Net Worth: $32 Million
- Source of Wealth Sports, Soccer, Coach
- Birth Place Oliena, Italy
- Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
- Marital Status Married to Franca
- Nationality Italian
- Date of Birth July 5, 1966
- Occupation Soccer Coach
- Children three children
About Gianfranco Zola
Former Italian football player Gianfranco Zola has an estimated net worth of $32 million. He earned his net worth as a forward and football manager. He is currently the manager of the English club Watford. Born in Oliena, Italy on July 5, 1966, he spent the first decade of his playing career in Italy. The most notable was with Napoli with Diego Maradona and Careca, and with Parma, before he moved to the English side Chelsea.
Zola joined Chelsea in November 1996 as one of the several continental players signed by Ruud Gullit and wore the #25 jersey. He was voted Football Writer’s Player of the Year in 1997 and Chelsea’s greatest player ever. He made his debut in a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers. He made notable performances and scored a series of memorable goals in his debut season. On Easter Monday 2003, he made his final goal for Chelsea against Everton. His final appearance was a 20-minute cameo against Liverpool. He played in a total of 312 games and scored 80 goals. He joined Cagliari in the summer of 2003. He was awarded an OBE – Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire in November 2004. He was voted into the Chelsea F.C. Centenary Eleven in 2005. No other player has held his #25 shirt since his departure.
In November 31, 1991, Gianfranco Zola made his debut for Italy in the Euro 1992 qualifier in a 1-1 draw against Norway. He appeared at the 1994 World Cup in the second round against Nigeria. His first two goals for the country came on March 25, 1995 in a 4-1 victory in a Euro 1996 qualifier against Estonia.
Zola began his coaching career in2006 when he was appointed as assistant manager to Italy U-21 manager Perluigi Casiraghi. He agreed a three-year contract to manage West Ham United on September 9, 2008. He was confirmed the new Watford manager on July 7, 2012 after signing a two-year contract.