It does not come as a surprise to see footballers having affairs, but they are expected to use some protection measures at least. However, pregnancies don’t lie. Down are five of the footballers who had kids from many women.
5. Samuel Eto’o – 3 Women (5 kids)
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One of the best footballers of his time, Samuel Eto’o Fils, has five children: Annie, Maelle, Étienne, Siena and Lynn. He had Maelle, Siena and Lynn with his wife Georgette Tra Lou, and the two others from previous relationships.
4. Anthony Martial – 2 Women (2 kids)
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Yesterday, it was in the news after Anthony Martial left Manchester United’s tour of the United States to attend the birth of his son. The Frenchman flew home from Los Angeles to be with girlfriend Melanie Da Cruz and did not play against AC Milan.
He is also the father of two-year-old Peyton, his daughter from a previous marriage to Samantha Jacquelinet.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo – 3 Women (4 kids)
Ronaldo has such a beautiful family pic.twitter.com/bs6ilcFKBd
— Bog (@bogsigplatz) December 25, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered as one of the best footballers in the world. Outside the football pitch, though, he recently graduated from a playboy to a loving and caring father.
Ronaldo became a father to Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, in June 2010. In June 2017, he had become the father to twins, a daughter Eva Maria and a son Mateo. Five months later, his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to their daughter Alana Martina.
2. Pele – 4 Women (7 kids)
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Another football legend, Pelé has married three times and has had several affairs, producing several children. On 21 February 1966, Pelé married Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi. They had two daughters and one son: Kelly Cristina, Jennifer, and their son Edson. The couple divorced in 1982.
From 1981 to 1986, Pelé was romantically linked with the TV presenter Xuxa. In April 1994, he married psychologist and gospel singer Assíria Lemos Seixas, who gave birth to twins Joshua and Celeste. The couple divorced in 2008.
Pelé had at least two more children from former affairs. Sandra Machado, who was born from an affair Pelé had in 1964 with a housemaid, and Anizia Machado, who fought for years to be acknowledged by Pelé.
1. Roberto Carlos – 6 Women (9 kids)
Roberto Carlos has got NINE kids. It's like he's attempting to build his own World Cup winning XI pic.twitter.com/p3u0k2fO7P
— Coral (@Coral) July 9, 2017
Roberto Carlos’ glittering career may have ended years ago but off the pitch, he continues to celebrate. Marina born in June 2017, is the second child Carlos has with his current wife, Mariana after daughter Manuela was born in 2009.
Carlos has three kids with his first wife Alejandra: Roberta, Giovanna, and Roberto Carlos Jr; the latter adopted. He also has four sons: Carlos Eduardo, Christopher, Junior, and Luca; all from other relationships.