|Birth Name||James David Rodriguez Rubio|
|Birth Place||Cúcuta, Colombia|
|Father||Wilson James Rodriguez Bedolla|
|Mother||Maria Del Pilar Rubio|
|Spouse||Daniela Ospina (Divorced)|
|Height||5 feet 11 inch|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||July 12, 1991|
|Net Worth||$40 million|
|College||Universidad Nacional Abiertahttp|
Personal life and Family
James Rodriguez is a famous Colombian football player. He is currently playing for a popular football club Bayern Munich. James had played for the Spanish club Real Madrid as an attacking midfielder before he got into Bayern Munich. James was on the limelight in the football world when he won the Golden Boot in FIFA World Cup in 2014. The skills of football made him a renowned footballer and he ranked as the best player of his time. Talking about his family he is the son of Wilson James Rodriguez, a professional football player in Colombia. He might have the genes of his father so that drove him into football world. His mother is Maria Del Pilar Rubio, who got James into his first team at the age of 5 only. James was little when their parents separated from each other and his mother took care of him after that.
James was born on 12 July 1991 in Cucuta, Colombia where he spent his childhood. From early childhood, he suffered from a heavy stutter and he needed to see a therapist to help solve his problem. In addition, he still has shyness when he is in front of the media. His father Wilson James was a football player himself so from James early childhood, his father encouraged him to play football.
James spent most of his childhood playing football in Envigado. His father also had the dream to become a professional football player but alcoholism didn’t let it happen. James was actually a football freak and he would always be in football field playing football. He was attached more to football than in study. However, he didn’t let his passion ruin his education and graduated engineering at Universidad Nacional Abiertahttp.
At the surprising age of 15, James was already playing for a Colombian second division club Envigado. And in 2007 due to his hard work and persistence he got selected in the first division. Eventually he made his debut in argentine team Banfield in feb 7 2009. His name was even compared to Cristiano Ronaldo when he scored his goal with a left-foot. Then in 2010 James joined Porto for € 5.1 million where he played for 4 years. James also scored winning goal against PSG in the UEFA Champions League. Then after that he transferred to Monaco where he bagged eight trophies in 32 appearances. He transferred to Monaco for a fee of €45 million.
His skills were amazing and he already had fans all over the country and even the world. Then finally, all his effort and hard word, he got the chance to be part of 2014 FIFA World Cup playing for Colombia. He became the top scorer in the whole match by scoring against strong teams such as Brazil, Japan and got the Golden Boot. Seeing his amazing performance, he got into Real Madrid on 22 July 2014 with fee of € 80 million. He couldn’t make it big in Real Madrid and as a result, he transferred to Bayern Munich on a two-year loan.
Net worth and earnings
Well football players are one of the most paid in terms of sports industries. The club transfers and others make ridiculous amount of money for the players. His estimated net worth is of $30 million USD. He currently resides in Madrid now and owns cars such as Lamborghini, Range Rover, Audi and last but not the least BMW. In addition, James has been a part with the brand Calvin Klein campaigns. He is also a part of the famous mobile phone company Huawei and a financial trading platform Libertex.
Awards and Achievements
Golden boot in the FIFA World Cup is one of his greatest achievements which every football player has the dream to acquire. He currently plays in one of the most popular club Bayern Munich. Earlier he was in Real Madrid, now a typical football lover will definitely know the name of James Rodriguez. In Copa America his team Colombia secured the third place in 2016. There are many achievements of James Rodriguez and some of them are Globe Revelation player (2014), La Liga Best Midfielder (2014-2015). His team Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League season 2017-18. A new species is named after him called Paragorgia James.
James married a volleyball player, model Daniela Ospina. They met together through David Ospina, famous goalkeeper of Arsenal. They tied the knot in 2010 and after three years of marriage Salome Rodriguez was born to them in 2013. But due to some misunderstanding the couple decided to separate and living their live in their own circumstances.
Facts about James Rodriguez
- James also likes basketball and he is a big fan of Lebron James.
- Envigado club was his first team which his mother helped him to enrol.
- James is suffering from stutter since childhood.
- He is left-footed and uses it to score most of his goals.
- In 2014 FIFA World Cup he got the Golden Boot Award.
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