Manuel Akanji of Borussia Dortmund celebrates his son, Aayden Malik’s birthday


Manuel Akanji of Borussia Dortmund took to Instagram on Monday, May 10, 2021, to celebrate the first year birthday of his son, Aayden Malik Adebayo Akanji.

Aayden who was born in 2020 is the only child of Manuel Akanji and his beautiful Swiss wife Melanie Windler.

In the birthday post for his 1-year-old son, the Borussia Dortmund defender could be seen carrying the boy while posing beside his wife. In the caption, the Nigerian-Swiss player wrote: “Happy 1st Birthday to our little king! Spreading smiles and joy every single day”.

Manuel Akanji and his love journey

Manuel Akanji and his wife Melanie Windler during their wedding in 2019.
Manuel Akanji and his wife Melanie Windler during their wedding in 2019.

Just like his father, Mr. Akanji that left Lagos, Nigeria, to Switzerland for greener pastures and then met a Swiss woman to who she got married, Manuel Akanji has been in love with a Swiss lady, Melanie Windler since 2015.

The 25-year-old defender proposed marriage to the Swiss lady in 2018 after a series of ups and downs in their relationship.

In June 2019, Manuel and Melanie Windler became husband and wife. They have been living together in Germany since the Swiss International joined Borussia Dortmund from FC Basel in 2018 for €21.50 million.

After a year of marriage, Melanie Windler became pregnant and gave birth to Malik in May 2020 during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite being a mother of one, she is regarded as one of the hottest ladies in the German Bundesliga due to her natural built and beauty.

Melanie Windler and Manuel Akanji.
Melanie Windler and Manuel Akanji.

Melanie Windler has been one of the biggest supporters of Manuel who chose to represent Switzerland, his mother’s country, instead of Nigeria, his father’s country.

Manuel Akanji in action for Switzerland.

The 25-year-old defender has played 26 Bundesliga games for Borussia Dortmund this season in which he scored two goals. He has played a total of 38 games in all competitions for Dortmund this season.

Manuel who still has over two seasons left on his contract with Borussia Dortmund has played 28 times for Switzerland since he made his debut for the country on June 9, 2017.


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