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Full NameMatheus Nunes
First NameMatheus
Last NameNunes
ProfessionFootball Player
Birth CityRio de Janeiro
Birth CountryBrazil
Mother NameCatia
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
Networth$5 M
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Date of BirthAugust 27,1998
Age25 years

Matheus Nunes is a Brazilian-born professional footballer who plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Portugal national team as a midfielder. 

Although he was born in Brazil, he opted to play for Portugal after Portugal national team manager Fernando Santos convinced him to play for Portugal.

He considers his mom a warrior

Nunes was born in Rio de Janeiro to his Parents, a Portuguese father and a Brazilian mother. 

He was raised in Brazil until he was 12, after which he moved to Ericeira, Lisbon District, with his mother and step-father, looking for a better opportunity. 

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Nunes's childhood was tough since his father was not present in his life, and he was raised by a single mom. 

His mother, Catia, whom he considers a warrior raised him, working day and night. There was a time when they didn't have food on the table.

Matheus Nunes with his beloved mother Catia.
Matheus Nunes with his beloved mother Catia. Source: Instagram

Nunes says his mom is a warrior who instilled in him a love for football and with whom he got his first touches. 

After they moved to Portugal, Nunes worked at Bakery for six months. 

He would stand on his feet for five to six hours a day and would go to training in the evening. He said to train afterward was not easy. 

He used to wake up at five a.m. to go to work by bike since he didn't have a driver's license.

What convinced him to join Wolves?

Starting his career with Ericeirense, Nunes was soon to attract top clubs around Europe

He moved to Estoril after having played two seasons at Ericeirense and then joined Sporting CP in 2019, with whom he won a double of the Primeira Liga and Taca da Liga

Through his Instagram post, Nunes expressed his gratitude to Sporting CP for everything the club has provided him in his four years. 

He also wrote that he came out more of a man and more of a player with the club. 

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Matheus Nunes during his time at Sporting CP.
Matheus Nunes during his time at Sporting CP. Source: Instagram
Matheus Nunes is grateful for everything the club has given him.
Matheus Nunes is grateful for everything the club has given him. Source: Instagram

Nunes was first linked to Liverpool, Hotspur, and Manchester United, but he opted to play for the Wolves

When asked about what convinced him to join Wolves, he said the club itself convinced him, and also he spoke to some of his teammates with whom he plays for the national team. 

He added that the coach wanted him and he wanted to play in the premier league and thought it was the right next step for him.

He also said he had wanted to join Wolves for a long time. Wolves, according to him, is the best league in the world and is the best step for him.

Things you might not know about Nunes

He can speak English fluently. His stepfather is from Sunderland, so it became easy for him to learn from him, and also he learned in school as well.

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After retiring from his playing career, he would like to dedicate himself to being a coach.

The passion of fans is what he loves the most about football.

His idol is Ronaldinho. According to him, he has always tried imitating him since he was a kid and has always loved the way he played. 

When Ronaldinho played for Barcelona, he liked Barcelona, and when he was at AC Milan, he liked AC Milan

He always had Ronaldinho as the image of what he wanted to be as a player.

Pep Guardiola praised his talent calling him one of the best players in the World today.

Is he dating anyone?

It seems Nunes is currently focused on his football career. He is not dating anyone. 

He has no girlfriend as of now. There is also no rumor of him dating anyone. 

Matheus Nunes with his family at Christmas.
Matheus Nunes with his family at Christmas. Source: Instagram

Net Worth

Nunes has emerged as one of the most promising talents. 

He signed a five-year contract with the English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers for a reported fee of 38 million pounds sterling on 17 August 2022

As of now, his net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.


  1. He was born on 27 August 1998 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is currently 23 years old.

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