Michail Antonio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

Michail Antonio Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

LifeBogger presents the Full Story of a WestHam Football Legend who is best known by the nickname “The Beast.

Our Michail Antonio Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts bring to you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date.

The analysis involves his early life, family background, life story before fame, rise to fame story, relationship and personal life, etc.

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Yes, everyone knows he is one of the strongest footballers in West Ham’s history. However, only a few consider Michail Antonio’s Biography, which is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s begin.

Michail Antonio Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:

For Biography starters, his full names are Michail Gregory Antonio. Michail Antonio was born on the 28th of March 1990 in Wandsworth, London.

He was born to his lovely Black British parents who have their family roots in Jamaica and have been together for more than 30 years.

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Let’s now introduce you to Michail Antonio’s parents. Here’s a question for you: Who do you think Michail resembles more in terms of facial features, his mother or his father?

Meet Michail Antonio's Parents.
Meet Michail Antonio’s Parents.

Judging by the looks of Michail Antonio’s parents, it’s most likely they might be in their 60s which by backward calculations means they might have had their son in their 30s.

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Michail Antonio was brought up in South London, and his development from childhood to adult has come a long way. 

The London Borough of Wandsworth, the place he grew up was once heavily infested with a gang culture during his early days.

According to a DailyMail report, The English winger witnessed several live cases of fighting, stabbings, and shootings, all of which seemed normal to him during his childhood time.

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“A couple of my friends were stabbed to death, even a couple were shot in my very eyes but didn’t die. I have seen it all” Antonio told The Sun. 

It was a normal thing to see gangs manifesting their evil deeds to innocent people and mostly among themselves.

 “You heard that someone got stabbed and the reaction would be, “Okay, he got stabbed, then you would walk off. 

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It wasn’t all surprising hearing someone being stabbed. All I would ask is if he is going to be okay with the injury — that was the normal conversation.”

Michail Antonio Biography – Early Career Life:

In the London Borough of Wandsworth, emptiness ended for Antonio when there was football on his feet.

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It was his participation in the football events that steered him away from the poor choices he could have made as a child.

Unlike most professional English footballers, Antonio wasn’t the type of footballer who enrolled at a professional football academy at the age of 6 or 7. He was a late starter to the game of football.

It was at the age of 12 that Antonio decided to join Tooting & Mitcham United Juniors, a semi-professional football academy based in the London Borough of Merton.

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He remained there for six seasons before breaking into their first team in the 2007/2008 season. At this time, his determination to become a pro was no longer a passing fantasy.

Michail Antonio Bio – Rise to Fame:

It didn’t take long for Michail Antonio to make an impression with senior football. His early senior career days saw him displaying what fans would call “alpha male tendencies.

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This was when Antonio ignited his beast mode, as seen in his strength, pace, and skills.

This is what Michail Antonio looked like, in his early career years.
This is what Michail Antonio looked like, in his early career years.

Moved up the ranks very quickly, made him noticeable to scouts and became a subject of intense transfer speculations.

Thanks to his talent, Antonio got himself transferred to Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, and Nottingham Forest.

At Nottingham Forest, the English man won the Player of the 2014/2015 season award. This club is a one-time Europe giant which brought the best out of Djed Spence and Brennan Johnson.

Antonio’s strong form in Forest saw him becoming a candidate for Premier League football. Precisely on the 1st day of September 2015, the non-league player saw his dreams of a premier league football call-up coming to reality.

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He was acquired by West Ham United, who made him one of their most priceless asset thanks to his energy, pace, and eye for goal.

 

The rest, as they say, is history.

Who is Debbie Whittle? Michail Antonio’s Wife:

The relationship life of Michail Antonio is one that escapes the scrutiny of the public eye simply because his love life is drama-free.

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Behind the successful and happy footballer, there exists a glamorous wife in the beautiful person of Debbie Whittle.

Michail Antonio and Debbie Whittle.
Michail Antonio and Debbie Whittle.

Both lovers met in January 2011, and their relationship grew from best friend status to true love.

Precisely on the 6th of July 2017, Antonio decided to tie the knot with his long-term lover.

Michail Antonio's Wedding with his wife, Debbie Whittle.
Michail Antonio’s Wedding with his wife, Debbie Whittle.

The wedding ceremony was held at Staffordshire stately home, an Exclusive Country house used exclusively for wedding venues.

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Michail Antonio having his wedding ceremony at Staffordshire stately home (Credit to Claretandhugh).
Michail Antonio having his wedding ceremony at Staffordshire stately home (Credit to Claretandhugh).

Meet Junior, Miles, and Myla – Michail Antonio’s Children:

Following their wedding, the couple went on to have their honeymoon in Seychelles.

As of the time of writing, both Antonio and Debbie are blessed with 3 lovely children who go by the names; Junior, Miles, and Myla.

Michail Antonio Family- Wife and Kids.
Michail Antonio Family- Wife and Kids.

It could be hard for Antonio to deal with retirement.

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The British-Jamaican footballer has plans to continue living his dreams through his son Mike, who is building a career in the game. Below is a photo of Mikey celebrating his first trophy in a West Ham shirt.

Little Mikey celebrating his first trophy in a Westham shirt.
Little Mikey celebrating his first trophy in a Westham shirt.

Personal Life away from Football:

Getting to know Michail Antonio away from everything football would help you get a complete picture of him.

Michail Antonio Personality Facts.
Michail Antonio Personality Facts.

The presence of Antonio marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. He is someone who continuously looks for dynamism, speed, and competition. Antonio likes to be the first in everything – from work to social gatherings.

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Antonio is someone who believes in the principles of appreciating life, never taking life for granted, forgiveness, and above all, love. Below are his favourite words;…

Michail Antonio's Perception of Life.
Michail Antonio’s Perception of Life.

Untold Facts:

In the final section of Michail Antonio’s Bio, we unveil more truths you might not know about him. Now, let’s begin.

Meeting NBA’s Tallest Man:

As Antonio called it, “It was a defining moment when the beast meets the beast“. This was the moment he met the tallest player in NBA history Gheorghe Mureșan who is 7 foot 7. Watch the unbelievable hight difference between these two sports celebrities.

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For some fans, Antonio looked like a mini beast who almost walked through the legs of a real beast who could be Marouane Fellaini’s brother.

His Best Career Assist:

Antonio once identified the best assist of his career, which he calls “Say it with your chest“. Watch the video below;

A FIFA Addict:

Antonio is someone who believes the best way to enjoy PlayStation’s FIFA is to play it with friends.

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Despite dominating the world of football, Antonio’s mastery with a Sony PlayStation joystick in hand seems to be well known. The video below shows that he (like Nelson Semedo) is very good at playing FIFA.

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Hi there! I am Hale Hendrix, a passionate football enthusiast and writer dedicated to uncovering the untold stories of footballers' childhood and biography. With a deep love for the beautiful game, I have spent countless hours researching and interviewing players to bring to light the lesser-known details of their lives.

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