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Forbes Top 10 Well Paid New Zealand Athletes And Their 2018 Networth

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7. Chris Wood  – $2.2 Million

Christopher Grant Wood (born 7 December 1991) is a New Zealand professional footballer who plays as a striker for English Premier League club Burnley and the New Zealand national team, of which he is vice-captain.

Wood was born in Auckland and started his senior career with Cambridge FC, Waikato FC and Hamilton Wanderers before moving to England to play for Premier League side West Bromwich Albion. He spent his time on loan to six different clubs before joining Leicester City in 2015. After a loan spell with Ipswich Town in 2015, he signed for Championship club Leeds United where he became top scorer in the 2016–17 season. He then joined Burnley for a club record fee in the Premier League.

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Wood has been capped 56 times for the New Zealand national team, scoring 24 goals. He played for the side at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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