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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Back to the origins: Coentrao’s new life, away from football and at sea

He is only 33 years old, but last season he decided to hang up his boots and retire from professional football with the Portuguese River Ave, the last destination of his football career. However, the former player of the Real Madrid He has not decided to anchor his other passion and has decided to dedicate himself to the great family business: fishing. Fábio Coentrao It has totally changed the course of his life.

The one who was champion of Europe with him Madrid and international with Portugal, grew up in Vila do Conde, a town near Porto, where his family, mainly his father, dedicated themselves to the marine environment and fishing to support the family. Co-enter He has returned to continue the legacy.

People who love the sea and who want to experience the sea need to follow their will, their dream. It is also a job for the new generations. Life at sea is not a shame, as many people think. It’s a job like any other“, He says Coentrao in an interview for the Portuguese digital television channel Empower Brand Channel.

The former Portuguese lateral signed in 2011 for the Real Madrid after the ‘white’ club paid 30 million to Benfica. He signed for six seasons, but he was not all at the club. There were transfers to Monaco and Sporting de Portugal.

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His signing for him Madrid It allowed him to continue nurturing his other great passion. “I knew that football would one day end and that I should take a new direction in my life. And my happiness is this boat and this is the life I want to lead”, He confesses.

With the Real Madrid He managed to lift two Champions League, two League titles and a King’s Cup, as well as two European Super Cups and three Club World Cups. He arrived in 2011 from Benfica for 30 million euros.

After his time as a merengue, he went on loan from Monaco and Sporting de Portugal, to finally join his last club: Rio Ave.

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