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8 players who were rich before football

8 players who were rich before football

The general consensus is that footballers come from very poor backgrounds and growing up in poverty.

However, some of these players unlike others happened to be born with a sliver spoon in their mouth.

This list from NAIJ.com shows eight popular footballers who were rich before their professional career's brought them wealth.

1. Andrea Pirlo

The Italian veteran had financial buoyant parents. His father is a self-made millionaire who set-up a metal company called Egl Steel. He had no pressure growing up.

8 players who were rich before football

Andrea Pirlo in a press conference for the Italian national team.

2. Mario Balotelli

The Italian forward's family in Ghana were not rich but he was adopted by a wealthy family from Brescia, Italy.

8 players who were rich before football

Mario Balotelli on duty for the Italian national team.

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3. Hugo Lloris

Totteham's first choice goalkeeper was one the footballer born with a silver spoon. His father was a banker while his mother was a lawyer.

8 players who were rich before football

Hugo Lloris in action for Tottenham Hotspur.

4. Mario Götze

The German midfielder had a father who was a lecturer at Dortmund University, he was also a former member of Yale University's Scientific Computation Department.

8 players who were rich before football

Mario Gotze in action for Bayern Munich

5. Robin Van Persie

Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker had parents who were respected artists, they both supported him in his football career.

8 players who were rich before football

Robin Van Persie in action for Fenabache

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6. Kaka

The 2007 Ballon d'Or winner had an engineer as a father while his mother was a teacher. His parents were financially buoyant unlike most Brazilian footballers.

7. Frank Lampard

Former Chelsea midfielder had one of the most significant families in the history of football.

His father was a former West Ham player, also his uncle Harry Redknapp was the one who granted him his Premier League debut. He has also coached so many clubs in England.

8 players who were rich before football

Frank Lampard in action for Chelsea.

8. Gerard Piqué

Barcelona defender had a father who was a successful legal representative and businessman, his mother on the other hand is the director in a prestigious hospital in Barcelona.

His grandfather was a former Barcelona director; no mean feat.

8 players who were rich before football

Gerrard Pique in action for Barcelona.

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