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NFL Odds: Week 9 Betting Lines & Trends

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One of the greatest post-game rants by an NFL head coach ever was Monday, October 16, 2006, in Phoenix. The Arizona Cardinals blew a 23-3 third-quarter lead and lost to the unbeaten Chicago Bears. Cards coach Denny Green then spouted the infamous: “They are who we thought they were!” speech.
What does that have to do with Week 9 of the 2018 season? The Bears are 10-point favorites on the NFL Week 9 odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com at the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. It’s the biggest Chicago has been favored on the road since that Arizona classic. The Bills are easily the NFL’s worst offensive team, on a short week, and have to turn back to interception machine Nathan Peterman at quarterback due to injuries. Chicago has won just three of its past 19 road games straight up.
Two games clearly stand apart in Week 9: Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints in the Sunday afternoon late window, and Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots in the prime-time game. The former could be an NFC title game preview, while the latter a Super Bowl preview – although obviously, both can’t be true because the Packers also play in the NFC.
The Rams are the NFL’s only unbeaten team – after barely escaping the Packers last Sunday – and 8-0 for the first time since 1969, which was right before the AFL-NFL merger. Los Angeles is the 25th team in the Super Bowl era to start 8-0, and eight of the previous 24 won it all. Alas, the Rams are 1.5-point underdogs at the 6-1 Saints. The winner has a crucial tiebreaker for the NFC’s top seed. New Orleans is 2-6 ATS in the past eight against the Rams.
Two of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks in history will meet for only the second and quite possibly last time when the Packers visit New England. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady previously met in 2014 and the Packers won at home. In 2010 when the teams played, Rodgers was hurt. Hard to believe they haven’t met in a Super Bowl, and time is running out on Brady’s career.
The Patriots are 6-point betting favorites for a game that should draw the biggest regular-season TV ratings of the year. Green Bay is just 3-7 ATS in its past 10 overall and its playoff hopes will be in jeopardy with another loss.
History varies on what teams do when a head coach is fired midseason. Some find a spark, some go in the tank and some just continue on as they were. The Cleveland Browns will find out Sunday what that’s like as they play for the first time since ownership fired Hue Jackson along with offensive coordinator Todd Haley. The Browns are +9 against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have the AFC’s best record at 7-1 but are 0-3 ATS in the past three in this series.
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The ‘Art’ of Using Betting Promotions for Football 

Category : Betting , Football

Modern bookmakers are currently operating in a highly competitive marketplace, all vying for the attention of sports across the globe. Right now, we are seeing plenty of innovation in the industry, with everything from choosing your own markets to live betting in real time seen as a mandatory expectation for punters, rather than some luxury feature.
However, despite this push for innovation, the main way bookmakers stand out from the crowd has remained the same since online betting took hold over the last couple of decades – promotions. To be frank, betting promos are not always what they seem and can, at times, be blighted by terms and conditions. But, if you use them wisely, they can be beneficial to your betting game and lead to an almost guaranteed profit.
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Free bets are usually punters favorites
Of course, there are many types of betting promotion, some more desirable than others. The ‘Holy Grail’ of sorts is the free bet no deposit offer, which as you might expect gives you a risk-free shot at a betting market without the need to use any of your own money. There is also the matched free bet, which means you get credited once you have placed an initial bet. Some punters will use these matched bets to bet ‘against themselves’ for a guaranteed profit.
But bookies will sometimes offer promotions that can be just as useful as free bets. Betfair, for example, employs a betting promo termed “Acca Edge” this allows you to receive your stake back for trebles or higher if one stake lets you down. This is done by accepting a reduced stake for the winning bet.
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Consider this example: If you bet on Barcelona, Liverpool, and Napoli to win their respective leagues this season, the odds currently provided by Betfair are just over 39/1, meaning a £10 stake would return about £400. Applying Acca Edge will offer reduced odds, of about 31/1, but if one of those teams does not end up winning the league, you will receive your £10 back. It’s about weighing up risk versus reward – the basic philosophy behind betting.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 5, 2018, in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Always remember winning the bet should come before promotions
Indeed, using whatever ‘weapons’ you can to help you with football betting is always advised. However, you should also be careful to not overextend yourself. For example, Coral offer what they term a 4+ Acca Boost, which means you get an extra bonus added to your winnings with each team added to your slip above four selections. But, while the extra profit is tempting, each extra selection adds more risk to the bet. Consider that, mathematically, a four-team accumulator on win-draw-win markets has 81 different possible outcomes.
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Moreover, it’s always worth checking the true value of your promotion being offered. Winner, for example, is offering a price boost of 8/1 for Manchester United to beat Chelsea this weekend, with both teams to score. While that’s a tempting price, you really have to ask yourself if you believe in the plausibility of the outcome? Or being sucked in by the attractive odds?

