Luis Fernando Diaz Marulanda (born 13 January 1997) who is also known as Lucho Diaz is a highly skilled and gifted Colombian professional footballer. He has established his name in the game in his current left-winger role at the world-renowned Premier League club, Liverpool.
In addition, Luis Diaz is proudly representing his country of Colombia by being an integral member of the Colombia National team.
Luis Diaz‘s exceptional speed on the field, unbeatable ability to dribble, and exceptional finishing skills have won him plenty of praise and admiration from the football world.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Luis Fernando Díaz Marulanda|
|Stage Name:||Luis Díaz|
|Born:||13 January 1997 (age 26 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Barrancas, Colombia|
|Education:||University of Michigan|
|Parents:||Luis Manuel Díaz, Silenis Marulanda|
|Siblings:||Roger David Diaz, Jësüs Manuel Díaz|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Gera Ponce|
|Net Worth:||$1 million-$5 million|
Early Life & Education
Luis Diaz, an ancestor of the Wayuu indigenous group was born in Barrancas, La Guajira, Colombia on the 13th of January 1997. His interest in football began at the age of six and led to Luis Diaz’s father Luis Manuel Diaz becoming the position of coach for his very first team.
As a child in a tolerant family atmosphere, Luis Diaz was also surrounded by his mother Silenis Marulanda, and two other siblings with the names of Roger David Diaz and Jesus Manuel Diaz.
In the course of his studies, Luis Diaz earned his medical and undergraduate degrees from the highly regarded University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine.
Luis Diaz embarked on his journey in soccer beginning with Barranquilla in the Colombian Second Division before moving to Atletico Junior in the second division, where he scored a win at the Categoria Primera A, securing an appearance in the Copa Colombia and Superliga Colombiana.
In the year 2019, he joined Porto 2019 for EUR7 million. He was successful in Portugal by winning two wins at the top of Primeira Liga and Taca de Portugal and the Supertaca Dolce de Oliveira victory.
Liverpool attracted Diaz at the beginning of January in 2022 to sign for EUR45 million. Luis Diaz‘s debut match in February concluded in victory with a 3-1 win over Cardiff City. In April Diaz scored his first Liverpool strike at Manchester United, sealing a victory of 2-0. His debut season was brimming with wins in the EFL as well as FA Cups, culminating in an outstanding FA Cup final performance.
Luis Diaz‘s international chapter is equally impressive with the appearance of 39 times and scoring the scoring of eight times for Colombia. His 2021 appearance at the Copa America saw him win the Golden Boot alongside Lionel Messi as Colombia was third in the standings.
On the 19th of August 2023, Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah as well and Diogo Jota orchestrated the 3-1 win. The game was plagued due to injuries suffered by Luis Diaz and Trent Alexander-Arnold as well as a red card to Alexis Mac Allister.
Awards & Nominations
- 2021 Copa America Golden Boot (joint)
- 2021-22 Primeira Liga Player of the Month (October, November)
- 2021-22 Primeira Liga Forward of the Month (October, November, December)
- 2022 EFL Cup Final Man of the Match
- Instagram: @luisdiaz19_
- Twitter: @LuisFDiaz19
- Facebook: @LuisDiaz19
- TikTok: @luisdiaz19_
Luis Diaz and Gera Ponce have been in a relationship of love since 2016 and their bond with each other has only gotten stronger with time. Their joy was only amplified with the arrival of their very first baby, a gorgeous daughter named Roma Diaz, on the 5th of November 2021.
The addition of this baby to their household has provided tremendous satisfaction and joy as they begin this amazing journey of motherhood. Luis Diaz turned 26 on the 13th of January.
Luis Diaz‘s accumulated net worth varies between $1 million and $5 million. The wealth is attributable to his stellar football career, specifically his current job at Liverpool where he earns a salary per year that is EUR2.9 million, which is equivalent to about EUR67,000 (PS56,000) every week.
Luis Diaz has significant money accumulated via his regular salary and numerous bonuses, transfer fees, and endorsements he’s earned throughout his professional career.