Ezequiel Garay Biography

March 16, 2020
First published on:March 16, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Ezequiel Garay

Birth Name Ezequiel Marcelo Garay González
Birth Place Rosario, Argentina
Famous Name Ezequiel Garay
Father Gregorio Garay
Mother Miriam González
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $5 million
Position in Team Argentina na
Current team Valencia CF, Argentina national team
Nationality Argentine
Currently Married Yes
Married to Tamara Gorro m. 2012
Children two

Ezequiel Marcelo Garay González, better known as Ezequiel Garay is a professional footballer playing for the Spanish club Valencia CF and Argentina as a central defender. Earlier, he played for Zenit Saint Petersburg, Benfica, Real Madrid, Racing Santander, and Newell's Old Boys. 

The central defender was ruled out for the 2020 season with a cruciate ligament tear and now tested positive with Covid-19. He becomes the first LaLiga player to test positive with the disease.  

Salary & Net Worth As Of 2020

Signed to La Liga side Valencia CF, Ezequiel Garay has an annual salary of €5 million from the club. Professional since 2004, he has played for other leagues too and has made career earnings of millions. 

As of March 5, 2020, his market value is €6 million, while back in 2015, his market value is €23 million.

Ezequiel Garay is endorsed by Nike SOURCE: Instagram @ezequielgaray24

Besides his football career, he earns much from his endorsement deals with various brands, including Nike. As of 2020, his net worth is approximately $10 Million

Shares Two Children With His Wife

Ezequiel Garay, 33, is a married man. The footballer tied the knot with his girlfriend, Tamara Gorro, on June 24, 2012, in Alcala de Henares, Spain. His spouse, Tamara, is a TV star, having first appeared on a dating show in 2010 who was named Miss Segovia in 2008.

Ezequiel Garay with his wife and children SOURCE: Footballers Wags Kids

In 2014, the couple welcomed their daughter, Shaila Garay Gorro, while their son, Antonio Garay Gorro, was born in December 2017.

In 2018, Tamara posted a naked photo of her on top of a mountain wearing nothing at all, facing away from the camera to give fans a generous peek at her peachy bottom. The pictures garnered both positive and negative comments. 

Became first LaLiga Player To Test Positive For Coronavirus

Valencia center-back Ezequiel Garay is the first player in LaLiga Santander to receive positive with Covid-19. The 33 years old revealed the news via his Instagram account, "I have tested positive for the coronavirus, I feel very well, and now it only remains to pay attention to the health authorities, for now, to be isolated."

Garay became the first La Liga player to test positive SOURCE: Instagram @ezequielgaray24

A couple of days ago, the entire Valencia team was tested for the coronavirus, and Garay is the only player to test with a positive test. The rest of his teammates and the coaching staff who have been in contact with him recently must remain in quarantine to prevent the virus from spreading.

Family

Ezequiel Garay was born on 10 October 1986, in Rosario, Argentina, to Gregorio Garay and Miriam González. He has a younger brother, Benjamín Garay, 19, who currently plays side UD Melilla football team based in the autonomous city of Melilla.

Career

Ezequiel Garay began his career with Newell's Old Boys. He later relocated to Spain at the age of 19, having La Liga totals of 184 games and 21 goals over nine seasons with Racing de Santander, Real Madrid, and Valencia.

In 2011 he signed with Benfica, winning four major titles. On 25 June 2014, he signed to Russian club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg where he played in 42 games across all competitions in his first season. On 31 August 2016, Garay arrived at Valencia.

At the International level, Garay was Argentina's national team member that was the 2014 FIFA World Cup runner-up alongside Sergio Romero, Lionel Messi, Pablo Zabaleta, and Martín Demichelis

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