Football is a game in which players earn a lot of money. There have been a lot of players who have covered the journey from rags to riches. Players such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar are one of the richest players and top performers in the world. However, none of them top the list of the richest football players in the world.
Apparently, Faiq Bolkiah, who is an unknown player in the game is the richest player of the world. He is the son of megarich Prince Jefri Bolkiah, younger brother to the Sultan of Brunei. Notably, he is just a 20-year-old and is trying his hand at professional football in England. However, on of the Faiq’s representatives denied this.
“I don’t want another story like the one that appeared online [in January],” insisted one of Faiq’s representatives, who had heard that another journalist had been asking questions about him. “Faiq isn’t the richest player in the world. That’s nonsense and really unhelpful to him to be called that. He’s just a young boy trying to make a career in football.”
We just want Faiq Bolkiah to be shown what he exactly is: Faiq representative
An unknown representative of the 20-year-old wasn’t happy with him being painted as one of the richest football players. Not to mention, he was painted as someone who didn’t do anything in the game. He had grabbed headlines for captaining a team without having a professional career.
Meanwhile, the representative told the publication that if this continues, they won’t be cooperating with anything.
“I called the newspaper who ran that original story and said: ‘You won’t be getting anything out of me in the future. You’ll get no cooperation after this,'” the representative said. “We just want him to be shown for what he is, not some silly headline that’s only going to distract from his development.”