Gary Neville’s Net Worth
He’s a former Manchester United and England stalwart and now stars as one of the most prominent pundits on Sky Sports but what is Gary Neville’s net worth?
What is Gary Neville’s net worth?
As of 2020, Neville has a net worth of an impressive £25 million. The obvious answers to what underpins his wealth come from the mainstream roles in football and the associated punditry work he carries out. There is much more to Neville than what you see on TV though.
Neville, along with his sporting siblings Phil and Tracey, was born and raised in Bury – a town in Greater Manchester – to parents Neville and Jill. The family has a natural flair for all things sport with both parents associates of Bury football club whilst Gary was highly regarded in both football and cricket, where he played alongside notable cricketers Michael Vaughan and Matthew Hoggard.
Ultimately though, it was always the beautiful game that Neville wanted. His youth career was largely spent outside of the professional setup with his first steps towards the dream of the big time coming in 1991. At that point he penned apprentice terms with United. Not bad for a lad fresh out of school, hey.
Neville quickly established himself as a leader in the now famed ‘class of 92’ and was captain as they won the youth cup in his first year at the club. His inaugural season also saw him make his senior bow in a UEFA Cup tie. By 1994, Neville became United’s first choice right back. He’s never looked back.
Making it at Man United
At the start of that 1994/95 season Neville had only made a handful of appearances but injuries in the United backline presented him an opportunity to shine. He took it. Between late November and the end of the campaign, Neville had racked up 18 appearances. An England call up soon followed.
Although the Red Devil’s had won honours in his first couple of years at the club his first real glory season came in 1996 as United lifted the Premier League title with Neville featuring in 30 matches. It would prove to be just one of an incredible trophy haul Neville would win with a dominant Man United side over his career and his place amongst United’s greatest ever players is assured.
Neville spent his entire playing career at Old Trafford where he established his reputation as one of the best right backs of all time and earned legendary status with the United fan base through a combination of talent, hard work, passion and a fierce hatred of Liverpool. All in all, he made 602 appearances – skippering the side for five years – and winning 20 trophies.
An England mainstay and next steps
Neville made his first England appearance early on in his career but it was far from a one off. He was one of the first names on the team sheet for the best part of 12 years with six different managers handing him caps on his way to a highly respectable 82, which included Neville featuring at five major tournaments. Many of those appearances came with his one-time United teammate David Beckham playing ahead of him but despite the talented England side of Neville’s era they failed to achieve what was anticipated.
Things didn’t work out much better for Neville as he stepped into a coaching role in his post-playing days. He worked under Roy Hodgson for four years but things ended for him in disastrous fashion as he offered his resignation from the assistant manager job shortly after Hodgson had stepped aside after England were humiliated at the hands of Iceland at Euro 2016.
That along with a catastrophic 16 game spell as Valencia manager in La Liga are the only managerial roles on his CV. He’s claimed he’ll never return to football in such a capacity. His only involvement in football now comes through Sky where he doubles as a pundit and commentator. He’s struck up an unlikely on-screen friendship with Jamie Carragher with the duo regularly trending on social media as they banter one another.
Breaking into business
If you listen to Neville talk, there is no doubting his intelligence. He has strong opinions, articulates them well and follows it all up with the graft he showed as a footballer. His final years at Old Trafford were spent planning for a future in business and he’s followed through with that ambition.
Neville is a co-owner at lower league club Salford with several of his former class of 92 teammates but also has fingers in several other pies to bolster his net worth. Those businesses are a far cry from the football world with Neville owning hotels, bars and even a university.
There you have it, an under the hood look at how Gary Neville’s net worth was built.