Born in Oliena, Italy on July 5, 1966. Retired Italian soccer player Gianfranco Zola and manager has an estimated net worth of $32 million. He began playing football back in his country with domestic clubs such as Napoli and Parma prior to his transfer to Chelsea in 1996 for £4.5 million. He was named 1997 Football Writer’s Player of the Year and 2003 Chelsea’s Greatest Glayer ever. At Chelsea, he holds a record of 312 games and 80 goals. In 2003, he moved to Cagliari. In November 2004, he received an OBE – Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire. He was also voted into the Chelsea F.C. Centenary Eleven in 2005. Gianfranco Zola began playing for Italy in the Euro 1992 qualifier in a 1-1 draw against Norway. He was also put into the field in the second round against Nigeria in the 1994 World Cup. He scored his first two goals for Italy on March 25, 1995 in a 4-1 victory in a Euro 1996 qualifier against Estonia. In 2006, he started his coaching career and joined Italy U-21 as an assistant manager. In 2008, he signed a three-year contract with West Ham United as the club’s manager. In 2012, he accepted a two-year contract as Watford’s manager.