Cristian Zapata net worth and salary: Colombian professional footballer and AC Milan defender, Cristian Zapata has a net worth of $5 million.
Two footed defender by trade, Cristian Zapata started his professional football career as a defender at Udinese moving from Deportivo Cali in 2005. Playing for five year at the club, Zapata became a prospect of different European clubs and moved to Villarreal CF to play in the La Liga.
A key defender known for counter-attacking abilities, Zapata moved to Milan on a season long loan in 2012 and sealed the deal to permanent in 2014. He played for the U-20 side and appeared in the FIFA Youth World Cup for Colombia in 2005. Despite being unavailable for the first match in 2014 World Cup, Zapata found his place in the team under Jose Pekerman. He was criticized for not controlling his anger against Higuain while playing against Argentina that would have given him a straight red.
His family has also been on several controversies as of today. Zapata’s aunt Limbaina Zapata was kidnapped in 2013 and was asked $150 million in ransom. He is married to Delfi Renata.
Cristian Zapata earns a whopping $1.5 million in salary while his net worth stands at $5 million.
Quick Facts about Cristian Zapata
Full Name: Cristian Eduardo Zapata Valencia
Profession: Footballer (Defender)
Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)
Date of Birth: September 30, 1986
Place of Birth: Padilla, Colombia
Marital status: Married (Delfi Renata)
Current Club: Milan
Cristian Zapata Salary: $1.5 million