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 in short to the world as James Rodriguez, is a young football player. Born on July 12, 1991, in Cúcuta, Colombia, the 24 year old football player is a midfielder in the national football team of Columbia, and also in the Spanish club of Real Madrid FC where he plays with the jersey number 10. He is married to Daniela Ospina since 2010. The young player has already become one of the highest paid footballers. Let us take a look at James Rodriguez Net Worth 2015.
Professional Colombian soccer player, James Rodriguez, played and made huge sensation during the last FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. He is still young and yet to prove his skill while competing with many other superstars of soccer. Within his short career till now, he has accumulated a net worth of $30 million. James Rodriguez is currently a squad member of the Spanish team Real Madrid. As per his agreement with the team, he is currently earning $7 million on yearly basis as a salary from his team. Rodriguez started his career with Envigado FC in 2006 and then signed with Club Atletico Banfield in 2008. He played for Porto from 2010 to 2013 and then moved to Monaco in 2013.
James Rodriquez won the Portuguese Golden Ball award in 2012. He moved to Monaco for a record transfer fee of $45 million Euros at the age of just 21. Recently Real Madrid signed with him a six-year contract to join Cristiano Ronaldo as the forward of Real Madrid in their home ground Santiago Bernabeu. Spanish side Real Madrid paid $108 million transfer fee to AS Monaco for Rodriguez’s transfer, which made James Rodriguez the fifth most expensive player in the history of soccer only after Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez. After Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez is the third $100 million dollar player to join Real Madrid since 2009. With his transfer, Real Madrid paid five of the eight largest transfer fees of all time.
After Real Madrid announced his transfer from AS Monaco, a record number of 345,000 replicas of jerseys bearing the name of James Rodriquez were sold within 48 hours when the news of his move was first published. This feat is more than any other player has accomplished on planet earth in the annals of transfer history. James showed an incredible performance during the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. He scored six goals and made two assists from just five matches that Columbia played in the World Cup. James Rodriquez has established himself as a goal machine and won the Golden Boot. He was also inducted in the World Cup All Star XI 2014. According to the recent statistics, he is getting a salary of $9,805,714 and his current market value puts him at $68,640,000.
James Rodriquez was born in Cúcuta, a native of the city of Ibagué, Columbia and spent his entire childhood there. He was raised by his parents, father Wilson James Rodríguez Bedolla and mother Maria Del Pilar Rubio. James Rodriquez started his professional football career with Colombian second division club Envigado in 2006. He then signed a contract with Argentine team Banfield in 2008. He made his debut for the Argentine team on 7 February 2009 and proved himself as a major attraction of several clubs. In December 2009, Italian club Udinese planned to make a bid for James following the end of the 2010 Copa Libertadores, which was reportedly worth €5 million. His team Banfield rejected the bid, since the price was ‘insufficient’ as per the club authority.
James Rodriquez signed a contract worth €5.1 million with the football club Porto where 30% economic rights wwas retained by other parties on 6th July 2010. He signed a 4-year contract with the team with a release clause of €30 million. Later, his team Porto re-sold 10% economic rights to third parties. For Porto, James played his first game and scored his first goal in a friendly against Ajax on 18 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 bought the remaining 30% economic rights of James for €2,250,000 on 17 May, 2011 from Convergence Capital Partners B.V. which led Porto once again to hold more than half of the economic rights of James.
During his presentation with the Real Madrid, James Rodriquez was greeted by a 45,000 attendance and Real Madrid fans. The Colombian Ambassador made a speech while carrying a message from the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in Madrid. James on this occasion 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.”
James Rodriquez’s volleyed opening goal of FIFA World Cup 2014 was described by opposition manager Óscar Tabárez as “one of the greatest goals the World Cup has ever seen”. Óscar also described 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. David Luiz on that occasion 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.”
James Rodriquez was first approached by Adidas head scout Claus Peter Meyer during his early football days, playing in South America for the Argentine club. After his contract with Adidas, James was featured occasionally in various adverts for Adidas. Besides, he also appeared in the ads of the Colombian beverage, “Pony Malta” – a Nestle drink, “Milo”; and the shampoo brand “Clear”. Adidas issued him with his own custom gold boots and 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. This contribution of Adidas to the stardom of James increases the brand on pitch association with the new star asset.
James Rodriquez played well and has made good progress over the time throughout his career so far. He has scored 9 goals in his 30 appearances for Envigado F.C. from 2007 to 2008, 5 goals in his 42 appearances for Club Atlético Banfield from 2008 to 2010, 25 goals in his 63 appearances for F.C. Porto from 2010 to 2013 and 9 goals in his 34 appearances for AS Monaco from 2013 to 2014. James Rodriquez already played in 15 matches for his new team Real Madrid and successfully scored 5 goals until now. In his international career, he has scored 3 goals in 11 appearances for Colombia U17 and 3 goals in 5 appearances for Colombia U20. James Rodriquez has also scored 12 goals out of 32 international appearances for Colombia senior team till now.
James Rodriquez was named SJPF Player of the Month in August 2012 and again in September 2012. He was inducted in Record Team of the Year 2012. James was also inducted in the O Jogo Team of the Year twice consecutively in 2012 and 2013. He achieved the Portuguese Golden Ball in 2012. James became the Ligue 1 Assist Leader in 2013–14 season and was inducted in the UNFP Ligue 1 XI for that achievement. James was named AS Monaco Player of the Year 2013-14 and also became the Globe Revelation Player 2014. He won the prestigious FIFA World Cup Golden Boot in 2014 and was also inducted in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team and FIFA World Cup Dream Team 2014.
James Rodrigues may be young, but he has already shown great potential. While he is yet to be on the field with some greater players of today and prove himself, it is expected that he will be able to show some great performances in the future. He looks like a player Columbia can depend on, to put the team more noticeable.