Trivia question

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  1. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Trivia question:

    Who's the wealthiest pro footballer in Europe right now??
     
  2. BaritoPutra

    BaritoPutra Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    My guess would be a coin toss between C. Ronaldo and Messi. I could also see Neymar being in the top 3, after his money-driven move to PSG.
     
  3. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Wrong. Its neither Messi, Ronaldo or Neymar.

    Try again
     
  4. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Progba
     
  5. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Its Pogba without the 'R' but you're still wrong.........LOL ;)
     
  6. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    David Beckham?
     
  7. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nope. But good guess though
     
  8. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Is the footballer active or retired?
     
  9. BaritoPutra

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    Jan 26, 2007
    Zlatan....?
     
  10. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
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    He is currently active and playing in one of the top 4 leagues (BL, Liga, EPL, SerieA)
     
  11. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
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    Nope
     
  12. onzie77

    onzie77 Member

    May 18, 2012
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    AFC Ajax
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    lay some ground workon what you are basing the answer on.
    is it based on salary, or income from all sources including advertising or is it based on net worth cause the answer is the same Ronaldo, now salary bale and Neymar can exceed them,
     
  13. onzie77

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    May 18, 2012
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  14. Brilliant Dutch

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    It is not based solely on salary, it's based on total net worth
     
  15. Orange14

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    I have found several websites such as THIS that all say Christiano Ronaldo is #1. If you have another reference with a different player that would be quite interesting. Perhaps the footballer in question is an heir to some royal family or enormously wealth business tycoon.
     
  16. the fumbler

    the fumbler Member

    Nov 17, 2003
    Denmark
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I read that it's a son of an oil rich sheik - playing in the reserve team somewhere in England. Cant remember the name of the player or club though.
     
  17. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    That website is technically wrong as of right now. Remember we're talking about net worth, and not yearly salary.

    And no, its not the son of a rich oil sheik.

    Whats really cool about this trivia question its difficult to find the answer on google, but IT IS THERE if you look long and hard enough
     
  18. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
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    I'll take it even a step further, the player in question has a much higher net worth then the top 10 highest earning players combined!!

    I will reveal the answer after the weekend, in the meantime keep guessing :thumbsup:
     
  19. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Faiq Bolkiah
     
  20. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Mathieu Flamini
     
    Brilliant Dutch repped this.
  21. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
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    #21 Brilliant Dutch, Mar 3, 2018
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  22. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
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    Flamini has him beat by about $7 billion
     
  23. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
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    AFC Ajax
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    Netherlands
    That is on paper. It appears that the company is privately held and that valuation is just an estimate. Some of the articles I read from the Google search are misleading. the company produces levulinic acid which is a building block for a lot of key compounds in many areas. It is not a direct fuel replacement as some articles note (though it is used to produce some key fuel additives). Alcohol is still the principle fuel produced from biomass and these days mainly sourced from corn. Bio-diesel is second and can come from vegetable oils.

    Still really cool and it's good to see a football player look to the future.
     
  24. Brilliant Dutch

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    #24 Brilliant Dutch, Mar 3, 2018
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    They say levulinic acid will some day be used in manufacture of all plastics ( which of course is mostly made from natural gas and oil nowadays).

    It's also biodegradable
     
  25. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
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    AFC Ajax
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