Landon Donovan Net Worth
Landon Donovan Net Worth and salary: Landon Donovan is an American soccer player who has a net worth of $12 million. Landon Donvan has earned his net worth through his success in professional soccer. Born Landon Timothy Donovan on March 1, 1982, in Ontario, California, he is now playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy and the national men's team of the United States. Usually playing as a withdrawn forward and attacking midfielder on either wing of the field, Donovan had been part of major football clubs like Bayer Leverkusen, San Jose Earthquakes, Bayern Munich, and Everton. Donovan was only five years old, when he scored seven goals in his first soccer game, playing against six and seven-year-olds. At sixteen, he was declared Most Valuable Player in the 1999 FIFA Under-17 World Championships in New Zealand. In 1999, he made a six-year contract with the German club Bayer Leverkusen, but due to an unfavorable situation in Germany, he was loaned to San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer (MLS) for the 2001 season. Thus, Donovan had a chance to flaunt his talents, leading the Earthquakes to MLS Cup championships in 2001 and 2003. Meanwhile, he joined the US team that advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, making his World Cup Finals debut. In January 2005, he went to Germany to play for Bayer Leverkusen, but few months later returned to the United States to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy where he stayed ever since. However, the period from late 2008 to 2012, he spent playing as a loan for Bayern Munich and Everton. On the whole, Landon Donovan is the most decorated American soccer player of all time. He was a four-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award and the only seven-time winner of the Honda Player of the Year award.