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Sergio Agüero

by madman on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Sergio Leonel Agüero

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Birth: June 2, 1988

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Spanish, possibly other)

Sergio Agüero is an Argentinian professional footballer. He plays for English club Manchester City and the Argentina national team.

Sergio is the son of Adriana Agüero and Leonel del Castillo. His parents lived in González Catán when Sergio was born.

Sergio was previously married to Giannina Maradona, the youngest daughter of football legend Diego Maradona, and the two have a son.

He is nicknamed “Kun”, after a Japanese animated series that Sergio used to watch on public television when he was young.

Source: http://en.sergioaguero.com

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Ivan Rakitić

by madman on February 12, 2017

Place of Birth: Möhlin, Canton of Aargau, Switzerland

Date of Birth: March 10, 1988

Ethnicity: Croatian

Ivan Rakitić is a Croatian and Swiss professional footballer. He plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Croatia national team.

Ivan’s wife, Raquel Mauri, is Spanish.

Ivan is the son of Kata and Luka Rakitić. His parents are both Croatian, although his mother is from Bosnia. Ivan’s father is from Sikirevci, Croatia, and his family is Šokci. Ivan’s mother is from a small village near Žepče, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His parents moved to Switzerland due to the growing tension in Yugoslavia before the war after his father got a job at a building site in Möhlin, Switzerland.

Sources: http://www.jutarnji.hr
https://www.theguardian.com

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Gonzalo Higuaín

by andrew on January 31, 2017

Birth Name: Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín

Place of Birth: Brest, Brittany, France

Date of Birth: 10 December, 1987

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Basque, possibly other)

Gonzalo Higuaín is an Argentine professional footballer. In 2016, he became one of the most expensive footballers of all time, when he moved to Juventus for a transfer fee of €90 million.

Gonzalo was born in Brest, Brittany, France, to Argentine parents, Jorge Higuaín, a former football player, and Nancy Zacarías, an artist.

On his mother’s side, Gonzalo is the grandson of Santos Zacarias, a boxer.

The surname “Higuaín” is of Basque origin. Gonzalo’s father has said that his Basque ancestry goes back to his great-grandfather or great-great-grandfather.

Gonzalo has stated:

I am proud to have a Basque surname and Basque heritage. Our origin is French-Basque, but my father used to say that my grandfather had taught him that the Basques are neither Spanish nor French, they are only Basques.

Gonzalo has also been described as having Basque roots on his mother’s side.

Photo by Celso Pupo/Bigstock.com

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Manuel Neuer

by madman on November 23, 2016

Fc Bayern Munich Players

Birth Name: Manuel Peter Neuer

Place of Birth: Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany

Date of Birth: March 27, 1986

Ethnicity: German

Manuel Neuer is a German professional footballer. He plays for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team, and also serves as vice-captain for Bayern Munich, and captain of Germany.

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Eden Hazard

by madman on November 23, 2016

World Cup 2014

Birth Name: Eden Michael Hazard

Place of Birth: La Louvière, Wallonia, Belgium

Date of Birth: January 7, 1991

Ethnicity: Belgian (Walloon)

Eden Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer. He plays for Chelsea and the Belgium national team.

Eden is the son of Carine and Thierry Hazard, both former footballers. His brothers, Thorgan Hazard and Kylian Hazard, are also professional footballers. He was raised in Braine-le-Comte, Belgium.

Photo by Celso Pupo/Bigstock.com

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