James Rodriguez Net Worth 2015
James Rodriguez Net Worth
Full Name: James David Rodríguez Rubio
Birth Place: Cúcuta, Colombia
Date of Birth: July 12, 1991
Total Net Worth: $30 million
Net Worth 2015: $7 million
James David Rodriguez Rubio, known to the world as James Rodriguez in short, is a young but talented football player of today. Born in Cúcuta, Colombia on 12th July, 1991, this football player who is only 24 now is a midfielder in both the national football team of Columbia and the Spanish club called Real Madrid FC. He plays bearing the jersey number 10. In 2010, he married Daniela Ospina. The young player is already become one of the wealthiest footballers of today. Let us consider James Rodriguez Net Worth 2015.
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James Rodriguez, the professional Colombian soccer player, created huge sensation, when he played during the last FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. He is still young, and is yet to prove his skill in comparison with other leading stars of soccer. Within his short career span so far, he has already built himself a net worth of $30 million. James Rodriguez is currently on the squad of the Spanish team Real Madrid, and is earning $7 million per year basis as a salary, according to his agreement with the team. Rodriguez began his career with Envigado FC back in in 2006, while, in 2008, he signed with Club Atletico Banfield. He then played for Porto from 2010 to 2013 and moved to Monaco in 2013.
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James Rodriquez, in 2012, received the Portuguese Golden Ball award. He was just 21 when he moved to Monaco for a record transfer fee worth $45 million Euros. Recently, he was signed for six years by Real Madrid to join Cristiano Ronaldo as the forward of Real Madrid in their home ground Santiago Bernabeu. The club paid $108 million worth of transfer fee to AS Monaco, and made James Rodriguez the fifth most expensive player in the history of soccer, right after Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez. Since 2009, James Rodriguez is the third $100 million dollar player after Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale to join Real Madrid. Real Madrid paid five of the eight largest transfer fees of all time with his transfer.
After the announcement of Real Madrid regarding his transfer from AS Monaco, there was a record sale of 345,000 replicas of jerseys with the name of James Rodriquez, within just 48 hours, once the news of his move got published. This feat is more than what any other player on earth has eve managed to accomplish in the annals of transfer history. During the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, James showed incredible skill and performance, having scored six goals and made two assists from only five matches played by Columbia in the World Cup. James Rodriquez is considered a kind of a goal machine. He has been awarded the Golden Boot and inducted in the World Cup All Star XI 2014. Recent statistics suggest that he is currently getting $9,805,714 of salary, with a current market value of $68,640,000.
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James Rodriquez was born in Cúcuta, a native of the city of Ibagué in Columbia, where he spent his entire childhood with his parents, father Wilson James Rodríguez Bedolla and mother Maria Del Pilar Rubio. His professional football career began in 2006 with Colombian second division club Envigado. After that, he signed a contract with Argentine team Banfield in the year 2008, for whom he made his debut on 7 February 2009. He proved himself as a major attraction of numerous clubs. Italian club Udinese, in December 2009, decided to make a bid for James for €5 million, following the end of the 2010 Copa Libertadores. However, Banfield rejected the bid, because the price was ‘insufficient’ as per the club authority.
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James Rodriquez signed a contract of €5.1 million with the football club Porto where 30% economic rights got retained by other parties on the 6th pf July 2010. He signed a contract of 4 years with the team with a release clause worth €30 million. His team Porto re-sold 10% economic rights to third parties later. James played his first game for Porto and scored his first goal in a friendly match against Ajax on the 18th of July, 2010. Porto again sold 35% economic rights for an amazing €2.5 million in November, 2010 to Gol Football Luxembourg, S.A.R.L. Porto purchased the remaining 30% economic rights of James from Convergence Capital Partners B.V. for €2,250,000 on 17 May, 2011 thus holding once again more than half of the economic rights of James.
An attendance of 45,000, including Real Madrid fans, greeted James Rodriguez during his presentation with the Real Madrid, James Rodriquez. The Colombian Ambassador made a speech while carrying a message from the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in Madrid. James said, “The numbers mean nothing to me. I just want to help make history and bring joy to the Madrid fans. This is a club which is used to winning and I’m prepared mentally and physically to do so. It is a pleasure to be among so many stars and I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from everyone. I’ve always followed Real Madrid and always dreamed of playing here. I’ve suffered a lot to get here and when you do that then it tastes so much better. I will never forget this day. I hope to work hard, to train well, and to experience a lot of joy here. I know I am under a lot of pressure, but I am happy to face it.”
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Opposition manager Óscar Tabárez described James Rodriquez’s volleyed opening goal of FIFA World Cup 2014 as “one of the greatest goals the World Cup has ever seen”. Óscar also stated James as “the best player in the World Cup”. James scored his sixth and final goal of the World Cup in a penalty shootout in Colombia’s 2–1 defeat in the quarter-final against Brazil. On that occasion, David Luiz consoled a tearful James who stated, “He told me I was a good player. The truth is that having so many superstars hugging me did make me happy. We have to raise our heads now and thank Colombia for their support. We are sad because we wanted to keep going and set new records. We gave everything to reach the semi-final, but we have to be proud because we played a great side. I’m crying because we gave everything. We’re sad but we also have to feel proud because we left our skin out there.”
Adidas head scout Claus Peter Meyer approached James Rodriquez during his early football days while playing in South America for the Argentine club. After his contract with Adidas was signed, James was seen occasionally in different adverts for Adidas. Besides, he was also featured in the ads of the Colombian beverage, “Pony Malta” – a Nestle drink, “Milo”; and the shampoo brand “Clear”. Adidas took advantage of Rodriguez’s increased exposure after the 2014 FIFA World Cup where James won the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top goal scorer with six goals, and issued him with his own custom gold boots. This contribution of the Adidas in the stardom of James increases the brand on pitch association with the new star asset.
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James Rodriquez has played well and made good progress over the time throughout his entire career. He scored 9 goals in his appearances that he made for Envigado F.C. from 2007 to 2008. James scored 5 goals in 42 appearances that he made for Club Atlético Banfield from 2008 to 2010. He then scored 25 goals in 63 appearance that he made for F.C. Porto from 2010 to 2013. James scored 9 goals in 34 appearances that he made for AS Monaco from 2013 to 2014. James Rodriquez has already appeared in 15 matches for his new team Real Madrid and succeeded in scoring 5 goals till now. In his international career, he scored 3 goals in 11 appearances for Colombia U17 and made 3 goals in 5 appearances for Colombia U20. James Rodriquez scored 12 goals out of 32 international appearances for Colombia senior team till now.
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James Rodriquez was named SJPF Player of the Month in August 2012 and in September 2012, AS Monaco Player of the Year 2013-14 and the Globe Revelation Player 2014. He was inducted in Record Team of the Year 2012, the O Jogo Team of the Year consecutively in 2012 and 2013, in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team and FIFA World Cup Dream Team 2014. He was honored with the Portuguese Golden Ball in 2012 and the prestigious FIFA World Cup Golden Boot in 2014. James was honored as the Ligue 1 Assist Leader in 2013–14 season and was inducted in the UNFP Ligue 1 XI for that achievement.
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James Rodriguez is a young but talented player who has already been noticed largely for his skill and performances, and he will hopefully make Columbia noticed by the world of football, soon. He may still be waiting to play against some of the biggest players in the world, he is likely to make some great performances in the near future.
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