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Wilfried Zaha Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

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Wilfried Zaha Childhood Story

LB presents the Full Story of a Football Genius best known by the Nickname; ‘Crystal Home Boy’. Our Wilfried Zaha 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 facts, family life and many OFF-Pitch little-known facts about him.

Yes, everyone knows about his abilities but few consider Wilfried Zaha’s Biography which is quite interesting. Now without further adieu, let’s Begin.

Wilfried Zaha Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Early Life

Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha [Full Name] was born on the 10th day of November 1992 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He was born a Scorpio.

Wilfried was born to Mr and Mrs Armel Zaha who hails from Côte d’Ivoire. While he was four years old, his parents got a financial breakthrough which saw them relocating their 8 children to the United Kingdom. Little Zaha is the last born child. Upon their migration, they settled in Thornton Heath in the London Borough of Croydon.

Wilfried Zaha Childhood StoryBefore relocating to Europe, Little Wilfried was used to playing football while in his native country, Cote d’ Ivoire. He continued a similar trend in his London school which is very close to Crystal Palace academy.

In fact, Zaha grew up down the road from Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park stadium, a place his parents settled after moving to England. It is a neighbourhood noted for many blacks which defines a reason why the club absorbs lots of black players.

While as a teen, Wilfried never misses watching Chelsea matches on TV. He was addictive of Didier Drogba who came to scored his first ever Chelsea goal against Crystal Palace which he attended. Further seeing a fellow countryman having so much dominance in the premier league created a new passion for him. Wilfried saw a passion which denotes a dream of him become a professional footballer.

With the support of his Father Armel Zaha, Wilfried joined Crystal Palace academy at the age of 12. He later got his senior call for Palace in 2010, thus helping them return to the Premier League.

In January 2013, Wilfried got transferred to Manchester United for an initial fee of £10 million. In fact, he was Alex Ferguson‘s last transfer before his retirement.

Zaha returned to Palace in August 2014 on a season-long loan, before rejoining the club on a permanent basis in February 2015. The rest, as they say, is now history.

Wilfried Zaha Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Relationship Life

Truth be told. Wilfried Zaha suffers from a relationship complications. Starting off, we give you a story of his alleged first wag. No other than David Moye’s daughter, Lauren.

David Moyes Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography FactsAccording to WILFRIED ZAHA: “People said I slept with Lauren. I’ve not even met her!”.

David Moyes was once fueled by anger as pictures of both Zaha and his daughter Lauren on bed got released over the internet. 

Rumours reveal that both met through ‘Plenty of Fish‘, an online dating service. Also, Lauren suddenly became the reason why Wilfried Zaha left Crystal Palace for Manchester United in 2013 for £15m. His stay at Old Trafford proved unhappy with rumours fueling between him and Lauren Moyes. Lauren Moyes was only 19 at that time. She since deleted her twitter account because of the mischievous claims. Below is her looking very angry.

First team opportunities to play with United was limited for Zaha, all thanks to punishment from David Moyes who felt betrayed. However, Wilfried Zaha kept on denying the claim as he called it ‘Rubbish Silly Rumours’.

Even while the case seemed to have died down, the media still attacked him. This time, it concerns his son which he had through his extremely beautiful Ivorian girlfriend, Lavena Valentino. Both met in Côte d’Ivoire while Wilfried Zaha was on a serious on baby mama hunt in his native Côte d’Ivoire.

Wilfried Zaha's beautiful Ivorian girlfriend, Lavena Valentino
Wilfried Zaha’s beautiful Ivorian girlfriend, Lavena Valentino

Lavena Valentino is suspected to be the mother of Zaha’s son. In the teasing attack on social media, it says ‘Wilfried Zaha’s son looks like he just found out David Moyes is his grandad.’

Wilfried Zaha's son alleged to be David Moyes grand son
Wilfried Zaha’s son alleged to be David Moyes grandson

Wilfried Zaha’s son looks remarkably cute and a bit grownup in the photo below.

Wilfried Zaha's son
Wilfried Zaha’s son

Wilfried Zaha Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –The Scandal

Wilfried Zaha was once accused of cheating on his girlfriend. This time, he allegedly took the girlfriend of another footballer. She is a student named Paige Bannister. As at time of writing, Paige is in her finals in a business management degree at the University of Westminster.

Zaha was once pictured leaving her hall of residence in Wembley with student Paige Bannister whose popularity in school got a big boost thanks to her relationship with Zaha.

In fact, Zaha already knows she is dating Wolves defender Kortney Hause who once represented England at Under-21 level. When being told he said..“I don’t care”. Both have spent several weekends in Morocco and Dubai. Paige has even told Zaha about her relationship with Kortney, and reports indicated he didn’t even bat an eyelid.

A friend of Paige said: “Paige revels in the fact she has high-profile boyfriends. She’s is definitely in for his monies. Paige and her boyfriend Kortney Hause have been together for a while, but she digs the fact that Zaha is a Premier League player and richer. Without a doubt, Zaha has fallen for Paige in a big way. He has told her that he will leave his girlfriend for her but it’s difficult at the moment.

