Honest and transparent conversions are key to a successful marriage. Nonetheless, many footballers have found it difficult to keep these two things.
One thing that we can all agree on is that divorce isn’t a pleasant experience, but if you’re a footballer with dipper pockets, divorce can hurt a lot. But which divorces sparked lots of public interest. Here are the most scandalous divorces in football.
Eboue was a great player for arsenal but unfortunately went broke after the divorce. Eboue was one of the most charming players because he was always entertaining on the pitch. He once asked the Queen of England whether he could become a royal dog walker. He nearly lost everything after his wife, Aurelie Bertrand, filed for divorce. The wife took about £7 million-plus their London home. Eboue also lost two relatives during this period and was suspended from football for failure to pay his agent. The divorce hit him so hard that he was even considering committing suicide.
Thierry divorced his wife after moving to Barcelona from the arsenal in June 2007. This wasn’t a good time for him because he was away from his daughter. Henry even admitted staying away from his kids was hard for him. However, after a short while, henry got over it and went ahead to win the champions league and also playing alongside other superstars like Lionel Messi. Henry paid £10 million to his wife to complete the divorce.
Louis Laurent Saha
Louis Saha was without a doubt one of the richest French footballers. He played for the France national time, Everton, Fulham, and Manchester united. However, most of the wealth was no more after he divorced his wife. Saha said that he lost almost half his wealth. It’s then that he started teaching other footballers how to manage their money.
Ashley Cole made a name for himself playing for the arsenal. This was during the 2003-2004 season when the club won the premier league unbeaten. However, Cole left arsenal for Chelsea where he played for several years becoming one of the club’s best players. He then left Chelsea for AS Roma back in 2010. It was then that he divorced Cheryl Ann Tweedy. However, unlike other divorces, the wife never took any cash from Ashley, this is because she had more money than he did. Also, the wife let him keep the £5.83 million mansions. Allegedly Cole had many affairs during the marriage that resulted in the divorce.
Giggs has played for Manchester United for many years and later became an assistant coach at the club. Giggs was very loyal to his club, something he wasn’t able to do for his marriage. Giggs divorced his wife Stacey Cooke in 2017. Giggs was asked to pay £37.92 after having several affairs.
Djibril Cisse divorced his wife Jude in 2012 after 7 years of marriage. The two had 3 children and one each from other relationships.
The Bayern Munich footballer is the latest star to divorce his wife. Rodriguez divorced Daniela Ospina after being married for 5 years.
Redknapp and Louise were once considered as a golden couple of football. The two shocked their fans after they unexpectedly split.
Redknapp divorced Louise in 2017, after 19 years of marriage.
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Eboue reveals struggles continue. (n.d.). BBC Sport. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48593533