|Real Name/Full Name||Alex Nicolao Telles|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Alex Telles|
|Birth Place:||Caxias do Sul, Brazil|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||15 December 1992|
|Age/How Old:||30 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 181 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 71 Kg|
In Pounds – 156 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Jose Telles |
Mother – Claudete Telles
|Nationality:||Brazilian & Italian|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Priscila Minuzzo (m. 2018)|
|Profession:||Professional Football Player|
|Current Team:||Manchester United and Brazil National Team|
|Net Worth:||$29 Million|
|Last Updated:||October 2023|
Alex Telles is a renowned Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a left-back for the English Premier League club, Manchester United. In addition to this, he also plays for the Brazil National Team in his international career.
Alex Telles has had much success in his career through which he commenced his early career on a high note with being named the best left-back in the league of Serie A in the year 2013. To know more about the life, biography, and net worth of Alex Telles, keep reading this article.
Biography and Early Life
Alex Telles was born on 15 December 1992 in Caxias do Sul, Brazil. His full birth name is Alex Nicolao Telles but mainly known as Alex Telles. Telles was born to his father known as Jose Telles and his mother known as Claudete Telles.
He is from a family of 2 children whereby he is the youngest coming after his sister known as Hellen Telles. His family was from a middle-class background and they always remained contented with what they had.
Though he was born in Brazil, Telles also has an Italian ethnicity as his grandparents are Italian. Due to this, he has both Brazilian as well as Italian nationalities though he chose to represent the Brazil National Team in his international career.
Telles developed an interest in football at an early age from his friends who would play street soccer. While he was 8 years old, he was already persuaded that he would become a professional footballer.
Not much is known about the education life of Alex Telles. Nevertheless, after playing for several years in the streets, Telles got enrolled in the Esporte Clube Juventude Youth Academy in the year 2007.
Following his enrolment, he put all his focus and energy into developing his skills. This saw him scale into new levels as far as his career is concerned. His football career developed to a great extent hence he fully got on the football as his professional career.
Alex Telles is a happily married man. He is married to his beautiful wife known as Priscila Minuzzo. The two love birds met earlier after which they commenced dating. He is not linked to any other woman in his life.
Alex Telles tied knots with his wife Priscila Minuzzo on 6 June 2018. This was through holy matrimony done in St. Pelegrin Church. Though it is not approved of him to have a kid, he is believed to have a son following consistent posing he usually showcases a little boy’s photo believed to be part of the family.
Is Alex Telles Gay?
No, Alex Telles is not gay. He is of a straight sexual orientation through which he is happily married to his wife known as Priscila Minuzzo. The duo tied knots in the year 2018.
Alex Telles has had a successful career line in which he commenced his professional career at a very tender age. As a matter of fact, he commenced playing football at the age of 8 years old on street soccer with his neighboring kids.
Below is a compilation of the professional career of Alex Telles to date;
1. Juventude and Gremio
Alex Telles commenced his professional career at Juventude when he got enrolled in the Esporte Clube Juventude youth academy in the year 2007. After his enrolment in the youth academy, he commenced developing his career and gaining much experience on his skills.
Alex Telles commenced playing for Juventude in which he made his professional debut in January 2011 against Sao Jose-PA. His first professional goal was on 20th August 2011 in the match against Cruzeiro.
Telles was then transferred to Gremio in December 2011 after Juventude established a partnership with Gremio. He made his Gremio debut in February 2013 against Internacional.
Telles moved to a Turkish club known as Galatasaray in January 2014 for a contract worth €6 million which was a 4-year contract. He got his first debut for Galatasaray 2 weeks after his debut in the club. His first goal for Galatasaray was on 8th March 2014. He got rumored to join Chelse to fill in the gap of Filipe Luis though the deal never materialized.
3. Inter Milan
In August 2015, Alex Telle joined Inter Milan (Internazionale Milano) on a 1-year loan for a €1.3 million fee. The deal also included a buy option of €8.5 Million. He joined his former coach, Roberto Mancini in Italy who used to coach him at Galatasaray. Telles made his debut for Inter Milan on 13 September in the 2015-16 Serie A.
4. FC Porto
In July 2016, FC Porto announced the signing of Alex Telles at a fee of €6.5 Million. Telles got signed for a 5-year contract. Though he had a poor start with FC Porto, he developed his career and approved himself as coming out on the starting eleven.
5. Manchester United
In 5th October 2020, Manchester United agreed in signing Alex Telles for a fee of £15.4 million. The transfer deal was completed on the same day after which he made his debut for Manchester United as a left wing-back on 20th October 2020 on the match against PSG in the 2-1 win in favor of ManU in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Alex Telles scored his first goal for Manchester United on 29 September 2021 with a left-footed volley in the 2-1 home win against Villareal on the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Alex Telles has both Brazilian and Italian Citizenship. This makes him eligible to play for both the Italian as well as the Brazilian National Team. Though he first dictated that he felt more Italian due to his grandparents being Italian in October 2016, he later received his first call-up in the Brazil National Team in March 2019 hence making the decision to play for Brazil National Team.
He made his international debut with the Brazil National Team in a friendly match against Panama as a starter on 23rd March 2019.
Awards and Achievements
Alex Telles had not yet received any awards in his career till October 2021. In October 2021, he claimed the Manchester United’s Goal of the Month Award for September 2021 on his sensational volley against Villarreal in the UEFA Champions League.
He has made several achievements with some of his major achievements being on getting to top football clubs in the world such as Manu, Porto, and many more.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Alex Telles in 2023
Alex Telles has an estimated net worth of $29 Million. This comes from the fortunes he has made from his professional career as a professional football player. In ManU, he earns a weekly salary of £93,077 while his annual salary is £4,840,000. This has highly contributed to his net worth.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- His first goal for ManU became the goal of the month for September 2021
- Alex Telles has both the Brazilian and Italian Nationality
Alex Telles is a great prospect for ManU through which his performance is expected to rise. He came to a surprise of most through scoring his first goal for the club at a high volley making him claim the Manchester United goal of the month award for September 2021.