Ronaldinho’s son João Mendes Biography: Age, Parents, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Salary, Career Goals, Stats, Height

December 26, 2023 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

João Mendes de Assis Moreira, popularly known as João Mendes, is a Brazilian footballer who has captured the attention of fans and football enthusiasts worldwide.

Born on February 25, 2005, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, João Mendes is a talented Centre-forward currently playing for Barcelona Atlètic.


  • Full Name: João Mendes de Assis Moreira
  • Date of Birth: February 25, 2005
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Profession: Footballer
  • Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Parents: Ronaldinho (father), Janaina Mendes (mother)
  • Siblings: Diego Assis (cousin, Assis’ son)
  • Relationship Status: N/A
  • Net Worth: $500k million

Early Life & Education

João Mendes, currently at the age of 18, was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the son of the renowned Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho and professional dancer Janaina Mendes. His uncle, Assis, also had a successful career as a footballer.

João Mendes spent his early years in Rio de Janeiro, where he began to show a keen interest in football. He expressed his desire to join a football school at age four, and his mother promptly enrolled him.

As he grew older, he joined the academy of Flamengo at ten. He later played indoor football for Vasco da Gama and had a short stint with Boavista-RJ.

At a significant turning point in his football journey, João Mendes underwent a successful trial at Cruzeiro at the age of thirteen. Interestingly, he decided to hide the fact that his father was Ronaldinho from fellow trialists and the club staff.

Despite this, João impressed everyone and earned a place at the club. In 2019, at 14, he signed his first professional contract with Cruzeiro, committing to a six-year deal.

He showcased his skills early on by scoring two goals for the club at a youth tournament in China.

Personal Life

As for João Mendes’ personal life, information about his romantic relationships or dating history is not currently available.

Given his young age and focus on his football career, it is understandable that he may prioritize his professional development at this stage.


João Mendes’ football career began to flourish at a young age, with his talents being recognized by renowned clubs. After impressing at Cruzeiro, he left the club in February 2022.

Following a year without a club, João went on trial with Barcelona in January 2023. This opportunity was particularly meaningful as his father, Ronaldinho, had previously played for the Catalan club.

Although his trial period did not initially meet expectations, club president Joan Laporta, a longtime friend of Ronaldinho, requested an extension to evaluate João’s technical abilities further.

Ultimately, on March 2, 2023, João Mendes officially signed with Barcelona and was assigned to their youth team, Barcelona Atlètic.

Net Worth

João Mendes’ estimated net worth is $500k. As a young and promising footballer, he is expected to achieve even greater success in the future, which may further contribute to his net worth.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @joaomendesjr
  • Twitter handle: @joaomendesjr

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