Five footballers with paternity test issues


The world of football is filled with glamour, fame, and intense scrutiny. Unfortunately, sometimes this scrutiny extends to a footballer’s personal life, particularly when it comes to paternity.

Here are 5 footballers who have been entangled in paternity test issues:

  1. Geremi Njitap: Former Chelsea and Cameroon midfielder Geremi made headlines when he requested a divorce after DNA tests revealed his twins were not biologically his [Pulse Ghana]. Court documents alleged his wife had an infidelity prior to their marriage.

  2. Asamoah Gyan: Ghanaian legend Asamoah Gyan sparked a lengthy controversy when he requested a DNA test for his three children with his ex-wife. The situation became a national spectacle, with the court eventually ruling in Gyan’s favor, confirming his paternity of all three children [Pulse Ghana].

  3. Nii Odartey Lamptey: Ghanaian footballer Odartey Lamptey’s story is one of heartbreak. After rumors and financial strain, he requested a DNA test that revealed none of his three children were biologically his. Despite the immense pain, Lamptey later remarried and started a new family [Pulse Ghana].

  4. Mauro Icardi: Argentine striker Mauro Icardi’s situation involved a child born before his relationship with current wife Wanda Nara. While Icardi initially denied paternity, he eventually accepted responsibility for the child [The Sun].

  5. Ronaldo: Brazilian legend Ronaldo faced paternity claims throughout his career. Most notably, he acknowledged his responsibility for a son born out of wedlock during his relationship with model Milene Domingues.

It’s important to remember that these are just a few examples, and footballer’s personal lives are complex. Paternity tests can be a difficult and emotional experience, with consequences that extend far beyond the football pitch.