Above all though, you should check which promotions are available to you. Many bookmakers will require you to opt-in for free bets, price boosts and so on, so you should always check the promotions tab before you consider placing a bet. You’d be surprised just how many ‘hidden’ offers are available, which could give a little boost to your betting.
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Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United: Ross Barkley Scores Last-Minute Equaliser To Maintain Blues’ Unbeaten Start

Ross Barkley scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser as Chelsea secured a heated 2-2 draw against Manchester United to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
Jose Mourinho’s dream of a walking away with all the three points from Stamford Bridge ended in a heartbreaking and heated manner. The Red Devils were looking set to win the clash against the Blues after Anthony Martial scored twice in the second half to help his side take the lead following Antonio Rudiger’s opener in the first half. But with seconds left on the clock, Ross Barkley found the back of the net salvage a dramatic draw.
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Chelsea vs Manchester United (Credits: Reuters)
The last-gasp equaliser sparked wild scenes as Chelsea second assistant Marco Ianni ran across Mourinho’s path in celebration, which angered the United manager and in-turn sparked scuffles on the sidelines and in the tunnel.
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Chelsea opened the scoring in the 21st minute when from Willian’s corner, Rudiger escaped from his marker and buried his header inside the goal. The Blues continued the domination as they enjoyed 60 per cent of the possession in the first half. They even had the chance to double their lead before the break but Alvaro Morata squandered the chance from just inside the box.
Chelsea vs Manchester United (Credits: Reuters)
United began the second half on the front foot and soon got the reward. Anthony Martial hit the equaliser ten minutes after the restart to turn the game on its head.
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N’Golo Kante forced a fine save from David de Gea 20 yards out before Manchester United struck again to take the lead. Juan Mata found himself free on the right, squaring to Marcus Rashford and then onto Martial, who curled a fine effort into the far bottom corner from 15 yards.
Chelsea vs Manchester United (Credits: Reuters)
The visitors were looking primed to walk away with all the points before the dramatic event unfolded in the dying seconds. First David Luiz hit the post with a header, Rudiger’s follow up was superbly saved by De Gea, before Barkley drove into the goal with ease.
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Mohamed Salah Fires Lacklustre Liverpool TO Narrow Win Over Huddersfield

Mohamed Salah scored his first goal in five club games as Liverpool laboured to a hard-fought 1-0 win over struggling Huddersfield.
Liverpool were once again far from being at their best. However, unlike the previous seasons, the Reds once again managed to take all the points from a game where they clearly struggled. Their only shot on target all match proved to be the winner as Salah latched on to Xherdan Shaqiri’s through ball (24) to score his 50th goal in English football.
The result means Liverpool move back up to second behind leaders Manchester City on goal difference while Huddersfield remain in 19th on three points.
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Huddersfield vs Liverpool (Credits: AFP)
Hit by several injuries, Jurgen Klopp named Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge in the starting lineup. And the Reds clearly struggled to start the game on a strong note. They particularly struggled to test the home side in the final third. But minutes before the half-hour mark,  Shaqiri found Salah in a pocket of space before the Egyptian poked it across Jonas Lossl to score his fourth goal of the season.
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Huddersfield soon came agonisingly close to scoring the equaliser when Hogg’s fierce strike from 25 yards hit the post. Huddersfield continued to pile pressure but luck deserted them. They will feel they were denied a first-half penalty when the ball brushed both James Milner’s thigh and hand. Soon, they saw a goal ruled out for offside when Alex Pritchard found the back of the net with a good finish.
Huddersfield vs Liverpool (Credits: AFP)
After the break, a header from Laurent Depoitre forced Alisson into his only save of the match 10 minutes into the second half. The second half did not produce any eye-catching chance from either of the teams. Salah had the chance to put the game to the bed but he stroked his effort wide of the far post.
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The home side also had the chance to equaliser with just ten minutes remaining. However, after Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren failed to clear a cross, Steve Mounie could only fire over from 10 yards out as Liverpool held on to walk away with all the points.
Huddersfield vs Liverpool (Credits: AFP)
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Eden Hazard Happy To Finish Career At Chelsea If Real Madrid Move Fails

