Who is Joel Campbell?
Born as Joel Nathaniel Campbell Samuels is a Costa Rican professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Liga MX club León and Costa Rica’s national team, but can also be deployed on the wings. On June 26, 1992, he was born.
In 2011, Campbell joined Arsenal and was eventually loaned to French side Lorient, Spanish club Real Betis and Greek Olympiacos outfit.
As the club won the 2014 FA Community Shield, he made his professional Arsenal debut. He was sent to La Liga Team Villarreal again on loan before scored his first goal in 2015 for Arsenal.
Joel Campbell Before Fame
He played his youth soccer at Saprissa from 2004 to 2009.
Campbell’s career began in 2009 with Saprissa before he was loaned to Puntarenas in January 2011.
On July 28, 2011, Costa Rican television reported that Campbell had reached an agreement with Arsenal after being discovered by club scout Danny Karbassiyoon. Campbell later said that although he had not yet signed, talks were taking place.
On August 6, Costa Rican media reported that Campbell was to sign a five-year contract with Arsenal after he refused to move to Seville and Fiorentina.
Playing for Arsenal
On August 19, 2011, Arsenal confirmed that they had signed Campbell, but eight days later, it was reported that he had not received a work permit to play in England. Campbell finally received this permit in July 2013.
Loan to Lorient
Campbell could not get a working-permit in England and moved to the French club Lorient together with Gilles Sunu. Campbell was loaned out, and Sunu was transferred permanently.
He made his debut for Lorient as the 79th-minute substitute for Grégory Bourillon in the 1-1 draw against Sochaux and created support for Innocent Emeghara to give Lorient an away point.
On October 1st, he scored his first goal for Lorient against Valenciennes in the 2-0 win, Campbell’s right-footed shot found the bottom left corner of the goal.
On October 26 Campbell scored his second goal for Lorient in a Coupe de la Ligue match against Montpellier. He also scored his third goal against Montpellier in a 2-1 win which proved to be the winner.
Joel Campbell was on Loan to Real Betis
On July 6, 2012, Campbell moved to Real Betis for one season. He made his debut on August 25, replacing Salvador Agra in the last 20 minutes of their 2-1 home defeat to Rayo Vallecano.
Campbell played 28 league games and scored two goals. His first was on December 2 to give Betis a 3-2 away win over Deportivo de -La Coruña and his second came in the seventh minute of a 2-0 home win over Levante on January 13.
On loan to Olympiacos
Campbell had obtained a work permit in England until summer 2013 but switched to the Greek team Olympiacos for another year.
On October 27 2013, Campbell starred in Olympiacos’ win over OFI Crete and collected four assists to help his team win 5-1. 23] Campbell impressed again on November 10, scoring once and earning two assists when Olympiacos beat PAOK 4-0.
On February 25 2014, Campbell scored the second goal of Olympiacos’s 2-0 win over Manchester-United in the last 16th of the UEFA Champions League. However, Olympiacos did not advance to the next round after losing 3-0 in the second leg.
Joel Campbell Wife and Family Life
He was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica, though he spent much of his career away from the area.
Joel Campbell’s father’s name is Humberto Campbell and his mother’s name is “Roxana Samuels and of Jamaican-descent. He is in a relationship with Maria Fernanda-Cascante.
He has three siblings named Nekisha, Humberto and Katherine. Campbell is a devout-Christian.
He says that family is the second-pillar in his life, the first being God. Campbell also recites Psalm 27 before every soccer game.
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Joel Campbell Net Worth
Joel Campbell is a professional football player from Costa Rica with a net worth of $10 million. Joel Campbell was born in June of 1992 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Campbell is a forward and winger who played for Saprissa between 2004 and 2009 in his youth career.
On October 1, 2011, while on loan with FC Lorient, he scored his first career goal, in a 2-0 victory against Valenciennes.
He was signed by Arsene Wenger and Arsenal in 2011, but because he could not get a visa, he had to be put on loan elsewhere.
Joel Campbell Bio
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