From Lionel Messi and David de Gea: 5 footballers who married their fans

First Published Nov 24, 2020, 4:52 PM IST

Footballers are one of the most famous athletes in the sporting world, as they tend to attract a number of fans. Some of the footballers are humble enough to engage themselves with the fans, during which they tend to fall in love and even get married.

<p>The sport of football has always charmed the fans with its thrilling gameplay, while it is the footballers who make the sport even more exciting with their magnificent skills. Naturally, the footballers earn quite a handsome fan base globally.</p>

The sport of football has always charmed the fans with its thrilling gameplay, while it is the footballers who make the sport even more exciting with their magnificent skills. Naturally, the footballers earn quite a handsome fan base globally.

<p>While most of the footballers avoid interacting much with the fans, some of them are humble enough to engage with them. In the process, some even tend to fall in love with one of their fans.</p>

While most of the footballers avoid interacting much with the fans, some of them are humble enough to engage with them. In the process, some even tend to fall in love with one of their fans.

<p>Consequently, there have been some who have taken it all the way and even got married. On the same note, we take a look at five footballers who did the same.</p>

Consequently, there have been some who have taken it all the way and even got married. On the same note, we take a look at five footballers who did the same.

<p><strong>David de Gea:</strong> The current Manchester United goalkeeper, who hails from Spain, has a similar story. He has been dating Spanish singer, actress, and TV presenter, Edurne García Almagro, since 2010. The two happened to meet in Madrid, during de Gea’s tenure at Atletico de Madrid, where she used to visit for the club’s matches. After de Gea moved to England, Edurne caused a stir among Manchester fans, calling the city “uglier than the back of a fridge.”</p>

David de Gea: The current Manchester United goalkeeper, who hails from Spain, has a similar story. He has been dating Spanish singer, actress, and TV presenter, Edurne García Almagro, since 2010. The two happened to meet in Madrid, during de Gea’s tenure at Atletico de Madrid, where she used to visit for the club’s matches. After de Gea moved to England, Edurne caused a stir among Manchester fans, calling the city “uglier than the back of a fridge.”

<p><strong>Cesc Fabregas:</strong> The former Chelsea midfielder has been with Daniella Semaan since 2011. The couple apparently met at a Japanese restaurant in London, where Daniella demanded an autograph for her son, who was his fan. It is since then the couple have been fond of each other and started dating before they decided to tie the knot in 2018. Interestingly, Daniella happens to be 11 years older than Fabregas.</p>

Cesc Fabregas: The former Chelsea midfielder has been with Daniella Semaan since 2011. The couple apparently met at a Japanese restaurant in London, where Daniella demanded an autograph for her son, who was his fan. It is since then the couple have been fond of each other and started dating before they decided to tie the knot in 2018. Interestingly, Daniella happens to be 11 years older than Fabregas.

<p><strong>Sergio Ramos:</strong> The current Spanish and Real Madrid defender, too, has a similar story. It was in 2012 when he met Pilar Rubio Fernández during one of his game with the club. Since then, they have had an instant liking for each other, as they dated for seven long years before getting hitched last year. The couple has three sons together.</p>

Sergio Ramos: The current Spanish and Real Madrid defender, too, has a similar story. It was in 2012 when he met Pilar Rubio Fernández during one of his game with the club. Since then, they have had an instant liking for each other, as they dated for seven long years before getting hitched last year. The couple has three sons together.

<p><strong>Kevin-Prince Boateng:</strong> The former Ghana midfielder has a unique story, nonetheless. He was already married to Jennifer since 2007, before getting divorced three years later. It was the next year when he came across Melissa Satta, who had already dated a couple of footballers in Serie A, like Christian Vieri and John Carew, besides being a football fan. As they started seeing each other, they gelled well as they went on to tie the knot in 2016. Meanwhile, she gave a hilarious reason of why Boateng was so injury prone, saying “The reason why he [Kevin-Prince Boateng] is always injured is that we have sex 7-10 times a week.”</p>

Kevin-Prince Boateng: The former Ghana midfielder has a unique story, nonetheless. He was already married to Jennifer since 2007, before getting divorced three years later. It was the next year when he came across Melissa Satta, who had already dated a couple of footballers in Serie A, like Christian Vieri and John Carew, besides being a football fan. As they started seeing each other, they gelled well as they went on to tie the knot in 2016. Meanwhile, she gave a hilarious reason of why Boateng was so injury prone, saying “The reason why he [Kevin-Prince Boateng] is always injured is that we have sex 7-10 times a week.”

<p><strong>Lionel Messi:</strong> This is the most exciting name on the list, as the Argentine superstar and one of the modern-day GOATs shares a similar story. It was since 2008, when Messi was aged 20, he was in a relationship with Antonella Roccuzzo, who happened to be a fellow native from Rosario, as the couple knew each other since he was five-years-old. She also happens to be the cousin of his best friend, Lucas Scaglia. Antonella supported Messi and Barcelona throughout, as she was a big fan of his gameplay. It was in 2009 when Messi came out publicly about it, as he tied the knot with her in 2017, while the couple has three sons.</p>

Lionel Messi: This is the most exciting name on the list, as the Argentine superstar and one of the modern-day GOATs shares a similar story. It was since 2008, when Messi was aged 20, he was in a relationship with Antonella Roccuzzo, who happened to be a fellow native from Rosario, as the couple knew each other since he was five-years-old. She also happens to be the cousin of his best friend, Lucas Scaglia. Antonella supported Messi and Barcelona throughout, as she was a big fan of his gameplay. It was in 2009 when Messi came out publicly about it, as he tied the knot with her in 2017, while the couple has three sons.