Antonio Rüdiger: bio, wife, age, net worth, salary, contract, latest news, Real Madrid

Antonio Rüdiger: bio, wife, age, net worth, salary, contract, latest news, Real Madrid

Babu Tendu
updated at October 9, 2023 at 1:38 PM
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Antonio Rüdiger's journey from humble beginnings to international stardom is a testament to the indomitable spirit of a true footballing hero.

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The Ex-Chelsea star is one of the very best at his playing position. Find more about Antonio Rudiger in this article. Photo by Kevork Djansezian. (Modified by author).
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Everyone is familiar with Rudiger's on-field character, but few know his full fascinating profile. The former Chelsea defender and German national team rock wall is one of the best defenders in world football.

Antonio Rudiger's profile and bio summary



Full Name

Antonio Rüdiger




30 years old (as of October 2023)


March 3rd 1993


Berlin, Germany

Zodiac sign










Player height

1.90 m (6ft 3in)

Player weight


Previous team


Current team

Real Madrid


July 2nd 2022

Playing position


Preferred foot


Jersey number




Player agent

Saif Rubie

Net worth

$17.3 million


$9.6 million

Social media

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook



How old is Antonio Rüdiger?

Antonio Rüdiger (age 30 years as of October 2023) was born on 3 March 1993 in Germany. Sources state his family is originally from Sierra Leone.

Who is Antonio Rüdiger's wife?

Laura and her husband, the football star, married in 2019 at a private wedding. There is no public info about Laura Rüdiger's maiden name, education, upbringing, parents, siblings, career, or social media.

The first child of Antonio Rüdiger and his wife was born in 2020 and named Djamal Sahr Rüdiger. Their second child, a daughter named Aaliyah Trophy Rüdiger was born in June 2021.

Antonio Rüdiger's background

Rüdiger's parents, Matthias and Lily, met in Berlin after being forced to flee Sierra Leone in 1991 due to the devastating civil conflict. He grew up in Berlin's rough neighbourhood of Neukolln with his half-brother, Sahr Senesie, where the crime was endemic.

During his teenage years, Rudy, as he was known, had a tremendous taste for mischief. As a result, he endured hardship and pain and did not take a straightforward path to football's biggest stage.

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Antonio Rudiger of Real Madrid during the pre-season friendly between Real Madrid and Club America at Oracle Park on July 26, 2022, in San Francisco, California. Photo by James Williamson.
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At the comparatively late age of 15, Rudy made his initial forays into professional football, polishing his street football abilities, which helped him to harness his talent and also saw him concentrate on what he could achieve in life. However, he was admired on the pitch for his aggression, stability and defensive strength.

Antonio Rüdiger's career

Rudy started his career playing for VfB Stuttgart's first team in the Bundesliga. He made his international debut for Germany in May 2014. In 2015, he moved to Roma, initially on loan and then for a $4.5 million fee the following year.

He had to miss the 2016 UEFA Euro because of an injury he had earlier in the season, but he was on the squad that won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

He was acquired by Chelsea in 2017, where he first won the FA Cup, then the UEFA Europa League, and finally the UEFA Champions League in 2021. He committed to Real Madrid in 2022, the reigning European champions.

Antonio has frequently addressed racism in sports, most notably on February 24, 2020, following a match against Tottenham Hotspur. In 2021, he wrote an article for The Players' Tribune entitled "This Article Will Not Solve Racism in Football," the subject discussing his experiences with racism throughout his life and career and potential ways to fight it.

Antonio Rüdiger's transfer

With the sanctions imposed on the Blues, the club had been unable to negotiate with him over new terms. Therefore, the German centre-back moved to Bernabeu on a free transfer to continue with his football career.

Antonio Rüdiger's injury

Tuchel provided news about Antonio's state, confirming he was not left out in April 2022 because of the circulating news.

"He has a groin injury and in the other a hamstring. He is someone who plays through pain anyway and is used to it. It's muscle pain, huge discomfort, and he feels insecure because he is not used to muscle injuries."

Antonio Rüdiger's achievements

The Los Blancos centre-back has been able to achieve the following in his years on the field:

  • 1x 2018 Germany World Cup participant
  • 1x Europa League winner
  • 1x Champions League winner
  • 1x FIFA Club world champion winner
  • 1x German Cup runner up
  • 1x 2018 English FA Cup winner
  • 1x 2013 Europa Germany under 21
  • 1x 2012 Fritz Walter Golden medalist
  • 1x UEFA Super Cup winner
  • 1x 2017 Germany Confederation Cup winner

Antonio Rüdiger's stats

In the English Premier League season 2021/22, he played 34 matches. With a pass completion rate of 88% and 0 assists, the young star has been able to average 74 passes per match. His average Infogol player rating was 6.62.

In the Champions League season 2021/22, he played 93 matches. He averaged 86 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 88% and had one assist. The average Infogol Player Rating was 6.54.

In the UEFA European Championship Finals season 2021, he played four matches. He averaged 74 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 93% and had 0 assists. The average Infogol Player Rating was 6.42.

Antonio Rüdiger for Chelsea

Chelsea signed him in the summer of July 9th 2017, under the management of Antonio Conte, and helped the Blues win the 2017-18 FA Cup.

Antonio Rüdiger's net worth

Antonio's approximate net worth is $17.3 million. His net worth does include not only his salary but also his endorsement deals. His current market value is $38.5 million.

Antonio Rüdiger's endorsements

Rüdiger has linked a personal endorsement deal with Nike. The endorsement deal requires him to wear Nike footwear for all his professional matches.

Antonio Rüdiger's Instagram

Officially found as @toniruediger, he has a very active Instagram account with 4.2M followers as of 16 August 2022. His follower amount has sky rocketed to 7.7 million followers as of 9 October 2023.

Antonio Rüdiger's house

The young football star has his residential home in London, United Kingdom, where he resides with his wife, daughter and son. He recently moved to Madrid and information about his current residence is not revealed.

Antonio Rüdiger's contract

Antonio joined Real Madrid following a contract stating a four-year deal worth $450,000 per week. The defender turned down the chance to extend his Chelsea contract and agreed with Real Madrid to join the Spanish champions on a free transfer.

Antonio Rüdiger's religion

The admired centre-back player is a practising Muslim, as he and his Chelsea brothers in Islam had sent greetings as the religious faith entered Ramadhan.

From Rüdiger's aggression and stability on the pitch, it is evident that more is still expected from this young solid football star, as he navigates the football world. Antonio Rüdiger's wife, Laura, the mother of their two children, has undoubtedly played a big role in her husband's career.

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