Joao Cancelo was born to his mother Filomena Cancelo on May 27, 1994 in Barreiro, Portugal. He is not the only offspring of his parents, he also has a younger sibling.
Joao Cancelo, a Barreiro native, began playing football with the neighbourhood team Barreirense. When he was barely 13 years old, he joined Benfica’s youth football team as a full back.
On January 27, 2019, in Rome, Italy, during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico, Joao Cancelo of Juventus celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal.
Cancelo joined the Benfica reserve team in 2012 after graduating from the club’s development academy. Throughout the 2014–15 La Liga season, he played for Valencia on loan.
After a few successful seasons in Spain, he was signed by Italian powerhouse Juventus in 2018, where he won the league and Supercoppa Italia in his debut season for a sum of $45 million.
Newcastle United and Manchester City square off in a Premier League game at St. James Park on December 19, 2021. Joao Cancelo of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal.
He was acquired by Manchester City in 2019 for €65 million. Since then, he has won the Premier League championship, the league cup, and significantly contributed to Manchester City making their first appearance in the UEFA Champions League Final.
In addition, he was selected for the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals, which Portugal won with him.
Filomena Cancelo is Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo’s mother, she has been an inspiration behind Cancelo football career, unfortunately, she died in a gory car accident.
Joao narrated in a sad interview that he nearly stopped playing football when he lost his mother.
Filomena Cancelo died in a car accident in 2013 before her son Joao rose to stardom. The lovely mother could not see her son play in bigger teams before her painful exit.