At a time when the whole world is speculating a sensational bid from Real Madrid for Eden Hazard, the Chelsea star insists he will be happy to end his career with the Blues if he does not secure a move to the Spanish giants.
Hazard has made a fine start to life under new boss Maurizio Sarri. The Belgian international is one of the main reasons behind the Blues’ unbeaten start to the season, scoring eight goals in all competitions. Chelsea currently sit joint top of the Premier League along with Manchester City and Liverpool.
Eden Hazard (Credits: Twitter)
But amidst his fine form and Chelsea’s good run, he has been constantly linked with a move to Real Madrid. What has further added fire to the speculations is Hazard’s desire to join the reigning European Champions. Time and again, Hazard has opened up on his dream move to Real Madrid. But while his desire to move to Real Madrid has not died down, it seems like he would not be too disappointed if he fails to move to Real Madrid.
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“When I was in Lille I always said I want to go one day in England because it is my dream league, because the English league is very hard, and then one day try to move (to) Spain,” Hazard told Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Saturday.
“Now I’m almost 28, seven years with Chelsea, we won almost everything.
“So I can finish (my career) with Chelsea. No problem at all. I am very happy with this club, with the team, my family is happy here.
“So if I don’t move, if I don’t go to Spain, it is not a problem. I love the fans – I think the fans love me,” he added.
Hazard won the UEFA Europa League in his first season with Chelsea and the PFA Young Player of the Year in his second. In the 2014–15 season, he helped Chelsea win the League Cup and Premier League, earning him the FWA Footballer of the Year and the PFA Players’ Player of the Year awards. Two years later he won his second English title as Chelsea secured the 2016–17 Premier League.
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Eden Hazard (Credits: Twitter)
On the other hand, Real Madrid are clearly struggling in front of the goal after selling Cristiano Ronaldo. The Spanish giants have have failed to score in four consecutive games for the first time since 1985. And reports suggest that the Los Blancos are set to bid for the Chelsea star.
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Gerard Pique Net Worth, Endorsements and Salary

