LifeBogger presents the Full Story of a Football Poacher best known by the Nickname; ‘Golden Boy’.
Our version of Marco Asensio’s Biography and Childhood Story brings to you a full account of notable events from his childhood time till date.
The analysis of the Real Madrid star involves his life story before fame, family life and many OFF and ON-Pitch little known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows about Marco Asensio’s advanced playmaking abilities but few consider his life outside the pitch which is quite interesting. Now without further adieu, let’s begin.
Marco Asensio Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:
Marco Asensio was born on the 21st of January 1996 at Palma, Majorca, Spain by Spanish father Gilberto Asensio and Dutch mother Maria Gertruida Margaretha Willemsem.
It isn’t a sheer coincidence that Asensio and Marco van Basten share the same first name. Upon his birth, his dad allowed his mother to choose a name for him.
She chooses to name him after her favourite Netherlands footballer and Icon ‘Marco van Basten’.
Asensio struggled with growth deficiencies in his knees during his youth, which only healed in his teens.
His first gift as a little kid was a football. Little was known this gift signified a pathway to his destiny.
Despite his early love for football as a little boy, his parents insisted more on his studies. According to Marco,
“I got given a ball when I was a kid and I remember playing football and other sports as well, although my parents always put a lot of emphasis on studies”
Marco Asensio Biography – Early Life in Football:
Once upon a time, Marco Asensio once said..“Ever since I was young, I don’t know why, but I supported Real Madrid and I’ve always admired them”.
Thou his start to football came after he received it as his first gift (football), but the real determination to pursue his dreams came when he met Florentino Pérez (Real Madrid President) as a kid.
According to Marco,..“I was out and about one day with the family and we went for a walk by the port and there was Florentino Pérez’s boat.
My mum recognised him from afar. We immediately ran to him. She pleaded with him so we could take a photo and she told him that I was going to be a Real Madrid player one day.
One of life’s coincidences, that’s what happened and he still remembers that beautiful anecdote as well”.
Since that day, Marco took it upon himself to strive at all costs to be a Galactico.
Marco Asensio Biography Facts – The Miraculous Day:
In his words…
“In the winter my agent came and told me he had a surprise. I sad what? He said that Real Madrid was interested in me.
There were calls from several clubs at that time and it was hectic for me to choose. But that day finally came.
Florentino phoned before a game to tell me I was finally going to be a Real Madrid player. It all happened in one day…
That same day: We all went to Madrid, I signed, visited the Bernabéu and Valdebebas and then we went back to Mallorca to finish off the season. It was all so quick and intense, but I felt an incredible joy”.
Marco Asensio Biography Facts – The Prospect:
Florentino Perez’s on Marco Asensio’s prospects: “He is not only capable of being world-class, but he can also win the Ballon d’Or.
He has all the conditions to succeed. He is humble, hard-working, sensible, a team player and of tremendous quality.
All his teammates recognise that. It’s not about money. He’s one of those players that we signed because they have the conditions to play in the first-team.
This has been his debut season and Zidane has handled it wonderfully. Every time he has played, he has done it magnificently.” The question is; Will Asensio win Ballon d’Or?
About Marina Muntaner – Marco Asensio’s Lover:
REAL MADRID wonderkid Marco Asensio indeed had a superb 2016 so far, making his Real Madrid and Spain debut. He also bagged himself a winner off the pitch, cosying up to stunning Marina Muntaner.
More so, on the pitch, he is known for his sensational goals. Off the pitch, he is known for his sensational blonde beauty Marina.
The Real ace confirmed his relationship to local media and the pair recently posed for pictures that they shared online with their many fans and followers.
Web users have been widely commenting on their snaps with several saying they could not believe their eyes when they saw the beautiful Spanish model.
Many wrote comments such as ‘take a bow, son’ and ‘that girl’s unbelievable’ while another added: “Beautiful couple!”
Marco Asensio Family Life:
In this section of our Biography, we’ll tell you more about the members of his household. Without further ado, let us begin.
About Marco Asensio Father:
His name is Gilberto and he was born nearby in Ugarte, Spain. Gilberto was a classy footballer during his time at Athletic Bilbao.
Gilbert played as a skilful deep-lying forward who would roam freely and even drop back to help in defence.
Before his engagement in football, he lived with his family in Mallorca. Back then, he worked at a hotel.
It was there he met a Dutch visitor in the name of Maria Gertruida Margaretha Willemsem (Marco Asensio’s late mother).
About Marco Asensio Mother:
Do you know, Asensio’s mother died from cancer when he was only 15. This is why he casts his eyes skyward when he finds the net.
“My mother’s death was very hard. We were a very close family and my dad, my brother and I were left alone to carry on,” he said.
“We really supported each other, helped each other out, and we’re still very close. I always dedicate my goals to her”.
About Marco Asensio Brothers:
Both siblings are lookalikes and are very close. His elder big brother, Igor Asensio currently plays for Platges de Calvià as a defender.
Marco Asensio Facts – His Idol:
Marco Asensio has revealed he used to have a poster of Zinedine Zidane on his wall as a kid and is delighted to be working with the Frenchman.
He has been regularly used by Zidane in his first season at the Santiago Bernabeu. Playing under his idol has made his breakthrough even more special. In his words..
“Zidane was my idol when I was younger, I had a poster of him in my room,” Asensio told the club’s official website.
“I am so proud to have him as my coach now because I can learn things from him and being under his guidance is just incredible.”
Marco Asensio Facts – Once had interest from Barcelona:
While Real Madrid was scouting Asensio in 2014, Barcelona was doing the exact same thing. Apparently, the young midfielder was hot property for both clubs.
Barcelona offered Mallorca €1.5 million for him but was outbid by a more determined Real Madrid. Asensio signed with Real Madrid after that memorable phone call.
Ironically, Asensio grew also to love the Catalan giant thanks to Ronaldinho. Barcelona had all but sealed the deal with Mallorca when talks broke down over the method of payment for the young player.
While Mallorca wanted the entire amount upfront, the Catalan club wanted the sum to be divided into two instalments.
Madrid observed and took advantage of these complications, and signed him instead. Barcelona ended up signing Douglas.