Miguel Almiron's player profile: All the details on Newcastle’s new wonderkid

Miguel Almiron's player profile: All the details on Newcastle’s new wonderkid

Babu Tendu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:15 PM

Miguel Almiron is a Paraguayan football player who plays for the Paraguay National team and the Premier League club, Newcastle. He plays as an attacking midfielder and, sometimes, a left or right winger.

Miguel Almiron
Miguel Almiron of Newcastle celebrates a goal. Photo by Serena Taylor. (Modified by author).
Source: Getty Images

Despite not being broadly known by many, the player has quite an interesting life which will surely provide a lot of information concerning him and his professional life.

Profile summary


Miguel Angel Almiron Rejala


February 10, 1994 (28 as of October 2022)


Asuncion, Paraguay

Zodiac sign







Alexia Notto














1.74m (5ft 9inches)


63 kg

Hair colour


Eye colour




Current team


Join Date

January 31, 2019

Previous team



Attacking midfielder, left winger and right winger

Preferred foot


Player agent

Daniel Campos

Jersey number



$2.5 million

Net worth

$9 million

Social media

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Miguel Almiron

Like most football players, his background was not so perfect. His father worked as a security guard, while his mother worked as a supermarket cashier. Their household consisted of seven members who shared a three-bedroomed house, with the football player having to share a bed with his mother until he was 18 years old.

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Miguel Almiron during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 23, 2022, in London, United Kingdom. Photo by Charlotte Wilson.
Source: Getty Images

Despite his parents' low income-generating jobs, he attended Escuela Basica primary school, where he commenced his football career. Growing up, he saw football as the only means of elevating his family from the poverty-stricken situation.

He was, however, lucky since his father, grandpa Chello, and his uncle Diego would always accompany him to his football training and did whatever they could to make sure he was the best at what he did.

The player is also engraved with tattoos which his fans adore. His right arm is covered in writings, 'Tu eres el Camino, la Verdad y la Vida', translated to "(God) you are the way, the truth and the life", showing that he is a believer. His left arm is engraved in a football tattoo encircled with a bible verse translated as "God's timing is perfect."

Miguel Almiron's age

The player was born on February 10, 1994, and as of October 24, 2022, he is 28. The Paraguayan attacking midfielder also has a height of 5ft 9inches. The young lad has surely shown his fulfilling skills on the pitch, and more is expected from him.

Miguel Almiron's wife

The footballer married his life-long girlfriend, Alexia Notto, in 2016, which is quite coincidental since his senior career success began the same year. The photos from their wedding do not reveal much; it was a private wedding attended only by invited family members.

Before accompanying her husband, Notto earned a living teaching Zumba, a fitness program popularly practized by South Americans. They have also managed to have a son, Fransisco.

Miguel Almiron and Jack Grealish

The man city star last season, 2021/2022, while celebrating a win, went too far while making a joke and came at the Newcastle player. Almiron now seems adamant about proving a point against Grealish's criticism this season, 2022/2023.

Miguel Almiron's stats

In the 2022/2023 season, he has appeared in 12 matches. The left-footed player, having garnered zero assists, has scored six goals and has an average rating of 7.48. This has improved from his previous match statistics from last season, 2021/2022.

Miguel Almiron's nationality

The Newcastle club player is a Paraguayan. He was born and raised alongside his five siblings in the capital city of Paraguay, Asuncion. In that city, he realized his passion for football and acted towards achieving his goal.

Miguel Almiron's salary

The player receives an annual salary of $2.5 million. This was after being signed for $12.4 million in a five-year contract. This has enabled him to build his family a house, as seen during one Christmas celebration with the whole family present.

Miguel Almiron's transfer

The player was expected to leave Newcastle after the previous season, 2021/2022, but has recently proven why he should remain in the team. His agent took to the airwaves to say that his player would not leave, and that he would remain at Newcastle for longer.

Miguel Almiron's contract

The player joined Newcastle on a five-year contract deal and was signed for $12.4 million on January 31, 2019, and the contract lasts till June 30, 2024. He currently has a market value of $ 24.8 million. He, therefore, is among the most expensive players ever acquired by Newcastle club.

Miguel Almiron's net worth

With time, the Paraguayan player managed to amass $9 million in his football career.

Miguel Almiron's photos

The following is a collection of pictures of the Paraguayan star player while in action during the regular Premier League season;

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Newcastle's star winger, Miguel Almiron in action during Premier League matches. Photos by Joe Prior, Justin Setterfield and Matthew Ashton. (Modified by author).
Source: Getty Images

Miguel Almiron's FIFA 23 rating

According to FIFA 23, he is a long-shot taker and a speed dribbler. He is one of the highest-rated wingers in the Premier League. The following is the summary of his ratings on the game;

  • Overall: 78
  • Pace: 86
  • Shooting: 71
  • Physical: 62
  • Passing: 73
  • Defending: 53
  • Dribbling: 79

Miguel Almiron's career

He began his profession as a footballer in 2013 while he was at Cerro Porteno and played until the year 2015, when he transferred to Lanus. He stayed at Lanus for one year and, in 2016, moved to Atlanta United and helped them win several cups.

Almirón played a significant role in Atlanta United's inaugural campaign. Veteran teammate Jeff Larentowicz referred to Almirón as the "heartbeat" of the group. Almirón scored his first goal for the team on March 12 when the team defeated fellow MLS newcomers Minnesota United 6-1 in the team's second game.

On May 20, against the Houston Dynamo, he recorded the second hat trick in club history. A week later, against New York City FC, he scored twice. On August 2, Almirón participated in the MLS All-Star Game alongside teammates Greg Garza and Michael Parkhurst. On September 28, the league released its list of the top 24 players under the age of 24, on which he appeared.

Almirón received two Player of the Week honours during the regular season and was named to seven Teams of the Week by Major League Soccer. He was named Newcomer of the Year and included in the league's Best XI at the end of the campaign.

In 2019, he signed for Newcastle club and was signed at the fee earlier stated, hence being the most expensive player bought yet in the club. He also made his international debut in 2015 for his country Paraguay. He has managed to represent his country at Copa America in 2016, 2019 and 2021.

Miguel Almiron faced many challenges as a child because he came from a poor background. Despite all that, he managed to keep his focus and reach greater heights to change his family status through what he grew up loving, football. He is surely a character to be emulated by the upcoming young stars.

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