Jorginho Biography 2021: Age, Wiki, Career, Net Worth

Jorginho Biography 2021: Age, Wiki, Career, Net Worth


Jorginho Luiz Frello (born December 20, 1991) is a popular football player from Chelsea Football Club and Italian National Team. He plays at the defensive midfielder position or the position also known as the regista. Jorginho is regarded as one of the best midfielders in world football who has recently won the UEFA Best Player Award in September 2021. Jorginho started playing football when he was just 15 years old from a small village in Brazil. His first club was Hellas Verona in Seria C against Sassuolo. Jorginho has endured very large criticism on his playing career mostly during his first season at Chelsea however now he is one of the fan-favorite players and Europe’s Best Player in 2021. He is also funny who likes to do pranks and laugh a lot which is why he has a very large fan following on social media with over 20 million followers.


Jorginho was born in Imbituba, Santa Catrina, Brazil. When he was just 15 years old he moved to Italy as his mother was of Italian descent. His father’s name has not been revealed whereas his mother’s name was Maria Tereza Ferias. Jorginho’s mother was a passionate football fan so when she was pregnant she promised if the baby was a boy it would be a football player. Regarding siblings, he does not have any brothers or sisters.

Jorginho’s grandfather Giacomo Frello was also a footballer who also motivated Jorginho to become a footballer as well. Jorginho signed for Hellas Verona when he was just 15 years old and started to fulfill his promise as a footballer.


Jorginho started his career at 15 years of age as a youth of Hellas Verona. He was immediately loaned out to Sambonifacese where he played 31 games from midfield. Jorginho made his debut for Hellas Verona after another year. After three years in Verona, he was transferred to Napoli in 2014. His best moment came in 2012 when he scored the winning goal against Roma turning the game from 2-0. Napoli went on to win the cup as they defeated Fiorentina in the final where Jorginho was very impressive. When Maurizio Sarri joined Napoli, Jorginho became the key player as he used to play possession-based football rather than counter-attacking which previous coach Rafa Benitez played.

Jorgniho signed for Chelsea in the 2018 season as a deal to bring Sarri to Chelsea as well. Chelsea paid Napoli 57 million including add ons which was one of the bizarre transfers as Jorginho was only a step away from joining Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The first season it was difficult for Jorginho despite a good start as he was booed by Chelsea fans and labeled as Sarri’s son. Many veterans thought Jorginho would leave Chelsea when Sarri decided to leave Chelsea for Juventus after just one season as he was homesick. However, Jorginho was determined to turn his fortune around and when Frank Lampard took the job a year later he became a key part of the team that finished fourth and went to the finals of the FA Cup despite having a transfer ban that season.

Next season it was harder for Jorginho as Frank Lampard started him to keep him on the bench which prompted his transfer news even more. Lampard was sacked in January and Jorginho emergencies again started as Thomas Tuchel started playing Jorginho on his preferred 523 formations. Chelsea went on to finish fourth, lost FA Cup Final to Leicester City, and eventually won UEFA Championship League beating Manchester City 1-0 in the final. Jorginho was pivotal and influential in the final alongside his midfield partner Ngolo Kante.

Things got even better for Jorginho as he went on to win Euro 2021 with Italy which was the only undefeated team in the tournament. Jorginho played every minute for Italy as they beat England in the final in a penalty shootout one of them which Jorginho missed. Jorginho was awarded UEFA Best Player Award in September 2021 for his contribution to Chelsea and Italy on their respective triumph. Jorginho and Chelsea have started the new premier league campaign nice sitting on top of the table after 8 games played.

Maritial Status

Jorginho is currently divorced and single at the moment. He married his long-term girlfriend Natalia Leteri in 2017 after 4 years of dating. However, the marriage did not last long as they got divorced just 2 years after marriage in 2019. Jorginho has three children 2 sons and a daughter. Their names are Vitor, Jax, and Alicia. Despite being divorced he is still close to his ex-wife however his children stay with their mother in Naples.

Net Worth

Jorginho Frello is a popular midfielder for Chelsea and the Italian national team. He has earned the majority of his income from his career as a professional football player. Jorginho has earned a large number of endorsements, sponsorship and from his salary of over 200,000 per week on Chelsea football club. Currently, Jorginho has a net worth of approximately $16 million as of 2021.

Interesting Facts

  • Jorginho was born in Brazil but played for Italy due to his mother’s descent.
  • He is divorced with three children as of 2021.
  • Jorginho won UEFA Best Player in September 2021 for his trimph with Chelsea and Italy.
  • Currently he has a net worth of approximately $16 million as of 2021.