Fabio Coentrao set to be father for second time

Fabio Coentrao set to be father for second time

Fabio Coentrao, with his wife and daughter

Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao has announced his wife Andreia Santos is pregnant, and the couple will have their second child by April.

The player has officialy announced it through his Twitter account. “It is with great pleasure that I share with you I will be a father for the second time! My family and I are very happy,” he tweeted together with the above picture.

This is good news for Coentrao after some difficult months due to injuries, and it will surely help him recover the happiness some journalists had claimed he had lost.

The left-back has joined Real Madrid’s baby-boom, with Xabi Alonso and Iker Casillas and their respective partners welcoming children into the world. Sergio Ramos and Pepe are two other soon-to-be fathers in the squad.

In fact, the Portuguese centre-back celebrated these news by putting his thumb in his mouth when he scored against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-final.

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