15 Great Photos Of Footballers And Their Mums

Chris Wright

3rd, April 2011

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By Chris Wright

What with it being Mother’s Day and all, Pies have cobbled together a 15-strong photographic compendium of footballers and the very women that spawned them.

With that image firmly lodged in your mind, feel free to have a butcher’s at these…

1. Lionel Messi and his mother, Celia

Little Leo and his mama try on a hat or two during a shopping spree in Milan at the tail-end of last year…

2. Cristiano Ronaldo and his mother, Dolores

Ron’s mum celebrates at home after watching her sprog pick up the 2008 World Player of the Year Award in Zurich…

3. George Best and his mother, Ann

Georgie shares a moment with his dear old mum…

4. Fabio Capello and his mother, Evelina

The England manager helps his elderly mother onto a boat during a day-trip to Venice last year to celebrate her 90th birthday…

5. Ian Wright, his then-wife Debbie (R) and his mother, Nesta

Wrighty’s mum Nesta swells with pride after watching her son pick up his MBE from the Queen’s house in 2000…

6. Shaun Goater, his wife Anita (R) and his mother, Lynette

Former Man City striker Shaun Goater holds his MBE aloft as the women in his life look on, 2003…

7. Mark Hughes and his mother (far left), Jenny

Thus completing the MBE triptych, Sparky collects his medal from Buckingham Palace, family in tow, back in 2004…

8. Magnus Hedman, his wife Magdelena (R) and his mother, Anethe

Former Coventry, Celtic and Chelsea keeper celebrates picking up the Swedish Player of the Year award in 2000 with his nearest and dearest…

9. Ronaldo and his mother, Sonia

Senhor Luis Nazario de Lima and his mama turn up for an event at the Gran Casino Aranjuez, 2005…

10. Sven-Goran Eriksson with his mother, Ulla (centre-right)

The Eriksson family gather round to flick through some of young Sven’s holiday snaps…

11. Ashley Cole and his mother, Sue

Ashley Cole fluffs some of that hard-earned cash by treating his mum to a shopping spree around Mayfair, 2001…

12. Jermain Defoe and his mother, Sandra

Sandra celebrates at home after watching her boy score the winner for England against Slovenia during last year’s World Cup…

13. Thierry Henry and his mother, Maryse

Appearing less than impressed with the paparazzi intrusion, the Henrys take a stroll through the streets of Barcelona in the summer of 2009…

14. Emlyn Hughes and his mother, Ann

Sadly, Ann survived ‘Crazy Horse’ (the pair are pictured here back in 1979), who died of a brain tumour at his Sheffield home in 2004…

15. Bobby Charlton and his mother, Cissie

All was rosy when Sir Robert celebrated his 21st birthday with a cake and his mum by his side in 1958. However, things turned sour years later and Charlton even refused to speak to Cissie for the last four years of her life (she died in 1996) after she fell-out with Charlton’s wife Norma in 1992…

Photos courtesy of the PA.

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