FIFA World Cup 2010- Top 10 Players Personal life

The FIFA World Cup, occasionally called the Football World Cup or Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World. FIFA World Cup 2010 top 10 players personal life check out here.

1.Lionel Messi, Argentina

fifa-world-cup-2010-top-10-players-personal-lifeMessi was at one stage romantically linked to Macarena Lemos, also from his hometown of Rosario. He is said to have been introduced to her by the girl’s father when he returned to Rosario to recover from his injury a few days before the start of the 2006 World Cup. He has in the past also been linked to the Argentine model, Luciana Salazar.In January 2009 he told “Hat Trick Barça”, a programme on Canal 33: “I have a girlfriend and she is living in Argentina, I am relaxed and happy”.He was seen with the girl, Antonella Roccuzzo,at a carnival in Sitges after the Barcelona-Espanyol derby. Roccuzzo is a fellow native of Rosario.They plan to wed near the end of 2010.

He is featured on the front cover of the video game Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 and is also involved in promotional campaigns for the game.Messi, along with Fernando Torres,is the face of Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, and was also involved in the motion capturing and the trailer.Messi is sponsored by the German sportswear company Adidas and features in their television advertisements.He has two cousins in football; Maxi and Emanuel Biancucchi.Messi was announced as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF on 11 March 2010.

2.Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

fifa-world-cup-2010-top-10-players-personal-lifeCristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH, (Portuguese pronunciation:born 5 February 1985),commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and serves as captain of the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo currently holds the distinction of being the most expensive player in football history after having transferred to Real Madrid from Manchester United in a deal worth £80 million (€94m, US$132m). His contract with Real Madrid is believed to have made him the highest-paid football player in the world.Ronaldo began his career as a youth player for Andorinha, where he played for two years, then moved to Nacional. In 1997, he made a move to Portuguese giants Sporting CP. Ronaldo’s precocious talent caught the attention of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and he signed the 18-year-old for £12.24 million in 2003. The following season, Ronaldo won his first club honour, the FA Cup, and reached the Euro 2004 final with Portugal, in which tournament he scored his first international goal.

In 2008, Ronaldo won his first Champions League title, and was named player of the tournament. He was named the FIFPro World Player of the Year and the FIFA World Player of the Year, in addition to becoming Manchester United’s first Ballon d’Or winner in 40 years.Three-time Ballon d’Or winner Johan Cruyff said in an interview on 2 April 2008, “Ronaldo is better than George Best and Denis Law, who were two brilliant and great players in the history of United.

3.Wayne Rooney, England

fifa-world-cup-2010-top-10-players-personal-lifeRooney met his wife, Coleen Rooney (née McLoughlin), while both were in their final year of secondary school. They married on 12 June 2008 after six years of dating, during which Rooney admitted to soliciting prostitution in Liverpool in 2004. ‘”I was young and stupid. It was at a time when I was very young and immature and before I had settled down with Coleen.”He has a tattoo of the words “Just Enough Education To Perform,” the title of an album by his favorite band, the Stereophonics; Coleen arranged for the group to play at their wedding reception.The wedding ran into some controversy with the Catholic Church. The couple, held a religious ceremony at La Cervara, a converted monastery near Genoa, despite being warned by the local bishop’s office against the plan. The bishop’s office told the Rooneys that La Cervara is deconsecrated and not suitable for a wedding. It suggested a different church, five miles away. Nevertheless, the couple ignored the advice and Father Edward Quinn, their local priest from Croxteth, presided over a ceremony in which rings were exchanged.

In April 2006, he was awarded £100,000 in libel damages from tabloids The Sun and News of the World, who had claimed that he had assaulted Coleen in a nightclub. Rooney donated the money to charity.

The Rooneys reside in a £4.25 million mansion in the village of Prestbury, Cheshire,which was built by a company owned by Dawn Ward, the wife of former Sheffield United striker Ashley Ward. He also owns property in Port Charlotte, Florida.While Rooney was house hunting in Cheshire after signing with Manchester United, he spotted a pub sign that read “Admiral Rodney,” which he misread as “Admiral Rooney.” He nonetheless considered it a positive omen for his future home.Rooney owns a French mastiff dog, which was reportedly bought for £1,250.

Rooney’s wife Coleen announced on 7 April 2009 that the couple were expecting their first baby, due in October 2009.Coleen gave birth to their son, Kai Wayne Rooney, on 2 November 2009.

4.Kaka, Brazil

fifa-world-cup-2010-top-10-players-personal-lifeA devout evangelical Christian, Kaká became engrossed in religion at the age of 12: “I learnt that it is faith that decides whether something will happen or not.” He removed his jersey to reveal an “I Belong to Jesus” t-shirt and openly engaged in prayer moments after the final whistle of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup, and Milan’s 2004 Scudetto and 2007 Champions League triumphs. He also had the same phrase, along with “God Is Faithful,” stitched onto the tongues of his boots.During the postmatch celebration following Brazil’s 4–1 win over Argentina in the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup final, he and several of his teammates wore t-shirts that read “Jesus Loves You” in various languages.

Kaká is a member of the organization Atletas de Cristo (“Athletes of Christ”).His goal celebration consists of him pointing to the sky as a gesture of thanks to God. Kaká’s favourite music is gospel,and his favourite book is the Bible.Since November 2004, he has served as an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations’ World Food Programme, the youngest to do so at the time of his appointment.

