Graziano Pelle Net Worth, Early Life, Club Career, International Career and Relationship

Published Date   02nd Aug. 2017, 01:00 am
Graziano Pelle Net Worth, Early Life, Club Career, International Career and Relationship
Quick Info
Birth Name: Graziano Pelle
Date of Birth: 15/07/1985
Age: 35 years old
Nationality: Italian
Net Worth: $9.1 million

Italian professional football player Graziano Pelle net worth accelerated as he represented his country in Olympic and UEFA Euro 2016, where he contributed in Italy reaching to quarter-finals.


Graziano Pelle is an Italian professional football player, who plays for Chinese club Shandong Luneng in the position of striker. He also plays for Italian national team. Beginning football career at local club Lecce, Graziano Pelle net worth rose as he won the Eredivisie title in his second season at club. The amazing striker transferred to Southampton in 2014 and later moved to Shandong Luneng for 12 million pounds. Pelle has earned recognition playing in national team in Olympic, 2008 and UEFA Euro 2016.

Birth and Early Life

Graziano Pelle was born on July 15 1985 in San Cesario di Leece in Italy. He has turned 32 by 2017 and holds Italian citizenship. Pelle became national uner-12s champion when he danced with his sister Fabiana as his partner. Even though he was a fabulous dancer in his early days, Pelle turned towards football. Following the footsteps of his father, who was striker for club Leece in Serie C, Pelle went on to join the same club in youth’s team.

Early Career

While playing with Leece, Pelle won two Campionata Primavera titles and Coppa Italia Primavera. Graziano Pelle net worth rose as he made his Serie A debut on January 2004 against Bologna and appeared twice in the season.

In 2005, Pelle joined Catania in Serie B from where he participated in 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in under-20 team. He scored 4 goals in quarter-final and returned to Leece for 2005-6 seasons. However, Pelle transferred to Crotone in winter before transferring to Cesena in 2006-07. With Cesena, Pelle made a breakthrough scoring 10 goals.

Professional Career with Clubs

Even though Pelle had choice to stay with Leece, he signed for Dutch Eredivisie AZ in 2007 because it gave chance to young players. He struggled in his debut season and ended up scoring only 3 goals in 27 games. However, Graziano Pelle net worth hiked as he scored the winning goal in 1-0 victory over Groningen.

After 4 years, he singed with Parma for a multi-year contract. When in Parma, Pelle scored a goal resulting in 3-3 draw with Leece. In 2012, Pelle joined Sampdoria for 2012-13 seasons. For the season, he went to Netherlands and joined Feyenoord scoring 11 goals in 10 games. He contributed to Feyenoord’s victory over RKC Waalwijk which increased Graziano Pelle net worth.

In the beginning of 2013, Pelle signed 4-year contract with Rotterdam and secured permanent position in Feyenoord. Playing with Feyenoord, Pelle contributed to the team’s win over Heracles with 6-0 score. By the end of the season, Graziano Pelle net worth had rose netting 27 goals thereby ranking second in domestic chart and surpassing record of Luca Toni and Chritian Vieri.

The popular footballer for “retro” haircut secured his career further contributing Feyenoord’s victory over NAC Breda. He was the opening scorer in UEFA Europa League against Kuban Krasnodar. Similarly, he scored a hat-trick defeating ADO Den Haag with 4-2 and scored twice to defeat PSV. The other contributions of Pelle for Feyenoord are 2 scores defeating NEC and opening score to win over Ajax. However, Graziano Pelle net worth grew stronger with his last goal for the league with Feyenoord defeating Cambuur.

After Feyenoord, Graziano Pelle net worth grew stronger as he signed three-year contract with Southampton worth 8 million pounds. He debut for the club in 2014 against Liverpool and won the match with 2-1 score. The other remarkable wins of the club are against Millwall in League Cup, West Ham United and Newcastle United with 4-0 score. Pelle contributed to Southampton’s win over Queens Park Rangers with a world class overhead kick.

For his excellent performances, Pelle won the Premier League Player of the Month for September, 2014. He continued to contribute to club’s victory over Stoke City in League Cup and Sunderland. It was not until April 2015, Pelle scored his first Premier League goal while playing against Hull City. Few weeks later, he scored both goals in 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

In the 2015-16 season, Pelle scored twice against Manchester United albeit loss on September and scored against Chelsea wining with 3-1 score.

Pelle joined Chinese club Shandong Luneng on July 2016 for 12 million pounds. This pay did not only raise Graziano Pelle Net Worth but also made him world’s fifth highest paid footballer. He made second appearance in the match where Luneng defeated Hangzhou Greentown with 4-1 score. Similarly, he played in the match against Liaoning Whowin and the match ended with 1-1 draw.

International Career

Pelle started playing internationally when he was quite young. He scored four goals in under-20 FIFA World Youth Championship in 2005. Gradually, Graziano Pelle net worth elevated as he appeared at 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship as substitute. However, he played a match against Portugal scoring penalty kick and leading his national team to victory.

Later, he qualified for UEFA Euro 2016 and made debut against Malta in 2014. Pelle’s notable score was against Norway where Italy won with 2-1 score on October 2014. Moreover, he got a call to play against Spain and Macedonia in World Cup qualifying matches. Nevertheless, he was excluded in the match against Macedonia later.

Relationship and Net Worth

The handsome player is in relationship with Viktoria Varga. Varga is an international model from Hungary. They are together since four years.

Graziano Pelle net worth began to skyrocket with him signing contract with Shandong Luneng. He signed the deal for 12 million pounds (15 million USD) and earned 13.5 million pounds (17 million USD) per season. With this high pay, Pelle has accumulated net worth of $9.1 million as per the recent calculations.

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