James Rodríguez, over the years, has not only established himself as one of the most recognized Colombian soccer players worldwide, but has also recently become a great businessman.
Without a doubt, the midfielder of the Colombian National Team has taken advantage of his talent with the ball and the fame that the sport has brought him to set up various ventures. Likewise, he recently revealed in an interview with Forbes who is entering the coffee business.
“In every place that I have arrived as a footballer, I have stood out for drinking my Colombian coffee. I always wanted to have a business that would allow me to show people the reason for my taste and the quality of the coffee we have in our country”, initially stated.
The man from Cucuta, in the same way, assured that six years ago he decided to materialize that dream and became a partner in a franchise in Ibagué, called Dos Molinos, which has grown a lot, so much so that it opened its first store this year in Bogotá and Medellín.
Despite the fact that his businesses are on the right track, the Colombian midfielder took advantage of the dialogue with that medium to point out that he would like to continue to be linked to soccer when he reiterates. Furthermore, he revealed that he recently completed a master’s degree.
“In the next three years we hope to reach more cities. We want to make the leap to the international market. Today we offer a top quality product that is marketed in Dos Molinos and in the horeca channel (hotels, restaurants and cafes). Everything with a 100% Colombian seal”, added.
Then he emphasized: “I would like to continue in football from a different facet than that of a player, I am preparing myself from the administrative and sports aspects at the highest level to be able to contribute my knowledge and experience to the new generations. I have a master’s degree in Sports Management and Administration. I want to continue training.”
James Rodríguez stressed in the economic magazine that he has always had a winning mentality and that he hopes to continue reaping many successes on and off the pitch.
In accordance with ForbesCiting the figures from ‘Celebrity Net Worth’, the man from Cucuta has a fortune close to 80 million dollars, that is, more than 380,000 million Colombian pesos.
“All my life I have been moved by that passion to win. In this facet I also want the same. Do things like in sport: with discipline, order and clear goals”, concluded the national team player.
James summoned to the Selection
Through a video posted on Twitter, the Colombian Football Federation announced on Monday the list of summoned for the next Tricolor friendlies. The Olympiacos midfielder is one of the main novelties.
- Alexis Perez, Giresunspor (TUR)
- Álvaro Montero, Millionaires FC (COL)
- Camilo Vargas, Atlas FC (MEX)
- Carlos Cuesta, KRC Genk (BEL)
- Daniel Munoz, KRC Genk (BEL)
- Davinson Sanchez, Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
- Deiver Machado, RC Lens (FRA)
- Devis Vasquez, AC Milan (ITA)
- Diego Valoyes, CA Workshops (ARG)
- Dylan Borrero, New England Revolution (USA)
- Falcao Garcia, Rayo Vallecano (ESP)
- James Rodriguez, Olympiakos FC (GRE)
- Jefferson Lerma, AFC Bournemouth (ENG)
- John Arias, Fluminense (BRA)
- Jhon Jáder Durán, Aston Villa (ENG)
- Jhon Lucumí, Bologna FC (ITA)
- Juan David Mosquera, Portland Timbers (USA)
- Juan Fernando Quintero, Junior FC (COL)
- Johan Carbonero, Racing Club (ARG)
- Johan Mojica, Villarreal CF (ESP)
- Jorge Carrascal, CSKA Moscow (RUS)
- Kevin Castaño, Golden Eagles (COL)
- Mateus Uribe, FC Porto (POR)
- Nelson Palacio, National Athletic (COL)
- Rafael Santos Borre, Eintracht Frankfurt (ALE)
The preparation matches of the national team against South Korea and Japan will take place in Asian territory on March 24 (Friday) and 28 (Tuesday), respectively.