Paulo Bento Net Worth

Paulo Bento is a Portuguese professional football manager who coaches the South Korea National Football Team. He is a former professional player who played for Portugal. The 53-year-old’s net worth is $5 million. Here we look closely at Bento’s net worth, salary earnings, career, record, wife, and more.

About Paulo Bento

Paulo Jorge Gomes Bento was born on 20 June 1969, in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Bento played for Portugal in a World Cup and a Euro Championship. He also played for two major Portuguese clubs – Benfica and Sporting CP.

As a Manager, Bento managed the Portugal national team in the 2014 World Cup. The Portuguese tactician is leading South Korea in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Playing Career

Paulo Bento earned 35 caps for Portugal (1992-2002). He played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup for his nation in Korea and Japan. Bento also played for his nation in the Euro 2000.

He played 49 league games for Benfica (1994-1996) and scored 2 goals. The defensive midfielder spent 4 years at the Spanish club Real Oviedo and played 136 league games, helping the club to stay in the top tier, La Liga.

Bento was a part of the star-studded squad of Sporting CP that won the 2001-02 Primeira Liga and Taca de Portugal. He played 92 league games for Sporting CP (2000-2004).

Coaching Career

Paulo Bento took charge of the Portugal national team after the 2010 FIFA World Cup, following the dismissal of head coach Queiroz.

The tactician led Portugal to the Euro 2012 semi-finals, where they lost to the eventual champions Spain on penalties.

Bento helped his nation to qualify for the 2014 World Cup through the playoffs victory over Sweden. However, Paulo Bento failed to lead Portugal to the knockouts of that tournament, despite winning against Ghana and a draw with the USA. He was replaced by Fernando Santos following that failure.

In the FIFA World Cup 2022, the Portuguese tactician is leading Son Heung-min and co. as the head coach. Bento’s troops held Uruguay in a 0-0 draw in their opening game. They would play Ghana and Portugal in Group H.

He took charge of the team on 17 August 2018. His contract will expire after the World Cup 2022.

Paulo Bento also managed Sporting CP (2005-2009) and Olympiacos (2016-2017). He led Sporting CP to win 2×Taca de Portugal titles.

Paulo Bento’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings

South Korea head coach Paulo Bento’s net worth is $5 million as of 2023. As the head coach, he earns a decent salary.

Bento earns a $1.35 million salary per year as the head coach of South Korea. The Portuguese tactician’s contract with the nation will expire after the World Cup 2022.

Given the team’s performance in the tournament, he could sign a contract extension.

Bento’s Salary per Year

Year Team Yearly Salary
2022 South Korea $1.35 million
2021 South Korea $1.35 million
2020 South Korea $1.35 million
2019 South Korea $1.35 million

Quick Facts

Full Name Paulo Jorge Gomes Bento
Current Team South Korea (Head Coach)
Date of Birth 20 June 1969
Age 53
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Birthplace Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality  Portuguese  
Net Worth $5 million
Salary $1.35 million yearly
Relationship  Married
Spouse Teresa Bento

Coaching Tactics

South Korea’s boss Paulo Bento deploys both 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 formations depending on the opponent, situation, and his players. He plays a 4-man backline with the full-backs getting the freedom of making forward runs.

Paulo Bento’s Wife

The Portuguese tactician, Paulo’s lovely wife, is Teresa Bento. The couple has been together forever. They married in 1992. They are blessed with two daughters – Sofia (29) and Marta (25).


Born on 20 June 1969, he is 53 years old.


He is 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) tall.

Coaching Stats

[As of 24 Nov. 2022]

Team Year Match Win Draw Loss
South Korea 2018 – Present 54 34 13 7
Portugal 2010 – 2014 47 26 12 9

Achievements as a Manager


  1. Euro Semi-finals: 2012

South Korea

  1. EAFF E-1 Football Championship: 2019


  1. Super League Greece: 2016-17

Sporting CP

  1. Taca de Portugal: 2006-07, 2007-08

FAQs About Paulo Bento

What is Bento’s Net Worth in 2023?

South Korea boss Paulo Bento’s net worth is $5 million as of 2023.

How much is his salary?

He earns a $1.35 million yearly salary as the head coach of the South Korean national team.

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