with €15 million add-ons. At present, Luis Diaz has an estimated net worth to be around 3.4 Million Euro (3.1 Million Pound).
Luis Diaz Salary
Various sources claimed that Diaz has an annual salary of around €4 million at Liverpool. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsement deals.
According to an ESPN report, Luis Diaz’s present market value is around 55 Million Euro (45.7 Million Pound).
Categoría Primera A: 2018–II, 2019–I
Copa Colombia: 2017
Superliga Colombiana: 2019
Primeira Liga: 2019–20, 2021–22
Taça de Portugal: 2019–20, 2021–22
Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2020
FA Cup: 2021–22
EFL Cup: 2021–22
UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2021–22
Copa América Golden Boot: 2021
Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2021
Copa América Tournament Revelation: 2021
Primeira Liga Player of the Month: October/November 2021
Primeira Liga Forward of the Month: October/November 2021, December 2021
Primeira Liga Goal of the Month: November 2020, October/November 2021
Primeira Liga Player Fair-Play Prize: 2020–21