5 Young footballers who married early

Hirving Lozano
Hirving Lozano
Elvis Ume O
Modified 01 Apr 2020
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Marriage is a beautiful union between two people who get together for many different reasons chief of which is lifelong companionship.

Throughout history, there are certain factors which are considered when it comes to marriage and financial stability is one of them.

For the average man in the world, it usually takes some time before they attain financial independence. Hence, marriage is usually staved off until their late 20s to early 30s. However, for footballers who get access to fame and fortune at a very young age that does not happen to be the case.

In today’s world of multimillion-dollar transfer fees as well as an ever-increasing marketing revenue in football, footballers sign contracts worth millions at very tender ages, while their fame means they are able to attract some of the most beautiful women on the planet.

It is not an uncommon sight to see players become fathers while still in their teens, while others have gone a step further by tying the knot. In this piece, we shall be taking a look at five players aged 23 and under who are already married.

#5 Nicolo Barella (Cagliari) - 22 years

Barella in action for Cagliari
Barella in action for Cagliari

Efficient in possession and highly composed, Nicolo Barella has emerged as one of the most highly sought after young midfielders in Europe following his displays in the middle of the park with hometown club Cagliari.

With extreme maturity which belies his age, the 22-year-old is regarded as one of the most promising midfielders in the Serie A and also seems to exhibit the same maturity off the field of play, as he is already married with a daughter, while a second child is also on the way.

News emerged that Chelsea were leading the race to sign the multitalented midfielder (who has been compared to Italian legend Marco Tardelli). However, the deal was said to have been complicated as Barella's wife was pregnant and he wanted to be close to her in Italy to see her through the delivery.

Having already established himself as an Italian international, Barella seems destined for the top and it is only a matter of time before one of Europe's bigger clubs snaps him up.

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Published 16 Feb 2019
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