Deyna Castellanos was born in Maracay, Venezuela. She was 5 when she started playing football after accompanying her brother to training.
She attended Florida State University on a scholarship and played for Florida State Seminole’s women soccer team in her early days.
After finishing her degree in journalism, she signed a two year contract with Atletico Madrid in 2020. She spent two seasons with the Spanish club, Atletico Madrid before signing with another club.
In 2022, she signed with Manchester City on a three year contract. Her debut for Manchester City happened in August 202 in the Champions League in a match against Turan.
She is also part of a youth team who represent her nation, Venezuela. She was part of the U-17 team who finished fourth in the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
She was participating in the 2016 South America U-17 Women’s Football Championship and became the top scorer with a total of 12 goals.
She got a call to represent Venezuela’s U-20 women’s team and became the only player who scored in group B with three goals.
She makes her international senior debut in 2018 at the Copa America Femenina.
In her debut match against Ecuador, she scored a goal. When she was 21, she became the captain of the Venezuela women’s team.
- Real Name: Deyna Cristina Castellanos Naujenis
- Stage Name: Deyna Castellanos
- Nickname: Queen Deyna
- Birthday: April 18, 1999
- Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Nationality: Venezuelan
- Height: 170 cm (5’7”)
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- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Profession: Professional Footballer
- Education: Florida State University
- Hobbies: Watch TV, Dancing
- Position: Forward
Manchester City (2022 – );
Atletico Madrid (2020 – 2022)
- Parents: Richard Castellanos (Father), Yrene Naujenis (Mother)
- Siblings: Alvaro
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- While she played for Florida State Seminoles, she scored 48 goals in 82 appearances.
- She has her own brand called Queen Deyna, which helps young girls pursue their dreams. The brand is also her nickname as in Venezuela Reina means Queens and it rhymes with her name.
- She also opened foundations that target education and gender inequality across the globe and is working with several organizations to launch educational programs in North and South America.
- While in college, she was named as Conmebol and FIFA ambassador.
- Her idol was Brazilian legend Marta, and she’s been idolized by her since she was young.
- She grew up watching her brother play football and started to love how it feels to kicking around a ball.
- She’s been representing Venezuela’s national team since she was 14.
- She is famous because of her spectacular goals with three points at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
- She has more than 30 tattoos and she sees them as art.
- She is majoring in journalism in college and if she were not a football player she would be a journalist.
- She was the youngest analyst that cover a FIFA World Cup competition for NBC/Telemundo.
- In 2017 she was nominated as The Best Award, which gathered some controversy as she hasn’t begun her professional career.
- She keeps her personal life in private and there’s no record of her past relationships.
- Her net worth is around $1.5 million.
“If I were not a footballer, I think I would be a journalist.”
“I have chosen the No.10 shirt too as I played with that number in college and scored some great goals wearing it, so hopefully I will be able to create many more good memories with it here at City.”
“Looking around at all the facilities here, it is just amazing – I believe that this Club will help to improve me as a player, and I hope that I can help Manchester City too.”
“Every girl is a Queen in her own way.”
“Besides accomplishing my goals in football, through football I’m trying to change the world a little bit, fighting for equality for us to have a better pathway for younger girls coming through,”
“I’m trying to change some people’s lives the way college changed my life. That’s something very special and I hope I can accomplish so many more things.”
“Education was something very important for me and my family.”
“I wanted to have the balance: if I wanted to be a good footballer, I had to be a good student.”
“A few people have had an influence in my career: my coach from college, Mark Krikorian, and my mother – she has always been there – and my teammates.”
“My first hero was Marta. When I started playing football, I didn’t know much about women’s football. She was the best player at that moment and I started following her.”
“At the end of the day, not everything has to be about football on the pitch – also the personal life: having everything right, having good relationships with your teammates… That’s part of the key.”
Else than playing football, Deyna Castellanos also has an attention to education and is trying to give girls more education through foundations so they can chase her dreams just like her.