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Gerard Pique needs no introduction. The Spain and Barcelona defender has won almost everything there is to win with club and country. From domestic titles, UEFA Champions, World Cup, UEFA Euro – Pique has laid his hands on all the major trophies. Not surprisingly, it has helped him fatten his bank account. So through this article, we take a look at –  Gerard Pique Net Worth, Gerard Pique Endorsements and Gerard Pique Salary.
Football career:
A Spanish professional footballer, Gerard Pique currently plays for the Spanish club, FC Barcelona. He began his career with Barcelona’s famous academy La Masia before moving to Manchester United in 2004. He made his debut for Manchester United in the same year, coming as a late replacement for John O’Shea in a 3–0 League Cup victory at Crewe Alexandra as a centre back.
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Pique made his full debut on 29 March 2006 against West Ham United in a Premier League match. In February 2005, he signed a four-year deal after some eye-catching performances for the reserve team.
However, in 2006, he moved to Spain for Real Zaragoza on a season-long loan. The conditions of the loan involved Piqué having to feature in at least 20 games for the Aragonese club which he did, as he made 22 first team appearances in a successful spell.
Gerard Pique Net Worth, Gerard Pique Endorsements and Gerard Pique Salary.
On 5 May 2007, it was announced that Piqué would be staying at Old Trafford for the following season. In the 2007-08 season, he made nine league appearances for Manchester United.
Pique scored on his first start in the UEFA Champions League, a 4–0 home win against Dynamo Kyiv on 7 November 2007.
In doing so, he became the 450th player to score at least one goal for the club.
Pique finally secured a return to Barcelona in May 2008. He penned down a four-year contract with Barcelona with a €5 million buy-out clause. Barcelona secured his services after coughing out £5 million fees, a decision they were going to cherish in the coming years.
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In his very season for Barcelona, he scored in the UEFA Champions League, Copa del Rey and the La Liga. On 13 May 2009, he picked up the first trophy of his Barcelona career, as he helped his club to a 4–1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey Final. Three days later, Barcelona sealed the league title.
Gerard Pique Net Worth, Gerard Pique Endorsements and Gerard Pique Salary.
On 27 May 2009, Pique played against his former club Manchester United in the 2009 Champions League Final. Barcelona won the game 2-0 to seal a historic treble. In the same year, he helped the club win the FIFA Club World Cup Final. He won another UEFA Champions League title after Barcelona beat Manchester United 3-1 in 2011.
In 2015, he helped Barcelona win the UEFA Champions League, La Liga and the Copa del Rey. He thus becomes one of the handfuls of players to have been a part of the treble-winning team twice.
Pique has also enjoyed a very successful with Spain. He made his Spain debut during the 2-0 win over England on 6 February 2009. He made his tournament debut for Spain at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, starting in four of the team’s five matches. Spain finished the competition in third place.
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He forged a successful partnership with Carlos Puyol at the 2010 World Cup. The Barcelona star started in all the seven games, as Spain won their first-ever FIFA World Cup by beating the Netherlands 1–0 in the final. Pique’s partnership with Puyol saw Spain concede only twice and keep four consecutive clean sheets in the knockout stage.
Gerard Pique Net Worth, Gerard Pique Endorsements and Gerard Pique Salary.
Two years later, he helped Spain defend their UEFA Euro Cup title. Pique played every minute of Spain’s campaign while partnering Sergio Ramos in the centre of defence. He was one of three Spanish defenders included in UEFA’s Team of the Tournament, as the winners conceded only one goal in six matches.
In the following year, he was a part of the Spain team that finished runners-up in the FIFA Confederations Cup. He also featured in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 UEFA Euro and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
On 11 August 2018, Pique announced his retirement from international football.
Gerard Pique Endorsements:
According to Forbes’ report of 2017, Pique earned $3million by endorsing brands like Nike, Laureus Foundations etc. The star defender is known for active involvement for special causes. During the birth of the second child in 2015, he dedicated the baby shower to UNICEF. Pique had also urged his fans to buy thank-you to raise funds for vaccination of children around the world.
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In February 2018, Barcelona’s global partner, Beko selected Piqué as the global brand ambassador for an awareness campaign to prevent childhood obesity which donates 1€ to UNICEF for every post with #EatLikeAPro.
Gerard Pique Salary:
Pique is one of highest paid defenders in the world with a salary of £165,000 per week. He penned a four-and-half-year contract with Barcelona FC in January 2018, extending his stay at the Nou Camp until June 30, 2022. As per the new deal, he has a mammoth buyout clause of $600 million.
Gerard Pique Net Worth, Gerard Pique Endorsements and Gerard Pique Salary.
In 2017, he bagged $14.7million as salary and took the 19th place in the Forbes’ 2017 rankings of the highest paid soccer players in the world.
Gerard Pique Net Worth:
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Pique’s has a net worth of $40 million. Apart from salaries and endorsements, Pique also earns money from different sources. He launched a social networking video game designing startup Kerad Games in 2011. The centre-back co-founded an eSports company in 2016 and launched an international league partnering with Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) maker Konami two years later.
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He also launched iMessage App- Daybook- with a Chicago-based entrepreneur.
In February 2018, Piqué’s investment company Kosmos penned a 25-year contract worth $3 billion with International Tennis Federation (ITF) to develop tennis worldwide along with revolutionising Davis Cup.
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Revealed: Mesut Ozil Net Worth, Endorsements and Salary

