How rich is Kevin Großkreutz?
Kevin Großkreutz was born in Dortmund in 1988 and was closely associated with the Borussia Dortmund club. He had his first season ticket there at the age of seven. Kevin Grosskreutz laid the foundation of his career at the age of four VfL Kemminghausen. The footballer has already made a stop at several clubs and was able to generate good earnings as a result. The cherished Kevin Großkreutz’s net worth is 8 million euros.
BVB and other clubs
After working for other small clubs, he succeeded in joining the Borussia-Dortmund junior team. However, he had to leave the club in 2002 because he was too thin. It was not until 2009 that Borussia Dortmund was able to rejoin and thus he also made his financial breakthrough. At Dortmund he earned 1.2 million euros / year from 2010-2013 and even 2 million euros / year from 2013-2015.
Without further consideration at BVB, he moved to Galatasaray Istanbul in the summer of 2015, to VfB Stuttgart in 2016, to SV Darmstadt 98 in 2017 and has been since 2018 he in the 3rd division at KFC Uerdingen 05. (Salary: 360,000 euros / year)
The footballer was a member of the national team from 2010 to 2014. He played six games and can even call himself the soccer world champion (2014 in Brazil without a game). In addition, he is Assistant coach at Türkspor Dortmund. As a professional footballer, Kevin Großkreutz made it a multiple millionaire. In the meantime he received an annual salary of 1.2 to 2 million euros. All in all, he has a net worth worth millions. Through numerous investments, advertising contracts and salaries, he has a good income, which increases his wealth further.
Salaries and Achievements
Großkreutz had never played for Galatasaray Istanbul. Because of a Due to a formal error (incomplete documents), FIFA did not grant him the right to play. His game contract was terminated, Galatasaray paid a transfer fee of 1.5 million euros. Großkreutz moved back to the German Bundesliga in 2016.
Before moving to the Turkish league, he received about 2 million euros gross at Borussia Dortmund. His salary had doubled over the years. As a national player, he received a bonus of 300,000 euros from the DFB, although he was not actively involved in the world championship.
His greatest successes
- World Champion 2014
- 2x German champions (2011 + 2012)
- DFB Cup Winner (2012)
Scandals cause discontent
Footballers are still very popular as advertising figures in companies. Kevin Großkreutz was rarely one of these. His numerous scandals made sure he missed some advertising deals.
The footballer was even named by the British Guardian at the end of 2014 one of the ten most unfair sports personalities of the year listed. He had urinated in a hotel in Berlin in the lobby while drunk after the final of the DFB Cup 2013/2014.
A fan also accused Großkreutz that he was pelted with a kebab by him. Grosskreutz had publicly apologized for his behavior. However, there was still a fine of 50,000 euros on the part of his club Borussia Dortmund.
Own clothing line
More and more footballers are also investing in start-ups or setting up their own companies. Kevin Großkreutz launched his own clothing line in 2014. The name #ISSO by Fischkreutz is based on his motto “Is so”. His collections included caps, hats, hoodies and shirts. However, the clothing line seems to have been discontinued.
Kevin Großkreutz was part of the with Marco Reus and Mats Hummels Advertise Mentos. The commercial is still considered one of the most embarrassing TV spots today. Joko and Klaas even imitated the commercial for a Granini advertisement that appeared in 2018. However, Großkreutz has now apparently completely withdrawn from this market. On his Instagram profile only shows an advertising post for the supplement manufacturer Zec +.
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