People are drawn to football for a variety of reasons. Some people enjoy the game, while others see it as a way to become wealthy celebrities. I have compiled a list of ten affluent people who were rich before becoming football players.
Muammar Gaddafi's son. He is the son of Libya's former dictator Muammar Gaddafi. He was the captain of the Libyan national team and the president of the Libyan Football Association, and he was given preferential treatment because of his parents' position.
One of the most important football families. His father was a West Ham player.
3. Gerard Piqué
His father is a successful lawyer and businessman, and his mother is the director of a prestigious Barcelona hospital. His granddad is also the coach of Barcelona's U18 team.
4. Hugo Lloris
He was born into a well-to-do Nice family. His father was a banker and his mother was an attorney.
5. Robin Van Persie
His parents were well-known painters who assisted and supported him throughout his football career.
His father worked as an engineer, and his mother was a teacher. His upbringing is nothing like that of a typical impoverished Brazilian footballer.
7. Mario Balotelli
He was adopted by an affluent family from Brescia after contacting social services due to his Ghanaian family's financial difficulties.
8. Andrea Parlor
Thanks to his father's metal industry, the exquisite Italian midfielder enjoyed a relatively trouble-free childhood.
9. Oliver Bierhoff
His business billionaire father aided the Euro '96 Golden Goal winner in his sporting success.
10. Marcelo Bielsa.
The former Marseille manager came from a legal and political family, allowing him to retire at the tender age of 25.
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