Koke's Net Worth as of March 2024 is $156.43 Million
Quick Facts of Koke
|$80.82 Million per year
|5 ft 8 in
|Date of Birth
|8 January, 1992
Jorge Resurrección Merodio Known as Koke is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the La Liga club Atlético Madrid.
Koke’s Bio, Age
To begin, his full name is Jorge Resurrección Merodio. He is affectionately known as Koke, was born on January 8, 1992, in Madrid, Spain. His mother’s name is Mrs Merodio and his father Eugenio Resurrección. Koke was born in Colonia de Los Taxistas, a Madrid suburb and the hometown of Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo. It is a town that is only 14 kilometres southeast of Madrid’s centre. The Spaniard began his life in a middle-class family.
Eugenio, Koke’s father, worked at a factory in Madrid, while his mother was a cleaner who made sure she took care of everyone. Koke did not grow up at his family’s house alone. He was the youngest of three siblings, with a brother and two sisters. Koke began by forming objects into soccer balls, which he used to play with his brother at home.
He has spent his entire career with Atlético Madrid, having made his first-team debut in 2009. He was played over 500 competitive matches and won the 2 La Liga, 2 Europa League titles, and 3 UEFA Super Cup trophies, as well as finishing second in the Champions League in 2014 and 2016.
Koke was a member of the Spanish under-21 team that won the European Championship in 2013. He also made his full-team debut that year and went on to represent his country in two World Cups and as many European Championships.
After joining Atlético Madrid’s junior system at the age of 8, he made his first-team debut on September 19, 2009, coming on as a replacement in the second half of a 2–5 away loss to FC Barcelona. During the season, he made three more appearances.
In 2013, Koke took a corner for Atlético. On February 26, 2011, Koke scored his first league goal for Atlético Madrid against Sevilla FC, a 47th-minute header off a Diego Forlán cross making it 1–1 in a 2–2 home draw. In his first full season as a professional, he played 17 games and scored two goals as the Colchoneros finished seventh and qualified for the UEFA Europa League.
In 2011–12, Koke was a key player of Atlético Madrid’s midfield under both Gregorio Manzano and his successor Diego Simeone. On 29 April 2012, he scored his first league goal of the season, opening the scoring in the 62nd minute of a 2–2 away tie against Real Betis. He featured in 13 Europa League matches during the club’s triumphant run, including a 90th-minute substitute appearance in the final against Athletic Bilbao.
Koke, who was just 20/21 at the time, started 38 of his 48 official appearances in 2012–13 and scored three goals, including 112 minutes of play in the Copa del Rey final versus Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu. He also started to get better at passing, whether through set pieces or open play.
On September 1, 2013, Koke scored his first goal of the season, helping Real Sociedad to a 2–1 away win. His October exploits earned him the title of La Liga Player of the Month, while Simeone received the corresponding managerial award; on 3 March 2014, he scored to help his club to a 2–2 home draw against Real Madrid in the Derbi madrileo.
Koke scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League on April 9, 2014, scoring the only goal in a quarter-final against Barcelona to take Atlético to the semi-finals for the first time since 1974. He finished the domestic league season as the player with the second-most assists (14), as Atlético won the league title for the first time in 18 years after drawing 1–1 with Barcelona at Camp Nou on the final matchday; he was nominated for a La Liga Award as attacking midfielder but lost to Andrés Iniesta.
Koke signed a new five-year contract with Atlético on June 25, 2014. On 4 November, he was named player of the match in their Champions League group encounter against Malmö FF, scoring the first goal in a 2–0 win. On 18 March of the following year, in a penalty shootout against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the Round of 16, he had his shot saved by Bernd Leno, although his team still advanced.
Koke had a difficult start to the 2015–16 season, with only one goal and no assists until the middle of November. By the middle of April 2016, he had equalled his season’s assist record of 12; later that month, he surpassed that tally, moving to the first position in the assists table ahead of Barcelona’s Luis Suárez, and was named Player of the Month for the second time.
Koke was sent off for the first time in his career on October 23, 2016, for two yellow cards in a 0–1 loss against Sevilla. On the 24th of May, he signed a new five-year contract extension through 2024. With his 361st appearance against Deportivo de La Corua on 1 April 2018, he became the top ten appearance makers in Atlético history only two months after turning 26.
On 20 January 2019, Koke played his 400th official match for the club, becoming the club’s youngest player to do so at the age of 27. He scored once and assisted once in a 3–0 away defeat over SD Huesca. He took over as team captain after Diego Godn left in the summer.
Koke played his 450th game for the club on June 23, 2020, in a 1–0 away win against Levante UD, becoming the club’s youngest player to do so. The following 12 May, as his team was closing in on the league title, he made his 500th appearance in a 2–1 home triumph over Real Sociedad, a feat only accomplished by Adelardo Rodrguez.
Koke (left) on the bench with Atlético Madrid teammate David Villa in a 2013 friendly against Chile. Koke was a member of Spain’s under-20 team, who reached the quarter-finals of the 2011 FIFA World Cup in Colombia. He missed the last-16 penalty shootout against South Korea, but his squad still advanced.
Koke was a member of Spain’s team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, appearing in all three games as the country’s tournament ended at the group stage. He also played for the under-21s at the 2013 UEFA European Championship, where Spain won the title by defeating Italy 4–2 in the final in Jerusalem.
Koke made his senior squad debut on 14 August 2013, replacing Santi Cazorla for the final 12 minutes of a 2–0 friendly win in Ecuador. His first competitive appearance for La Furia Roja came on September 6, 2014, when he played the entire 90 minutes in a 2–0 win against Finland in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Koke was named to Spain’s 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup, and he was also named to the tournament’s final roster. On June 19, he made his tournament debut, replacing Xabi Alonso at halftime as the champions trailed Chile 0–2 at the Maracan in the second group game, but he couldn’t reverse the score as elimination was confirmed. He made his debut in the final game, a 3–0 triumph over Australia.
Manager Julen Lopetegui also chose Koke for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. On July 1, he was one of two Spanish players who failed to score in the round-of-16 shootout against the hosts, resulting in a 3–4 loss in Moscow.
Koke returned to international service on 11 November 2020, in a 1–1 friendly draw away to the Netherlands, where he captained the country for the first time after a two-year absence. He was included in the 24-man team for Euro 2020 the following May.
Koke’s Wife, Children
Koke is a very lucky man because he married the lovely Beatriz Espejel. The lovely Spanish senorita has a double Master’s Diploma in Physical Education and English; she is a lifestyle and travel blogger who documents her travels around the world.
Koke and Espejel were in a long-term relationship before they married in a beautiful wedding ceremony in 2018. The pair has many things in common, they both like travelling and have travelled all over the world together. They are about to welcome their first child into the world.
Koke’s Net Worth
The midfielder has a net worth of approximately €135 million (£120 million); as one of the finest operators in his position, his market value exceeds €70 million (£62 million). The centre midfielder signed a contract with Atletico Madrid in May 2017 that pays him 14.2 million pounds each year.
Koke’s height is 5 ft 10 in (177.8 cm) and his weight is 161 lbs.