Raúl Alonso Jiménez Rodríguez or famously known as Raul Jimenez is a Mexican professional football player who plays as a striker for Mexico national team and Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan from the Portuguese football club, Benfica CF. Besides playing for Benfica, he also has played for the Spanish football club, Atletico Madrid.
He represented Mexico at 2012 Summer Olympics, FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013 and 2017, 2013 CONCACAF 2013 Gold Cup, 2016 Copa America Centenario, 2015 Copa America and 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Raul Jimenez’s Net worth and Salary
As of 2019, his net worth is estimated over $2 million. Currently signed to Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan from Benfica CF, his annual salary is reported £2,132,000 with a weekly salary of £41,000.
Furthermore, his current market worth is around €18 million.
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Additionally, he adds a tremendous sum to his net worth through endorsement deals with various brand including Nike.
Raul Jimenez’s Personal Life
Currently 27, Raul Jimenez stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 76 kg.
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Talking about his personal life, he looks like the person that keeps his life private and in secret. However, he has been known to date Daniela Basso.
Raul Jimenez’s Early Career
Raul Jimenez is of Mexican nationality. He was born on 5 May 1991 in Tepeji, Hidalgo, Mexico to Mexican parents. He was interested in playing football since his early childhood days and joined the youth club of the Mexican football club, America.
Raul Jimenez’s Career
After playing for the junior team America, he joined the main team in 2011 and made his debut against Monarcas Morelia and scored his first goal against Puebla on 30 October 2011. He was the part of successful America that went on to win the Liga MX Clausura in 2013.
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Raul later signed a six-year contract deal with the Spanish football club, Atletico Madrid for a reported transfer fee of €11 million in 2014 and made his debut against Sampdoria on 16 August 2014.
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He scored his first goal for the team against Sevilla on 27 September 2014 and was the part of the team that went on to win the Supercopa de Espana in 2014.
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Raul moved to Portugal and signed a five-year contract with the Portuguese football club, Benfica in 2015 and scored his first goal against Moreirense on 29 August 2015.
On 12 June 2018, he was loaned out to Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan with a buyout clause.
Raul Jimenez’s International Career
After winning the gold medal as the part of the Mexican team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he made his full senior international debut for Mexico against Denmark on 30 January 2013.
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He scored his first international goal against Canada during 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup and is named in 23 men Mexican squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Russia.
As of 2018, he has made 63 appearances and scored 13 goals for the Mexican team since making his international debut in 2013.