I made a lot of money playing for Fulham F.C. — John Paintsil

John Paintsil has disclosed he made a lot of money at English Premier League side Fulham Football Club than playing for other clubs.

The erstwhile full-back joined Fulham in 2008 after a two-year stay with West Ham United.

Speaking to Agyemang Prempeh on the Legends programme on Sunday evening, the former Ghana International said he benefited massively when he joined the Cottagers.

“Fulham. I earned a lot of money,” Paintsil answered when he was asked the club he generated the highest revenue on TV XYZ.

The former Liberty Professionals defender explains playing several years for the Cottagers translated to the whopping sum of money.

I played for a long time. I played for four years”

“My relationship with the managements and colleague players were cordial, reason I spent such years with them.”

“When you work in a place and they accept you, you are happy so you will play for long period.” 

Meanwhile, he refused to disclose the exact amount of money he accumulated during his four-year stay at the Craven Cottage before joining Leicester City.

Paintsil was also economical to intimate his achievements with monies earned in football, but he discloses he’s a number of houses in the Greater Accra, Central and Volta Regions.

A member of Ghana’s silver-winning side at the 2001 Fifa U20 World Cup in Argentina, Paintsil helped the West African nation qualify for the senior World Cup for the first time in 2006.

He played at the final tournament in Germany and made a second appearance at the 2010 edition in South Africa.

Paintsil played 89 games for the Black Stars and had stints with West Ham United, Fulham, Leicester City, Santos among other clubs.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams/ 

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