Who is Theo Hernandez? Biography, Profile, Career, Award
Updated: Nov 3, 2022
Who is Theo Hernandez?
Football player Theo Hernandez is one of the best left-backs who can also play as a left wing-back. Since his transfer from Real Madrid to AC Milan in 2019: he has been playing for the club. Throughout his career, the UEFA Nations League winner has played in many tournaments with clubs. This is a versatile player who has played excellently at both the right-back and left-back positions. Initially, he was trained at Atletico Madrid's football academy before joining rival club Real Madrid.
In addition, he got called up for his national team France and has played in four games so far. His trophies include the Spanish league title and the UEFA Champions League. Due to his tackling, interception, and crossing skills during the game, Theo is considered one of the game's best defenders. French and AC Milan football player, Theo Hernandez, is the subject of this biography that covers some of the most important moments of his early life.
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Player Profile of Theo Hernandez
Date of birth: Oct 6, 1997
Place of birth: Marseille
Height: 1.84 m
Citizenship: France / Spain
Position: Defender - Left-Back
Current club: AC Milan
Career goal: 26
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Background of Theo Hernandez
Theo Hernandez Birth date is on October 4, 1997. It is interesting that Theo Hernandez shares his birthday with former English goalkeeper, Bruce Grobbelaar who is also born on the 7th of October.
Theo Hernandez nationality is French although he has strong Spanish roots from his paternal side. Theo Hernandez was born in Marseille, France.
Theo Hernandez was born into a family of footballers. His father, Jean-François Hernandez was a successful professional footballer at many clubs including Atletico Madrid and Marseille. Theo was born at Marseille during the time his father was a player at the club. He also has a brother, Lucas who is also a famous professional footballer, currently playing at Real Madrid.
Despite having fine memories of playing football, the two brothers had a very dark childhood regarding their parent's relationship. Their father had constant arguments with their mother and eventually left his family when the Theo and Lucas were still kids. The family faced serious financial problems and their mother had to work long shifts to raise her two sons.
Theo and Lucas tried to escape from the bad memories of their early years by playing football. During this time of his life, Theo's footballing idol was AC Milan legend, Paolo Maldini, with whom he has worked since arriving at Milan in 2019. He also was fond of the playing style of Real Madrid's Brazilian left-back Marcelo, who were at the top of his game back then.
When they reached their teenage years, they managed to enter Atletico Madrid's academy with the help of their grandparents. They moved through the academy ranks together but had to part ways in 2016, as Lucas was promoted to Atletico's senior side and Theo went on loan to Deportivo Alavez.
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Club Career of Theo Hernandez
2019 – Now AC Milan
2021 – Now France
2018 – 2019 Real Sociedad
2017 – 2018 Real Madrid
2016 – 2017 Deportivo Alavés
2016 – 2016 Atlético Madrid
National Team Experience of Theo Hernandez
He received his first call to France's senior squad on 26 August 2021. In a World Cup qualifier against Finland on 7 September 2021, he scored two goals to win the game 2-0 at home.
He started and played the whole match. Theo was selected to represent France in the 3-4-1-2 formation as a left center-back and a left wing-back by Didier Deschamps ahead of the UEFA Nations League semi-finals against Belgium in October 2021. This was the first time the two brothers had played together in a senior competitive game.
In the 3-2 victory against the opponent on 7 October, he scored the late winner, sending his team to the final for the first time in tournament history.
Awards of Theo Hernandez
1x FIFA Club World Cup Winner
1x Champions League Winner
1x Italian Champion
1x UEFA Supercup Winner
1x Winner UEFA Nations League
1x Spanish Super Cup Winner
Personal Life of Theo Hernandez
Theo Hernandez has had two notable relationships in his life. His first girlfriend was Adriana Pozueco, a Spanish Sport Journalist with whom Theo started dating in 2017.
Adriana Pozueco was that she was die-hard fan of Atletico Madrid. The two had a very close relationship for a few years before splitting up due to personal disagreements.
Theo Hernandez second intimate relationship was with the famous Italian Tattoo artist, Zoe Cristofoli. Theo and Zoe met shortly after Theo joined AC Milan in 2019. Nicknamed the 'tiger of Verona', Cristofoli is the ex-girlfriend of the famous TV personality, Fabrizio Corona and also had a short relationship with Manchester City's forward, Sergio Aguero. The couple are not married and are yet to have a child together.