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Rafael Marquez Net Worth 2024 – How Much Does He Make?

There are a few names that will never be forgotten in the history of football and Barcelona legend Rafael Marquez as made it to this list. The Mexico international was born in Zamora, one of the largest city in the country on February 13, 1979 and has also be considered as one of the greatest players to have ever wear the colors of El Tri.

So many football faithfuls has said to debete about how successful he is and how Rafael Marquez’s net worth increase overtime.

The tall, elegant and skillful ex Mexican international has really achieved so much of the pitch with fortune running after him, for him to build a huge net worth.

Marquez became the first-ever player to captain a National team to five consecutive Fifa World Cup competition from 2002, hosted for the very first time in Asian continent to 2018 hosted by Russia.

He started his career at club Atlas in Mexico, before moving to Monaco in France, then Barcelona where he won series of league titles and also won football club most prestigious competition, UEFA champions league in 2006 defeating Arsenal Football Club.

Immediately after that, the corporate world started looking in the way of the elegant defender for endorsement, in which it was easy for the Zamora born defender to start building his wealth and his net worth increased significantly…

Then moving to New York Red Bulls in 2010.  Rafael Marquez is a very special and versatile football player who can play well in the middle and in the heart of the defense.

He is a very special breed among footballers. History might not remember him as a successful footballer but he will be remembered as one of the most successful ex-footballer with net worth currently at $25 million dollars

Marquez was a product of the Mexican side Atlas. Marquez got promoted to the main team in 1996. In 1999 his career rose to the stardom of Mexican football and he made a switch to  French Ligue 1 side in during that summer.

His powerful and silky defending helped the Ligue 1 club, Monaco to the league title in his first season of joining them.

In 2003, Rafael Marquez really enjoyed a meteoric rise and immediately signed for newly transformed Spanish heavyweight, FC Barcelona.

He was really instrumental in the league the club to his first title in 6 years and also won all available competition for the Barcelona based side, which he really enjoyed so much success on and off the pitch, before leaving in the summer of 2010 after winning two UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE in 2006 and 2009.

In the summer of 2010, Rafael moved to NEW YORK RED BULLS competing in the MLS the United States professional football league.

In his debut season  with the American Club, Marquez won MLS Eastern conference title, which gave him so much off-field success in terms of finance and also landed some endorsement deal back at home in Mexico.

Though, His stint in New York was heavily criticized by many fans and local journalists for his lack of commitment, Injuries, and suspension. Later in his stay in United State, he revealed his transfer to New York Red Bull was a mistake after his interview with ESPN.

He was announced as Leon player few hours being released by New York Red Bull. He later joined Hellas Verona after he became the first Mexican to win league titles in three different countries

In 2015, it was announced then that Marquez has officially joined Atlas and was given his favorite number 4 jersey. On th19th of April Marquez officially announced that he would retire at the end of the season.

Marquez has been a regular part of the national team set up since 1997, although, he was not selected for the 1998 World Cup Mundial in France. Has played various competition for the Mexican national team from Confederation Cup, CONCACAF Gold Trophy.

In 2002 world, Javier Aguirre named him the new captain despite being just 23 years of age. He led his National team under a series of high profile coaches like, Ricardo La Volpe, Hugo Sanchez .

At age 38 years, Rafael Marquez became the second-oldest player to appear in a match in the confederation cup in 2017. After being selected for the 23 man squad for the 2018 Fifa world cup in Russia.

He became the fifth person to appear in 5 world cup competition after his cameo in the 1 nil victory over Germany and also became the first-ever player to ever captain in five world cup against Brazil and was substituted, which turned out to be his last game as a professional footballer

On his Celebrity Trends now, he’s one of the most successful football players. He’s ranked on the list of famous people born in February. He is one of the richest players who were born in Mexico. He is also ranked on the list of famous people at the age of 40.

Not only because he is super rich but making history by being the oldest captain to have ever played in the history of the Fifa world cup in Russia.


He was married to Mexican actress Adriana Lavet in December 2001, having two children Rafael and Rafael together before their separation in 2007 and later divorced.

Though, the divorce really takes a toll on Rafael because of the compensation he had to pay to his ex-wife which had negative impact on his net worth. He is currently married to singer Alejandro Sanz ex-wife, Jaydy


According to  Forbes,  Rafael Marquez’s net worth is valued to be around $25 million at his current age of 40, which he amazed so many fortunes playing as a professional football player… Though, there are no such reports and evidence on his investments, cars, house and his other assets because he has always kept all his lifestyle away from the media.

His net worth was basically calculated based on what he has earned during his playing days at Monaco, Barcelona, and after his move to USA based club New York Red Bull. With all the reports around from reliable sources like Forbes, Wiki.

There are several factors that affect a celebrity’s net worth like Marquez such as taxes, management fees, investment losses divorce, etc.. The above income might or earnings might not be 100% accurate, because of his private life.