Joao Felix is one of the most exciting young footballers in the world, and his name has been on the lips of many football fans since he burst onto the scene with Benfica in 2018. However, despite his growing fame, many people have been saying his name wrong this whole time.
The Portuguese star, who recently joined Chelsea, has revealed the correct way to pronounce his name in English. Speaking to the Chelsea website, Felix said: “My name is Joao Felix, and it’s pronounced ‘Joo-ow FEE-lix’.”
The 20-year-old has been one of the most sought-after players in Europe since his breakout season with Benfica, where he scored 20 goals and provided 11 assists in 43 appearances. His impressive performances earned him a move to Atletico Madrid in 2019, where he scored 15 goals and provided seven assists in 48 appearances.
This summer, Felix made the move to Chelsea, where he is expected to be a key player for the Blues. He has already made an impact, scoring his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw against West Bromwich Albion.
Felix’s name has been mispronounced by many people, including some of the biggest names in football. Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho famously called him “Jo-ow” during his time at Benfica, while current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also been guilty of mispronouncing his name.
However, now that Felix has revealed the correct way to pronounce his name, there is no excuse for anyone to get it wrong. So, the next time you hear someone say “Jo-ow”, you can be sure to correct them and let them know the correct way to say it.
Felix is one of the most exciting young players in the world, and his name is sure to be on the lips of many football fans for years to come. So, make sure you get it right and say “Joo-ow FEE-lix”.