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La Liga, FA Cup, FIFA World Cup and several other prizes – Mesut Ozil has laid his hands on almost all the top titles with club and country. Consequently, he is one of the best-paid footballers on the planet. So through this article, we take a look at –  Mesut Ozil Net Worth, Mesut Ozil Endorsements and Mesut Ozil Salary.
Football career:
Mesut Ozil, a former Germany international, is currently plying his trade in the English Premier League for Arsenal. The midfielder is considered as one of the best of this generation and has won trophies to back those claims.
He primarily plays as an attacking midfielder but can play as a winger too. Ozil’s senior career began with his hometown club, Schalke 04 in Germany’s top-flight. A couple of seasons later, he left Schalke to join Werder Bremen for €5 million. And while he impressed in Bundesliga, as it was his performance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup that made him a household name.
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He played an important role in helping Germany make it to the semifinal of the competition. Ozil was also nominated for the Golden Ball Award, as well as being ranked first in assists in major European and domestic competitions, with 25 goals. The performances soon paid off, as Spanish giants, Real Madrid signed him for €15 million.
Mesut Ozil Net Worth, Mesut Ozil Endorsements and Mesut Ozil Salary
He made an instant impression at Real Madrid, helping them win the Copa del Rey in his first season. In the following season, he registered a league-high 17 assists, as Real Madrid won the league.
In the same season, he helped Real win the Spanish Super Cup too. His impressive displays prompted the then Real Madrid manager, Jose Mourinho to compare him with Zinedine Zidane.
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He moved to Arsenal after one more season with Real Madrid. The English outfit bought Ozil for a then club-record deal worth £42.5 million (€50 million). The agreement also made Ozil the most expensive German player of all time. During his first season, Ozil fired Arsenal to FA Cup glory, thus ending Arsenal’s nine-year wait for a trophy. He later helped the Gunners win two more FA Cups as well as the FA Community Shield. In the 2014-15 season, he recorded the second most assists (19) in a Premier League season.
Mesut Ozil Net Worth, Mesut Ozil Endorsements and Mesut Ozil Salary
His record for Germany is even more impressive. Overall, he represented his national team in 92 games, scoring 23 times in addition to registering 40 assists. He won a record five German Player of the Year awards. The midfielder featured in three FIFA World Cups and two UEFA European Championships.
He starred in both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012, finishing the competitions as the joint-highest assist provider. In 2014, he helped Germany lift the World Cup.
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His association with the German national team, however, came to a disappointing and heartbreaking end in 2018. After Germany’s group-stage exit at the 2018 World Cup, he retired from international competition due to alleged discrimination and disrespect by the German Football Association (DFB).
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Mesut Ozil Endorsements:
Ozil has over 17 million followers on Instagram and frequently posts on the platform pictures of everything from the retirement letter, images of him with his Arsenal and Germany teammates training and more.  He has 23.1m followers on Twitter and his Facebook page is liked by around 31.5m people.
Mesut Ozil Net Worth, Mesut Ozil Endorsements and Mesut Ozil Salary
It makes it very clear that he is one of the popular footballers on the planet and the brands are trying their best to cash in on it.
Ozil’s most significant sponsorship deal is with global sports apparel giants Adidas. Shortly after joining Arsenal, he penned a seven-year contract with Adidas. The deal is thought to be worth approximately £25m.
Mesut Ozil Net Worth, Mesut Ozil Endorsements and Mesut Ozil Salary
In 2017, Ozil signed a deal with Beats by Dr Dre. He appeared in an advert alongside, Tottenham forward, Harry Kane and PSG’s Neymar. The Arsenal star is also associated with footwear charity BigShoe, which helps children from poverty-stricken backgrounds seek the medical treatment they require.
He is also the brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz since 2016. But the association with the automobile company turned sour after his controversial retirement. Ozil accused Mercedes-Benz of ‘airbrushing’ him out of their World Cup promotions which are credited to his meeting with Turkey president Tayyip Erdogan.
Mesut Ozil Salary:
The midfielder signed a new contract to extend his stay at Arsenal in January 2018 and is now the second-highest paid player in the English top flight, behind former team-mate Alexis Sanchez at Manchester United. A per reports, he earns £350,000 a week. The current deal runs until June 2021. He is currently the highest-paid Arsenal player and holds the second-highest transfer fee for a German player in the Premier League.
Mesut Ozil Net Worth, Mesut Ozil Endorsements and Mesut Ozil Salary
The German star earns a whopping £18.2 million as salary in a year.
Mesut Ozil Net Worth:
Mesut Ozil’s net worth is an estimated £38 million ($50m), according to Celebrity Net Worth. In 2017, Ozil was ranked 17th highest-paid footballer in the world by Forbes, with the news outlet citing a huge seven-year sponsorship deal with Adidas worth £26.6 million ($35m).
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Revealed: James Rodriguez Net Worth, Endorsements and Salary

