Footballers all around the world are known for the wealth their talent brings for them. Some players are paid more than the others because of their high level of skills and experience. The richest footballer does not have to be the highest-paid player. Faiq Bolkiah has proven that.
Who is Faiq, you may wonder? He is the currently richest player in the world of soccer. It is impossible you have not heard that name before, but he is.
Richest Footballer Faiq Bolkiah Personal Life
It is obvious that you will definitely want to know about this player since he is not as popular as Christino Ronaldo and Messi.
Okay, let us give you brief details of his personal life. Faiq is the son of the Prince of Brunei, the present Sultan of Brunei. The footballer was born in Los Angeles, therefore, he holds both American and Bruneian citizenship. He schooled in Bradford College in the UK.
Faiq International Career
He had the opportunity to play for the United States and Brunei. He was scouted for the US youth team but the young player decided to play for the Brunei team. He has played for the Brunei U19 and U23 team. He played the south-east Asian Games in which he scored a goal.
He was expected to make his first senior team international appearance on 15 October 2016 in AFF championship qualification game against Timor-Leste, which he did and played full time.
International Career Statistics
The young player has had a total of 6 senior international team appearances; five appearances in 2016 and one appearance in 2018. Also, he has scored just one goal in all of his international games appearance.
He scored the 1 goal in October 2016 in a match against Laso in Phnom Penh, Cambodia at the RSN Stadium. It is actually an impressive senior international team stats for a young footballer like Faiq. Let’s now look at his club career.
Faiq Club Career
In 2009, while still a player of A.F.C Newbury, he signed a one year contract with Southampton F.C academy. He played with Southampton till 2011. In 2014, he signed a two year deal with Chelsea football club after he had already trained with Reading FC.
Faiq left Chelsea in 2015, had a trial with Stoke City, but signed a three-year contract with Leicester in the year 2016. When his three-year contract was about to end he signed another one-year extension contract.
Club Career Stats
The player has played in 5 UEFA Youth League games and in those he played a total of 345 minutes. In those matches, he played as a right-winger three times and two times as left-winger. Faiq Bolkiah scored a total of one goal in those five appearances.
Just to add to this, he is 1,75m, which is generally not considered very tall for a footballer. Next, we’ll be looking at his net worth.
Richest Footballer Faiq Net Worth
He is worth $20 billion. The young footballer is of the oil-rich Brunei origin. The player is one of the members of the Bolkiah dynasty.
According to Faiq Bolkiah Instagram bio, he is sponsored by Nike. The player earns around $1000 weekly. It’s important to us note that all his wealth is not from football, as he is the son of the Prince of Brunei, the very Sultan of the oil richer state.
Richest Footballer Conclusion
We know it came as a surprise to so many football fans all around the world as all their minds are centered on Christino Ronaldo or Messi because they’re the highest-paid players. But it definitely turned out not to be so.
The richest player must not go to the best player, the 21-year-old player has proved it. Like we have mentioned all his wealth is not attributed to his footballer earnings.
By 2020 Lionel Messi just surpassed Christiano Ronaldo and is now the highest-paid footballer.
According to Forbes, Lionel Messi is the highest-paid football player right now.
Forbes is announcing that Messi is the richer than Ronaldo with a salary of $126m this year.