Saúl Ñíguez

Join WTFoot and discover everything you want to know about his current girlfriend or wife, his shocking salary and the amazing tattoos that are inked on his body. Find out what house the Spanish central midfielder lives in or have a quick look at his cars!


BirthdateNovember 21st, 1994
BirthplaceElche, Spain
Length1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
TeamAtlético Madrid
Positioncentral midfielder
NicknameEl Motor

Picture of the 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) tall Spanish central midfielder of Atlético Madrid

Born in Elche, Spain, he began his prospects as a footballer at the academy of Real Madrid in 2010 as an 11-year old. In 2008 he switched to cross city rivals Atlético Madrid to complete the later phase of his development. After impressing for Atléti’s reserves, the midfielder was given his debut for the Los Rojiblancos on 8 March 2012, playing in the dying minutes of a UEFA Europe League fixture against Besiktas JK. On 21 April 2013, he made his La Liga vow, as Atléti overcame Sevilla 1-0. He would endear himself to the Los Colchoneros faithful on 7 February 2015, scoring in an eventual 4-0 victory over bitter foes Real Madrid. His impressive display in the Madrid derby would serve as a catapult for the midfielder to establish himself in Diego Simeone’s robust midfield setup. The box-to-box midfield dynamo cemented his place in Atléti’s midfield, featuring in 257 competitive fixtures, scoring 34 goals on top of providing 18 assists for his teammates. El Motor’s crowning moment in a Los Rojiblancos shirt came against German opposition Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League; an individual piece of brilliance took him past the entire Bayern defence, before cooly slotting home past Manuel Neuer to give Atléti the lead and the only goal of the match. His contributions has led Atlético Madrid to great recent success; the Los Colchoneros captured the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League as well as the 2018 UEFA Super Cup.

Ñíguez Salary & Net Worth Revealed

How much does he earn?

In July 2017 the central midfielder signed a contract with Atlético Madrid that nets him a whopping salary of 12 Million Euro (10.7 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €59,488 (£52,965) per day and €2,479 (£2,207) per hour!

Per year€12,000,000£10,684,178
Per month€1,000,000£890,348
Per week€243,902£217,158
Per day€59,488£52,965
Per hour€2,479£2,207
Per minute€41.31£36.78
Per second€0.69£0.61

Since you've been viewing this page, Saúl Ñíguez has earned...

Wow! This means the average man in the UK needs to work for at least 29.7 years to earn the same as El Motor earns in only 1 month.