Category : Football , James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for the German club, FC Bayern Munich on loan from Real Madrid, and the Colombia national team. Through this article, we take a look at James Rodriguez Net Worth, James Rodriguez Endorsements and James Rodriguez Salary.
Football career:
James Rodriguez is an attacking midfielder and is regarded as one of the best in the world at his position. He began his professional career in 2006 with the Colombian second division club, Envigado. He played his first professional game in 2006 at the age of 14, thus becoming the second youngest Colombian player to start a professional match.
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After two years with Envigado, he moved to Argentina with Banfield. In 2009, he became a regular first-team player featuring in every game of the Apertura 2009. At just 17, he became the youngest foreigner to score a goal in Argentina.
His second goal for Banfield came on 26 September to fire his side to an important 2–1 win against Newell’s Old Boys. The victory helped Banfield win the Argentine championship for the first time in the club history.
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In December 2009, Italian club, Udinese planned to make a bid for James for a reported €5 million after the 2010 Copa Libertadores. However, Banfield rejected the proposal, labelling the fee as “insufficient”.
The impressive performances paved the way for Europe. On 6 July 2010, Portuguese giants Porto signed him up for €5.1 million. He signed a four-year contract with a €30 million release clause.
On 15 December 2010, James scored his first competitive goal in Europe in a 3–1 home victory against Bulgarian club, CSKA Sofia. James scored a hat-trick and assisted once against Vitória de Guimarães in the 2011 Taça de Portugal Final, which Porto won 6–2. In his first season, he scored six goals, provided eight assists and helped Porto win the Europa League. Consequently, he signed a new five-year contract in which the release clause increased to €45 million.
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In the 2011–12 season, James scored 14 goals for Porto and delivered 11 assists. The impressive showing saw James win the LPFP Award for Breakthrough Player of 2011–12 Primeira Liga season at age 20. He became the first Colombian to achieve the feat. In 2012, he won the Portuguese Golden Ball award in 2012, becoming the second Colombian to win the award after Radamel Falcao as well as the youngest player ever to hold the honour.
In the 2012-13 season, he scored ten goals and 13 assists in 24 league appearances. Overall, in all competitions that season, he scored 13 goals and provided 15 assists in 32 appearances. He helped the club win the league once again, thus taking his trophy-haul to eight since joining the club three years ago.
In the summer of 2013, he signed up for Monaco for a transfer fee of €45 million, the second most expensive transfer in Portuguese football. James ended his debut season without a trophy. However, he helped Monaco secure a spot in the following season’s UEFA Champions League. On an individual level, he earned a spot in the star Ligue 1 XI and led Ligue 1 in assists.
James’ career took a turn for the good after his stunning display at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the same year, he secured a dream move to Spanish team Real Madrid. In his first season with Real Madrid, he scored 17 goals in addition to winning the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
The following season saw him win the UEFA Champions League, as he scored eight goals. In 2016-17 seasons, Real Madrid once again won the UEFA Champions League and the league title.
However, James lost his regular place in the team. He scored 11 goals and registered 13 assists, but chances were hard to come by. Consequently, James secured a loan move to Bayern Munich in 2017 for two years. He went on to win the 2017–18 Bundesliga title with Bayern, scoring seven goals and registering 11 assists in 23 Bundesliga appearances.
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For Colombia, he made his senior debut in 2011 during the 2-1 win over Bolivia. He scored his first goal for Colombia against Peru. Colombia went on to win the match and boosted its place in the World Cup qualifying table. James marked his arrival at the highest stage at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. At the end of the group stage, he was ranked as the best performing player at the tournament by FIFA.
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He scored both goals to help his side defeat Uruguay 2–0 in the round of 16, taking Colombia to its first ever World Cup quarter-finals. Those goals made him the first player to score in all of his team’s opening matches since Ronaldo and Rivaldo in 2002. The midfielder ended his first World Cup campaign with six goals and two assists in five matches. He won the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top goalscorer. He also made it to the World Cup All Star XI.
James Rodriguez Net Worth, James Rodriguez Endorsements and James Rodriguez Salary
He also featured in 2015 Copa América, 2016 Copa América Centenario and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
James Rodriguez Endorsements:
Rodriguez’s impressive wealth is the result of his successful football career and lucrative endorsements. The Colombia international has penned down deals with Calvin Klein, Chinese mobile phone company Huawei Technologies and a financial trading platform, Libertex. His agreement with Adidas reportedly calls for him to wear the No. 10 jersey for every team he represents.
James Rodriguez Net Worth, James Rodriguez Endorsements and James Rodriguez Salary
He has also done charity work with foundations like Fundacion Colombia Somos Todos, and We Are All Colombia.
James Rodriguez Salary:
Rodriguez earns $24.5 Million as salary amount from his club Bayern Munich and national contract with Colombia national football team combined.
James Rodriguez Net Worth, James Rodriguez Endorsements and James Rodriguez Salary
James Rodriguez Net Worth:
Rodriguez’s net worth is estimated to be around $30m. He was ranked 91st in Forbes’ The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2017 but could not find a place in top 100 in 2018.
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Wayne Rooney Net Worth, Endorsements and Salary

