German professional footballer and Arsenal’s central back player Per Mertesacker has an estimated net worth of $18 million. Born in Hanover, Germany on September 29, 1984. He firstly played for Hannover 96 in 2003. He was shortly recognized and transferred to Werder Bremen with a contract worth €5 million in August 2006 and netted his debut goal in November against Chelsea. On 31 August 2011, he moved to Arsenal with a four year deal. On 13 January 2014, he formally earned 100 caps for Arsenal in a 1-2 away win over Aston Villa. Two months later, he was offered a new contract with the club. He helped the club won the 2013-14 and 2014-15 FA Cups. Internationally, he had participated in under-20 and under-21 matches before joining the senior team in 2004 upon the summon from former German manager Jürgen Klinsmann to play against Iran. He has since played in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and the UEFA Euros in 2008 and 2012. Following a glorious victory in the 2014 World Cup, Metersacker officially retired from the national team in August 2014. The footballer is married to German international handballer Ulrike Stange and they have two children.