Just look at Ryan Bertrand - your first thought might not be his knack for finance, but you probably didn’t know he was on the trading floor from 18, and has used some of his football profits to set up fintech company Silicon Markets. He even lists it as his primary employment on his LinkedIn profile.
He also shares ownership of football emoji company Footiemoji with none than Chelsea captain, John Terry. It’s astounding facts like this that feature in SBO’s new look into the business ventures footballers have made in their spare time. Did you know:
- Barcelona centre-back Gerard Piqué is not only a footballer and professional poker player, but owns video game company Kerad Games?
- Centre-mid Andrés Iniesta has a successful wine label?
- New York midfielder Frank Lampard is a big, property magnate?
So if you thought Pelé’s only money-makers were football and books about it, or if you’ve ever wondered what Mathieu Flamini’s contribution to environmental science has been (and haven’t we all) then check out the full infographic here to see just how much you’ve been underestimating the sport’s biggest names.
Infographic by: www.sbo.net