Top 9 Footballers Who Went From Riches To Rags

9. Celestine Babayaro ($45,000 per week to broke)


Babayaro was earning more than $45,000 per week back at Newcastle United and also was a defender for Chelsea. This Nigerian defender has started for the blues several times in his career and was known for his strength. However, Babayaro didn’t know how to manage success and money, and both eventually got the better of his character. He soon ran out of both and found himself to be having no money at the bank. He was in a deep debt and was later released in 2007 by the club. He comes at the 9th spot in our countdown.


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