Category : Football , Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is one of the most decorated players of this generation. A prolific goal-scorer, he won almost every major trophy with Manchester United. Not surprisingly, he has earned quite a fortune. So through this article, we take a look at Wayne Rooney Net Worth, Wayne Rooney Endorsements and Wayne Rooney Salary.
Football career:
Wayne Rooney is currently playing for Major League Soccer club D.C. United in the United States. One of the best strikers in the world during his heyday, Rooney also performed in various midfield roles. The England star holds the record for being the record goalscorer for the England national team and Manchester United.
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With Manchester United, he won every trophy that was there to be won in English, European and Continental football, except for the European Super Cup. He is one of the only two English players to have won the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, League Cup, UEFA Europa League and FIFA Club World Cup.
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Rooney began his football career with Everton. He joined the club at an early age of nine. Seven years later, he made his professional debut as a sixteen-year-old. Rooney plied his trade for his childhood club for a couple of years before signing for Manchester United. The English giants spent £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window to secure Rooney’s services, and it was a decision that paid off well.
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Rooney won 16 trophies with the club, including five Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League in 2008. A prolific goal-scorer, he scored 253 goals for United in all competitions. His 183 Premier League goals for United are the most by any player for a single club.
Overall, he scored 208 Premier League goals which make him the Premier League’s second top scorer of all time behind only Alan Shearer. He also has the third-highest number of assists in the Premier League, with 103.
Rooney was duly rewarded for his exceptional displays on the field. In 2009–10, he won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award and the FWA Footballer of the Year award. He won the Premier League Player of the Month award five times, a record only bettered by Steven Gerrard and Harry Kane. Rooney made it to the FIFA World XI for 2011.
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He made his senior international debut for England in February 2003 aged 17. In doing so, he became the youngest player to represent England which was later broken by Theo Walcott. Rooney, however, is still England’s youngest goal-scorer. He represented England at UEFA Euro 2004 and scored four goals.
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He went on to feature at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups and was widely regarded as his country’s best player. Rooney won the England Player of the Year award four times, in 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2015. With 53 goals in 119 international caps, Rooney is England’s all-time record goalscorer and second most-capped player, behind Peter Shilton.
Wayne Rooney Net Worth, Wayne Rooney Endorsements And Wayne Rooney Salary
Wayne Rooney Endorsements:
Forbes estimates that Wayne Rooney’s endorsements worth around $5 million a year. Most of that figure comes from his big-money agreement with Nike.
In 2015 reports claimed that Adidas made the England star a multi-million-pound offer to join them only months after the German company convinced Manchester United to leave Nike. However, Rooney remained with the American company with a deal said to worth around £1m-a-year. Rooney also has endorsements deals with the likes of Samsung and HarperCollins.
Wayne Rooney Salary:
At Everton, Rooney earned around £150,000 a week, But his wage increased significantly after he secured a move to DC United. Reports suggest he receives a whopping £300,000-a-week in the USA.
Wayne Rooney Net Worth, Wayne Rooney Endorsements And Wayne Rooney Salary
He was ranked 58th in Forbes list of Highest-paid athletes of 2018 after raking in $27 million. $22 million of that amount came from salary and bonuses.
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Wayne Rooney Net Worth:
Rooney’s net worth is estimated at around the £100m mark based on his career earnings so far. With a lucrative deal at his hands in Washington, he is set to earn more in the coming days.

