Marcus Rashford MBE is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for the English premier club Manchester United and the English national team.
Rashford was born on 31st October 1997 in Manchester, England. He grew up in Fallowfield, Withington, and Wythenshawe. His grandmother hails from the West Indies island of Saint Kitts, making him of Kittitian descent. Rashford has four older siblings, two brothers, and two sisters. He is also the cousin of a football player, Lois Maynard.
Marcus Rashford started his football career with the youth academy of Fletcher Moss Rangers at the age of five before joining the Manchester United youth team to further develop his skills when he turned 11. He was the youngest player to be chosen by the Manchester United youth academy at the time. Rashford was originally a goalkeeper at Fletcher Moss Rangers before switching positions to play a striker. Before joining Manchester United, he had interest from Everton and Liverpool and could have probably ended up at either of these two clubs.
Rashford made his debut for Manchester United in a UEFA Europa League match and scored two goals. He then scored another two goals in his premier league debut for Manchester United against Arsenal just three days later.
On the international scene, the young striker plays for the Three Lions of England and scored on his debut in May 2016. This made him the youngest player to score on his international debut. Rashford also represented England at the 2018 world cup tournament in Russia as one of its youngest players.
Marcus Rashford has been a huge campaigner against racism, child hunger, and homelessness. The young striker has been praised by public figures around the world for making use of his platform for political activism. Rashford himself comes from a working-class family.
Born on 31st October 1997, Marcus Rashford is now 24 years old.
- Net worth
Rashford has been one of the fastest players to make a fortune in the world of football since his official debut for Manchester United some years ago in 2016. He earns an estimated $13 million a year at Old Trafford on his current contract which was signed in 2019. However, there are some speculations as to what his actual net worth is. The Manchester United attacker is thought to have an estimated net worth of $25 million. However, some sources put this figure at a staggering $80 million. If that is true, it would mean that he is probably the fastest player to make a fortune within a short time in his career, having made his professional debut for Manchester United in 2016. For now, we cannot confirm if his net worth is that high.
When it comes to endorsement deals, Marcus Rashford has a few under his belt. The striker has a 5-year endorsement deal with Nike which brings him a bonus of about $7,000 a day. The player has also done some promotions for Mcdonald’s for charity purposes. He has also been linked with Video game giant, EA Sports.
Apart from his earnings at Manchester United, he also earns over $14 million from his endorsement deals each year. He has also been able to raise his profile very high through his various activist ventures.
With a net worth of $25 million, the young striker has the purchasing power to drive some of the finest automobiles ever crafted. Rashford owns several luxury vehicles and they are:
- Mercedes CLA Class
- Range Rover Urban Automotive edition
- Range Rover Velar
- Mercedes Benz S Class Coupe
- Mercedes Benz G63 wagon
- Audi RS4
- Audi A3
- McLren 570s
Rashford also owns some luxurious properties in England that are worth around $2.5 million.
Marcus Rashford is one of the most vocal in the fight against racism in the world and sports. He has also been campaigning to alleviate child hunger and homelessness in the United Kingdom for some years. Through the internet, he has been able to promote the various charities, businesses, and people that whom he is affiliated with. The player also set up a Food Poverty campaign in 2019. For all these efforts, he has been given several honors such as the inaugural FIFA Foundation award along with an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester.
Marcus Rashford is in a relationship with his childhood sweetheart, Lucia Loi. The pair were said to have broken up, citing ‘lockdown pressures’ as the main reason for the split. However, Rashford and Lucia are now back together and they even have a child together as well.