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Arsene Wenger is one of the greatest modern-day managers and here is all about his net worth, family and more

Net Worth (2023) $48million
Salary $10million (At Arsenal)
Age 72
Date of Birth 22 October, 1949
International team NA
Current club NA

Net worth

The net worth of Arsene Wenger in 2020 is $48million dollars. The Frenchman managed Arsenal for most of his career. His contract at Arsenal was one of the most lucrative deals a manager could ever think of. It is reported that the deal was around $10million dollars per year at the peak of his tenure at the Highbury club. 

Personal Life

Arsene Wenger married Annie Brosterhous, a former basketball player in 1996 and had a daughter named Lea Wenger. The Frenchman lives in Totteridge, England. He and his wife, Annie separated ways through mutual consent in 2015.

He has authored a book on football management exclusively for the Japanese market, titled as “The Spirit of Conquest” in 1997. Wenger is fluent in French, German, English, Italian, and Spanish. He also knows some Japanese from his time in Japan.

A statue for former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, is pictured outside Emirates Stadium. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Playing Career

The well-known football manager Arsene Wenger had a limited playing career. Due to the tiny population, he started playing for FC Duttlenheim at the age of 12. Despite his lack of speed, he had excellent ball control, vision, and leadership skills. Wenger, who wasn’t the captain, led the team himself.

Wenger joined Mutzig, a third-division team, in 1969. It was thought that he was too late to have a successful playing career there. But he engaged himself in learning everything there was to know about football, reading books like France Football and watching Bundesliga games in Germany. The club prospered while he was there, taking part in local league matches and won the Coupe d’Alsace.

Wenger was committed to his education as well; while playing for semi-pro team Mulhouse, he pursued a degree in politics and economics at the University of Strasbourg. He earned his economics degree in 1974 while competing internationally for the French student team.

With ASPV Strasbourg and then RC Strasbourg, where he switched to central defense and earned UEFA Cup appearances, he resumed his playing career. After his playing career came to an end in 1979, Wenger turned his attention to coaching. He obtained coaching credentials and managerial degrees, which served as the cornerstone of his great football management career.

Managerial Career

Wenger began his managerial career at Nancy in 1984 where he stayed for three years before being sacked in 1987. He then joined AS Monaco later that year and won the league championship in 1988. In 1991, Wenger guided Monaco to victory in the Coupe de France, but their failure to regain the league title in later seasons led to his departure from the club in 1994.

He spent a stint in Japan after being poached by Nagoya Grampus. Wenger coached Nagoya Grampus to win the Emperor’s Cup and Japanese Super Cup. The Frenchman was offered the manager’s role at Arsenal in 1996 and he took it up. In 1998, led the Gunners to a Premier League and FA Cup double.

FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development and former coach Arsene Wenger poses upon arrival to attend the Best FIFA Football Awards. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

He replicated the same success in 2002, by winning another league and cup double in 2002. In 2003, he retained the FA Cup. In 2004, Wenger managed Arsenal to an undefeated domestic league season, with a squad dubbed as “The Invincibles” a feat last accomplished by Preston North End, 115 years previously and still unmatched in the Premier League era.

Arsenal eclipsed Nottingham Forest’s record of going unbeaten for 42 league matches by going 49 matches unbeaten. The club made their only appearance in a Champions League final in 2006 but lost to Barcelona.

What followed after that was a trophy drought for the Gunners which coincided with the club relocating to the Emirates Stadium from Highbury. Wenger ended Arsenal’s trophy drought by bringing FA Cup success in 2014, 2015 and 2017, before stepping down a year later.

Arsene Wenger has a net worth of $48 million. (Photo by Mohamed Farag/Getty Images)

Sponsorships and Endorsements

Wegner is the brand ambassador for the motor oil conglomerate Castrol in France and parts of Europe. As a part of the deal, he is often spotted in various training camps for international youth teams which have been built under the tutelage of the motor oil company.

Apart from Castrol, he also had sponsorship deals with several other companies such as Lexus, Jaguars and Mercedes and has appeared on the televised advertisements of these brands. 

Because of the French car manufacturer, Citroen’s partnership with Arsenal, he can be seen using their cars to come to training and other events with press covey. He also has a deal with watch manufacturing giant IWC and exclusively wears their watches. 

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