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Facts of Matthias Rudiger

Full NameMatthias Rudiger
First NameMatthias
Last NameRudiger
ProfessionCelebrity Father
Birth CountryAfrica
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual Orientationstraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseLily Rudiger
No Of Children6

Matthias Rudiger is the father of Antonio Rudiger

Antonio is a German footballer who plays for La Liga club Real Madrid and the Germany National Team

He plays as a centre-back and is one of the best defenders in the world. Matthias is German, but he originally belonged to Africa

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Married life

Matthias Rudiger has been married to his wife, Lily Rudiger, for a long time. Lily is from Sierra Leone, Africa

Matthias Rudiger with his wife Lily Rudiger
Matthias Rudiger with his wife Lily Rudiger. Source: Instagram

From their marital bliss, they became parents of six children, four daughters and two sons. Antonio is the youngest child born to them. 

Their other son, Sahr Senesie, is also a footballer and has played for Borussia Dortmund and the Germany national team at youth level. 

Matthias Rudiger with his sons Antonio Rudiger and Sahr Senesie
Matthias Rudiger with his sons Antonio Rudiger and Sahr Senesie. Source: Instagram

They were not that wealthy but were happy with their lives. However, in the 1990s, they had to flee from their home in Sierra Leone due to the civil war. 

They moved to Berlin and brought their children up in the area of Neukolln. They then had to struggle a lot and make a lot of sacrifices.

They lived on the 16th floor of a very high-rise social housing building. 

The outside, the streets, was a very rough area as there were many refugees living there. 

Matthias and his wife were scared for their children, so they wouldn't even let them go to the balcony as it was too unstable. 

Matthias Rudiger with his family
Matthias Rudiger with his family. Source: Instagram

Their struggle influenced Antonio

During an interview, Antonio said their past struggles influenced him. He said they were six siblings, and there was not much money. 

However, Matthias did everything he could to provide his family with everything they needed. 

They bought their son his first football jersey with the name of George Weah, Antonio's childhood idol, after saving for a long time. 

Antonio wore it to his training every day.

Lily would do anything for Antonio as well from taking him to football practices to trying to buy whatever Antonio needed for training or school. 

However, one day, Antonio needed some money for a school trip, but Lily was not able to provide him with the money, which had a very big impact on his life, and he remembers that day till today. 

So when he signed a contract with Borussia Dortmund as a youth player, he told his mother that one day, all their sacrifices would be worth it. 

When he was young, fighting or fighting on the street was normal, and from where he came from, only the strongest survived. 

That was the way it was, and it made him who he is today. He said giving up is not in his DNA and his mind. 

His mother calls him a soldier for this reason. He doesn't like to lose, and he is very stubborn.

However, Antonio claims those days to be the best days of his life as he had his family. His family is very important to him, and they have a strong bond. 

He said he misses those times as even though they didn't have lots of money, they were together, so they were rich in that sense. 

Money was never a part of their conversation. 

Matthias and his wife taught their children valuable lessons

Even though they couldn't give lots of money to their children, Matthias and his wife made sure to teach them valuable lessons. 

According to Antonio, the best lesson his parents taught him is not to be jealous. 

He said his parents told him the only way to achieve success is if you can also be happy for others. His parents never taught him to be jealous of others. 

Antonio said that today, we live in a world where people watch too much of what others do and compare themselves to others. 

But Antonio doesn't do that as he believes each person is special on their own. Matthias and Lily also taught their children words of wisdom and dignity. 

Who is his son married to?

His son, Antonio, is married to Lauren. They are blessed with two children. Their son was born in 2020, and they named him Djaman

Their daughter was born in 2022, and they named her Aaliyah Trophy

When Antonio revealed the reason behind his leaving Chelsea, he said that he asked for his wife's opinion as well. 

Antonio said Lauren put the pressure on him by saying it was his decision but also told him that the kids were still small and it wasn't like they had friends already. 

Matthias Rudiger son Antonio Rudiger and grandchild
Matthias Rudiger son Antonio Rudiger and grandchild. Source: Instagram

Net worth

His son, Antonio Rudiger, has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

Updated On Fri May 10 2024 Published On Fri May 10 2024 By shaumya

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