Colombian superstar James Rodriguez is a famous football player, former Real Madrid attacking midfielder, and current play-maker for the German league champions Bayern Munich. The attacking midfielder also captains the Colombian National Team and is regarded as one of the best players of his generation.
Rodriguez came into the limelight in 2014 after winning the FIFA World Cup golden boot. He is a super talented footballer with incredible play-making skills, powerful ball control, creativity, dribbling skills, and perfect finishing just like Neymar, Messi, and Ronaldo. Read on to know more about the star player
James Rodriguez Biography
The Colombian star was born as James David Rodriguez Rubio on July 12, 1991, in Cucuta, Colombia. He started his football career at the age of 14 with the Colombian second division club named Envigado. As a bright and outstanding player, James earned an international signing to Argentine club Banfield in 2008 and in 2010, he signed up for FC Porto with a four-year contract. Being Porto’s valuable player he helped them to win many titles before he was transferred to Monaco in 2013 with a transfer fee of 45 million Euros. He was Monaco’s best player in 2013 – 2014 season and later, he signed a five-year contract with the French side.
However, after an impressive performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, James won the golden boot of the tournament and also signed a six-year contract with Real Madrid. The contract was signed for 63 million Euros making him the fourth most expensive player in the world at the time. At Real Madrid, the outstanding player featured in numerous games. He was part of the 2015 – 2016 and 2016 – 2017 Champions league winning squad for the Spanish giant.
However, Rodriguez didn’t get much playing time in 2017 under Zinedine Zidane which led him to opt for a transfer to join the German champions Bayern Munich where he is currently at the top of his game. He was transferred on a two-year loan deal for $13 million in 2017 and he is one of the club’s top players.
His Salary and Net Worth
The Bayern Munich superstar has been outstanding since the inception of his football career. He is very young and energetic with a unique style of play. He has amassed huge wealth from his football career and other endorsements. Rodriguez penned a six-year contract deal with the Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2014, the contract was worth $80 million. Later on, in 2016, Real Madrid sent him on a two-year loan deal for $13 million to the German side Bayern Munich. They also included that Bayern has the option of buying off the player at $42 million after the loan period.
He has signed several endorsements deals with notable companies including Adidas, Calvin Klein, Libertex, and the Chinese mobile phone company Huawei among others.
James Rodriguez has a net worth of $30 million and his current salary earning is said to be around $8 million annually. He was placed at #91 on Forbes List of Highest Paid Athletes in 2017, while Cristiano Ronald, LeBron James, and Lionel Messi top the list.
James Rodriguez’s Wife
The dream of every woman is to be with a superstar such as James Rodriguez. He is very sexy, handsome, smart and has caught the attention of so many ladies. True, James has been attracted to some divas, models, and famous celebrities but he finally fell into the arms of a charming Colombian volleyball superstar and model named Daniela Ospina. She is a sister to Arsenal’s goalkeeper David Ospina through whom they met in 2008. After few years of being together, the lovebirds decided to seal their love in a nuptial bond in 2010.
Three years into their marriage, the amazing couple welcomed a daughter named Salome in 2013. The arrival of Salome strengthened the bond between these two but the sweet ride didn’t continue for long. In 2017, James was sent on a two-year loan deal to the German club Bayern Munich.
The move caused a hitch in their relationship as Daniela refused to move to Germany with her husband. Rodriguez did all he could but Daniela insists on staying close to her businesses in Spain and Colombia. The issue lingered until late 2017 when news was heard that the couple is processing their divorce after six years of marriage.
Who are His Girlfriends?
Footballers and other athletes, in general, are often characterized by their inability to stick to one partner. Could James Rodriguez be an exception to this “fact”? Without any doubt, successful superstars attract so many ladies to themselves and they are always caught up in media controversies. This is not the case for Rodriguez. The Colombian playmaker has been in a few relationships till date.
He has been linked to a Russian Instagram model named Helga Lovekaty. The sexy model was said to have been introduced to him by his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo during a party. There were speculations that the duo could be dating and would possibly move together to Liverpool if the star player signs up for the reds. It all remains a speculation until it has been confirmed by the Bayern hitman.
His Height and Body Measurements
The talented playmaker is very tall and also has incredible body measurements. This has contributed to his agility on and off the pitch. He is sexy and attractive too, that’s why many women would always yearn for him anytime he appears shirtless.
The young and talented footballer has a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) and he weighs 76 kg. He has an athletic bodybuild with body measurements (Chest-waist-biceps) of 44-33-16 inches. His eye color is dark brown and his hair is dark brown as well.
Another glaring fact about James is that his body is covered with tattoos. Not just ordinary tattoos but ones with significant and interesting meanings. He has the names of his mother, wife, sister, and daughter inked on his arms and wrist. While he has the portrait of Jesus on his left leg, he also has the date he won the golden boot 23-07-14 on his calf.