11 Footballers who went from Richness to Poverty


Footballers are one of the richest personalities in the world. A look at their weekly wages will send chills down the spine of many as it appears that is most likely to be the decade salary of the masses but the question is; how come most of these footballers end up been broke when they retire?

A look at these footballers who were once famous and rich but in one way or the have lost it all is what we intend to focus on today. You will be amazed and most likely to see your once favourite footballer on the list.

Let begin then with credit to sportskeeda.com;

Celestine Babayaro

Celestine Babayaro was part of the Dream Team that had won Nigeria the Atlanta Olympics Gold Medal in 1996, showing early glimpses of his talent.


The former Chelsea and Newcastle full-back, in spite of earning £25,000 during the peak of his career, was declared as bankrupt at a court in Croydon in 2010 after being charged by the creditors with an official confirmation coming on 2011. 

The ex-Nigerian International’s financial problems were apparently spotted by his neighbours who had feared that the 32-year-old full-back is having a hard time dealing to finances, which saw him failing to keep his beautiful house in Shepperton, Middlesex, which was valued at £475,000.

A neighbour, who lives on the same street as Babayaro said, “You can tell the money’s difficult because the home used to be maintained really nicely, but now it’s a bit of a mess. You can see where the conservatory is starting to fall down and the garden is completely overgrown. They came and asked to borrow my lawnmower, but I had to say no because the grass was too long and would have broken it.”

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