Wilfried Zaha’s Net Worth, Salary, Football Career, Honours

Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha was born on the 10th of November 1992, and he is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Crystal Palace and the Ivory Coast national team.

Unarguably, the playmaker advanced into the Crystal Palace first team from their academy, in 2010. A report from BBC has it that in his first three full seasons at Selhurst Park, he scored 18 goals in all competitions. And in the month of January 2013, he was transferred to Manchester United for an initial fee of £10 million (the most expensive Crystal Palace player sold at the time). It was recorded that the player remained on loan at Palace until the end of the season, helping them return to the Premier League. However, it will be good to point out that after an unsuccessful 2013–14 season with Manchester United (mostly spent on loan at Cardiff City), Zaha returned to Palace in August 2014 on a season-long loan, before rejoining the club on a permanent basis in February 2015. He has since become the club’s 12th-highest goal scorer.

Wilfried Zaha Salary

Club career

Crystal Palace

2009–10 season

Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha was given his Crystal Palace first-team debut at home to Cardiff City on the 27th of March 2010 by caretaker manager Paul Hart as a substitute for Stern John with 10 minutes remaining in the 2–1 loss. The young star signed a two-year professional contract with Palace in April.

2010–11 season

Wilfred Zaha quickly progressed through the ranks at Palace and became a key member of the first team during the 2010–11 pre-season friendlies. Then on the 7th of August 2010, he scored his first senior goal in a 3–2 win over Leicester City. The playmaker assisted Kieron Cadogan in the home match against Queens Park Rangers in October and James Vaughan in the away match against Watford in February 2011.

2012–13 season

The 29-year started the 2012–13 season brightly, getting an assist in the League Cup against Exeter City and winning a penalty in the first league match against Watford. Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha scored his first two goals of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 2 October 2012. The young star then scored two goals in a match again, four days later, in a 4–3 win over Burnley.

Manchester United

It was reported that on the 25th of January 2013, Wilfred Zaha agreed to join Premier League club Manchester United, and would immediately be loaned back to Crystal Palace for the remainder of the season. Crystal Palace tried to delay the transfer and agree on the transfer in the summer of 2013, but Football League rules prevented this with the player having to join United and be loaned back to Palace. The young star passed the medical at Manchester United, signing a five-and-a-half-year contract on the 26th of January 2013 for a reported £10m rising to £15m with performance-related add-ons.

Return to Crystal Palace

2014–15 season

However, on the 28th of August 2014, Wilfred Zaha agreed to a season-long loan deal with Crystal Palace. After a frame of two days, in the first match of his loan, he scored a stoppage-time equaliser in a 3–3 draw at Newcastle United. Again, on the 2nd of February 2015, the final day of the winter transfer window, Zaha’s move to Palace was made permanent with the signing of a five-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £3 million, rising to £6 million with add-ons; Manchester United will also receive a percentage of the fee if Palace sells Zaha in the future.

After another outstanding season with The Eagles, Zaha won Crystal Palace’s Player of the Year award for the second year running. And on the 26th of May 2017, Zaha signed a new five-year contract with Crystal Palace.

2021–22 season

Wilfred Zaha on the 27th of September 2021, marked his 400th appearance for Crystal Palace with his 70th goal in a 1–1 draw with rivals Brighton & Hove Albion.

Then on the on the 30th of October 2021, Zaha became the first player to score 50 top-flight goals for Crystal Palace in a 2–0 win at Manchester City.

International career

As per various report claimed, Zaha was eligible to represent both the Ivory Coast, the country of his birth, and England, where he grew up.

England (2011–2013)

Wilfred Zaha’s success over the course of his first full season resulted in a call-up to the England under-19 team for their match against Germany in February 2011.The young talent was called up to the under-21 team on the 23rd of February 2012. Zaha made his debut in a 4–0 win against Belgium on 29 February, assisting Henri Lansbury for the third goal. The on the 11th of November 2012, Zaha was called up to the senior team by manager Roy Hodgson for a friendly match against Sweden on 14 November. Playmaker came on as a substitute for fellow debutant Raheem Sterling in the 83rd minute.

Ivory Coast (2016–present)

On the 27th of November 2016, the Ivorian Football Federation confirmed that Zaha had sent correspondence to FIFA to switch his international football allegiance from England to the Ivory Coast. In response to this development, England manager Gareth Southgate indicated he would try to dissuade Zaha from changing allegiance due to his consistent club form.

And unfortunately for Gareth Southgate, in January, Zaha was named in the Ivory Coast squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Wilfred made his debut against Sweden in a friendly in Abu Dhabi on the 8th of January, coming on as a half-time substitute and assisting Giovanni Sio’s goal in a 2–1 win. After a frame of three days, against Uganda at the same venue, he made his first international start and scored his first goal in a 3–0 win. At the tournament in Gabon, the reigning champion Elephants were eliminated at the group stage, with Zaha starting each game.

Wilfried Zaha’s net worth

As per the Forbes update, Zaha is thought to be worth $47 million. A career as a footballer brought him all of his money. The man earns $8.7 million a year. He is one of the most well-known and successful football players globally.

Wilfried Zaha salary

The report has it that the player is the highest-paid player in Crystal Palace FC. As a matter of fact, he is currently earning $130,000. However, his current contract with the London club will be ending in the summer of 2023. As a result, the club tries to convince him to sign a new contract with the club.


Crystal Palace

Football League Championship play-offs: 2013

FA Cup runner-up: 2015–16

Manchester United

FA Community Shield: 2013


Football League Young Player of the Month: October 2012

Football League Young Player of the Year: 2013

PFA Team of the Year: 2012–13 Championship

Crystal Palace Player of the Year: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

Premier League Player of the Month: April 2018

Premier League Goal of the Month: February 2022

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