Richarlison Grateful To Be Able To Provide for Family
Everton forward Richarlison says he uses his salary to provide for his family in Brazil. The Toffees star grew up in Espirito Santo in a poor neighbourhood.
He used to sell fruit by the side of the road as his family struggled to make ends meet. Today he is grateful to be able to provide a more comfortable life for his family.
“I had practically nothing in my childhood and, suddenly, I can have almost everything. So I value it, I think about the future,” Richarlison told O Globo.
“I’m not going to buy a big car. I invest in real estate, in other things for the future. Like this apartment here. Mother, father, uncle, grandmother, I already gave everyone their own home.
“My uncles have a car, my mum likes motorcycles and I bought her one. My sister has three children and I help with their education and health.”
“The friends who played with me now work in supermarkets, others in the fields. Many friends from the street are in prison. I had everything to be a criminal.
“But I had my uncle advising me, I had Fidel, a coach who was a policeman, telling me that I had talent. Football took me on the right path.”