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10 Players Who Came From Rich Families

Most professional footballers make the bulk of their money during their playing careers, but here are 10 high-profile players who are believed to have come from rich families.

Click through the gallery above to see 10 players who were rich before football, according to several sources!

There is something to be said for the fact that many of the world's greatest-ever players come from humble beginnings, such as Brazil hero Pele and the late Diego Maradona.

Others, however, journeyed into the game having come from relatively wealthy families, which could come with its own unique set of problems and challenges, although perhaps none of them involving money or a shortage thereof.

According to BeSoccer, FC Barcelona veteran Gerard Pique is one of these players, having grown up with a father who is a successful lawyer and businessman, and a mother who is on the board of a well-known hospital in the city of Barcelona.

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Despite his privileges growing up, Pique, who married famous singer Shakira with whom he has two children, has done well to make a name for himself on the big stage.

Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is said to have come from a family of artists, who reportedly supported him on his rise to superstar status in football. The Dutchman's son, Shaqueel, currently represents Feyenoord at youth level.

Former Egypt international Mido's father was a professional player himself, which is believed to have helped boost the striker's reputation in his home country, while Hugo Lloris, who comes from a family of lawyer and bankers, also features in our gallery.

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Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford is also listed, as is former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, who comes from one of the most successful footballing families in England – you see more players who were rich before football in the gallery above!

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