Miguel Almiron

Miguel Almiron – Personal Life and Professional Football Career

This post is about Miguel Almiron’s biography, containing everything you seek to know.

Highlights:

  • Born in Asunción, Paraguay, on February 10, 1994
  • Currently plays for Newcastle United F.C., with jersey #24
  • Married to Alexia Notto since 2016

Read on as we talk about Miguel Almiron: His early life, family, and professional football career.

Who Is Miguel Almiron?

Miguel Ángel Almirón Rejala is a Paraguayan footballer playing for Newcastle United Football Club in the Premier League. He also plays for Paraguay national team as a right winger or attacking midfielder.

Miguel Almiron footballer

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Miguel Almiron grew up around San Pablo, Asunción. He has four other siblings, whose identities are undisclosed as of now. His mother, Sonia, was a supermarket employee, while his father, Ruben, was a security guard who had to work 18-hour shifts. His family was impoverished until his football made them successful. They lived in a three-bedroom apartment, where he had to sleep on the same bed with his mother until age 18.

He started football training with Club 3 de Noviembre when he was seven. However, his coaches considered him too weak to play football professionally. Despite the discouragement, he didn’t give up.

Miguel Almiron has been married to Alexia Notto since 2016. They had their first child and son in June 2021. He practices Christianity, which is evident with the religious quotes tattooed on his arm.

Miguel Almiron with wife

Career – Youth, Senior, and International Career

Miguel started playing football with Club Cerro Porteño, an Asunción-based professional football club. He played for the team from 2008 to 2015. After scoring six goals in 39 appearances, he transferred to Club Atlético Lanús in 2015.

His stay in Lanús lasted barely one year, as he left to join Atlanta United FC in 2015. He scored three goals in 35 appearances while playing with Lanús.

Miguel signed with Atlanta United for $8 million and was able to make 62 appearances and score 21 goals for the club.

On January 31, 2019, he joined Newcastle United Football Club and is still playing for the club with jersey #24. He has made over 160 appearances and scored about 25 goals.

Miguel Almiron has also played for Paraguay national football team in 2015, Paraguay U17 in 2010, and Paraguay U20 in 2012/2013. 

Above all, he has individually been recognized for the following:

  • 2017, 2018, and 2022 – Paraguayan Footballer of the Year (Voted by ABC Color)
  • 2017, 2022 – Paraguayan Footballer of the Year (Voted by the public)
  • 2017 and 2018 – MLS Best XI (For being among the best eleven players in Major League Soccer)
  • 2017 – MLS Newcomer of the Year
  • 2017 and 2018 – MLS All-Star
  • April 2018 – MLS Player of the Month
  • October 2022 – Premier League Player of the Month
  • April 2022 and October 2022 – Premier League Goal of the Month
  • October 2022 – The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Fans’ Player of the Month

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