Footballers Who Were Born On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day celebrated by lovers especially those who are still in courtship and a few who are married all over the world.

On this day  the love birds shower  their  sweet hearts with gifts that are cheap and expensive depending on their financial status.

The valentine’s Day which is celebrated once in a year but puts the lovers on tension takes place on every  14th  day of the shortest month in the year(February ).

Therefore, on the Side of sports ,Fremer media gives you a chance to inform everyone that there are many famous footballers who wait for this day not only as a Valentine’s day to swap Saliva with their lovers but this is their birthday as we look at one by one in the following ways.

1.Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria
PSG’S  Angel Di Maria

His full name is Angel Fabian Di Maria.

Di Maria is an Argentie professional footballer who plays for French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint –Germain Common known as “PSG” and the Argentine National team.

He can play as either awinger or attacking midfielder.

Di Maria was born the valentine’s day on  14th February 1988 and he turned 33 years yesterday. His  place of birth is Rosario,Santa Fe  in Argentina.

                     Di Maria’s Early Life.

The Argentina International Player  is one of the Children of three sons of Mr. Miguel Di Maria and his wife Diana Hernandez.

Di Maria has no biological brother but he has two sisters Vanesa Di Maria Hernandez and  Evelyn Di Maria Hernandez.

At an Infant Stage, Di Maria was unusually active in sports and on recommendation of a doctor, the PSG player was signed up for football at age three. This was done at an early stage because Di Maria had picked interest in Karate but his parents wanted him to play football.

Di Maria was not born in a rich family, the player has a poor family background. His parents used to work in at a local coal yard in the area and Di Maria and his two sister also helped their parents at the coal yard.

Due to the low income his family earned, they could not afford to buy football boots for Di Maria because they were financially crippled.

Their family status changed when Di Maria joined  Portuguese side  Benfica in 2007 from Argentine Club Rosario Central.

Because of the huge salary he earned at Benfical, Di Maria requested his father not to work again and purchased a house for his parents and siblings.

To cut the story short, Di Maria has Played for famous Clubs like Real Madrid(Spain),Manchester United(England) and French giants PSG.

Di Maria wears Shirt number 11 at PSG.

2.Edinson  Cavani

Man United's Striker Edinson Cavani
Man United’s Striker Edinson Cavani.

Edinson Roberto Cavani Gomez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League Club Manchester United and the national team.

Cavani was born on 14th ,February 1987, at aplace called Salto in Uruguay.

His Personal Life.

Cavani’s father is Luis Cavani and  mother is Berta Gomez.

The Uruguayan elder brothers  walter Guglielmone and Christian Cavani ,are also professional footballers.

Cavani holds an Italian passport as a result of playing in Italy and his Italian heritage.Cavan has a dual Citizenship because his grandparents were originall from Italy in a place called Maranello  in 1929 before they migrated to Argentina and later to Uruguay.

He is a devout Evangelical Christian.

Cavan enjoys Ballet Dancing and when he was still young,he idolized Argentine Striker Gabriel Batistuta who was sometimes called a goal Machine.

Cavani  has played for numerous Clubs like Napoli, PSG and Manchester United.

At   Manchester United he was handed shirt number 7.

3.Christian Eriksen

Inter Milan's midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Inter Milan’s midfielder Christian Eriksen.

Christian  Dannemann Eriksen is a Danish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Serie  A Club Inter Milan and the Denmark national team.

The former Tottenham Hotspur player was born on 14th February,1992 in Middelfart, Denmark.

The Danish player turned 29 years yesterday.

At Inter Milan, he was handed shirt number 24.He enjoyed the  Serie  A  side last year and Started to play for the Denmark National team in 2010 and has found the back of the net 36times in 103 games.

4.Bacary Sagna

former Arsenal & Man City defender Bacary Sagna
Former Arsenal & Man City defender             Bacary Sagna.

Bacary Sagna  is a retired French professional footballer.

He played in the premier League , and also for the French national team.

His former boss at Arsenal, Arsenal Wenger, once described him as the best right-back in the Premier League.

Bacary Sagna was also born on February 14,193 at Sens In France.

Sagna who turned 38 years yesterday, played Arsenal and Manchester City in England before ending his football career at Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact in 2019.

5.Philippe Senderos.

Former Arsenal defender
Former Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos.

Philippe Sylvain Sendros is a swiss retired professional footballer who played as a defender.

He was born on 14th February,1985 in Geneva,Switzerland.

The former Arsenal defender is now 36 years old because he was born on Valentine’s day.

Senderos  started his football career at Servette , before joining Arsenal as a teenager in 2003.

The Swiss former Center back made 116 appearances over 7 seasons at Arsenal and won the FA Cup in 2005.

6.Scott Dann.

Crystal Palace's Scott Dann.
Crystal Palace’s Scott Dann.

Scott Dann is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Crystal Palace in the Premier league.

The defender was also born on 14th February,1987  in  the City of Liverpool ,United Kingdom.

He puts on shirt number 6 at Crystal Palace and joined the Club in 2014 from Blackburn Rovers.

The former Liverpool FC ticket holder has never played a single game for the England national senior football team.

Dann celebrated his 34th birthday on Valentine’s Day.

7.Breel  Embolo.

Breel Embolo
Breel Embolo

Breel Donald Embolo is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for German club Borussia Monchengladbach and the Switzerland national team.

Breel was born on 14th ,1997 in Yaounde, the capital city of Cameroon.

The Swiss Striker turned 24 yesterday when other people were busy celebrating the valentines day.

Breel’s father is Moise Kegni and mother is Germaine Embolo.

The player grew up in the Cameroon capital of Yaounde .

His parents separated when he was young, and when he was  5 years, Breel’s mother moved to France for further studies. In France is where she found her future husband, a swiss national and moved to Basel with him along side Breel  Embolo the following Year.

He joined  Gladbach from another German Club Schalke 04 in 2019 and was handed shirt number 36.

Breel  received Swiss citizenship in 2014 and started to play for their national team in 2015.

He has scored 4 goals so far in 40 games.

8.Lucas Hernandez.

Bayern's Lucas Hernandez.
Bayern’s Lucas Hernandez.

Lucas Francois Bernard Hernandez is  French professional footballer who plays both as a left-back and Centre –back for bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the French national team.

Hernandez was also born on 14th February,1996 in Marseille, France.

The French international defender is now 25 years old.

Hernandez joined Bayern in 2019 from Atletico Madrid and was handed shirt number 21 at German Club.

9.Kevin Keegan.

Kevin Keegan.
Kevin Keegan.

Joseph Kevin Keegan is an English former football player and manager.

As a forward, he played for several clubs including Newcastle United, Southampton  Liverpool in England and Hamburg Sv in Germany.

Keegan was born on Valentine’s Day of 1951 in aplace called Armthorpe , United Kingdom. He is now 70 years old

He won the Ballon d’or Consecutively both in 1978 and 1979

Keegan played for England between 1972-1982 and scored 21 goals in 63 games.

He has coached Newcastle United, Fulham , Manchester City and the England football national team.

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