James David Rodriguez Rubio is known in short to the world as James Rodriguez. This young football player was born on the 12th of July 12, 1991, in Cúcuta, Colombia. At 24 years of age, this football player is a midfielder in the national football team of Columbia, as well as the Spanish club of Real Madrid FC. He bears with the jersey number 10. He has been married to Daniela Ospina since 2010. The young player has already become one of the highest earning football players. Let us look at James Rodriguez Net Worth.
James Rodriguez Net Worth
- Full Name: James David Rodriguez Rubio
- Date of Birth: Jul 12, 1991 (Age 24)
- Place of Birth: Cucuta
- Nationality: Colombia
- Profession: Athlete
- Height: 180 cm
- Weight: 75 Kg
- Position: Midfielder
- Squad Number: 10
- Club Team: Real Madrid CF
- Net Worth of 2016 – 2017: $29 Million
- Age: 24
- Source Of Wealth: Soccer
- Salary/Winnings: $24.5 M
- Endorsements: $4.5 M
- Residence: Madrid, Spain
- Citizenship: Colombia
- Marital Status: Married
- Children: 1
- Agent: Jorge Mendes
Professional Colombian soccer player, James Rodriguez, has created quite a sensation with his gameplay during the last FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. This was particularly a surprise because he is still quite young. In fact, he is yet to prove his skill while competing with many other, greater superstars of soccer. Within his short career, he has already accumulated and built a net worth of $30 million. James Rodriguez who is currently a member of the squad of the Spanish team Real Madrid, is currently earning $7 million on yearly basis as a salary from his team, as per his agreement with the team. His career began at Envigado FC in 2006, after which, in 2008, he signed with Club Atletico Banfield. From 2010 to 2013, he played for Porto, and then, in 2013, he moved to Monaco.
In 2012, James Rodriquez achieved the Portuguese Golden Ball award. When he moved to Monaco, it was for a record transfer fee of $45 million Euros. He was just 21 years of age at that time. Real Madrid recently signed him for a six-year contract to join as the forward, and be beside Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid in their home ground at Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid paid a transfer fee of $108 million to AS Monaco for hiss transfer, making James Rodriguez the fifth most expensive player in the soccer history only after Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez. James Rodriguez is the third $100 million dollar player after Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale to join Real Madrid since 2009. His transfer is among Real Madrid’s five of the eight largest transfer fees of all time.
After Real Madrid’s announcement about his transfer from AS Monaco, 345,000 replicas of jerseys bearing the name of James Rodriquez were sold within 48 hours, which was quite a record, and it happened with the first publication of the news of his move. This feat is more than what has been achieved on planet earth in the annals of player transfer history. James showed great skill and performance in the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, scoring six goals and making two assists from just five matches in which Columbia played during the World Cup. James Rodriquez has already established himself as some sort of a goal machine and achieved the Golden Boot. He was inducted in the World Cup All Star XI 2014. As per the recent statistics of James Rodriguez Net Worth, he is currently getting $9,805,714 worth of salary, while his current market value is $68,640,000.
Born in Cúcuta, a native of the city of Ibagué of Columbia, where he spent his entire childhood, being raised by his parents, father Wilson James Rodríguez Bedolla and mother Maria Del Pilar Rubio, James Rodriquez began his professional football career in 2006 with Colombian second division club Envigado. In 2008, he signed a contract with Banfield, the Argentine team, and made his debut for the team on the 7th of February 2009, proving himself a major attraction of various clubs. In December 2009, it was planned by Italian club Udinese by the end of the 2010 Copa Libertadores to make a bid for James which was reported to be worth €5 million. Banfield rejected the bid, since the price was ‘insufficient’ as per the club standards.
James Rodriquez signed €5.1 million worth of contract with the football club named Porto, with 30% of the economic rights being retained by other parties on July 6, 2010. His 4-year contract with the team had €30 million worth of release clause. His team Porto later re-sold 10% of the economic rights to third parties. For Porto, James played his first game and scored his first goal in a friendly on 18 July, 2010, against Ajax. Porto again sold 35% economic rights for an amazing €2.5 million in November, 2010 to Gol Football Luxembourg, S.A.R.L. The remaining 30% economic rights of James was bought by Porto for €2,250,000 from Convergence Capital Partners B.V. on 17 May, 2011, which helped Porto once again to hold more than half of the economic rights of James.
James Rodriquez was greeted by an attendance of 45,000, including Real Madrid fans, during his presentation with the Real Madrid. The Colombian Ambassador presented 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. ope 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.”
The volleyed opening goal by James Rodriguez in the 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 stated James as “the best player in the World Cup”. James scored his sixth and final goal of the World Cup as a penalty in Colombia’s 2–1 defeat in the quarter-final against Brazil. David Luiz on that occasion consoled a tearful James where James said, “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. Feeling 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.”
When we are talking bout James Rodriguez Net Worth, During his early football days playing in South America for the Argentine club, James Rodriquez was first approached by Adidas head scout Claus Peter Meyer. After the contract, James appeared occasionally in various adverts for Adidas. Besides, he was also seen in the ads of the Colombian beverage, “Pony Malta” – a Nestle drink, “Milo”; and the shampoo brand “Clear”. James Rodriguez Net Worth also effects by sponsors. Adidas issued him with his own custom gold boots. In fact, the company took the opportunity 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 the Adidas in the stardom of James increases the brand on pitch association with the new star asset.
James Rodriquez has played quite well so far and made good progress over the time throughout his entire career. He made 9 goals in his 30 appearances for Envigado F.C. from 2007 to 2008. James made 5 goals in his 42 appearances for Club Atlético Banfield from 2008 to 2010. He then made 25 goals in his 63 appearances for F.C. Porto from 2010 to 2013. James made 9 goals in his 34 appearances for AS Monaco from 2013 to 2014. James Rodriquez has already been seen in 15 matches for his new team Real Madrid and succeeded in making 5 goals till now. In his international career, he made 3 goals in 11 appearances for Colombia U17 and scored 3 goals in 5 appearances for Colombia U20. James Rodriquez scored 12 goals in 32 international appearances for Colombia senior team till now.
Speaking of James Rodriguez Net Worth, James Rodriquez was honored as SJPF Player of the Month in August 2012, as well as in September 2012. He was inducted in Record Team of the Year 2012, the O Jogo Team of the Year twice consecutively in 2012 and 2013, the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team and the FIFA World Cup Dream Team 2014. In 2012, he received the Portuguese Golden Ball. James also became the Ligue 1 Assist Leader in 2013–14 season and for his achievement, he was inducted in the UNFP Ligue 1 XI. James was honoured as the AS Monaco Player of the Year 2013-14 and also the Globe Revelation Player 2014. In 2014, he achieved the prestigious FIFA World Cup Golden Boot.
James Rodriguez, even as a young player, has already shown enough potential to make everyone hopeful that he will probably make Columbia noticeable. Though he still has many great players to compete against as of yet, he will surely show some great performances in the future.This was James Rodriguez Net Worth.