Colombian superstar James Rodriguez is a famous footballer, former Real Madrid attacking midfielder, and current playmaker for German league champions Bayern Munich. The attacking midfielder is also captain of the Colombian national team and is considered one of the best players of his generation.
Rodriguez came into the limelight in 2014 after winning the Golden Boot at the FIFA World Cup. He is a super-talented footballer with incredible playing skills, powerful ball control, creativity, dribbling skills, and a perfect finish, just like Neymar, Messi, and Ronaldo. Read on to learn more about the star player.
James Rodriguez Biography
The Colombian star was born James David Rodriguez Rubio on July 12, 1991, in Cucuta, Colombia. He began his football career at the age of 14 with the Colombian second division team Envigado. A bright and outstanding player, James was awarded an international contract with Argentinian club Banfield in 2008 and signed a four-year contract with FC Porto in 2010. A valuable Porto player, he helped the club win many titles before being transferred to Monaco in 2013 with a €45 million transfer fee. He was Monaco’s best player in the 2013 – 2014 season and later signed a five-year contract with the French team.
However, after an impressive performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, James won the golden shoe 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 was seen in numerous matches. He was part of the winning team in the Champions League from 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017 for the Spanish giant.
However, Rodriguez did not get much playing time in 2017 under Zinedine Zidane, which led him to decide to transfer to German champions Bayern Munich, where he is currently at the top of his game. He was transferred in 2017 under a two-year $13 million loan agreement and is one of the club’s top players.
His Salary and Net Worth
The superstar of Bayern Munich has been outstanding since the beginning of his football career. He is very young and energetic with a unique playing style. He has amassed enormous wealth through his football career and other commitments. Rodriguez signed a six-year contract with Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2014, worth 80 million dollars. Later, in 2016, Real Madrid sent him to the German club Bayern Munich for a two-year loan agreement worth 13 million dollars. This included the option for Bayern to buy the player for 42 million dollars at the end of the loan period.
He has signed several takeover agreements with well-known companies such as Adidas, Calvin Klein, Libertex, and the Chinese mobile phone company Huawei, to name but a few.
James Rodriguez has net assets of $30 million and his current salary income is estimated at around $8 million annually. He was ranked 91st on the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes in 2017, with Cristiano Ronald, LeBron James, and Lionel Messi topping the list.
James Rodriguez’s Wife
The dream of every woman is to be with a superstar like James Rodriguez. He is very sexy, handsome, intelligent, and has attracted the attention of so many ladies. It is true that James was attracted by some divas, models, and famous celebrities, but eventually, he fell into the arms of a charming Colombian volleyball superstar and model named Daniela Ospina. She is the sister of Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, whom they met in 2008. After several years of being together, the lovebirds decided to seal their love in a marriage bond in 2010.
Three years after their marriage, the amazing couple welcomed a daughter named Salome in 2013. The arrival of Salome strengthened the bond between the two, but the sweet journey did not last long. In 2017, James was sent to the German club Bayern Munich with a two-year loan agreement.
The move shattered their relationship, as Daniela refused to move to Germany with her husband. Rodriguez did everything he could, but Daniela insists on staying close to her shops in Spain and Colombia. The problem lasted until the end of 2017 when it became known that the couple was working on divorce after six years of marriage.
Who are His Girlfriends?
Football players and other sportsmen, in general, are often characterized by their inability to hold on to a partner. Could James Rodriguez be an exception to this “fact”? There is no doubt that successful superstars attract so many women, and they are always involved in media controversy. This is not the case with Rodriguez. The Colombian playmaker has had few relationships.
He’s been linked to a Russian Instagram model named Helga Lovekaty. The sexy model is said to have been introduced to him by his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo during a party. There was speculation that the duo might be together and possibly move to Liverpool together if the star player signed up for the Reds. It all remains speculation until it is confirmed by the Bayern killer.
His Height and Body Measurements
The talented playmaker is very tall and also has incredible body measurements. This has contributed to his mobility on and off the pitch. He is also sexy and attractive, which is why many women would always long for him when he appears shirtless.
The young and talented footballer is 1.8 m tall and weighs 76 kg. He has an athletic body build with body measurements (breast-waist-biceps) of 44-33-16 inches. His eye color is dark brown and his hair is also dark brown.
Another striking fact about James is that his body is covered with tattoos. Not just ordinary tattoos, but those with significant and interesting meanings. He has the names of his mother, wife, sister, and daughter tattooed on his arms and wrist. While he has the portrait of Jesus on his left leg, he also wears the date when he won the golden boot 23-07-14 on his calf.