Saúl Ñíguez

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

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

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

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Net Worth & Market Value
Net Worth110 Million Euro (98 Million Pound)
Market Value90 Million Euro (80 Million Pound)
The Spanish midfielder is a product of the Atlético Madrid youth academy; he made his debut for the Los Rojiblancos in 2012. In 2017 the midfielder signed a nine-year contract with Atléti, bringing his net worth to €110 million (£90 million); only 24 years of age and already one of the best midfielders on the planet, his market value sits well over €90 million (£80 million).

Ñíguez Tattoo - Does he have one?

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Saúl  Ñíguez tattoo, the Spanish number 8 from Elche, Spain
The Atético Madrid midfield dynamo has the entirety of his left sleeve embroidered in tattoos. The most prominent would probably be the depiction of Lord Buddha on his upper arm. (Image: Instagram)

Love Life - Single, Girlfriend or Wife?

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Saúl Ñíguez Girlfriend - Yaiza
Picture of his Girlfriend, who goes by the name Yaiza.
The beautiful Spanish couple love globetrotting. A picture of their recent getaway in the Balearic Islands near the Spanish coast. (Image: Instagram)

Saúl Ñíguez Girlfriend - Yaiza
Picture of his Girlfriend , who goes by the name Yaiza.
Love at first sight! Yaiza and her boyfriend photographed on Valentine's Day. A perfect moment in time as the young lovers are captured gazing into each other's eyes washed with desire! (Image: Instagram)

Family - Get to know them

Father - José Antonio
Picture of Saúl  Ñíguez Father, called José Antonio
The Atlético Madrid man comes from a family of footballers; his father José Antonio featured 167 times for Elche and scored 39 goals, playing across all three division of Spanish football. (Image: Instagram)

Ñíguez Car - What does he drive?

Picture of his Ford   car
A cute blue Ford! The Spaniard has a mixed bag of tastes when it comes to automobiles. This compact little buggy tickles his fancy every now and then. (Image: Instagram)

Picture of his BMW   car
Got enough room in there?!? The Spaniard needs a bit more space when it comes to being interviewed; his BMW perfectly fits the man himself, the journalist, and his camera! (Image: Instagram)

House - Where does he live?

Location: Madrid, Spain
House of the Spanish number 8, located in Madrid, Spain
The Spanish midfielder lives a wholesome life in the city of Madrid with his lovely girlfriend Yaiza and their three adorable puppies! (Image: Instagram)


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.

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