Raphael Varane is a footballer who plays as a centre-back for English club Manchester united and France National Football team.
Born on 25th April 1993, Varane has evolved into one of the best defenders worldwide in recent years. This is evidenced by his outstanding displays for Real Madrid and the French team.
Like other great defenders including but not limited to Sergio Ramos and Virgil van Djik, the French man possesses a tall stature – standing at 1.91m, strong body build and great tactical awareness.
Raphael Varane was born to Gaston and Annie Varane, with his father of Martiniquais heritage from Lemorne-Rogue and his mother of French origin from Saint-Armand-Les-Eaux.
From a tender age, Varane accompanied his father Gaston to play in local football teams’ games as a result developing passion for the sport. His brothers Anthony and Jonathan are also footballers.
At age of seven Varane joined AS Hellemmes youth team. Two years later in 2002, he joined RC Lens where he rose through the clubs youth team until he broke to the senior team in 2010, aged 17.
Varane’s stellar performances for the Ligue 1 side plus RC lens getting relegated in 2011, meant it was time for him to move to a new club basically a season after making his professional debut.
At Real Madrid he made over 350 appearances, helping them to 4 champions league triumphs, 3 Laliga titles, 4 FIFA club world cups, 3 UEFA super cups and a single Copa Del Rey.
After 10 years at the Bernabeau, he joined Manchester united in 2021 for a fee of £41 million.
Varane made his debut for France on 22nd March 2013, and has been capped over 70 times for the Les Blues.
He was integral for France at the 2018 World Cup as they were crowned World champions after defeating Croatia in the final.
Family, Children & Relationships
The 28 year old is both a father and a husband. He married his long-time girlfriend Camille Tytgat in 2015. There is little to no information about Varane’s wife as she tends to keep a low profile.
The couple welcomed their first child, Ruben in 2018 and their second child, Anais, on 25th October 2020.
Varane’s Net worth & Salary
Manchester United will be paying Varane £10.25 million per year which is double what he was earning at Real Madrid.
His mammoth salary makes him the second highest paid defender in the world today and the best paid in the Premier League.
Besides his professional earning, he has also accumulated his wealth from personal endorsement deals. He endorses Puma and
Raphael Varane’s net worth in 2023 is approximately $20 million
Raphael Xavier Varane
Date of Birth
25th April 1993
Place of Birth
Ruben & Anais Varane