While many footballers strive hard to accomplish their dream of being from low-income homes and conventional soccer players, some footballers play for the love of the game.
The Barcelona defender has multiple trophies to his name and is widely regarded as one of the greatest in the world. He was born into a prosperous family of businessmen. His father was a businessman and agent, while his mother ran a prominent hospital in Barcelona.
2. Lampard, Frank
The Chelsea legend has a decent chance of becoming one of the Premier League's greatest players. Frank Lampard Senior, Lampard's father, was also a professional footballer who began his career with West Ham United.
Unlike the majority of Brazilian athletes, Kaka's narrative was not typical of those who frequently recount their terrible upbringing. As the son of an engineer and a teacher, the former AC Milan and Real Madrid player was born into a respectable family in Brazil.
Van Persie, Robin
As a youngster, the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker's parents were well-known painters in the Netherlands and had a significant influence on his upbringing.
5. Loris Hugo
Tottenham Hotspur and the French goalkeeper have cemented their status as one of the world's greatest players. The World Cup winner was born in Nice to a prosperous family. His father was a financier, while his mother was a lawyer.
Mario Balotelli is not the only footballer you have ever seen, and as such, he is well-known for his on- and off-field performances. Despite being born in Italy to a Ghanaian couple, the former Manchester City striker was placed in foster care due to financial issues. Balotelli was adopted as a child by a prosperous Bresha family who gave him with everything he needed.
Andrea Pirlo - 7.
Pirlo remarked on multiple times that he played soccer not for the money, but for the love of the game. This is unsurprising given the former Juventus midfielder's affluent upbringing. His father owns an Italian steel company to help finance this.
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