Teams
Washington DC

Endorsements
Nike, Samsung, HarperCollins

Salary
£300,000 per week

Net Worth
£100 million


Sergio Aguero Net Worth, Endorsements and Salary

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Sergio Aguero is an Argentine professional footballer who is currently plying his trade for English Premier League outfit, Manchester City. Through this article, we take a look at Sergio Aguero Net Worth, Sergio Aguero Endorsements and Sergio Aguero Salary.
Football career:
Sergio Aguero grabbed the eyeballs right from his early days. He made his senior debut in the Argentine Primera División at 15 years and 35 days. He thus became the youngest player to play in the league, breaking the record previously established by the legendary, Diego Maradona in 1976.
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In 2006, he moved to Europe to play for La Liga side, Atlético Madrid, for a transfer fee of €23 million. He soon started gathering attention due to his scoring prowess. He scored 101 goals in 234 appearances in Spain while winning the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010.
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The performances paved the way for his move to England, as he signed for Manchester City in July 2011 for an undisclosed fee. Reports suggest the price was in the region of £35 million.
He soon became a hero for Manchester City after scoring a 94th-minute winner against Queens Park Rangers that earned City its first league title in 44 years.
With every passing season, Aguero went on becoming one of the most prolific strikers in the league. At the end of the 2015–16 season, of players who had played at least two seasons in the Premier League, he had the highest goals per minute ratio in the history of the competition since its formation in 1992.
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The Argentine averaged a goal every 106 minutes.
Aguero holds the joint-record for the most goals scored in a single Premier League match – five – and the fastest to do so, in 23 minutes and 34 seconds of match time. He is the highest non-European scorer in the history of the Premier League, with over 100 goals in the division. In November 2017, he became Manchester City’s all-time highest goal-scorer, scoring his 178th City goal against Napoli.
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His performance for his senior national team, however, has left a lot to be desired. He represented the Argentina under-20 team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2005 and 2007, winning both tournaments. The striker played at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, scoring two goals in the 3–0 semi-final win against Brazil, as Argentina went on to win the gold medal.
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He represented the senior side at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the 2011 Copa América, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2015 Copa América, and the Copa América Centenario, reaching the finals of the latter three tournaments. However, he scored his first World Cup goal in 2018.
Sergio Aguero Endorsements:
Just like other footballers, Aguero has also cashed in on endorsements. He is the face of long-time boot sponsor Puma. In 2011, he signed a $6.2 million three-year boot deal with Puma. He is also associated with EA Sports FIFA.
Sergio Aguero Net Worth, Sergio Aguero Endorsements And Sergio Aguero Salary.
According to Forbes, he raked in $6.5 million as endorsement fee in 2017/18 season.
Sergio Aguero Salary:
In September 2018, he signed a new three-year deal with Manchester City. Previously, he was on £250,000-a-week, but the new contract is understood to put him alongside Kevin De Brune, as City’s highest-paid players on around £350,000-a-week.
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He was placed ninth in Forbes’ list of Highest-Paid Soccer Players 2018 after raking in $23.5 million. Out of that amount, $17 million came from salary and bonuses.
Sergio Aguero Net Worth:
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Aguero has a net worth of $80 million.  Aguero also boasts of some expensive cars and house. He lives in Stretford, Manchester and owns a luxury designer house. He bought the house in 2012, and the present value of the house is around $2.83 Million. Among his car collections are BMW, Audi and Lamborghini Aventador coupe.
Sergio Aguero Net Worth, Sergio Aguero Endorsements And Sergio Aguero Salary.
 

Teams
Argentina, Manchester City

Endorsements
Puma, EA Sports

Salary
£250,000 per week

Net Worth
$80 million