Player Profile

Darwin Núñez

Darwin Núñez

Forward

Nationality :Uruguay
Date Of Birth :June 24, 1999
Height :187cm
Weight :81kg

Darwin Núñez (born 24 June 1999) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Liverpool and the Uruguay national team.

QUICK FACTS

Full nameDarwin Gabriel Núñez Ribeiro
Date of birth24 June 1999 (age 24)
Place of birthArtigas, Uruguay
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s)Striker
Team information
Current team
Liverpool
Number9

Darwin Núñez Biography, EarlyLife

Darwin Gabriel Núñez Ribeiro was born on 24 June 1999 in Artigas, Artigas Department, into an impoverished family in which his father Bibiano Núñez was a builder and his mother Silvia Ribeiro was a hawker of milk bottles. He played for local clubs La Luz and San Miguel before being scouted at the age of 14 by former Uruguay international José Perdomo, and then moving by himself to the capital city of Montevideo to join the ranks of Peñarol.

Struggling with homesickness, Núñez returned to his hometown to spend time with his family and went back to Peñarol a year later. At the age of 17, he suffered a cruciate ligament injury that ruled him out for over a year and required two operations. While he was injured, his older brother Junior quit the club and gave up football to provide for the family, telling him “You’re better suited than me”.

Darwin Núñez Education

Darwin Nunez has always had a distinct personality all his own. He finished his official schooling in the city of his birth. After school, he would run to football practice. At a very young age, he decided to play football and began playing for local clubs, La Luz and San Miguel. He also relocated to Montevideo’s city at the age of just 14 after being discovered by the Penarol team.

Darwin Núñez’s Height, And Weight

Nunez a Uruguayan footballer, stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs roughly 78 kg. When it comes to his eyes, He has long hair and dark brown eyes.

Career

He made his first-team debut in the Primera División on 22 November 2017, when he came on for Peñarol as a second-half substitute for Maxi Rodríguez in a 2–1 away loss against River Plate Montevideo. The following month, he had knee surgery for a second time. Núñez scored his first professional goal on 13 October 2018, with the opener in a 2–0 home win over Fénix. On 14 July 2019, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–0 victory against Boston River.

On 29 August 2019, Spanish Segunda División club Almería announced the signing of Núñez on a five-year contract, for a rumored club record fee of US$4.5 million plus $1.5 million in variables. He made his debut on 3 October as a half-time substitute in a 4–2 league defeat against Sporting Gijón. On 27 October 2019, starting for the first time, Núñez scored their first goal for his new club in a 3–2 home win against Extremadura with a penalty. He finished his only season at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos as the league’s joint-fourth top scorer with 16 goals, led by compatriot Cristhian Stuani. Núñez scored these 16 goals in twice as many appearances.

Club Career

Nunez began playing for the club after joining the Penarol youth team. He replaced Maxi Rodrguez for Pearol in the second half of their 2-1 away loss to River Plate Montevideo on November 22, 2017, to make his Primera División debut.

Later, the athlete underwent a second knee surgery. On October 13, 2018, he scored his first goal as a professional, giving his team the lead in a 2-0 victory over Fénix at home. On July 14, 2019, he scored three goals in a 4-0 victory over Boston River. He played for the team in 8 games during the 2018–19 campaign, scoring 3 goals across all competitions.

Núñez was given the number 9 on the back of his shirt in the preseason of the upcoming 2023–24 season, having previously worn the number 27. Núñez commented that he was “really happy” and “very proud” to wear the number 9, adding that “previously other players [had] represented” the number very well and that now it was his “turn to wear it”. On 27 August, Núñez replaced Alexis Mac Allister in the 77th minute in a match against Newcastle United whereby Liverpool was trailing by a goal and was reduced to 10 men following the sending off of Virgil van Dijk. He scored in the 81st minute and again in the third minute of injury time, meaning that Liverpool won the game 2–1. 

Núñez was highly praised for his performance in the match and the goals which he scored were later described as “unbelievable” by former Newcastle player Alan Shearer. On 3 September, Núñez was praised[by whom?] for a lively performance in a Premier League game against Aston Villa in which he started, additionally providing an assist for Mohamed Salah and causing Matty Cash to score an own goal.

Núñez is a former Uruguay youth international and was part of the under-20 team squad which finished third in the 2019 South American U-20 Championship.

Núñez also took part in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, scoring in the opening match, a 3–1 over Norway. He scored the opening goal in a 2–0 over New Zealand in the final group match, to help Uruguay finish top of Group C. His country was eliminated from the tournament following a 3–1 loss to Ecuador in the round of 16.

Núñez was also in the under-22 team that finished in fourth place at the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru, scoring in a 2–0 opening win over the hosts.

