10 footballers who were already rich before football

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Kaka

This former Real Madrid player is not from a poor family. The Brazilian comes from a wealthy family in Brazil's capital. He has two brothers who are also football players.

10 footballers who were already rich before football

 

Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who was named after the author of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo, was born into wealth.

10 footballers who were already rich before football

 

Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie regularly showcased his creativity on the football pitch, so it should come as no surprise to learn that his parents are both artists.

10 footballers who were already rich before football

 

Gerard Pique

Gerard Pique has won everything there is to win with Barcelona and is married to Colombian pop star Shakira, but he's no stranger to prosperty.

10 footballers who were already rich before football

 

Patrick Bamford

Former Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford may be playing in the Championship for Leeds United but he had the chance to go to Harvard University in the US.

10 footballers who were already rich before football

 

Mario Gotze

Mario Gotze’s father is renowned professor Jurgen Gotze.The senior Gotze currently works at Dortmund University of Technology, but in the 1990s he was a member of the computer science department at America’s prestigious Yale University.

10 footballers who were already rich before football

 

Andrea Pirlo

Before Andrea Pirlo became a football legend, it was his father who was doing the family name proud.

10 footballers who were already rich before football

 

Will Hughes

Will Hughes attended the same super-posh Repton School in Derbyshire as Jeremy Clarkson, Roald Dahl and Basil Rathbone.

10 footballers who were already rich before football

 

Michael Doughty

Swindon Town midfielder Michael Doughty is the son of the late Nottingham Forest owner Nigel Doughty.

10 footballers who were already rich before football

 

Faiq Bolkiah

Introducing Faiq Bolkiah, the world’s richest footballer. You might never have heard of him, but Bolkiah is the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei - who is worth an estimated $20 billion.

10 footballers who were already rich before football

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