World’s Richest Footballer Completes Surprise and Stunning Move to European Minnows

World’s Richest Footballer Completes Surprise and Stunning Move to European Minnows

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:53 PM
  • Faiq Bolkiah has completed a move to Chonburi FC in Thailand where he is expected to propel his football career up
  • The 23-year-old is the richest footballer in the world thanks to the wealth of his father who is super rich
  • The former Leicester City and Chelsea player is one of the heirs to Hassanal Bolkiah's £13billion fortune

Faiq Bolkiah who is known as the richest footballer in the world has gotten another chance to prove himself on the football pitch after completing a move to Thailand minnows Chonburi FC.

Before moving to Thailand minnows Chonburi FC, Faiq Bolkiah was at Maritimo where he failed to make any League appearance and was released by the side.

Despite being a rich footballer, one would have expected Faiq Bolkiah not to trouble himself by playing football, but the 23-year-old has passion for the round leather game.

Faiq Bolkiah
Faiq Bolkiah while at Leicester City. Photo by Plumb Images
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According to the report on UK Sun and Sportsbible, Faiq Bolkiah is worth a whopping £13billion and he is the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei.

The report added that Chonburi boss Sasit Singtothong explained that Faiq Bolkiah was signed based on his football and not his personality.

When did Faiq Bolkiah start his football career?

Faiq Bolkiah started his football career at AFC Newbury and also had stints at Southampton, European champions, Chelsea and Leicester City FC.

Jubilation at Stamford Bridge as La Liga star agrees to join Chelsea in January

Earlier, Sportsbrief had reported how Thomas Tuchel has been handed a significant transfer boost after long-term target Jules Kounde reportedly agreeing to join the Blues in January.

The Stamford Bridge dwellers made a move for Kounde during the summer transfer window but were unable to agree a deal with Sevilla who were demanding £68.5million.

The defender is believed to have been left fuming after the move fell through but remains keen to join the European champions.

According to journalist Duncan Castles on The Transfer Window Podcast, Kounde is looking to complete a switch to the west London club as early as January as he has already agreed terms.

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