Samuel Umtiti is a French professional football player who currently plays as a central defender for Spanish club FC Barcelona and France National Team. The 24 years old professional has played for clubs like Lyon and FC Barcelona.
Umtiti was an important player of the French team that won the FIFA World Cup 2018. As of 2017, he receives the weekly wage of £75,000/ $100,000 and makes around $5.2 million in a year which has boosted his net worth.
Early Life of Samuel Umtiti
Samuel Umtiti was born as Samuel Yves Umtiti on 14 November 1993. He was born to mother Annie Ngo Um in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and grew up along with his younger brother Yannick Umtiti. No details about his father is available.
Talking about his nationality, he holds dual citizenship of both Cameroon and France. He began playing football at the age of 9 joining the youth team of Menival.
Samuel Umtiti began his professional footballing career in 2011 after he was promoted to the first team of Lyon. He made his professional debut on January 8, 2012, starting in a match against their local rivals Lyon-Duchère. He made his League 1 debut on 14 January 2012, against Montpellier.
He scored his first professional goal for the club on January 12, 2013, in a 2–1 away win against Troyes. He was also named the "Best Player of the Season" by Lyon fans, ahead of Alexandre Lacazette in the 2015–16 season. He scored 3 goals in 131 appearances in his five successive seasons with the club.
Umtiti further made his move to Spain signing with the European giants FC Barcelona on June 30, 2016. His first professional debut for the club came on 17 August 2016, in the 2016 Supercopa de España which Barcelona won 3–0 against Sevilla to lift the trophy. His first goal for the club came on 4 March 2017 against Celta de Vigo.
He soon formed a great combination with Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba in the defensive line and was also the part of the team which made the biggest comeback in the history of the UEFA Champions League, against Paris Saint-Germain. He has now established himself as the first-choice in defense at the club.
Umtiti has so far scored 1 goal in 37 appearances. He was also the member of the team that won Copa Del Rey 2016-17 along with other teammates including Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez etc.
Samuel Umtiti has represented his national side France in both junior and senior levels at several tournaments. He was the part of the French U-20 team that won FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2013.
He made his senior international debut on 3 July 2016, playing every minute of the quarter-final match against Iceland in the Euro 2016. His first international goal came on 13 June 2017, in a 3–2 victory against England. He is the regular starter in the French defensive line along with Raphael Varane and Laurent Koscielny and has won 14 caps scoring a single goal.
Umtiti was included in the FIFA World 2018's French squad and was a key member of the team that won the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Samuel Umtiti's Personal Life
Samuel Umtiti is rumored to be in a relationship with a girl named Alexandra Dualauroy. The pair is often spotted together in several places. His rumored girlfriend Alexandra Dualauroy is often seen in stadiums cheering her boyfriend.
Alexandra is of Columbian and French descent.
However, none of them has officially revealed about their relationship either in social sites or any interviews. Maybe, he wants to keep his love life away from the limelight.
Net Worth and Endorsements of Samuel Umtiti
Samuel Umtiti has an estimated net worth of $6 million in 2018, including all of his properties and incomes. As of 2018, he is receiving an annual salary of $5.2 million from his present club in the La Liga. His weekly wage is reported to be £75,000.
Umtiti owns several expensive cars. He bought a Maserati car worth €126,000. He also has an Audi A6 and Audi Q7 worth around $100,000 each.
Though he has not mentioned about any endorsing brands or advertising companies, he also earns a good amount from ads and sponsorships. His current market value is recorded to be $33 million.