Personal lives of soccer stars
Raúl grew up in a modest Madrid neighborhood, in the Marconi suburb of San Cristóbal de los Ángeles. His father, Don Pedro, was a fan of Atlético de Madrid, a club in which he began to play after a short stint with the San Cristóbal team. The Atlético de Madrid coach did not notice anything special about him because he was very thin and weak. Later, Raúl moved to Real Madrid’s C team and quickly made it to the first team in the 1994/1995 season. Raúl has a distinctive celebration, with each goal hailed with a kiss from his wedding ring, an acknowledgment of his wife Mamen Sanz. They have four children: Jorge (February 25, 2000), who bears the name of Jorge Valdano, Hugo (November 20, 2002) and twins Héctor and Mateo (November 17, 2005). He likes to read, especially the books by Arturo Pérez Reverte, and listen to all kinds of Spanish music. He also likes to hunt and watch bullfights.
Luís Nazário de Lima ‘Ronaldo’
Ronaldo was born in Bento Ribeiro, a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Like many of his contemporaries, he began playing soccer on the streets of his neighborhood.
In April 1999, Ronaldo married Milene Domingues. The marriage lasted four years and ended in divorce. The couple had a son, Ronald (born 2000). In 2005 he got engaged and married the Brazilian model and MTV VJ Daniella Cicarelli, who became pregnant but suffered a miscarriage, their relationship lasted only 3 months. He is currently dating Brazilian model Raica Oliveira. In addition to being of interest to tabloid journalists, Ronaldo’s relationships with women apparently have a profound effect on his performances on the field. A soccernet.com article by Andrew Downie assessing Ronaldo’s fitness prior to the 2006 World Cup noted a correlation between the forward’s form and the happiness of his love life, noting that his most prolific periods of scoring coincided with the moments in which I was happy. married.In 2005, Ronaldo became a co-owner of A1 Team Brazil, along with Brazilian motorsport legend Emerson Fittipaldi. The team participates in the new A1 Grand Prix series, with Nelson Piquet, Jr., Tony Kanaan and João Paulo Oliveira as drivers.
Ronaldo is rumored to be considering leaving Real Madrid, expressing discomfort with his fans at the stadium. He has been linked to a return to the former club FC Internazionale, where he has often spoken of his desire to return one day. AC Milan could also show some interest in his name, especially after Andriy Shevchenko left for Chelsea FC.
Major League Soccer has also expressed interest in signing him. Ronaldo reportedly turned down a ten-year, $ 120 million contract from the MLS’s New York Red Bulls, saying
Right now I have a contract with Real Madrid and I’m only thinking about the World Cup, but without a doubt the American market is one of my goals for the future.
(It was reported on ESPN during the June 13 broadcast of the Brazil-Croatia game that the Red Bulls denied making an offer to Ronaldo.)
Ballack is 6’2 ½ “(189 cm) tall and weighs 179 pounds (80 kg). He and his girlfriend Simone have three children: Louis, Emilio, and Jordi.
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira ‘Ronaldinho Gaúcho’
Ronaldinho was born on March 21, 1980 in Vila Nova, a poor suburb of Porto Alegre, Brazil. He was the youngest of three children. Ronaldinho’s mother, Miguelina, is a former salesperson who later studied to be a nurse. His father João was a shipyard and an amateur soccer player for Cruzeiro. The family moved to a more prosperous district of Porto Alegre when Ronaldinho’s older brother Roberto signed to play professional soccer at Grêmio. João died when Ronaldinho was 8 years old, after suffering a heart attack while swimming in the family pool. Injuries ended prematurely with Roberto’s career, and he now manages Ronaldinho. Ronaldinho’s sister, Deisi, works as a press coordinator. Ronaldinho’s son, named João in honor of his father, was born on February 25, 2005. João’s mother is Janaína Nattielle Viana Mendes, a former dancer from the Brazilian television program Domingão do Faustão.
In his childhood, Ronaldinho’s soccer skills began to flourish due to his particular interest in futsal and beach soccer, which later developed into a more standardized soccer hobby. His first brush with the media came after a flurry of 23 goals against a local team, at just 13 years old. His reputation as a footballer was built throughout his childhood, especially since he was a prolific scorer at the 1997 Under-17 world championship in Egypt. His style of play in the tournament also caught the attention of many. He is a huge fan of Brazilian music and occasionally plays drums and sings with friends in Barcelona.
In 1997, Beckham began dating Spice Girl Victoria Adams and their relationship attracted great interest in the media.
She married Adams in Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland, on July 4, 1999. The wedding attracted huge media coverage. Beckham’s teammate Gary Neville was the godfather and the couple’s son, Brooklyn, was the ring bearer. The media stayed away from the ceremony as the Beckhams had an exclusive deal with OK! Magazine, but newspapers were still able to get photographs showing them sitting on golden thrones. 437 employees were recruited for the wedding reception, which was estimated at £ 500,000.
The Beckhams have three children: Brooklyn Joseph Beckham (born March 4, 1999), Romeo James Beckham (September 1, 2002), and Cruz David Beckham (February 20, 2005).
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite ‘Kaká’
Kaká married Caroline Celico on December 23, 2005 in São Paulo, Brazil. The wedding was attended by colleagues from his team, as well as other renowned international players. Among the guests were Ronaldo, Adriano, Cafu, Dida, Júlio Baptista and Brazilian coach Carlos Alberto Parreira. Kaká met Celico in 2002 and they began dating soon after. The relationship survived Kaká’s move from São Paulo to Italy in 2003, while she was still in school. Celico is likely to stay in Brazil in the short term, but the couple plan to live together in Italy soon. Against the stereotypical tendency of soccer stars, Kaka prided himself on being a virgin when he got married. Celico’s mother, Rosângela Lyra, is the director of Dior in Brazil.
Zinedine Yazid Zidane
His wife, Veronique, is a former dancer and model of Franco-Spanish descent. They married in 1993 and have four children named Enzo, Luca, Théo, and Elyaz.