Name
Miguel Almirón

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Born
1994 (30 years old)

Birth Place
Asunción, Paraguay

Position
Right Winger

Status
Active

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Team Number
24

Height
174 cm

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adidas Nemeziz 19.1

Side
Left

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24,00 Mill. €

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Sport
Soccer

Team
Newcastle

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League
English Premier League

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Miguel Ángel Almirón Rejala (born 10 February 1994) is a Paraguayan professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Newcastle United and the Paraguay national team.

Almirón began his career at Cerro Porteño and transferred to Lanús in 2015. After winning the 2016 Argentine Primera División, he signed for Atlanta United for $8 million. He was named in the MLS Best XI for both of his seasons in Major League Soccer, as well as MLS Newcomer of the Year for 2017. After helping Atlanta to the MLS Cup 2018 he signed for Newcastle for £21 million, a club record and the highest fee for an MLS player.

Almirón made his international debut for Paraguay in 2015, and represented the country at the Copa América in 2016, 2019 and 2021.

Almirón grew up in an impoverished family where his father worked 18-hour shifts as a security guard and his mother worked in a supermarket. The seven members of his household slept in three bedrooms, and he had to share a bed with his mother until he was 18.

Almirón played for the Paraguay under-20 national team in the 2013 South American Youth Football Championship in Argentina, and was highly involved as his team finished second to Colombia. Later that year, he was called up for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, where Paraguay reached the last 16.

On 5 September 2015, Almirón made his senior international debut in a 3–2 friendly loss away to Chile, playing the final nine minutes in place of Jonathan Fabbro. Manager Ramón Díaz called him up the following May for the Copa América Centenario in the United States, where he started two matches in a group-stage exit.

In March 2019, in a friendly against Mexico at Levi's Stadium, Almirón came on as a substitute. Seven minutes later, he received a straight red card for a foul on José Juan Vázquez in which he dragged his studs down the back of the opponent's leg. On 10 October the same year, he was sent off for diving in a 1–0 friendly loss to Serbia.

Almirón has been married to his wife Alexia Notto since November 2016; the couple's first child, a son, was born in June 2021.


Career Honours

American MLS Cup
2018

Atlanta United

Argentinian Supercopa Argentina
2016

Lanus

Argentinian Primera Division
2016

Lanus

Paraguayan Primera División
2015

Cerro Porteño

Paraguayan Primera División
2013

Cerro Porteño


Career Milestones


UEFA Champions League Player Of The Match
2023-10-04


English Premier League Player Of The Match
2023-02-11


English Premier League Goal Of The Month
2022-11-11


English Premier League Player Of The Month
2022-11-11


English Premier League Player Of The Match
2022-10-23


English Premier League Goal Of The Month
2022-05-12


MLS Best XI
2018-11-11


MLS All-Star
2018-07-31


MLS Player Of The Month
2018-05-03


MLS Best XI
2017-11-30


MLS Newcomer Of The Year
2017-11-20


MLS All-Star
2017-07-18


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Former Senior Teams

2011-2015

2015-2017

2017-2019


Former Club Staff


Contracts

2017-2020

2019-2024

2023-2026


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