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Angel di Maria Returns to Benfica: Second Stint for the Argentina Forward

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Sixteen years ago, Angel di Maria marked his first move to Europe by joining Benfica from Argentina.

Argentinian forward Angel di Maria, at the age of 35, is once again embracing Benfica – marking the second time in his career that he’s signed with the club.

From 2007-2010, Di Maria, a Rosario native, was a part of the Portuguese team, showcasing his talents after his debut European move from Argentina.

Following a seven-year run with French powerhouse Paris St-Germain, he had spent his latest season playing for Italian squad Juventus.

In a video reveal of Di Maria’s return, the club warmly stated, “Welcome home, Di Maria.” His return is allegedly on a one-year contract.

In his final season with Benfica before his move to Real Madrid, Di Maria enjoyed triumph with a Portuguese league and cup double win.

His reunion with Benfica also brings him together with close friend and fellow Argentine Nicolas Otamendi, his World Cup-winning teammate from the tournament held in Qatar last year.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Angel di Maria, Benfica, return

When did Angel di Maria first join Benfica?

Angel di Maria first joined Benfica when he made his move to Europe from Argentina 16 years ago.

How many times has Angel di Maria joined Benfica?

Angel di Maria has joined Benfica twice in his career. This is his second stint with the club.

Which other clubs has Angel di Maria played for?

Apart from Benfica, Angel di Maria has played for Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain, and Juventus.

Did Angel di Maria win any titles with Benfica?

Yes, Angel di Maria won the Portuguese league and cup double in his last season with Benfica before moving to Real Madrid.

Who is Angel di Maria’s close friend and teammate at Benfica?

Angel di Maria’s close friend and teammate at Benfica is Nicolas Otamendi, with whom he won the World Cup in Qatar.

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SoccerFan83 July 6, 2023 - 9:36 am

wow, angel di maria going back to benfica for the 2nd time, that’s gr8 news! he’s a amazing player and benfica is lucky to have him again!

GoalGetter July 7, 2023 - 2:32 am

di maria’s career has been quite a journey, from benfica to real madrid, psg, juventus, and now back to benfica. he’s had quite the success along the way. impressive!

FootballLover22 July 7, 2023 - 3:16 am

di maria is a legend! benfica is his home, can’t blame him for going back. hope he brings his a-game like he did in the world cup with otamendi!


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