|Birthdate||February 1st, 1969|
|Birthplace||Avellaneda, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Length||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
Batistuta Salary & Net WorthHow much did Gabriel Batistuta earn?
Gabriel Batistuta has a net worth of...
5 Million Euros (5.6 Million Dollars)
Batigol was the most successful striker of his generation. He played at a time when football was slowly but steadily moving towards becoming a big business. He was at least ten years early to the game. Considering how he looked and how he played, he would have made a fortune in today's world. His estimated net worth of 5 million Euros was entirely made from his achievements on the pitch. Mega sponsorship deals were not very common back in the day. It's kind of bittersweet because we know he would have done well in any era, but we're glad we got to see him play football and not basketball.
Current JobWhat does Batistuta currently do?
This gentleman took up a brief role as a commentator with Fox. But has given up the idea since. (Image: imgur.com)
He spends most of his time looking after his business and plays golf regularly too. He has been an avid golfer ever since he retired. (Image: imgur.com)
He wanted both his legs amputated. You read that right. He told his doctor that he wanted his legs cut off because he couldn't bear the pain. The hits that he had taken on his legs were so immense that his ankles were relieved of all tendons and cartilage. The Serie A should have done better to protect gifted players from hard tackling hooligans, but it didn't, and when you mix that with a lethal dose of overexertion, you're left with just bone and contemplating becoming Oscar Pistorius. Thankfully, he is doing well now, and we hope this legend has it easy going forward. (Image: imgur.com)
Looks Can Kill
If looks could kill, he'd be the number one killer. He is a remarkably good looking man, and his long locks added to the charm. The most deceiving strikers of all, he looked liked he was a professional model but struck the ball like he wanted to put an end to its existence. (Image: imgur.com)
There was no doubt that men wanted a piece of him too. His good looks were a distraction, and this meant the defenders were caught off guard at times. That could also explain why they were late with their tackles. We can only presume his success with the ladies. (Image: imgur.com)
Towards the latter part of his career, he began to spend more time playing golf and polo. It was something that he took to naturally. It could have been the injuries or the constant commitment that he had to give his ailing career, which forced him to take up other sports. However, he'd soon find out that polo was too much for his ankles to bear as well. He gave it up for the sake of his health. He still plays golf to this day, and we heard that he's quite good at it. His love for football might surely be over. (Image: imgur.com)
Love Life - Single, Girlfriend or Wife?
Gabriel Batistuta Wife - Irina Fernandez
This is the lady who has been his better half for a very long time. We're not too sure about the choice of her dress, but she hit the nail on the head with her man. (Image: imgur.com)
Gabriel Batistuta Wife - Irina Fernandez
Irina looks exactly like someone that you'd want to grow old with. He has known her since she was a teenager. They've been married since 1990, and the couple has four boys together. (Image: imgur.com)
Family - Get to know them
Batistuta Mother - Gloria Zilli
The man got his good looks from his mother. There's no doubt about that. (Image: imgur.com)
Batistuta Father - Omar
Dad seems a bit unimpressed. Omar probably doesn't like posing for photographs. (Image: imgur.com)
Batistuta Car - What does he drive?
He doesn't feel the need to be showy with his wealth. He drives a modest car and is quite happy with life overall. (Image: imgur.com)
House - Where does he live?
He's domiciled in Argentina now, and a well-earned rest is what he's enjoying at the moment. Here he is seen spending time with his wife and his newborn grandchild. The place looks rustic. (Image: imgur.com)