Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta was born on the 3rd of October 1994. And he is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Premier League club Chelsea and the Spain national team. He is sometimes referred to simply as Kepa.
Kepa Arrizabalaga’s club career
Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta was born in Ondarroa, Biscay, Basque Country, he joined Athletic Bilbao’s youth setup at Lezama in 2004, aged ten. It has been recorded that he made his senior debut with the farm team in January 2012, in Tercera División.
Then, in January 2013, Kepa Arrizabalaga was promoted to the reserves to cover for injured Jon Ander Serantes. He made his debut for the B-side on 16 February 2013, keeping a clean sheet in a 1–0 win over UD Logroñés in the Segunda División B. Kepa Arrizabalaga was sent off towards the end of a 3–1 home win over SD Amorebieta on the 3rd of March, as was teammate Jon García; in April he suffered a pubalgia, only returning to the fields in September.
Kepa Arrizabalaga, who is a Basque native, began his senior club career with Athletic Bilbao. Between 2011 and 2016, Arrizabalaga played for Basconia, and joined Ponferradina and Real Valladolid on consecutive loans. The young goal stopper then returned to Bilbao and became a first-team regular, However, in 2018 Kepa was the subject of a record association football transfer when he moved to Chelsea in a transfer worth €80 million (£72 million), a record fee for a goalkeeper. There in Chelsea, he won the UEFA Europa League, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup.
Athletic Bilbao however announced on their website that Kepa Arrizabalaga had paid his required release clause (€80 million / £71.6 million) on the 8th of August 2018, making him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper only weeks after the record was set by Alisson’s transfer to Liverpool. And still on that day, his move to Chelsea on a seven-year contract was confirmed, replacing Thibaut Courtois who departed for Real Madrid. Kepa Arrizabalaga made his Premier League debut three days later in a 3–0 away win against Huddersfield Town, going on to keep six clean sheets in the team’s 12-match unbeaten run in the league, before a 3–1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.
The West London giant, Chelsea signed Édouard Mendy from Stade Rennais on the 24th September, and Arrizabalaga was relegated to the bench. It is recorded that Kepa did not feature again until 17 October against Southampton where his performance received further criticism in the media as the side drew 3–3. However, Kepa Arrizabalaga marked his 100th appearance for the club in a 4–0 home win against Morecambe in the fourth round of the FA Cup on the 10th of January 2021. But during the second half of the season, Arrizabalaga faced abuse from Chelsea fans which led to him turning off comments on social media.
After Edouard Mendy’s departure to the AFCON in the month of January 2022, Arrizabalaga was reinstated to the first team. The Spanish international took his team to the final of the EFL Cup, notably thanks to his quick thinking to trap Harry Kane offside. The 27-year old then went on to have another excellent performance in the Club World Cup semi final, as Chelsea went on to win the tournament. In the EFL Cup Final on the 27th of February, Kepa Arrizabalaga came on in the 120th minute, ready for the penalty shootout. But in spite of this, the Spaniard failed to save a single penalty and missed the only penalty of the shootout in an 11-10 defeat against Liverpool.
Kepa Arrizabalaga’s International career
After Kepa Arrizabalaga appeared for Spain’s under-18s, he was called up to the under-19 team for that year’s UEFA European Championship. The Spanish born was the starter during the tournament, as his side was crowned champions; highlights included a 3–3 semi-final success against France, where he saved two penalties in the shootout.
The Spanish international missed the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup due to injury, being replaced in the tournament squad by Rubén Yáñez. Arrizabalaga was called up to the under-21 team on the 8th of November 2013, along with Athletic teammate Iker Muniain.
The 27-year old was again called up to the senior side on 22 March 2017 ahead of a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Israel and a friendly with France, as a late replacement for the injured Pepe Reina. Kepa Arrizabalaga however earned his first cap on 11 November of that year, playing the full 90 minutes in a 5–0 friendly win over Costa Rica in Málaga.
Kepa Arrizabalaga Salary
The Spaniard in 2018 the goalkeeper signed a contract with Chelsea that nets him a whopping salary of 10.8 Million Euro (9.3 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €29,508 (£25,430) per day and €1,230 (£1,060) per hour!
Per year €10,800,000 £9,391,304
Per month €900,000 £782,609
Per week €207,692 £180,602
Per day €29,589 £25,730
Per hour €1,232 £1,071
Per minute €21 £18
Kepa Arrizabalaga net worth
Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta is a Spanish professional footballer who has a net worth 2022 of $28 million. He currently plays as a goalkeeper for both Spanish national team and English Football club Chelsea.
According ESPN report, Kepa Arrizabalaga is one of the highest paid goalkeepers in English Primier league. The Spanish international was regarded as one of the most promising young goalkeepers in Europe, known for his consistency, speed, agility, shot-stopping ability, and quick reflexes, which enables him to produce “brilliant saves.
Kepa is straight and probably single at the moment. The Spaniard was in a relationship with longtime girlfriend Andrea Perez. They used to travel together and often posted their pictures on Instagram.
UEFA Champions League: 2020–21
UEFA Europa League: 2018–19
UEFA Super Cup: 2021
FIFA Club World Cup: 2021
FA Cup runner-up: 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22
EFL Cup runner-up: 2018–19, 2021–22
UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2012
UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2018–19
Profile summary of Kepa Arrizabalaga
Name: Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta
Profession: Spanish Professional Footballer, Goalkeeper
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inches
Weight: 82 Kgs
Body Size: 42 -32 inches( Chest-Waist)
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Light Brown
Date of Birth: 3 October 1994
Age: 27 Years
Zodiac Sign: Libra
School: Local High School
College and University: Not Known
Education Qualification: Not Known
Degree: Not Known
Cast: Arrivabalaga Revuelta
Address: Basque, Spain
Marital Status: In a Relationship
Spouse/ Fiancee / Partner’s Name: Andrea Martinez
Net Worth: €28 million