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Christian Karembeu Biography

karembey sklenarikovaChristian Karembeu was born in December 3, 1970 in Lifou, New Caledonia, France. Christian Karembeu is a former French international football player.

He announced his retirement on October 13, 2005. Christian Karembeu is married to Slovak model Adriana Sklenarikova, whom he met on a plane.

Their wedding was a huge event in Spain at the end of 1998, due to Adriana's modeling career and Christian Karembeu playing for Real Madrid at the time.

Christian Karembeu Career

christian karembeuIn the mean time Christian Karembeu has won two Champions League medals, a World Cup winner's medal and a European Championship winner's medal as well as no doubt at least a couple of Spanish League and Cup medals.

He last played midfield for Bastia in the French Ligue 1. He had also played for Nantes (1990-95), Sampdoria (1995-97), Real Madrid (1997-2000), Middlesbrough (2000-01), Olympiacos (2001-04), Servette Genève (2004-05), Bastia (2005). With Real Madrid, he won the Champions League in 1998 and 2000.

In 1998 he won the World Cup with French National Football. In Euro 2000, he was on the squad as well but played only one game. He compiled 53 caps in his career, earning his first one on November 14, 1992 against Finland in a 2-1 victory.

Christian Karembeu And His Social Offer

France's 1998 World Cup champion Christian Karembeu joined the illustrious team of FIFA/SOS ambassadors at a press conference in April 2006, in which the player and the French Football Federation pledged their full support for 6 villages for 2006.

During this event, Karembeu, a 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Champion, also joined the long list of active and retired football players who have agreed to serve as "FIFA for SOS Children's Villages" ambassadors.

"It is a matter of course for me to join such a noble cause," Christian Karembeu told a press conference staged at the headquarters of the French Football Federation (FFF), in which 6 villages for 2006, the joint charity campaign between FIFA and SOS Children's Villages, was presented.

"In the course of my travels, I have seen a lot of children in great need. We were all once children, we all have a heart - the fundamental lesson in life is learning to share. Therefore, it is important to donate and give the lives of these children a new meaning," Karembeu added.


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