Facundo Pellistri Parents, Family, Wife, Siblings, Father, Mother, Brother and Sister
Facundo Pellistri Rebollo (born 20 December 2001) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Manchester United and the Uruguay national team.
Born in Montevideo, Pellistri is a graduate of Peñarol’s youth system. He made 37 first-team appearances for the club and was named in the Uruguayan Primera División Team of the Season in 2019. He transferred to Manchester United in October 2020, for a fee of £9 million. Since joining United, he has had two loan spells at Spanish club Alavés, where he made 35 appearances in total.
Pellistri represented Uruguay at under-16 level, before making his senior international debut in January 2022. He played for Uruguay at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Early Life and Career
Pellistri was born in Montevideo to a family of Spanish and Italian origin. He also holds a Spanish passport since his father’s grandmother was from A Coruña in Galicia. The lead singer of Uruguayan rock band La Vela Puerca, Sebastián Teysera, is Pellistri’s godfather.
Pellistri is the son of an accountant. He was privately educated at two institutions in the Pocitos neighbourhood: St Brendan’s School for his early years, where he first learned English, and then Ivy Thomas Memorial School through the fourth grade of high school. His strongest subject at school was Mathematics. In 2019, Pellistri graduated from a pre-architectural study program.
Pellistri is a youth academy graduate of Peñarol, who he joined in 2012, having previously played youth football for La Picada and River Plate Montevideo. He made his professional debut on 11 August 2019, in Peñarol’s 2–2 draw against Defensor Sporting. He scored his first goal on 6 November 2019, in a 3–1 win against Cerro. For his performances in his debut season in the Uruguayan Primera División, he was named in the Equipo Ideal del Campeonato Uruguayo (Ideal Team of the Uruguayan Championship) in December 2019.
Pellistri joined Manchester United on 5 October 2020, for a reported transfer fee of £9 million, on a five-year contract. Diego Forlan, who was then managing Peñarol, endorsed Pellistri in a conversation with Manchester United manager and former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjær, comparing the young player to Ryan Giggs and emphasising his ability to speak English. His first pre-season goal was on 18 July 2021, against Derby County, in a 2–1 away win at Pride Park.
On 31 January 2021, Pellistri joined Deportivo Alavés on loan for the remainder of the season. He returned to United to play in their summer pre-season matches, before going back on loan to Alavés in August for the 2021–22 season.
Pellistri made his competitive debut for Manchester United on 10 January 2023, coming on as a substitute and assisting the second goal in a 3–0 EFL Cup win over Charlton Athletic. Pellistri made his Premier League debut on 8 February 2023, coming on as a substitute in a 2–2 draw against Leeds United.
Pellistri is a former Uruguayan youth international, having made two appearances at under-16 level in 2017. He was called up to the senior team for the first time on 7 January 2022, for the World Cup qualifying matches against Paraguay and Venezuela. He made his full international debut on 27 January, in a 1–0 away win against Paraguay.
Pellistri was included in the squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He started and played for 88 minutes in Uruguay’s first game of the tournament, against South Korea, before being replaced by Guillermo Varela.
Parents and Family
Facundo Pellistri’s parents are Mr. Pellistri (father) and Nee Rebollo (mother).
The dazzling winger was birth and brought up in his native town, Montevideo. He grew up together with his father, mother, and two sisters, and they all share beautiful memories of how their lives began.
As a kid, Facundo Pellistri was a loveable and approachable child, and he loved to engage in diverse kinds of sports. But then, his dad had a great passion for football and so had the hobby of watching their local matches in the neighborhood
The promising athlete engaged in private education at two institutions in the Pocitos neighbourhood. First, he attended St Brendan’s School for his initial years, where he learned to speak English.
After that, he went to Ivy Thomas Memorial School for the fourth high school grade. It was so tiring doing homework after playing football.
Pelli’s parents were his motivating factor throughout his school, and they had always pushed him to work hard at school, which he did.
However, his most challenging part was between 13 and 17. At 15, his friends had all these big parties, but he couldn’t go because he always had a match the next day.
As much as his parents did not stop him from attending those parties, they advised, ‘If you want to go to the party, fine. But you can’t do both things. Pellistri had to say no to so many things.
Nonetheless, at school, he was good at mathematics. Eventually, in September 2019, Pellistri graduated from a pre-architectural study program.
His father was a massive fan of Penarol, an Uruguayan sports club on the outskirts of Montevideo. Soon enough, the same passion rubbed off on Pellistri. So, he followed his dad to see how their favourite club performed. It was always a moment to look out for.
Therefore, with time, the Uruguayan star dreamed of playing in the indigenous football club. Guess what? Pellistri eventually did. Suddenly he shared the same dressing room with Players that he looked up to when he was 10 and they advised him.
When Facundo was four, he joined a baby football club called La Picada. Afterwhich, he spent a short time with another Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo, Club Atlético River Plate.
As a lover of Club Atlético Penarol, Facundo Pellistri began to play in the training divisions in 2012. The kid spent his first three years at Penarol in his native town. Starting in 2015, he then became part of the institution’s training staff.
The lad scored 49 goals in 115 games with the U-14, U-15, U-16, and U-17 teams.
After beating Defensor Sporting 2-1 in the tournament’s final, Pellistri emerged Uruguay’s first U-16 champion.
The Manchester United and the Uruguay national team winger belongs to a wealthy household. As much as there is no knowledge of what his mother does for a living, his father is a practicing accountant.
So with his income, he could comfortably cater to the home’s needs. Not forgetting that the family were also sports lovers. They were huge fans of their hometown club, Peñarol.
His full name is Facundo Pellistri Rebollo.
In his Spanish name, the first name, Pellistri, is his paternal surname. Meanwhile, his second name, Rebollo, is his maternal family name.
Pelli was born in Montevideo of Spanish and Italian origin. He also holds a Spanish passport. His father’s grandmother was from A Coruña in Galicia.
Facundo Pellistri is currently single and not in an open relationship or dating for now. Facundo Pellistri is also not married for now.
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