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Who is Diogo Dalot? Meet Manchester United’s reliable right-back and delve into his personal life

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Who is Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot? Find out everything you need to know about him on United in Focus.

A Jose Mourinho signing, the Portuguese full-back arrived from Porto in the summer of 2018 for just £19 million. That looks like an absolute bargain years down the line.

Dalot has cemented himself as an integral part of Erik ten Hag‘s and Manchester United’s first-team squad – and is adored by many around Old Trafford.

But as Manchester United fans have become acquainted on the pitch, there’s still a lot of mystery to the defender of it. With this – here’s a look into the personal life of the Red Devils full-back.

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How old is Diogo Dalot?

Diogo Dalot was born on the 18th of March 1999, meaning is just 25 years old. Manchester United certainly have the best years to come out of the Portuguese international.

How tall is Diogo Dalot?

Dalot’s height is approximately 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 meters). His physically imposing nature as a full-back helps dramatically with his defensive capabilities, meaning he can compete in aerial duels.

What position is Diogo Dalot?

Diogo Dalot’s favoured position is as a right-back. However, as he’s shown during his time at Carrington, he possesses the versatility to switch flanks and also could do a job on the right-hand side of midfield.

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Can Diogo Dalot play as a left-back?

Yes, as he’s shown many times in red, Dalot is more than capable of featuring as a left-back for Manchester United.

Dalot’s versatility is nothing new. He featured in a more advanced role on either the left or right of midfield when Porto B played three centre-backs, while he was deployed at left-back for all four of his starts with the Porto first team.

Where was Diogo Dalot before Manchester United?

Before joining Manchester United, Diogo Dalot played for FC Porto in Portugal. He joined Porto’s youth academy and progressed through their ranks before making his professional debut for the senior team.

As Dalot came up the ranks at Porto’s academy, he was also representing Portugal at youth level – first featuring for the U15s in June 2014.

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When did Diogo Dalot join Manchester United?

Dalot signed for the Premier League giants on the 6th of June 2018 on a five-year contract for a fee of £19 million.

He signed a new contract with the Red Devils in May 2023 – a five-year deal which extended the full-back’s contract to at least June 2028.

Diogo Dalot Twitter

You can find Dalot on Twitter under the handle – @DalotDiogo. He often takes to the platform after matches to celebrate victories or reflect on losses.

Diogo Dalot Salary

Dalot earns £85,000 a week, which is an annual salary of £4,420,000 annually before tax. He is the 18th highest-paid player at the club.

Diogo Dalot Wife

Diogo Dalot’s wife-to-be is called Claudia Lopes – the two are currently engaged.

Lopes is also Portuguese, with the pair meeting whilst Dalot enjoyed a loan spell at AC Milan back in the 2020-21 season.

The pair got engaged in March 2023, when Dalot proposed to Lopes after a Chris Brown concert at the AO Arena in Manchester.

There is no current news as to when the wedding is, but rest assured this page will be updated when it becomes available.

Diogo Dalot Kids

Dalot and his fiancée Claudi Lopes welcomed a baby daughter, Clara Dalot, in November of 2023.

He posted: “Welcome to the world Clara. 15.11.2023” — with a picture of the couple clasping the tot’s hand.

This is the couple’s first and only child as of the time of writing.

Diogo Dalot Parents

António Jacinto Teixeira and Anabela Dalot Teixeira are the parents of Diogo Dalot.

Specific information about Dalot’s parents is not widely available in public sources. They prefer to maintain a private life outside of their son’s immense fame.

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