Valentine Day Special: Footballers Celebrate With Their Lovers

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    Valentine Day Special: Footballers both current and retired took to their Social Media accounts to celebrate their loved ones.

    Valentine Day Special: Football Stars Celebrate Their Loved Ones

    Why Do People Celebrate Valentine Day?

    Every year on February 14, Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed.

    It began as a Christian holiday celebrating Valentine, a martyr.

    It has developed into a huge cultural and economic celebration of romance and love in many parts of the world through later folk customs.

    Valentine’s Day is marked by a number of martyrdom tales, including one about Saint Valentine of Rome, who was imprisoned in the third century for helping Christians who were being persecuted by the Roman Empire.

    Early legend has it that Saint Valentine healed the blind daughter of his jailer.

    Many later additions to the legend have improved its connection to the theme of love. For example, an 18th-century addition to the legend asserts that he wrote the jailer’s daughter a letter addressed to “Your Valentine” as a parting gift before his execution. 

    Another tradition holds that Saint Valentine officiated at weddings for Christian soldiers who were prohibited from getting married.

    Although Saint Valentine’s Day is a recognized feast day in the Anglican Communion and the Lutheran Church, it is not a national holiday in any nation.

    How Footballers Celebrated The Special Day

    Retired players and current big names in the World of Football, took out time to celebrate the special ones in their lives on 14th February, 2023.

    Here are some of these stars and what they posted:

    Patrice Evra

    The former France and Manchester United defender posted on his Instagram account saying: “Tag your love if you celebrate Valentine’s day every day 😅😍 @margauxalexandra ❤️”

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    Cesc Fabregas

    Francesc “Cesc” Fàbregas Soler, a center midfielder for Italian Serie B side Como, was born on May 4, 1987. He is a professional football player from Spain.

    The midfielder for Como wrote on his account: “Happy Valentine’s Day my life 💝 I love you more than anything 🙏🏻😍 @daniellasemaan

    Valentine Day Special: Football Stars Celebrate Their Loved Ones
    Valentine Day Special: Football Stars Celebrate Their Loved Ones

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Portuguese professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM plays as a forward for and captains both the Portugal national team and Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr.

    Earlier today, February 14, he shared a picture of himself alongside his partner Rodriguez Georgina which he captioned: “Happy Valentine’s Day meu amor! So lucky to have you in my life!❤️”

    Valentine Day Special: Football Stars Celebrate Their Loved Ones
    Cristiano Ronaldo and Rodriguez Georgina.

    Marcelo

    Marcelo, also known as Marcelo Vieira da Silva Junior, is a left-back for Olympiacos in the Super League of Greece. He is a Brazilian professional football player.

    Valentine Day Special: Football Stars Celebrate Their Loved Ones

    The former Real Madrid defender also posted a picture of himself and his lover Clarice Alves on his Instagram page which he captioned: “Happy Valentine’s day my Love 💜 @claricealves Love you 👸🏽”

    Jamie Carragher

    James Lee Duncan Carragher is a British football analyst and former defender who spent his whole 17-year playing career with Premier League team Liverpool.

    The one-club footballer shared a picture of himself and lover Nicola on Instagram, which he captioned: “#happyvalentinesday @nicolacarragher she has always looked after me, this was another occasion in the Cat & Fiddle 😂😂  LY ❤️”

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