5 popular footballers who became fathers as teenagers

5 popular footballers who became fathers as teenagers

Football wonder-kids receive a large amount of money relatively early in their lives which allows them to take on more responsibilities than their age mates.

While it is not a crime to be a father at a young age, the emotional stress of being a father at a young age can affect a person's mental strength.

However these players have proven they can weather the storm as they have all had successful careers today.

1. Neymar (19 years old)

During his time at Santos, the Brazilian became a father to David Lucca Da Silva Santos, with his ex-girlfriend Carolina Nogueira Dantas. Lucca was born on the 24 August 2011, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

5 popular footballers who became fathers as teenagers

Carolina with Neymar's son. Photo: Neymar/Instagram

5 popular footballers who became fathers as teenagers

Neymar left Barcelona for PSG this summer. Photo: Get French Football News

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2. Eden Hazard (19 years old)

At the age of 14, Hazard fell in love with Natasha Van Honacker. Natasha gave birth to their first son Yannis Hazard in 2010 when Hazard was just 19. The couple got married in the April of 2012 and have three children now.

5 popular footballers who became fathers as teenagers

Eden Hazard has been married since he was 19-years-old

3. Raheem Sterling (18 years old)

There were rumors that Sterling had more than one child with more than more than one woman however that was proved to be false. The English winger has only one daughter named Melody Rose Sterling born in 2012 when he was a teenager. His second child Thiago was born with his current partner Milian Piage.

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4. Anthony Martial (18 years old)

The striker has one daughter Toto Martial together with former partner Samantha Martial. She was born when he was only 19-year-old.

5 popular footballers who became fathers as teenagers

Anthony Martial (l) with his daughter, right is his former partner

5. Jack Wilshere (19 years old)

Wilshere's first child Archie with ex-partner Lauren Neal was born on September 29, 2011, when he was just 19-year-old. Their daughter Delilah Grace Wilshere was born on September 26, 2013. Wilshere is now engaged to his current girlfriend, Andriani Michael.

5 popular footballers who became fathers as teenagers

Wilshere cuddles his children after the 2015 FA Cup final which Arsenal won. Photo: Wilshere/Instagram

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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