Joel Campbell is a Costa Rican professional footballer playing for Liga MX club Leon and the Costa Rica national team. He plays as a forward and winger. His professional club career kicked off in 2009. Campbell wears jersey number 12 in his current squad.
Campbell has played for several notable European football clubs like Villarreal CF, Olympiacos FC as well as Lorient FC on loan from Arsenal football club and played in the youth teams of Costa Rica. Campbell also represented Costa Rica in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and won the Copa Centroamericana in 2014.
Campbell is estimated to have a net worth of around $5 million. Campbell has amassed a massive profit as a professional player for a long time. Since June 2022, he has been a part of his current team, Leon. Playing for Leon, Campbell earns £25,000 as his weekly wage. His yearly pay is £1,300,000.
Likewise, the professional footballer had a deal of €2 million in 2020. In 2018, he also played for Frosinone, and when joining the club, Campbell took home €1.50 million. In 2011, Campbell played with Arsenal and had a contract of €1 million.
Having played for many clubs, Campbell now has a market value of €2.50 million. His highest market value was €8 million, which was recorded on February 9, 2016. Campbell also earns money from brand endorsement, and he promotes Nike.
After playing with the junior team of Saprissa, Campbell began his professional playing career with the leading team in 2009 and was transferred to Puntarenas FC on loan in 2011. He signed with English Premier League giant Arsenal in 2011 and was loaned to several European football clubs like FC Lorient, Real Betis, Olympiacos, and Villareal.
After finishing his tenure at Villareal, Campbell was loaned to Sporting CP, Betis, Frosinone, and Leon. In 2020, he signed a professional deal with Leon, and in total, he appeared in 55 matches. Campbell also played in 32 games scoring four goals with Monterrey.
Campbell was called by Costa Rican manager Ricardo La Volpe in 2011, who rated Joel higher than Argentine forward Lionel Messi and Brazilian striker Neymar. He made his international debut for Costa Rica in 2011 and scored his first goal on June 5, 2011, during CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011.
Likewise, Campbell represented his nation in CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2011, 2015, and 2017, and Copa America in 2011. Also, he was a part of the Costa Squad captained by Bryan Ruiz and featured in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he scored Costa Rica’s first goal in the 2014 tournament against Uruguay on June 14, 2014. Campbell has made over 120 game appearances for the senior side.
Campbell is a happily married man. He lives a blissful life with his girlfriend-turned-wife, Maria Fernanda Cascante. The professional footballer began dating a long time ago. As the duo has kept their love life private, it can be confirmed when they started dating.
Moreover, their love life was spotlighted when Campbell and Maria tied the knot in June 2017. Their wedding ceremony was intimate as it was organized in the presence of their family and close ones.
Before being married, Campbell and his wife had already started their own family. They are proud parents of a daughter named Briana Campbell.
Their daughter was born on January 29, 2015. Meanwhile, Campbell is an active Instagram user. His IG account is @jou_campbell. From his account, Campbell shares snap with his wife and child.
Joel Nathaniel Campbell Samuels was born on June 26, 1992, to his parents, Roxana Samuels (mother) and Humberto Campbell (father), in San Jose, Costa Rica. His parents are from Jamaica. So, Campbell is of Jamaican descent. Campbell's parents are devout Christians.
So, Campbell also follows Christianity. Campbell recites Psalm 27 before every game. He is not only the child of his parents as Campbell was raised along with his three siblings named Nekisha, Humberto, and Katherine.
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