Graeme Souness Biography

April 5, 2020
First published on:April 5, 2020
by Ramin

Facts of Graeme Souness

Birth Name Graeme James Souness
Birth Place Edinburgh, Scotland
Famous Name Graeme Souness
Birth Date 6 May 1953
Horoscope Taurus
Net Worth £15 million
Height 5' 10''
Weight 75 Kg
Currently Married Karen Souness
Divorce Danielle Wilson
Children Fraser Souness, Jorden Souness, James Souness, and Chantelle Souness. 

Former Retired professional football manager and player, Graeme James Souness, who belonged to Scottish nationality, was an outstanding midfielder and the captain of the Liverpool team in the early 1980s, Player-Manager of the Rangers in the late 1980s, and also the captain of the Scottish national team.  

James was born on 6 May 1953 under the star sign Taurus. He was raised in Edinburgh, Scotland.   

Graeme Souness Net worth 2020: Salary as Player/ Manager at Rangers and Liverpool 

Souness started his professional career in the Tottenham Hotspur but didn't have any official appearances but was loaned to Montreal Olympique. He made his debut in the league after being transferred to Middlesbrough for  £30,000 in 1972. His performance Changed drastically in Middlesbrough and was signed by Liverpool on 10 January 1978 for a fee of £350,000. 

After transferring to Liverpool, he certainly received alot of attention since winning five League Championships, three European Cups, and four League Cups. Following his successful career in Liverpool, he then transferred to Sampdoria for a fee of £650,000.     

As a new beginning for Souness as a player/manager, he received a fee of Whopping £6 million for his entry in the Rangers. Being a star player, he has also appeared in World Cup tournaments and has been rewarded for his performance as well. He has played in 1978, 1982, and 1986 FIFA World Cups for the Scottland squad.  

Years   Teams Profession
1970-1972 Tottenham Hotspur Player
1972-1978  Middlesbrough Player
1978-1984 Liverpool  Player
1984-1986 Sampdoria Player
1986-1991 Rangers Player/Manager
1991-1994 Liverpool  Manager
1995-1996 Galatasaray  Manager
1996-1997 Southampton Manager
1997 Torino  Manager
1997-1999 Benfica Manager
2000-2004 Blackburn Rovers Manager
2004-2006 Newcastle United Manager

Souness received £200,000 annually for his role as a manager in the Southhampton. He then signed with Torina for an annual salary of £750,000 for a two-year contract. The contract with Benfica hasn't been mentioned in any media but he signed a three-year contract with the Blackburn Rovers for £20,000 per week. He has achieved much success in his life but not in his last team where he had 18 months of disappointment in Newcastle United.  

The 66-year-old ended his career as a "manager" in Newcastle United and made television appearances since. He is one of the main analysts on Sky Sports covering the premier league and also works fo the TV3 in Ireland and BEIN Sports in Qatar, mainly during International Summer Tournaments and Champions League game weeks.

Similarly, he has also contributed to RTE's live coverage of the UEFA Champions League, 2010 FIFA World Cup alongside Johnny Giles, Eamon Dunphy, Liam Brady, Ronnie Whelan, Denis Irwin, Ossie Ardiles, and Dietmar Hamann

It is also reported that Souness tried to gain ownership over the Wolverhampton Wanderers for £20 million in January 2008. He made a formal offer to look at the finances of the club. However, the bid was rejected by the club and was later sold to another investor, according to the reports from Daily Mirror.

The 75 Kg Souness has put his hand on various occupations during his entire life and has managed to gain a net worth of £15 million from his past endeavours and with all of his fortune, he is living a life of luxury with his wife.

Graeme Souness House

Having millions of dollars in the bank, you would wanna change cars and homes occasionally. Souness sold his family home in Colinton, Edinburgh to Fred Goodwin in 2010.

Graeme Souness House in Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset SOURCE: Dailymail.co.uk

After selling their house in Colington, the couple then decided to buy their new property at the Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset for a astounding £2.5 million.

Talking about the present scenario, the Couple recently sold their Cheshire Mansion for a Whopping £3.5 million, according to the reports from Dailymail.co. 

Graeme Souness Wife: Who is the second wife of Graeme?

His first marriage was with Danielle Wilson whom he met in 1982 and after dating for roughly two years, the couple tied the knot in a matrimonial relationship in 1984. Prior to their marriage, Daniella had a young daughter whom Graeme adopted. The couple is blessed with three more children after their marriage. They are Fraser Souness, Jorden Souness, and Chantelle Souness. 

Graeme Souness wife Karen Souness SOURCE: Daily Records

However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the couple decided to part their ways in 1989 after seven years of married life and eventually divorced. Souness is married to Karen Souness and together they have a son from their marriage life who is James Souness. Karen has two children from her previous marriage as well. One of her daughters, Lauren works at the Al-Jazeera as a sports presenter.

Graeme Souness’ Galatasaray Flag Incident

The former manager for Liverpool is remembered for his outrageous performance in Fenenahce's Sukra Saracoglu Stadium where he planted a flag in the centre of the stadium in 1996.

This was in response to the question of the vice-president of the opposing team, "what is Galatasaray doing signing a cripple as a coach?". Cripple referring to the open heart surgery which he went through a couple of years back. This ignited Souness to go through such an event. 

Achievements and Honors

  • Scotland national football team roll of honour
  • Football League 100 Legends
  • Liverpool 100 players who shook the Kop
  • English Football Hall of Fame
  • Scottish Football Hall of Fame
  • Rangers Hall of Fame

As a Player

  • FA Youth Cup: 1969-70
  • Football League Second Division: 1973-74
  • Football League First Division: 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
  • Football League Cup: 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
  • FA Charity Shield: 1979, 1980, 1982
  • European Cup: 1977–78, 1980–81, 1983–84
  • Coppa Italia: 1984-85
  • Scottish Premier Division: 1986-87
  • Scottish League Cup: 1986-87
  • European Cup Golden Boot: 1980–81
  • PFA First Division Team of the Year: 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
  • PFA Team of the Century (1977–96): 2007

As a Manager

  • Scottish Premier Division: 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90
  • Scottish League Cup: 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1990–91
  • FA Cup 1991-92
  • Turkish Cup: 1995-96
  • Turkish Super Cup:1996
  • Football League Cup: 2001-02 
  • Premier League Manager of the Month: October 1996, April 1997  

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