Willian is a Brazilian professional football player who currently plays as a winger or an attacking midfielder for the English club, Chelsea and his national team, Brazil. The 29 years old professional is currently receiving an annual salary of $29 million from his present club, which has boosted his net worth.
Willian was born as Willian Borges da Silva on 9th August 1988, in Ribeirao Pires, Brazil. He is the only son of his parents; Severino da Silva and Maria da Silva. He belongs to the south American ethnicity and holds a Brazilian nationality.
Willian began his football career from 2006 joining the Brazilian club, Sports Club Corinthians Paulista wearing the Jersey number 10. He was in the club for a season, appeared in 20 matches and scored two goals. Further, he left the club as they were relegated due to their poor performance.
He further switched to the Ukrainian professional club, Shakhtar Donetsk in 2007. The move was officially finalized on 23 August 2007, signing to a five-year contract. He made the debut for the club on 25th September 2007, in a match against Chornomorets Odesa and scored his first goal for the club on 31 October in a 4–1 victory over Arsenal Kyiv.
His six successive season with the club ended up with the total of 140 appearances and 20 goals. He won several major titles with the club as; "Ukrainian Premier League" titles for five times and a UEFA Cup in 2009. He then switched to the Russian professional club, Anzhi Makhachkala on 31 January 2013, wearing the number 88 jersey.
Besides, he suffered a severe injury, while he was with the club, in a match against New Castle United in a Europa League match. His only goal for the club was on 14 April 2013 in a 3–0 victory against Volga Nizhny Novgorod. For the club, his total appearance was11 games scored a single goal.
He then moved to the EPL club, Chelsea on 25 August 2013, signing the agreement of a five-year contract, receiving the number 22 jersey. He made his official debut for the club on 18 September against Basel in the Champions League.
His first premier league for the team was on 6 October, in a match against, Norwich City scoring his first goal for the club. He still plays for the club as one of the key players for his team.
Willian has represented his national team in both junior and senior levels. As a member of his national side U-20 squad, he made his official debut on 7th January 2007, in a match against Chile. His national senior team debut was on 10 November 2011, in a friendly match against Gabon. He won 50 caps for his national team scoring eight goals.
Willian is a married man, he married loving girlfriend, Vanessa Martins. After being in a relationship for four years, the couple tied the knot on April 29, among their friends and relatives in Brazil. The couple together has two twin Daughters, Valentina Willian and Manuella Willian. He is a Christian, and his zodiac sign is Leo.
Net Worth and Endorsements
Willian is indeed a wealthy man with an estimated net worth of $75 million in 2017, including all of his assets. He currently receives an annual salary of $29 million from his club; Chelsea.
As for shelter he has a mansion in Sao Paulo, Brazil, worthing $2.3 million. Apart from his earnings from football, his other source of income is from his endorsing deals with the soft drink Guarana Antarctica. He gains $3.2 million annually from his endorsing deal.