Kaká is a follower of the evangelical Rebirth in Christ Church. He married his childhood sweetheart Caroline Celico on 23 December 2005 at a Rebirth in Christ church in São Paulo.Their first child, Luca Celico Leite, was born in São Paulo on 10 June 2008.

Kaká was sworn in as an Italian citizen on 12 February 2007.He features prominently in adidas advertising and also has a modeling contract with Armani, the latter preventing him from appearing in a photo collection alongside his Milan teammates that was published by Dolce & Gabbana in early 2007.

Raí, the former Brazilian and São Paulo FC captain, has always been the idol of Kaká.

Kaká’s best friend is Chivas USA midfielder and fellow Brazilian Marcelo Saragosa. They both served as best man at each other’s wedding.

5.Xavi, Spain

fifa-world-cup-2010-top-10-players-personal-lifeAlonso was regarded as a quiet and friendly person by his former teammates at Liverpool.He is married to Nagore Aranburu and the couple had their first child on 11 March 2008; a boy named Jontxu Alonso Aranburu and on 30 March they had their second child; a girl named Ane Alonso.Alonso stayed in Merseyside to be at her side while she gave birth, later saying: “It was a little frustrating to miss the match against Inter but I have to be with my family at times like these.”However, this caused much friction with manager Rafa Benítez as this meant he could not pick him for the important Champions League tie against the Milanese side and the two were at odds over Alonso’s decision.

Alonso and Everton player Mikel Arteta were neighbours on the same street while growing up in San Sebastián and also lived near each other in Liverpool.Alonso convinced Arteta to transfer to Everton after he told him how happy he was living in Liverpool.Alonso also helped persuade former Real Sociedad team mate Juan Ugarte to make a move to Wales by joining Wrexham in 2004.

His brother, Mikel Alonso, spent a season on loan at Bolton Wanderers in the 2007–08 season with an option for a permanent deal.However, the team opted not to extend the loan deal and he returned to Spain to train with Xabi Alonso’s former club, Real Sociedad.Alonso also has another brother involved in football, Jon, who works as a referee.

6.Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast

fifa-world-cup-2010-top-10-players-personal-lifeDrogba is married to Alla, a Malian woman whom he met in Paris, and the couple have three children together. His eldest son, Isaac, was born in France in 1999.He has two younger brothers who are also footballers: Joël and Freddy Drogba. Freddy, 17, is currently in the youth system of French side Le Mans.On 24 January 2007, Drogba was appointed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Goodwill Ambassador. The UNDP were impressed with his previous charity work and believed that his high profile would help raise awareness on African issues.Drogba’s charity work continued when, in late 2009, he announced he would be donating the 3 million GBP signing on fee for his endorsement of Pepsi for the construction of a hospital in his hometown of Abidjan. This work was done through Drogba’s recently created “Didier Drogba Foundation” and Chelsea announced they too would donate the fee for the deal toward the Foundation’s project. Drogba decided on building the hospital after a recent trip to the Ivorian capital’s other hospitals, saying “…I decided the Foundation’s first project should be to build and fund a hospital giving people basic healthcare and a chance just to stay alive.

7.Andres Iniesta, Spain
fifa-world-cup-2010-top-10-players-personal-lifeAndrés Iniesta Luján in Fuentealbilla, Albacete, Castile-La Mancha is a Spanish football midfielder who currently plays for Spanish La Liga club Barcelona. His willingness to play anywhere on the pitch, coupled with a natural humility, has earned him the sobriquet El Ilusionista, El Anti-Galáctico and most recently Don Andrés from the Spanish press.After the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney asserted that he believed the midfielder to be the best player in the world.

8. Fernando Torres, Spain

fifa-world-cup-2010-top-10-players-personal-lifeOn 27 May 2009 Torres married Olalla Domínguez Liste, with whom he had been in a relationship with since 2001,in El Escorial, Madrid.It was revealed in February 2009 that the couple were expecting a baby,which they later confirmed to be a girl. Olalla gave birth to a daughter, Nora, on 8 July 2009 at the Hospital La Rosaleda Compostelan, in Santiago de Compostela.

In 2009, it was reported that Torres has a personal fortune of £14 million. He features in the video for “Ya Nada Volverá A Ser Como Antes” by Spanish rock group El Canto del Loco, whose singer, Dani Martín, shares a strong friendship with the footballer.He makes a cameo appearance in the 2005 comedy film Torrente 3: El protector.In 2009, he released an autobiography entitled El Nino: My Story.

9. Steven Gerrard, England

fifa-world-cup-2010-top-10-players-personal-lifeGerrard and his wife, fashion journalist Alex Curran, married at the Cliveden mansion in Buckinghamshire on 16 June 2007. He has an older brother, Paul (not to be confused with former Everton goalkeeper Paul Gerrard), and his cousin Anthony plays for Cardiff City F.C.

In September 2006, Gerrard published his autobiography, Gerrard: My Autobiography, which went on to win the Sports Book of the Year honour at the British Book Awards.

10. Michael Essien, Ghana

fifa-world-cup-2010-top-10-players-personal-lifeIn December 2009, Michael Essien launched the Michael Essien Foundation(MEF) in Accra, Ghana. The goal of the foundation is to provide basic necessities and medical care for underprivileged youth in Ghana. He hopes to one day expand the foundation to a world-wide foundation.

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