Net Worth: $30 Million
- Source of Wealth Sports, Soccer, Football
- Birth Place Madrid, Spain
- Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
- Marital Status Married to Maria de Montseratt
- Full Name Rafael Benitez Maudes
- Nationality Spanish
- Date of Birth April 16, 1960
- Ethnicity Spaniard
- Occupation Soccer player, coach
- Children Claudia and Agata
About Rafa Benitez
Spanish football manager and former player Rafa Benitez has an estimated net worth of $30 million. He earned his net worth in managing multiple teams over a 14-year career and is currently the interim coach of Chelsea. Born Rafael Benitez Maudes on April 16, 1960 in Madrid, Spain, he speaks English, Spanish and Italian fluently. His father Francisco, who worked as a hotelier, supported Atletico Madrid while his mother Rosario Maudes is a big football fan and supported Real Madrid. He married Maria de Montseratt and they have two daughters, Claudia and Agata.
Rafa played football in throughout his youth. He played midfielder for both Real Madrid Aficionados in the Tercera Division and Castilla FC in the Segunda Division. He was selected to play for the Spain Youth U-19 at the World Student Games in Mexico City in 1979. He scored a penalty in the opening game, a 10-0 win over Cuba.
Benitez started his managerial career with the Real Madrid youth team at the age f 26 in 1986. During his career as a coach, he has managed several professional teams including Real Valladolid (1995-1996), CA Osasuna (1996-1997), CF Extremadura (1997-1999), CD Tenerife (2000-2001), Valencia (2001-2004), Liverpool (2004-2010) and Internazionale (2010-2012). He has won two Spanish Championships (2002, 2004) and the UEFA Cup (2004) with Valencia; the Champions League (2005), the European Super Cup (2005) and the FA Cup (2006) with Liverpool.
Rafa Benitez has had several confrontations with other football managers. During his time in the English football, he had some confrontations with Jose Mourinho (currently manager of Real Madrid), Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United) and Sam Allardyce (former manager of Newcastle). He is also a hard –to-please coach. According to Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, he always longed for a “well done” from Benitez after good performance.