Didier Deschamps is a former defensive midfielder with several top European clubs. He won the 1998 FIFA World Cup with the French national team. Because of his skill in soccer, he’s nicknamed ‘the water-carrier’ by former France teammate Eric Cantona.
The number of victories he has achieved, do not make the public ignore information about his net worth and how much he makes money throughout his career as former football player and professional manager. Thankfully, this post will show you about Didier Dechamps below!
Didier Deschamps’s Net Worth
According to idolnetworth.com, Didier Deschamps has net worth approximately $245 million. He made his 245 million dollar fortune with France, Marseille, Juventus.
Here’s a list of his earnings:
- Annual: $4,294,260.00
- Monthly: $357,855.00
- Weekly: $82,581.92
- Daily: $16,516.38
Didier Deschamps Career
Didier Deschamps is a French professional football manager since 2012and former player. Since 2012, Deschamps has played as a defensive midfielder for several clubs in France, England, Italy and Spain including Juventus, Valencia and Chelsea as well as Bordeaux and Nantes.
Deschamps was an intelligent and hard-working defensive midfielder who excelled at winning back possession and starting attacking plays. He also stood out for his leadership throughout his career.
Deschamps was capped on 103 occasions as a French International and took part at three UEFA European Football Championships and one FIFAWorld Cup and became captain for his nation to victories in the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.
Aside from winning two Ligue 1 titles in 1991 and 1992, Deschamps was part of the Marseille squad which became the first. So far only, French club won the UEFA Champions League. Of course, that’s a feat which the team achieved in 1993. He became the youngest captain ever to lead his team to win the title, with the Champions League victory.
With Juventus club, Deschamps played three Champions League finals in a row between 1996 and 1998 and won the title in 1996. He also won the UEFA Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup, with the Turin side, as well as three Serie A titles, among other trophies.
In the 1999 – 2000 FA Cup with Chelsea, Deschamps also won and reached another Champions Leagues final with Valencia in 2001, before he retired later that season. Then, he was only the second captain in the history of football to have lifted the Champions League trophy, the European Championship trophy and the World Cup trophy, after Franz Beckenbauer and followed by Iker Casillas.
As a manager, he began his career with Monaco and assisted the club to win the Coupe de la Ligue in 2003. He also reached the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final, being named Ligue 1 Manager of the Year in 2004.
Deschamps also assisted his former club Juventus during the 2006 – 2007 season to win the Serie B title and return to Serie A following their relegation as their involvement in the 2006 Calciopoli Scandal the previous season.
Deshamps managed another one of his former clubs Marseille subsequently, in which he won the Ligue 1 title during the 2009 – 2010 season and also three consecutive Couple de la Ligue titles between 2010 and 2012, consecutive Trophee des Champions titles in 2010 and 2011.
On July 8, 2012, he was named as the new manager of the French national team. He also led the team to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the final of UEFA 2016 and victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the last of those making him the third man to win the World Cup as both a player and a manager.
Apart from Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer, he follows Beckenbauer as only the second to do so as a captain.
Didier Deschamps’s Playing Style
Why Deschamps was nicknamed ‘the water-carrier’ not without reason. That’s because in his position, he mainly excelled at impeding the opposition’s attacking movements as a defensive midfielder. He was then able to start up attacking plays and distributing the ball to teammates once he won back possession.
Former France teammate Eric Contona implied that his primary contribution to the national team was to retrieve the ball and pass it forward to more talented players. Moreover, his ability to perform this role was made possible by his high work-rate, stamina, tenacity, vision, reliable distribution and technique and also his efficacy at pressing and tackling opponents.
Deschamps also has an excellent positional and organisational sense. He was also known for his tactical versatility, intelligence and his leadership as a football player. He became French school champion in the 1,000 meters in the Minimes category when he was in fifth grade.
At the age of 15 in the Ligue d’Aquitaine, he was spotted by Nantes scouts and signed a contract with them in April 1983. Only two years in the youth sector of FCN, it was such an enough time for him to prove his talent.
At the age of 17, Deschamps was promoted to the first team in 1985, he then debuted in the Premiere Division in a victorious away win over Breast. Well, his four seasons at Nantes were very important to the rest of his career.
Didier Deschamps Life
Didier Claude Deschamps was born on October 15, 1968 in Bayonne, France. He is the second son of Pierre and Ginette. He was a quiet and hard-working student at the Sutar school in Anglet. Once finishing his homework, Deschamps rushes to play ball alone with his neighbors or cousins. Therefore, he did not want to join a football club.
Later, he joined the Catholic school Saint-Bernard in Bayonne. He discovered sport with his friends, between attending catechism classes and revising his lessons. He then played football at break time on the small pitch of the public school and experimented with swimming, cross-country running and middle-distance running through the UNSS.
Here are the additional information about Didier Deschamps:
- Hair color: Regular blond
- Hair type: Straight
- Hair Length: short hair
- Hairstyle: simple
- Distinct feature: Lips
- Skin Tone/Complexion: Type II (Fair skin)
- Skin Type: Normal
- Beard or Mustache: Beardless
- Eye Color: Green
- Height: 174 cm
- Weight: 71 kilo
- Clothing style: Alternative
- Favorite colors: Black