He is a Colombian professional footballer
- He last played as a centre-back
- He shares the record for most goals in a single World Cup
Yerry Mina is a Colombian professional footballer who last played as a centre-back whose net worth in 2023 is a whopping $5 million, having earned in his successful career.
He was the first Colombian ever to play a match with FC Barcelona’s first team and has a record of scoring the most goals in a single World Cup.
Yerry Mina Biography
|Full naseberry||Yerry Fernando Mina Gonzalez|
|Place of birth||Guachene, Colombia|
|Date of birth||September 23 1994|
|Source of wealth||Football earnings|
At 28 years, Yerry has an impressive net worth of about $5 million from his successful career. The player signed a five contract with Everton Fc at a fee of 38.8 million including an annual average salary of $ 7.964 million and a weekly salary of $152,658.
Yerry Mina was born in Guachene, Colombia on September 23 1994 to Jose Eulises Mina and Marianela Gonzalez. His younger brother Juan Jose is also a footballer and his uncle Jair Mina happens to be his agent.
The footballer’s favourite pet while growing up was a dog and even in his adulthood, he still loves dogs and has one by name Madonna.
Just like most footballers, he fell in love with the sport at a young age. His father was a goalkeeper and his uncle was too, which gave him an edge in the game.
So, he began his football career as a goalkeeper due to his height, size, appearance and the influence he had around, but along the line, his father and uncle talked him out of becoming a goalkeeper to a defender.
At 18 years, Independiente Santa Fe a top-tier Columbian team secured his services becoming an instant hit with his new club, a regular starter for the Cardinals helping them win two major cups.
His career took a turn when he moved to Brazil to join Palmeiras, a Brazilian Sao Paulo club. The defender’s hard work and skills got him called to the Columbian national team but unfortunately, he couldn’t go due to an injury.
After the 2018 world cup, he became the first Columbian to get hired by Barcelona and his contribution helped Barca to clinch the La Liga and Copa del Rey titles that season.
Mina has a distinctive personality off-pitch despite earning a lot of money, he is a humble person who loves being around children and entertains them with his dancing steps.
The player is a married man to a Columbian woman known as Geraldine Molina and is a devout Christian.
Mina began his career at the Deportivo Pasto youth and upon graduation, he joined the main squad making his senior debut in a loss against Depor in the year’s Copa Columbia. He scored his team’s first goal in a home draw against Atletico Huila.
Independiente Santa Fe signed the player on a one-year loan deal, making his debut for the club in a home win against Rionegro. He became a vital piece for the club both locally and internationally.
Palmeiras club signed Mina on a five-year contract making his debut in a full game that saw them defeat Sport Recife. His first goal came in a draw against Santos.
Unfortunately, he suffered an injury during the preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics but after recovery, he finished the year with four league goals.
Palmeiras and Barcelona agreed that his transfer made him the first Columbian to ever play for Barcelona. The transfer cost was $12.9 million and his release cost was $109,238 million.
Seven months later, Mina signed with Premier League team Everton in a deal worth $32.8 million making his first appearance in a home victory against Brighton and Hove Albion as a last-minute substitute.
Mina was named in Columbia’s Copa America Centenario squad starting one game against Costa Rica. He played in five of Columbia’s 2018 World Cup qualifying matches and was named to Columbia’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
In the Russia World Cup, he scored three goals keeping a record. The contracts have seen his net worth grow significantly over time.
Mina has incredible net worth and drives a Fiat, giving him speed and prestige.
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