LB presents the Full Story of a Football Genius who is best known by the Nickname; ‘The Beast’. Our Christian Benteke Childhood Story plus Biography Facts bring to you full account of notable events from his childhood time till date. The analysis involves his life story before fame, relationship life, family life, and other OFF-Pitch little-known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows about his abilities but few consider our Benteke Biography which is quite interesting. Now without further adieu, let’s Begin.
Christian Benteke Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Early Life
Christian Benteke Liolo was born on the 3rd day of December 1990 in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
He was born to his mother, Marie-Claire Benteke and father, Jean-Pierre Benteke.
Benteke was raised was raised in a military setting. His father Jean-Pierre was an army officer but in 1993 decided to quit Zaire which is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Zaire then was still ruled by the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko and his son Kongulu Mobutu.
Because of fears of being killed after deserting the army, Jean-Pierre Benteke fled with his family and establish himself Congo’s former colonial power Belgium. Seeking asylum was the only option as dictator Mobutu Sese Seko had already ordered his arrest. He joined his uncle in Liege, Belgium. At that time, Little Christian was only three.
Let’s move you to straight Benteke’s relationship life. Benteke’s Early Career Story will continue later in this piece.
Christian Benteke Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Relationship Life
Christian Benteke never searched for his soul mate. He successfully went to find the missing part of him. She is in the person of Fortune. Benteke has been dating this lady of enamoured beauty since his teen years.
More recently, he tied the knot with long-time partner in a private ceremony. Benteke tagged his wedding as that which involved a ceremony between the ‘beauty and the beast’.
Stating it, Benteke acknowledged in a social media post: “The Beauty and the Beast. Best Day Ever 8-07-17.” Both Christian Benteke and Fortune had a son before tying the knots. His cute son played a key role in the wedding of his parents. Upon looking at the chap, you will notice Benteke’s softer written all over his face.
Christian Benteke Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Personality
Benteke is Sagittarius by birth. He has the following attribute as regards his zodiac personality.
Christian Benteke’s Strengths: Generous, idealistic and great sense of humour
Christian Benteke’s Weaknesses: Promises more than can deliver, very impatient, will say anything no matter how undiplomatic.
What Christian Benteke likes: Freedom, travel, philosophy and being outdoors
What Christian Benteke dislikes: Clingy people, being constrained and off-the-wall theories.
Christian Benteke Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Also a Daber
Yes, Jesse Lingard properly brought the ‘dab’ dance craze to the Premier League. He’s certainly not the first football star to celebrate with the dance move which sometimes starts with a handshake.
Christian Benteke has already popularised the handshake and dab with his close friend, Mamadou Sakho.
Christian Benteke Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Family Life
His Father’s tough but fair love
Jean-Pierre Benteke may have left his army post prematurely but the discipline he would have meted out to the soldiers under him he has imposed on his three children.
Christian Benteke, though, appreciates his hardness and sought his advice when he fell out with Klopp. “My father is a very hard man,” Benteke told ‘The Independent’. “He tells me that the career of a footballer isn’t long so I must take full advantage of it. My mother is much softer. She speaks with her heart. My dad tells me the reality. If I am rubbish in a game, he lets me know. He doesn’t mince his words. But he has brought us up well”.
Jean-Pierre Benteke works with his son’s agent, Eris Kismet who negotiates with clubs and others on the behalf on Benteke.
Benteke’s younger brother Jonathan is a professional footballer playing as a striker for Belgian side Zulte Waregem. Jonathan Benteke Lifeka was born on the 28th day of April 1995.
He joined Crystal Palace in the 2016/2017 season before moving to Omonia in Cyprus that same season.
Benteke also has a sister called Sara.
Christian Benteke Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –The Social Media Error
Christian Benteke was once forced to issue an apology after changing his Twitter bio to claim he had signed for Burnley. This happened when he completed his transfer from Liverpool to Crystal Palace. Followed next was a twitter blunder as seen below.
He was bashed by one of his follower who is a strong critic.
After realising the error, Benteke apologised and pushed blame as pictured below.
Christian Benteke Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Start to Football
Little Benteke developed his wonderful football talent on the streets of Liege like several other Belgian stars of his generation, some of whom like Vincent Kompany also were born in Congo.
In his words…“I started in the street, playing with my mates in the evenings, it was more fun,” he told ‘The Independent’. “I started playing with Axel Witsel, who is also from Liege. He played in the street. Kompany, (Mousa) Dembele, (Kevin) Mirallas all started playing in the streets”.
Benteke started his youth football for JS Pierreuse and later Standard Liège before moving to Genk.
Paul Lambert gave Benteke his first break in English football with Aston Villa. However, seeing the club were not going in the right direction he jumped at the courting of Liverpool. This was followed by a move to Crystal Palace. The rest, as they say, is now history.
Christian Benteke Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Idols
He named Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as the man he looks up to the most in football.
Benteke loves basketball and admits he is a Cleveland Cavaliers fan because of superstar LeBron James.