James Rodriguez is a well-known Colombian professional football player. He plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for a Germany football club, Bayern Munich, having come from Real Madrid on loan. He has won several football titles including the golden boot which he won during the 2014 world cup after finishing as the top scorer where he had scored six goals in five matches. Here are the complete details about his career, biography, and net worth of James Rodriguez in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
He was born in July 1991 in Cucuta, Colombia. Born as a son of Wilson James Rodriguez, James developed an early passion for the sport and his father was always coaching him and encouraging him to pursue this career as a professional footballer which he himself had not been able to do. Due to his early training, upon reaching 15 years, he turned professional with the Colombian second division club which led him to be signed by Argentine team Banfield.
James married Daniela Ospina, a sister to Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina. They got married when they were teenagers with James being 19 and Daniela 18. Daniella is a volleyball player and also works as a model for Colombian label brand fit. They got blessed with a daughter, Salome Rodriguez Ospina in 2013. However, after six and a half years of marriage, the couple separated from each other. Daniella revealed that she chose to leave James due to his life in football. However, they agreed on the split up terms where they were to maintain a relationship full of love and respect for Salome’s interest.
Career, Award & Nomination
James Rodriguez has an outstanding performance in his career. He was signed by Argentine team Banfield in 2008, after a successful performance in his home country in the second division of club Engivado, in 2006. After a successful performance in Banfield, he was signed by Porto a Portuguese sports club for 5.1 million dollars in July 2010. He became the first Colombian player to win the L.P.F.P Award. He also won a golden ball.
Due to his outstanding performance in Porto, he was signed to French AC Monaco for a transfer fee of 4.5 million dollars in 2013; it was the most expensive transfer in the world. While at AC Monaco, he was named the player of the year. In 2014 James was named in 23 man squad, for the 2014 FIFA world cup. He performed brilliantly in the group stages and won the FIFA world cup Golden Boot Award.
Net Worth & Earnings;
James has a net worth of $35 million. However, in the last four years, he has taken home $89 million. Having signed a nine million dollars deal with Bayern, he will continue to add millions to his net worth. This is a relatively good salary that has enabled his accumulate a lot of wealth.
James Rodriguez is a successful professional footballer. Having earned a number of nominations and titles in his football career, it is believed he will add up more in his football career and life. He is a hardworking man and enjoys doing his work. Due to this reason, his game improves every day of his career.