How the stars of LaLiga celebrate Christmas

Ansu Fati (FC Barcelona) – By the fireplace

When the temperatures drop in late December, there’s no better feeling than sitting by a warm fireplace, like Ansu Fati did last Christmas.

Rodrygo Goes (Real Madrid) – Pose beside the Christmas tree

The Christmas tree is one of the great symbols of this time of year and the footballers of LaLiga Santander often have especially beautiful trees. Rodrygo Goes shared a photo of his Christmas tree with his followers last year

Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid) – A family photo

Another common Christmas tradition is to share a family photo, often in front of the Christmas tree, like Álvaro Morata and his family did.

Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid) – Christmas with the dogs

Given that so many LaLiga Santander players are dog lovers, it’s also common to see these animals appear in the Christmas photos that are shared on social media, as in this photo from Dani Carvajal.

Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) – Dress up smart

There are many different kinds of dress for Christmas time. While many opt for colourful jumpers, Marco Asensio and his partner decided to dress up very smart last Christmas.

Papu Gómez (Sevilla FC) – Christmas with a teammate

LaLiga Santander players spend so much time training and travelling with their club teammates that they develop close bonds. Because of this, Papu Gómez shared a photo last year of his family celebrating with that of his Sevilla FC teammate Lucas Ocampos.

Ronald Araújo (FC Barcelona) – Celebrate a first Christmas

Last Christmas was the first Christmas for FC Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araújo’s daughter, making it an extra special celebration for his family.

Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) – Prepare a meal

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a delicious meal. This is one of the most important Christmas traditions and Lucas Vázquez shared a photo of his family preparing to sit down for their meal at a beautifully decorated table.

Robert Lewandowski (FC Barcelona) – Hit the gym

At the end of the day, the footballers of LaLiga Santander are still athletes and there is still a need to look after the body during Christmas time. Many will spend some time in the gym on Christmas, as Robert Lewandowski has done in the past.

Joaquín (Real Betis) – Dress up for Three Kings Day

In Spain, the main day for giving presents is January 6th, on Three Kings Day. Therefore, it’s also common at this time of year to see people dressing up as one of the Kings, as Real Betis captain Joaquín has done.  

MG Team

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