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Footballers Who Were Rich Before Playing Football
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While many players can tell their very own "rags to riches" stories, some of them were well off before becoming professional footballers. Do you know who some of them are?

The Daily Mirror published a story earlier this week taking a closer look at footballers who were brought up in rich families before honing their talents on the football pitch. Here are some of them.

Hugo Lloris

The English publication claimed that the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper grew up in a household where his father was an investment banker and his mother a successful lawyer.

Patrick Bamford

Although not a high-profile player, the Leeds United man was privately educated and earned 10 General Certificates of Secondary Education. His family could afford to send him to private school Nottingham High School and he even had the chance to go and study at the world famous Harvard University.

Mario Gotze

The 2014 FIFA World Cup winner is the son of a professor, Jurgen Gotze, and it's been said that in the 1990s, Gotze's dad had a research position in the computer science department at Yale University in the United States.

Andrea Pirlo

Pirlo's father founded a steel company in 1982, with the Italian legend said to have a stake in the family business. The former Juventus star is also a wine connoisseur and owns his own vineyard in Italy.

Gerard Pique

Pique is a man used to excess and was brought up by two successful parents. His father was a successful lawyer while his mother is a director at a hospital in Barcelona. Pique's grandad was also a director with Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

Do you know of any other players who were rich before venturing into football?

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Warras4phefeni Joined: 09 Nov 2017
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Warras4phefeni Sep 13, 2018 07:41 AM
They are lot, we know
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Pirates_999 Sep 13, 2018 07:27 AM
Kaizer Junior was brought up by a former Orlando Pirates player, now the own of Kaizer Chiefs family. KJ holds a high position in KC management his market value is R1,000,000,000
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MSANDROTIC Sep 12, 2018 11:13 PM
Yes , good luck Shabba.
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MSANDROTIC Sep 12, 2018 11:12 PM
Yes , good luck Shabba.
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MSANDROTIC Sep 12, 2018 11:12 PM
Yes , good luck Shabba
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LIKALIME4BUCS Sep 12, 2018 04:59 PM
I only know tht sangweni is rich b4 playing soccer bcs he is a great farmar
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Stjepee Sep 12, 2018 01:10 PM
Kaizer Motaung Jnr,,,Jimmy Tau,,Marco Mthembu
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Matayitayi Sep 12, 2018 12:55 PM
Pique is the son of Barca

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