SwiftScores Friday: Players who’ve dated daughters of football icons

SwiftScores Friday: Players who've dated daughters of football icons

Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek is in a relationship with the daughter of Arsenal icon Dennis Bergkamp, and the duo announced they’re expecting a baby soon but he isn’t the first footballer to date the offspring of a legend. And Today we have Four top stars in a beautiful relationship with the daughters of those that have played before them:

Sergio Aguero and Gianinna Maradona

Former Manchester City striker Aguero married into footballing royalty when he began dating the daughter of Argentina’s great Diego Maradona while playing for Atletico Madrid. The pair were introduced by Diego in 2008 and went on to tie the knot, before having a son, Benjamin, together in February 2009. However, Sergio and Gianinna split when things turned sour in 2012, with reports in Argentina claiming they argued over the latter’s ‘party lifestyle’. Diego, the father of the girl, who passed away earlier this year, hit out at the Atletico man at the time and said: “He’s a wimp, who I don’t even want to name. “In my daughter’s next meeting with a lawyer, I want to be by her side. We’ll see who can talk. The next time I want to be there to see if he (Aguero) says anything.

Dele Alli and Maria Guardiola

SwiftScores Friday: Players who've dated daughters of football icons

Some months back, pictures of Alli emerged in the Daily Mail leaving a restaurant with Man City boss Pep Guardiola’s 20-year-old daughter Maria. The Tottenham star had previously been spotted locking lips with Maria at a London rooftop bar in May before they were seen leaving a Berkeley Street restaurant five months later. The ex-Barcelona manager would surely be happy with his daughter’s new man given his glowing comments about him in 2017. Pep said about Alli at the time: “He’s someone who attacks the box and is one of the most fantastic players I have ever seen in my life.”

Alvaro Vasquez and Claudia Hierro


Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro was briefly a father-in-law to Alvaro Vazquez, the Spanish striker who spent close to a decade in La Liga with Espanyol and Getafe. Vazquez, who also enjoyed a short loan spell in the Premier League with Swansea, previously dated Hierro’s daughter Claudia before going their separate ways. Following their split, Claudia is now in a relationship with model Ivan Bernabe, while Alvaro is dating Paula Gago.

Van De Beek and Estelle Bergkamp

SwiftScores Friday: Players who've dated daughters of football icons

Though the Manchester United star has found life a bit hard since his move to Old Trafford, yesterday he announced some good news in his personal life. The couple began dating last summer after meeting in Amsterdam. Estelle was born in London during her father’s spell at Arsenal, who he signed for in 1995 before making 423 appearances. She has been supporting Van de Beek during a difficult period as his United future remains in the balance. And yesterday the Dutch star posted a picture of himself and his lover with a picture of an ultrasound of their baby with the caption:

“Happy to announce that we’re expecting a little one.”

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