Who is Kepa Arrizabalaga?
Kepa Arrizabalaga is a Spanish football player who plays for Premier League club Chelsea FC and Spain National team as a goalkeeper.
Kepa Arrizabalaga Career
Born on October 3, 1994, in Ondarroa, Spain, Kepa joined Athletic Bilbao’s youth team in 2004 at the age 10. He was called to the main squad for an LA Liga match against Getafe CF on May 5, 2012, but was an unused substitute.
In January 2013, he made his debut for the B-side where he kept clean-sheet in a 1-0 win over UD Logrones. On January 5, 2015, he was loaned to SD Ponferradina and made his professional debut against Racing de Santander.
Six months later, Arrizabalaga moved to Real Valladoid in a season loan deal. After returning to Athletic Bilbao in 2016, he was included in the first team as a regular starter. He made his debut on September 11, 2016, in a 1-0 win against Deportivo de La Coruna.
Kepa was one of the hottest goalkeepers in 2018. He was linked with top clubs like Real Madrid and Liverpool but Chelsea signed him on £71.6 million making him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper. He moved to Chelsea on a seven-year contract.
Other than that, he has also represented his national side. He was the part of Spain U18, U19, U21 team. He was also named in Spain’s 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Kepa Arrizabalaga Height
Kepa stands to be 1.86 m or 6 feet 1 inch tall. He weighs around 85 kg or 187 pounds.
His height compared to other goalkeepers
|David De Gea height (1.92 m)||Kepa is 0.06 m shorter than David de Gea|
|Thibaut Courtois height (1.99 m)||Kepa is 0.13 m shorter than Thibaut Courtois|
|Manuel Neuer height (1.93 m)||Kepa is 0.07 m shorter than Manuel Neuer|
|Alisson Becker height (1.93 m)||Kepa is 0.07 m shorter than Alisson Becker|
Kepa Arrizabalaga net worth and salary
Kepa currently earns £195,000 weekly at Chelsea. If he manages to stay for the full course of contract at Chelsea, he will earn around £70 million. He will earn around £10 million each season.
Kepa’s net worth currently is estimated to be £2 million but that will increase enormously in the coming years considering the contract he has with Chelsea.