Antoine Griezmann announced his official arrival as one of the top footballers in the world when he helped France lift the much-coveted FIFA World Cup in 2018. Nevertheless, he was already a big enough name long before that, and throughout his career, the French forward has amassed quite a fortune from his football salary.
Below we take a look at how Antoine Griezmann’s net worth in 2020 grew, while he established himself as one of the top forwards in the world.
Antoine Griezmann’s net worth in 2020: $60 million
According to our favorite source, Celebrity Net Worth, Antoine Griezmann’s net worth in 2020 is $60 million.
Born on March 21, 1991 in Macon in France, Griezmann cut his teeth in his home town’s local club growing up. However, it was clear early on that the wonderkid had a very bright future ahead of him. In 2005, Spanish outfit Real Sociedad signed Griezmann on a youth contract when he was just 14 years young.
He started his professional career with Real Sociedad in 2009 at the age of 18. In his very first season with the senior team, he helped the team win the Spanish Segunda Division, and in the process assuring the promotion of Real Socieded to the Spanish La Liga.
After just his first season with the club, Griezmann signed his first professional contract with Real Sociedad. He had interest from several teams across Europe, including both Arsenal and Manchester United in England, but ultimately, he decided to stay put.
Griezmann spent a total of four seasons with Real Sociedad, and throughout that time, he is estimated to have earned a weekly salary of $80,000.
In 2014, after five successful seasons with Real Sociedad, Atletico Madrid came knocking. They purchased the rights for Griezmann from Real Sociedad for a whopping $35 million, which at that time was a club record. He signed a six-year deal with the team on a $320,000 weekly salary. Quite a bump in pay, right?
As soon as he arrived, Antoine Griezmann made an immediate impact for his new club. The Frenchman broke the team’s goal-scoring record for a debut campaign, netting 22 goals in 37 matches played, en route to being named in the La Liga’s Team of the Season.
Antoine Griezmann had an even better 2015-16 campaign. He reached new heights throughout the season both at club and international levels, and by the end of it, he was awarded as the La Liga Best Player of the season, as well as the French Player of the Year. Griezmann also dominated in the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament, winning the Golden Boot ater scoring the most goals in the tournament, en route to also winning the Player of the Tournament award. He came in third in the esteemed Ballon d’Or voting that year, behind winner Cristiano Ronaldo, and second-placed Lionel Messi.
By this time, Antoine Griezmann had become one of the hottest commodities in the market. He was linked to a move to several big clubs throughout Europe, but despite the interest, he decided to stay with Altetico Madrid, even signing a couple of short-term extensions with the side to prove his loyalty.
2018 was a tremendous year for Antoine Griezmann. He led Atletico Madrid to the UEFA Europa League title, which is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the continent. Moreover, he proved to be a key figure for his national side, as the French team went all the way to historically win the FIFA World Cup that year.
Antoine Griezmann was the second-top scorer in the tournament, was named as the third-best player, and also won Man of the Match honors after scoring in the Final.
In 2019, Griezmann (and Atletico) finally caved, and agreed to a deal with European giants Barcelona. The Catalans opted to activate the buy-out clause in Griezmann’s most recent contract, which amounted to around $139.9 million dollars, making Antoine Griezmann’s net worth in 2020 much larger. The deal made him one of the most expensive footballers of all time. Naturally, he also became the most handsomely-paid soccer stars in the entire world, with a new weekly salary of an estimated $471,000.
Being one of the most popular footballers in the world, coupled by his good looks, Antoine Griezmann emerged as a sought-after endorser for some of the biggest global brands. Some of his sponsorship include Gillette, EA Sports, Head & Shoulders, HYT Watches, and Beats by Dre. His biggest endorsement deal, however, is with sportswear giants Puma which has made him the face of the brand. All in all, Griezmann is estimated ot be earning around $20 million on endorsement deals alone.
As of writing, Antoine Griezmann is just 29, and still has a long way to go in his footballing career. If his trajectory carries on in this rate, he could very well be one of the wealthiest footballers of all time once he hangs up his laces.