Examining Sol Campbell’s net worth, biography and all the facts

Examining Sol Campbell’s net worth, biography and all the facts

Lenah Ann
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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Sol Campbell is an English professional football manager who manages Southend United in the National League. He is also a former soccer player who has played for several English clubs in his career, including the all-time rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Sol Campbell's net worth increased due to his remarkable performance on the pitch and the high wages he received from the clubs he played for.

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Sol Campbell during a Q&A session on day one of Web Summit 2023 on 14 November 2023 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo: Piaras O Mídheach (Modified by author)
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As a centre-back, he spent 20 years playing in the Premier League and had an 11-year international career with the England national team. He made a name for himself as the youngest captain to ever captain the English national team after Bobby Moore. Here is everything you need to know about the former soccer player.

Sol Campbell's profile summary

Full name

Sulzeer Jeremiah Campbell

Date of birth

18 September 1974


49 years of age (as of January 2024)

Place of birth

Plaistow, London, England







Zodiac sign



6 feet 2 inches or 188 centimetres


201 pounds or 91 kilograms

Hair colour


Eye colour

Dark brown

Relationship status



Fiona Barratt






Professional football manager and former player


Tottenham, Arsenal, Portsmouth, Notts County, Newcastle



Years active

1992 - 2011

Greatest achievement(s)

2-times Premier League winner, 4-times FA Cup champion

Net worth

$55 million

Social media

Instagram, X (Twitter)

Who is Sol Campbell?

Sol Campbell (age 49 years as of January 2024) was born on 18 September 1974 in Plaistow, London, England, to Jamaican parents, Sewell, a railway worker, and Wihelmen, a Ford factory worker, as the youngest of 12 children, 9 boys and three girls.

Regarding his education, he attended the Portway Primary School and later joined Lister Community School for his secondary education. The famed former star was part-educated at the FA's School of Excellence at Lilleshall.

How much is Sol Campbell's net worth?

Sol Campbell's career
Campbell when he received the 'Sporting Equals Lifetime Achievement Award' on 21 October 2023. Photo: John Phillips
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According to Celebrity Net Worth, the renowned football manager has a net worth of approximately $55 million as of January 2024. He made most of his fortune through his career as a former soccer player and manager.


The retired defender lived in Northumberland at Hallington Hall and in London. After a complete renovation, he listed the Hallington Hall for sale for somewhat less than $7.6 million.

Salary and earnings at Arsenal

Ray Parlour claims Sol Campbell was probably being paid double what Thierry Henry was earning during their time at Arsenal. Ray further explained that Sol's availability on a free transfer made it easier to command a bigger salary, while Henry had cost Arsenal a then-club record deal worth £11 million. He stated:

I think Sol Campbell was our highest paid player, because he came on a free transfer from Spurs. I’m not too sure how much he was on, but he was probably on double what Thierry Henry was.

According to the Mirror, during the spellbinding 2003/04 campaign, players at Arsenal earned a salary of £350,000 per week.

Sol Campbell's career

The former soccer hero made his professional debut as a centre defender for Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Premier League in 1992 when he was 18.

He served nine seasons as Tottenham's captain, guiding the team to victory over Leicester City in the 1999 Football League Cup Final. He scored 10 goals for the club in 255 games.

Throughout his 19-year professional soccer career, he represented five different teams. He played for the Spurs from 1992 to 2001, Arsenal from 2001 to 2006 and again in 2010, Portsmouth from 2006 to 2009, Notts County in 2009, and Newcastle from 2010 to 2011.


In Sol Campbell's senior career, the former soccer player made 504 appearances for all clubs and scored 22 goals. Internationally, he made 73 appearances for England and scored 1 goal.

Is Sol Campbell married?
Campbell and his wife Fiona Barratt during the Float Like A Butterfly Ball for Caudwell Children VIP drinks reception on 16 November 2019 in London, England. Photo: Dave J Hogan
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Sol Campbell's Arsenal family

Since making his debut for the Gunners on 18 August 2001, he made 146 appearances for them and scored 8 goals. The Arsenal family considers him one of the greatest defenders in the club's history and football world.

Sol Campbell's Instagram

The renowned football manager is one dynamic and sought-after personality who boasts significant fan bases across social media platforms. As of January 2024, he has over 213k followers on Instagram and 157.5k on X (Twitter).

Frequently asked questions

At the age of 21, he became the English national team's youngest captain since Bobby Moore. Here are some frequently asked questions about him.

1. How much did Arsenal pay for Sol Campbell?

The renowned legend moved to Arsenal on a free transfer from their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

2. What did Sol Campbell win with Arsenal?

He earned two Premier League and three FA Cup titles in his five years with Arsenal, including the 2001-02 league and FA Cup double. He was a member of the club known as The Invincible during their unbeaten 2003-04 Premier League season.

3. How old was Sol Campbell when he signed for Arsenal?

The transfer of Sol to Arsenal caused controversy. He was the ninth footballer in history to leave rival Tottenham Hotspur in north London in 2001. Although it was a bold decision for the 26-year-old then, he had the fortitude to handle the ire of the Spurs supporters.

Sol Campbell's age
Sol speaks to the media prior to the Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on 28 May 2023 in London, England. Photo: David Price
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4. How many goals did Sol Campbell score for England?

During the 2002 World Cup in Saitama, Japan, the former soccer player scored for England in a 1-1 tie against Sweden. Between 1996 and 2007, the defender made 73 appearances for England; his lone goal came against Sweden via a header.

5. Did Sol Campbell score in the World Cup final?

The football manager scored in the 2002 World Cup final despite never participating in the competition's final. The milestone left many fans scratching their heads as the match ended in a 1-1 draw against Sweden.

6. What is Sol Campbell's nationality and ethnicity?

The retired soccer player is an English national of mixed ethnic background.

7. Is Sol Campbell married?

Sol Campbell's wife is Fiona Barratt, an interior designer and the granddaughter of Sir Lawrie Barratt, the founder of Barratt Homes. The duo tied the knot on 17 July 2010 in Corbridge, Northumberland.

8. How tall is Sol Campbell?

Sol Campbell's height is 6 feet 2 inches or 188 centimetres, and his weight is 201 pounds or 91 kilograms. He has black hair and dark brown eyes.

9. How much do football managers earn?

As per Sports Illustrated, Diego Simeone was reportedly the highest-paid manager in world soccer. According to a 2023 list, Simeone earned an annual salary of £29,846,244 at Atletico, which works out to £573,966 per week.

Final word

Over the years, Sol Campbell's net worth has steadily increased, and he is now among the richest football managers in the world. Despite facing challenges at the beginning of his career, his resilience, determination, and hard work have sealed his name in the annals of the sport. Various football pundits have echoed him as one of the greatest soccer defenders of all time.

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