David Ospina Biography

( 1988 - )
November 26, 2018
First published on:November 26, 2018
by Jorge

Facts of David Ospina

Date of Birth: 1988, August 31
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: Colombia
Height: 6 Feet

David Ospina is a Colombian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie A Club Napoli, on the loan from the premier league club Arsenal and also plays for Colombia National Team.

 

As a goalkeeper, he reportedly earns €40,000 weekly from his parent club Arsenal. As per the reports, he has an estimated net worth of €5 million.

David Ospina Early Life

David was born on 31st August 1998 in Medellin, Colombia. He was born to Hernan Ospina (Father) and Lucia Ramirez (Mother). David grew up along his sibling, Danelia Ospina, who is also a volleyball player.

David started his junior career from Atletico Nacional of Categoria Primera A. Ospina has played a total of 97 matches with the team and was even called to the national team. Ospina achieved three league titles with the club. Later, Ospina was transferred to the Nice in mid-2008.

David Ospina Professional Career

After three seasons in Atlético Nacional, he was transferred to Nice in France at the age of 19. Ospina was reportedly signed to replace Hugo Lloris, who moved to Lyon.

However, Ospina was a substitute for Lionel Letizi for the first few months of his career before breaking into the first team.

After his performance at the 2014 World Cup and his refusal to extend the contract with Nice, Ospina was linked to many European clubs. Although he was strongly connected with Atlético Madrid, David announced that he would join the English club Arsenal.

Ospina spent complete 4-seasons with Arsenal, winning F.A cup for two times and F.A community shield once, playing along with Mesut Ozil, Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny and many more.

CAPTION: David playing for Napoli SOURCE: world football

On August 15, Serie A team Napoli agreed to a one-year loan deal with an option to buy after the injury of Alex Meret.

During the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying competition, Ospina was selected as the main goalkeeper for Colombia. At the end of the qualifiers, Ospina conceded the lowest number of goals in the entire tournament.

Later In May 2018, he was named to the preliminary 35-man team of Colombia for the 2018 Russian World Cup.

David Ospina Net Worth And Salary

David Ospina signed a 5-year / £ 10,400,000 Arsenal F.C. contract, Including an average annual salary of £ 2,080,000. In 2018, Ospina will earn a basic salary of £ 2,080,000 with a cap hit of £ 2,080,000.

Moreover, David is one of the least paid players of Arsenal while Mesut Ozil is the highest earner with the salary of £15,600,000.

So far David has made the earning of £10,400,000 form his footballing career. Currently, his estimated net worth is believed to be around 5 million euro.

In addition, Arsenal's goalkeeper owns a house which worths about 16 million euro and also has a good collection of cars, one of them is Mercedes which cost around £100,000.

David Ospina Personal Life

David is married to Jesica Sterling since 2012. The couple has two children together, a daughter named Dulce Maria and a son whose name is Maximiliano.

CAPTION: David with his wife SOURCE: fabwags

His sister Daniela Ospina was previously married to Colombian footballer James Rodriguez but the couple split in September 2017. The couple were married for six years since 2012 and has a daughter together.

Other than being a famous goalkeeper, David is well known in social media with 3.6 million followers on Instagram and 3.34 million followers on Twitter.


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