Miranda (Footballer) Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 May, 2018
Facts of Miranda (Footballer)
Date of Birth: 1984 , September-7
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Miranda
Birth Name Joao Miranda de Souza Filho
Father Joao Miranda
Mother Maria Miranda de Souza
Nationality Brazilian
Birth Place/City Paranavai, Brazil
Ethnicity Afro-European
Profession Footballer
Salary $27.02 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Brown
Married to Jaque Miranda
Children Luquinhas and Jojo
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Joao Miranda or simply Miranda is the famous Brazilian footballer who is playing as a central defender for the Italian club, Internazionale, and the Brazilian national team. Miranda began his career from Coritiba. He played for several clubs like Sao Paulo, Sochaux, and Atletico Madrid. The defender also represented his national team in several games. In 2016, he became the captain for Brazil’s 2014 FIFA World Cup team. As of 2018, he was selected in the final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Miranda is married to Jaque Miranda. The couple shares two children, both boys.

Early Life of Miranda

Miranda was born Joao Miranda de Souza Filho on 7th September 1984 in Paranavai, Brazil under the birth sign Virgo. He is Brazilian as per nationality and ethnicity-wise, he is Afro-Brazilian. His parents, Joao Miranda and Maria Miranda de Souza raised him in Brazil.

Miranda’s Club Career

Miranda started his football career from Brazilian football club, Coritiba. At the end of 2004-05 season, he scored 2 goals appearing in 49 matches. He signed a four-year-contract deal with Sochaux on 29th July 2005. He appeared in 20 games for the club.

Sao Paulo

In August 2006, the defender was transferred to Sao Paulo FC on loan. The following year, Miranda signed a contract with the club. He then won 2006, 2007 & 2008 editions of the Campeonato. Back to back, he was selected for the ''Team of the Year'' in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Atletico Madrid

On January 2011, Miranda signed a three-year contract agreement with Atletico Madrid. He made his debut for the club on 25th August 2011 in a 4-0 victory over Portuguese club, Vitoria S.C. On 10th September 2011, he made his La Liga debut in 1-0 loss to Valencia CF.

The footballer scored his first goal for the club on 11th March 2012 in a 2-0 loss against Granada CF. On 12th March 2013, he renewed his contract with the team. In 2014, he was nominated as ‘’the best defender in La Liga’’ along with Filipe Luis and Sergio Ramos. At the end of season 2014-15, he scored 13 goals appearing in 178 games.

Internazionale

Miranda signed a two-year loan contract with Serie A club Internazionale on 30th June 2015 for €4 million with an obligation to sign outright for an additional €11 million ($12.92 million). He made his debut for the club in season 2016-17. In the ongoing season of 2017-18, he scored 1 goal appearing in 99 games.

Miranda’s International Career

Miranda was called-up for the national team along with Thiago Silva, replacing Lucio and Luisao on 20th August 2007 in a friendly match against Algeria. But he did not make his debut as he was only an unused substitute. In 2009, he made his first international appearance in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Peru.

The Brazilian defender was part of the national squad that won the 2009 FIFA Confederation Cup, however, he played only one game in the tournament. He was listed as one of the seven players on standby for Brazil’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Team.


Miranda was selected in Brazil’s 23-man squad for the 2015 Copa America. On 21st June 2016, he became the captain of the Selecao replacing Neymar in a 2-1 victory over Venezuela. Later, he was announced to be Brazil’s captain for the Copa American Centenario.

In May 2018, he was selected as final 23-squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Miranda’s Net Worth

Miranda has an estimated net worth of more than $1 million, however, the amount is still under review. He earns a salary of €55k ($64619.22) per week and  €23 million ($27.02 million) per year. As of 2018, his market value is €8.10 million ($9.52 million). Miranda endorses the brand, Adidas.

Miranda prefers to use LV brand.

Miranda’s Personal Life

Miranda is a married man. He tied the knot with Jaque Miranda. The couple is very confidential when it comes to their relationship. They hardly reveal anything about their personal life.


The couple shares two children, Luquinhas and Jojo. The family often goes on vacations and outings.

Here is the video which shows Miranda's defensive skills:

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