Getafe player born in Madrid, but the son of a Portuguese woman from a small village in Bragança.
Ángel Aljubia Esteves, midfielder of Getafe, is part of the 200-man list being watched by Portugal coach Roberto Martinez. The 23-year-old was born in Vilela de San Antonio, a small town on the outskirts of Madrid. Parents, Spaniard Manuel Algobia and Portuguese Fernanda Preciosa Esteves, live and work in the Spanish capital, but the mother is from Rabal, a village in Bragança with a population of only 170.
Midfield manager Jonathan Sanchez told O JOGO the player’s reaction when he found out he was being watched by Roberto Martinez. “It’s a dream, it’s amazing. Even if I wasn’t called up by the Portugal coach, just to be on the list is already unbelievable.”
Coming from a modest family, Angel, three years ago, earned a total of only 400 euros in the B team of Rayo Vallecano, where he did all the training, but in 2020 he moved to Getafe and was the captain of the second team in which he played. level five. Former Benfica coach Quique Flores went to see him and put him in the first team, after playing 19 league matches in 2022/23. Despite playing in the Star League, he remained humble. And if his teammates showed up for training with Porsches and Ferraris, the midfielder kept “his old car that he’s had for 12 years and breaks,” Jonathan Sanchez tells us.