About David James
As for the day, David James net worth is estimated at $15 million, making him one of the richest football plyers in the world. The extraordinary fortune belongs to an extraordinary athlete: with 536 games played, David is 3rd on the list of all-time Premier League appearances and holds the Premier League record for most clean sheets. During his career the athlete has played for some of the best football clubs, as well as for some of the lower ranked teams: Watford, Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham United, Manchester City, Bristol City, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and IBV. Each of these clubs has contributed to the overall David James net worth. At the age 44 he is still playing as a goalkeeper for Kerala Blasters, while also serving as a coach of this team. In fact, the sheer length of his career is what makes this footballer so extraordinary.
We all know that there are plenty of professional fields where you can still be climbing the career steps in your early 40. Unfortunately, football is not one of them. If you are watching a World Cup, you can no longer see the players who started their careers in the late 1980s and were at their prime in the 1990s or early 2000s. For example, even though he is no older than David, the name Lee Sharpe makes me feel just as nostalgic for the 1990s as Tamagotchi and the Britpop does. James famous former colleagues Alan Shearer and Gareth Southgate are also now retired. But David is not going to give up on football that easy. In an interview for Independent, which was published a year ago, the athlete has said: “Well, I don’t feel physically bad (…) For as long as I’m not letting either side down, I’ll continue. I won’t retire until the game retires me. Yes, there are moments where I’ve thought, maybe now’s the time. But then something good happens, and you think, no, not yet. So until I can’t actually do it any more, I’ll never retire. Maybe I’ll fade away.”
At the time of giving an interview he was playing for the Icelandic sports club Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja, better known simply as IBV. According to some sources, the football player has officially announced about his retirement the same year, but apparently, David has changed his mid. As I have already mentioned, he is still playing as a goal keeper, as he did for the greater part of his life and David James net worth is still growing. On the one hand, his dedication for football seems romantic and inspiring. On the other, it is important to know when to call the quits. But even if he decides to retire for good, I am pretty sure David James net worth will allow him to live comfortably for the rest of his life.