Wealth in the world of football It has been establishing itself very strongly in recent decades. million dollar contracts which can mean a economic stability in the long term for many footballers, too can turn into a drama for their lives and more when you are young. Thus, Micah Richardsa former Manchester City player with 246 games under his belt, has released a serious warning to future stars of this sport on the hidden face of fame and money.
The English defender, retired three years ago, has confessed his follies and his impulsive way of wasting money behind the signing of his first millionaire contract with the set citizen with only 17 years. “I went from earning 500 pounds a week to 50,000. I remember that in one month I received 250,000 pounds. When I saw my first charge, I was in training and I didn’t believe it,” he says.
His first big profits went to a luxury home with great features and a stratospheric value. “I started looking at houses in Hale and bought a £3million seven-bedroom house and lived with my two brothers, two cousins and my best friend,” she explains.
A Range Rover and an Aston Martin were the first two high end cars that the footballer had as soon as he signed his first high-caliber contract. Instead, the large amount of money he managed motivated him to make the leap to other vehicles with better characteristics and with more market value. “First I had a Range Rover and an Aston Martin, but I thought, it’s about time. I bought a Ferrari, an F430. Then a 458 Speciale“, bill.
The party, your worst ally
The night of the city of Manchester became the worst enemy for its economy. A life of high flights in the best pubs and clubs with £30,000 parties. He even assures that it has been left in a nightspot up to £100,000 a night. Nevertheless, a party in Los Angeleswas the turning point for the English player to realize what you were doing with your moneyaccording to Richards.
However, he considers that that mentality is not the right one and more when you are a young promise, since it finally becomes an obsession to compete for “Who has a better house?” or “Who has a better car?”. Likewise, he thinks that his life was “enough” where he lived before making the leap to the soccer elitebut that transformation has led to that desire to have everything.