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Football Stars Who Became Fathers as Teenagers (Photos)

Neymar [Goal]

It is no longer news that football stats around the globe are well paid.

The huge sums these players receive as wages reflects in their lifestyles.

Their lifestyle of course includes their relationships.


For some, their lifestyle has led them the family way, becoming fathers at an early age.

Below, in no particular order, I will highlight some football stars who became fathers as teenagers.

Neymar

Neymar may need to win the FIFA World Cup and the World Footballer of the year award to be described as a Brazilian legend, but he sure has cemented his place as one of the best in this generation.


The talented forward scored 70 goals and assisted 35 times in 134 appearances for Santos in Brazil before moving to Barcelona for €57.1 million in 2013. Instagram [neymarjr]

Before the transfer, Neymar and ex-girlfriend Carolina Nogueira Dantas had in August 2011 welcomed a son when he was 19 years of age.

The girlfriend was only 17 years old then.

Phil Foden [Instagram: philfoden]

Phil Foden

The 2017 U17 World Cup Golden Ball winner was the star as England won the competition.

The midfielder made his first of 32 appearances so far for Manchester City in the same year.


In January 2019 at the age of 19, Foden and long-term girlfriend Rebecca Cooke became teenage parents after they welcomed a boy.

Hazard and family

Eden Hazard

Revered for his dribbling skills and scoring abilities while at Chelsea, the Belgian joined Real Madrid in the summer for a fee of €100 million.

He may have struggled with injuries since the move but it did not take him long to become a father.


He started dating Natasha Van Honacker, together they had a son in 2010 when he was 19 before they got married in 2012.

The couple now has three children now.

Sterling and family [instagram: sterling7]

Raheem Sterling

The English star burst into the limelight early playing at Liverpool before moving to join Manchester City.

Around the same time when he made his debut for Liverpool in 2012, Raheem welcomed a daughter in 2012 at the age of 18.


This did not affect his career as he went on to establish himself as a regular an City and for the England National team, the Three Lions.

Martial and son [Instagram: martial_9]

Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial’s rise to stardom was quickened with the move to Manchester United in 2015.

He met Samantha Martial when he was 17 years old and they had their first of two children when he was 19 years of age.  


Their relationship lasted a little over four years.

Samantha blames it on the United move, saying the sudden money and fame destroyed their relationship.


By Wilfred Mong

Content created and supplied by: WilfredMong27 (via Opera News )

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