Darwin Núñez’s Net Worth

Darwin Nunez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who presently plays for Benfica in the Primeira Liga. He is a very finished footballer, and his football career is his number one supply of profits. Contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements offer the bulk of his revenue. In August 2019, he signed a five-year agreement with Spanish Segunda Division membership Almeria for a mentioned value of US$4.5 million and $1.5 million in variables.

He signed a five-year contract with the Portuguese membership Benfica in September 2020, for a membership-report sum of €24 million, making him the most costly acquisition in Portuguese football records. As of 2023, his net worth is predicted to be between $1 million and $5 million, together with his present-day club paying him £1.6 million in step with year. He lives a lavish lifestyle thanks to his big fortune.

Endorsement

Diogo Jota is a Nike-endorsed player.

Darwin Núñez’s Girlfriend, Dating

In terms of his personal life, he is not single. He is married to Lorena Manas and they have been together for a long time. When he was still playing for Penarol, the two began dating. Darwin, the couple’s first child, was born on January 3, 2022. Many people believe Lorena is his wife because they have a child together, although they are not married. He has a close relationship with his girlfriend and son, and they live happily ever after.

Darwin Núñez Awards

All titles

Titles and season
1x World Cup participant
2022Uruguay
1x English Super Cup winner
2023Liverpool FC

Honors

  • Won the 2017, 2018 Uruguayan Primera Division with Penarol. 
  • Won the 2021 Cosme Damiao-Footballer of the Year. 

Darwin Nunez Stats – Detailed

Premier League Stats for Darwin Núñez

GeneralTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Matches Played29N/A
 
73
Minutes170059 min’ per appearance
 
57
Annual Salary€1,836,584N/A
 
79
Matches Started19N/A
 
58
Matches Subbed In10N/A 
Matches Subbed Out6N/A 

Goals and xG (Expected Goals)

Goals, xG, ShotsTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Goals Scored90.48
 
96
Goal Involvement120.64
 
95
Goals at Home50.51
 
94
Goals at Away40.44
 
94
Expected Goals (xG)8.310.44
 
98
Non-Penalty xG (px)8.310.44
 
99
Penalties Scored0  
Hat-tricks0  
3 or More Goals0  
2 or More Goals2  
Minutes Per Goal189 min’ / goal 

Shots Taken

Shots DataTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Shots Taken713.77
 
99
Shots On Target
37/ 71
1.96
 
99
Shots Off Target
34/ 71
1.80
 
99
Hit The Woodwork5 times0.27
 
99
Shot Conversion Rate12.68% 
 
63
Shot Accuracy52.11% 
 
75
Shots Per Goal Scored7.89 

Assists, Passing, & Chance Creation Stats

Assists & PassingTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Assists30.16
 
82
Expected Assists (xA)3.360.18
 
75
Passes36919.57
 
7
Successful Passes
251/ 369
13.31
 
7
Pass Completion Rate68.02% 
 
11
Key Passes281.48
 
83
Crosses201.06
 
54
Successful Crosses
1/ 20
0.05
 
33
Cross Completion Rate5.00% 
 
28
Minutes Per Assist567 min’ / assist 

Dribbling & Offside Stats

Dribbles & OffsidesTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Dribbles331.75
 
68
Successful Dribbles150.80
 
67
Dribble Success Rate45.45% 
 
43
Dispossessed281.48
 
18
Offsides170.90
 
97

Yellow Cards, Red Cards, and Foul Stats

Cards & FoulsTotalPer 90Percentile
Yellow Cards2  
Red Cards1  
Total Cards30.16
 
42
Minutes Per Booking567 min’ / card 
 
71
Cards Over 0.513%
 
14
Fouls Committed251.33
 
64
Fouled Against170.90
 
47

Transfer Value and Records

Darwin Núñez’s market value by year is €70.00m.

Injury Record

2020-07-18 ~
3 days
Suspended

2020-01-27 ~
7 days
Suspended

2022-08-17 ~
16 days
Suspended

2022-08-16 ~
16 days
Suspended

2023-01-08 ~
12 days high
 Muscle Strain

2023-01-07 ~
7 days high
 Muscle Strain

2023-02-19 ~
1 days shoulder
 Injury

2023-02-22 ~
6 days shoulder
 Injury

2023-03-16 ~
15 days
Ankle/Foot Injury

Controversy and Rumors

Concerning Nunez’s “ugly attitude” after receiving a red card for head-butting Crystal Palace center-back Joachim Andersen in the Premier League at Anfield.

FAQ

What is the net worth of Darwin Núñez?

His net worth is 1.5 million dollars.

What is the height of Darwin Núñez?

His height is 6 feet 2 inches.

What is the age of Darwin Núñez?

His age is 24 years as of 2023.

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