Footballers Who Were Born on 11th February

A birthday is Celebrated once in a  year and every  one wishes to know the Celebrities whom he or she shares the same date of birth.

There are many footballers who were born  on 11th February .Fremer Media gives a chance to know the famous Footballers who were born on the same day.

The following football icons were born today on 11th February.

Rafeal Van der Vaart:

Rafael Van der Vaart
Rafael Van der Vaart

His full name is Rafeal Ferdinand  Van der Vaart.

He is a Dutch professional darts player and former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Van der Vaart was born on 11th February 1983 at Heemskerk, Netherlands.

Today, he is celebrating his 38th birthday.

Van der Vaart began his football career at Ajax’s youth academy and worked his way into the first team,debuting at 17year old.

He has also played for other big clubs Like   Humberg SV(German) 2005-2008 and 2012-2015, Real Madrid between 2008-2010 and in England, he played for Tottenham Hotspur between 2010-2012.

At national level, he played for the Dutch National Football team between 2001-2013 and scored 25goals in 109 games.

Personal Life:

Van der Vaart with Ex Wife Sylvie Meis
Van der Vaart with Ex Wife Sylvie Meis

On 10th June 2005, van der vaart married Sylvie Meis.

On 28th May 2006,their son Damian Rafeal was born .

In the summer of 2009,Real Madrid wanted to sell Van der Vaart,but the player decided to stay in the City of Madrid because his wife Sylvie Meis was undergoing cancer treatment there.

A year later, upon his move to England, Van der vaart stated “, she had a very serious illness and it is true that she had to be treated at the Clinica  Quriron. Last season they wanted me to leave but I couldn’t leave for that reason.

In 2010, Van der Vaart found out through email that his gorgeous wife was having an affair with a KLM airline pilot.

On the New year’s Eve 2012,Van der Vaart separated with his wife.

As of August 2016, Van der Vaart started a relationship with Dutch handball player Estavana Polman who plays for Danish Club Team Esbjerg.

This is the main reason why he moved to Denmark and chose to play for Midtjylland between 2016-2018 and finally ended his Football  playing career at another Danish side Esbjerg.

On 27 December 2016 the two love birds announced that they are expecting a Child.

Their daughter Jesslynn was born in June 2017.

Darts Career:

He started his darts professional career In April 2019 at the British Darts Organisation.

On 4th May, Van der Vaart made his debut at the Denmark Open, winning his first round match 4-2 against Thomas Anderson before being knocked out in the second round 4-0 by Mogens Christensen.

Lucas Torreira:

Lucas Torreira
Lucas Torreira.

His full name Lucas Sebastian Torreira Di Pascua.

He is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga Club Atletico Madrid ,on loan from Arsenal, and the Uruguay National team.

Torreira was born on February 11, 1996 at Fray Bentos,Uruguay.

He is celebrating his 25th birthday today.

Torreira  joined Arsenal in 2018  from Serie  A side Sampdoria.

Arsenal decided to loan him last year to Spanish Side Atletico Madrid after Signing Thomas Partey from the La Liga side.

At Atletico Madrid, he was handed shirt number 5 which Thomas Partey used to put on  at the same Club.

At arsenal , Torreira  was given shirt number 11, which was previously worn by Mesut Ozil, who took the vacant number 10 following the departure of Jack Wilshere . But Ozil left Arsenal in the 2021 January transfer window to join Fenerbahce on a permanent deal.

Torreira made his debut for the Uruguayan National Team in 2018 and he has played 26 games without finding the back of the net so far in the national team Uniform.

Steve McManaman:

Steve MCManaman during his time at Real Madrid
Steve MCManaman during his time at Real Madrid.

His full name is Steve McManaman .

He is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City.

He was born on February 11, 1972 at Bootle  in United Kingdom.

He is celebrating his 49th birthday.

McManaman  became the first English Player to win the UEFA Champions League with anon- English Club in  2000 when he was at Real Madrid.

Two years later, he became the first English player to win the UEFA Champions League twice.

He also won the Spanish La Liga twice before moving to Manchester City in 2003.

McManaman  retired from playing football in 2005 at Manchester City and since his retirement, he has worked as afootball pundit for Setanta Sports, ESPN and BT Sport.

He played for the English National team between  1994-2001 and managed to score 3goals  in 37 matches.

 

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