footballers who own football clubs

Obviously, it was recently reported that N’Golo Kante and his associates want to acquire a club (Royal Excelsior Virton) in Belgium. As a result, he’s set to become one of the footballers who own football clubs.

It’s confirmed that the Frenchman has already visited the club’s facility in Belgium. And he’s expected to acquire the Belgian side as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Kante has already joined Al-Ittihad from Chelsea on a 3-year contract. And he will reportedly earn close to €100 million per year at the Saudi Arabian club.

The football business is somehow very lucrative, particularly when the owner has enough resources. As a result, it’s wise for these players to invest in football clubs.

Respectfully speaking, there are many players who are literally cash strapped after earning millions in football. Because they failed to have enough investments.

Some footballers do lose their properties to divorce. While others spend extravagantly and gamble. However, there are footballers who own football clubs, making waves.

In all fairness, it’s surprising to see César Azpilicueta of Chelsea on the list. Of course, the Spanish right-back has retired from professional football.

Meanwhile, he already owns a football club. And he continues to earn massively at the West London club in the Premier League, having won several trophies.

At the moment, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo aren’t football club owners. Regardless, the two Ballon D’or winners are expected to own a club in the future.

The Argentine mastero recently joined Inter Miami in Major League Soccer. While the Portuguese magnifico continues his football career at Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia.

As a result, they have enough resources to join the footballers who own football clubs. Frankly, their net worth is very attractive.

Who are the footballers who own football clubs and their net worth? 

César Azpilicueta – Hashtag United (€30 million)

The Blues right-back is a co-owner of Hashtag United. In 2018, Azpilicueta invested in the club, and he became co-owner with Spencer Owen.

Hashtag United is a semi-professional football club based in Essex, England. The club was founded in March 2016. Of course, César is a club owner.

The club participates in the Isthmian League Premier Division. However, they haven’t been performing impressively in all competitions this season.

Hashtag United recently lost back-to-back in their FA Trophy Qualification. Regardless, they are expected to bounce back in the upcoming season.

Paolo Maldini – Miami FC (€30 million)

The former AC Milan and Italy left-back isn’t the sole owner of Miami FC. However, he’s still part of footballers who own football clubs, investing massively.

Paolo Maldini is also a co-owner of Miami FC in the USL Championship. Which means he has a say in the up and running of the football club in the USA.

Of course, the Italian magnifico has the same net worth as César Azpilicueta. However, his club plays in the USL Championship in the United States of America.

At the moment, Miami FC are currently in the relegation zone (11th position) in the USL Championship. Nevertheless, they are most likely to avoid relegation.

Gerard Piqué – FC Andorra (€75 million)

Unbelievably, the former Barcelona centre-back is the sole owner of FC Andorra in Spain. Even though he’s not among the richest footballers in the world.

Gerard Piqué acquired the La Liga 2 side before he left Spotify Camp Nou. Which means the player has already become a club owner while playing.

FC Andorra plays in La Liga 2 (Segunda División. And they have been dazzling impressively, particularly in the league considering their all-around statistics.

FC Andorra ended the 2022-2023 season in 7th place in the league table. Of course, Piqué is expected to take the Spanish side to La Liga in the future.

footballers who own football clubs

Didier Drogba – Phoenix Rising FC (€80 million)

Phoenix Rising FC are also in the United States of America. They play in the same league as Miami FC in the USL Championship.

However, the USA club is owned by many people, at least 10 millionaires. As a result, Didier Drogba is also a co-owner of Phoenix Rising FC.

Having been an Ivorian, the former Blues goal-machine chose to invest in the USA club. And they are trying their best in the USL Championship.

Phoenix Rising FC are currently in the 8th position in the Western Conference. With 18 goals scored and 19 conceded in the league.

Thierry Henry – Como 1907 (€140 million)

Having been one of the most successful footballers in the world. The Gunners goal-machine is also a club owner, being part of the footballers who own football clubs.

Thierry Henry owns Como 1907 in Serie B in Italy. Of course, it’s surprising that the Frenchman, worth €145 million, plays most of his games at Arsenal.

Unlike Gerard Piqué, Thierry Henry isn’t the sole owner of the Serie B side. As a result, it’s believed that he’s a co-owner of the football club in Italy.

Como 1907 avoided relegation in the 2022-2023 campaign. They finished in 13th place with 47 points. Also, they scored 47 goals, conceding 48.

Ronaldo Nazario – Real Valladolid & Cruzeiro (€150 million)

The Brazilian legend retired from professional football in 2011. Meanwhile, he’s worth €150 million, which is more than many players playing in Saudi Arabia.

Amazingly, Ronaldo Nazario is the owner of 2 football clubs (Real Valladolid and Cruzeiro). Of course, that’s very interesting, considering his age in football.

Of course, Real Valladolid plays in La Liga in 2022–2023. However, they have now been relegated, finishing in 18th place in the league table.

On the other hand, Cruzeiro plays in Brazil’s Serie A. They are currently in 9th place in the league, below Palmeiras, Flamingo, and the rest.

Zlatan Ibrahimović – Hammarby Fotboll (€180 million)

The Swedish goal-machine announced his retirement from football at the end of 2022-2023. Meanwhile, he’s also part of footballers who own football clubs around the world.

Zlatan Ibrahimović is among the owners of Hammarby Fotboll in Sweden. Of course, the striker chose to invest in a club in his country, showing his loyalty.

The former AC Milan central-forward was one of the most brilliant strikers in Europe. As a result, it’s good to see him worth close to €200 million.

However, Hammarby Fotboll plays in Allsvenskan. Unbelievably, they are currently in 9th position in the league table, having been above AIK, Goteborg, and the rest.

David Beckham – Inter Miami & Salford City (€420 million)

Apparently, the former Manchester United midfielder recently signed Lionel Messi on a free transfer. He managed to pull the string to get the player’s signature.

David Beckham is the co-owner of both Inter Miami (USA) and Salford City (UK). He has invested massively in these two football clubs.

Despite the fact that the Englishman is a co-owner of Inter Miami. He acts as the sole owner, because he was the main reason behind Lionel Messi’s move to the USA.

Salford City plays in England’s League Two, finishing the 2022-2023 in 7th position. Meanwhile, Inter Miami plays in Major League Soccer, currently at the bottom of the league table.

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