Rogelio Funes Mori of Mexico was born in Argentina and is the brother of Ramiro Funes Mori.
A player who abandoned his family and quit playing for Argentina, Rogelio Funes Mori, is now struggling in his new nation. They request that he skip the World Cup and the match against Albiceleste.
The former River Plate striker, who decided to forego playing for Argentina, was granted Mexican citizenship in 2021 and has since played for El Tri.
He faces opposition from the press and his supporters, who do not want him to play in Qatar.
Argentina’s Funes Mori participated in the 2011 South American Sub-20 tournament and a friendly match against the senior team.
Even though it was debatable, the Argentine striker chose to betray his nation and already competed for Mexico in the Gold Cup and Concacaf Qualifiers.
Funes Mori, the current Monterrey striker, is concerned with the World Cup, which begins in only six days.
However, most of his Mexican supporters are urging him not to go to Qatar since he “takes” the place of Santiago Giménez, who has a far better present.
Rogelio Funes Mori And Ramiro Funes Mori Are Brothers
Professional footballer Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori represents Monterrey’s Liga MX team as a forward. He represents the national team of Mexico but was born in Argentina.
He signed with Liga MX team Monterrey in the summer of 2015 after a brief stay in Turkey.
He quickly became one of the league’s top scorers, winning the league, two domestic cups, and two CONCACAF Champions League championships.
He also surpassed Humberto Suazo to become the club’s all-time leading scorer in all competitions.
José Ramiro, his identical twin brother, is a football player who has played as a defender for Villarreal of La Liga, Everton of the Premier League, and the Argentina national team.
Argentine professional footballer José represents Cruz Azul of Liga MX as a defender. Although his primary position is center defense, he can play left-back and defensive midfield.
Rogelio Funes Mori Of Mexico Turned Back On His Brother Ramiro Funes Mori
Ramiro Funes Mori, the striker, elected to abandon his nationality and represent Mexico instead of taking the difficult road, fighting to make a name for himself in the Albiceleste.
Despite opposition from Mexican fans and the media, Funes Mori managed to carve out a spot for himself on the list of 26 components that would be present in Qatar for the World Cup.
However, ‘Tata’ Martino would not consider Ramiro Funes Mori’s brother to play as a starter. Ral Jiménez and Henry Martin initially had the upper hand on the Mendoza native.
Mori had a more significant presence with Albiceleste, while Rogelio chose the easier route and didn’t compete for a spot in the current Copa América champion.
In addition to winning four international championships with River Plate and competing in nations like England and Spain, the “Twin” participated in two continental tournaments with the National Team.
After obtaining Mexican citizenship in 2021, the former River Plate player was selected by Gerardo Martino for the World Cup, where El Tri would play Argentina, Poland, and Saudi Arabia in the group stage.
The Monterrey squad will attempt to deprive the Albiceleste of points.
Funes Mori represented his country in a senior squad match against Brazil and a South American Under-20 match under the leadership of Alejandro Sabella.
How Much Is Rogelio Funes Mori And Ramiro Funes Mori Net Worth In 2023?
According to Idol Net Worth, Rogelio Funes Mori has an estimated net worth of $2.7 million. Meanwhile, his brother Ramiro Funes Mori has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
However, the brothers have not revealed their actual net worth as of October 2023. Both brothers are professional footballers, serving as their primary income source.
As a DC for Villarreal, Ramiro Funes Mori makes £12,000 per week and £624,000 annually. The total wealth of Ramiro Funes Mori is £12,828,400.
Rogelio Funes, a Mexican forward, began a long-term contract with a reported salary of £15,000 per week and £780,000 annually.
As a result, both brothers have a good net worth and are living a happy life.