Walter Samuel

by andrew on August 20, 2016

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Birth Name: Walter Adrián Luján

Place of Birth: Laborde, Argentina

Date of Birth: 23 March, 1978

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Spanish, possibly other)

Walter Samuel is a retired Argentinian professional footballer. He was a defensive player. His mother’s name is Gladys.

Walter is described in many websites as having Jewish roots, more specifically from his mother’s side. It is not clear if this is accurate. Walter’s mother has said that she watches his games with a statue of the Virgin Mary, which makes it likely that Walter’s mother is Catholic by religion. Walter was married in a Catholic ceremony.

Walter’s surname, Luján, is Spanish, and he almost certainly has Spanish ancestry. Samuel is his stepfather’s surname. Like many people from Argentina, it is possible that he also has some Italian ancestry.

Walter is married to Cecilia, with whom he has three children.

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andrew August 29, 2017 at 12:23 pm

I think he’s listed as Jewish on various websites because of the homonymy with this man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Samuel,_2nd_Viscount_Bearsted

blue August 22, 2016 at 5:54 am

are you mexican Andrew ? where are you from ? because you no know nothing about Spain.

Very dificult to prove that you were living in Spain those days.

andrew August 21, 2016 at 7:02 am
blue August 22, 2016 at 5:42 am

Not true, To acquiere spanish nationality by sephardim you have to present a rabbinical certificate authority, and prove conexión with Spain and with the sephardic comunity and prove that your surname is sephardic because all of this surnames are common here.

You need to present a spanish consulate certificate to show conexión with Spain, some sephardic jews have 200 or 300 years documents that can prove it , and many others requirements.

Not easy. The list is false.

http://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias/2015/06/150612_sefardies_judios_espana_expulsion_nacionalidad_amv

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