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Worlds richest footballer played in Newbury

Newbury might not be the hot bed of football with Match of the Day more interested in Britannia Rd in Southampton than Faraday Road.

But for a period until 2009 who would have known that the world's richest footballer would have been playing in the Town.

Faiq Bolkiah, who left the Town to play for Southampton, is the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei (Hassanal Bolkiah) - who is worth an estimated $20billion.

Now the Los Angeles born midfielder plays for Leicester City where he entertains the fans on the pitch and his 121,000 thousand followers on Instagram.

According to the Daily Mirror, at one point, Faiq's dad was apparently spending a staggering £35m a month on cars, watches and white gold pens.

The Leciester winger's father was also believed to have owned as many as 2,300 cars - including Bentleys, Ferraris and Rolls-Royces.

But more impressively, when Jefri celebrated his 50th birthday, he flew over Michael Jackson to perform a private concert.

As well as building an entire stadium for the event, he paid the King of Pop £12.5 million.

Images: Faiq Jefri

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