The photo below shows Zaha and Paige leaving her school’s hall of residence together. Zaha walks behind Paige for a good reason which you should know.

Zaha walks behind Paige for a good reason
Zaha walks behind Paige for a good reason

When visiting, Zaha usually parks his £110,000 black Mercedes G-Wagon near her student halls of residence in Wembley. Below is Paige as she gets into Zaha’s car after leaving her hall of residence with the footballer.

As well as uploading hot snaps, Paige has severally posted photographs of expensive gifts she has received from Zaha, including a £1,500 trainers, a £3,000 Givenchy clutch-bag and another £4,000 Louis Vuitton handbag.

Wilfried Zaha Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Family 

Starting off, we go straight to his one of his elder brother who usually gets headlines for the wrong reasons. Herve Zaha AKA Zeltor is known to be a DSN cultist.

Herve Zaha AKA Zeltor
Herve Zaha AKA Zeltor

Herve Zaha is known to be a ‘General’ in gang behind a string of violent crimes in London. He once claimed to be a leader of a notorious south London gang popularity called DSN ‘Don’t Say Nothing’. This is a gang has have been responsible for stabbings, shootings and robberies across south London since 2007.

Using the gang name Zeltor, Herve Zaha once wrote on his Bebo profile page in 2009: “All u aluminium gangsters covered by other peoples fame, u know who you are, get real. a level has changed. My team does its job. You don’t wanna see my rage, cos if you do, your body goes to the fridge to freeze”.

His DSN ‘Don’t Say Nothing’ Gang first hit the headlines in 2007 when they were involved in a brutal battle with a rival gang at a shopping centre in Croydon. The gangs wielded machetes and baseball bats in broad daylight. This left one of Zaha’s childhood friend dead.

Zaha's childhood friend killed through gang rivalry
Zaha’s childhood friend killed through gang rivalry

Herve Zaha AKA Zeltor once received a 12-month conditional discharge for criminal damage in July 2012 after hurling a paving slab through a car window while a female driver sat at the wheel. He was ordered to pay £280 in compensation and court costs. Asides that, he has been arrested and bailed several times.

There is no suggestion at all that Wilfried his kid brother has ever been involved with the gang. Wilfried Zaha has done well to stay out of all the gang warfare while growing up.

Wilfried Zaha is very generous to his parents. He once bought his mother, a car and father a house. Ideally, he shares ten percent of his salary to the welfare of all his loved ones including charity. With respect to charity, Zaha constantly settles the needy (home and abroad) and also pays loyalty to his neighbourhood gangs who continually demand settlements. Ideally, he has helped many of his gang star childhood friends turn a new leave.

It must have been very difficult for Wilfried Zaha growing up in a house with eight siblings when he was the youngest. Wilfried Zaha has four brothers and three sisters. He credits his father’s strict approach to his success. As the last born and baby of the house, he was constantly shielded from joining bad gangs unlike his big brother, Herve Zaha who was termed uncontrollable.
In fact, the Crystal Palace stadium (Selhurst Park) located outside his home saved him. Below is an overview of the stadium. Perhaps, you could only imagine where Wilfried Zaha’s family home is located.

An overview of Crystal Palace stadium (Selhurst Park)
An overview of Crystal Palace stadium (Selhurst Park)

During his childhood, especially upon approaching England at age 4, his family would wonder what was happening when the floodlights came on for night matches.

Wilfried Zaha Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Money Spender

He is reputed to expend between £6,000 to £10,000 in nightclubs in cash and credit facility. All informants agreed he gets star treatment for his exploits. An exclusive spot inside the V.I.P section of the fun spot is said to be on a permanent reservation for Wilfried Zaha and friends and family.

Wilfried Zaha, a big money spander on bar
Wilfried Zaha, a big money spender on bar

Even with this, Wilfried Zaha is not in the neighbourhood of Balotelli when it comes to spending at bars, but he is learning quickly.

Wilfried Zaha Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Gilmore Shorts

Wilfried Zaha indeed demands satisfaction from his sports underwear. He has once done an endorsement deal to be the face (and groin) of Gilmore Compression Shorts.

Created by a Harley Street doctor named O J A Gilmore, an expert on groin injuries, the compression garment is “scientifically designed to ensure support for the groin, hamstring and adductor areas.”

You may also notice that it has a distinctive and hilarious design feature that gives fantastic “Pubic Symphysis” (i.e. “wang“) support for the male package.

“I wear the Gilmore Support Shorts to train in daily as part of my essential kit bag – they are exceptional,” Zaha said.

Wilfried Zaha Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Religion

Zaha once said his parents had to drag him to church while he was a kid.

Ideally, Wilfried Zaha used to hate being made to go to church as a kid, but he’s glad his parents did it because now he prays all the time.
He doesn’t just pray in the bad times when he needs help but also in the good. In his words…
“I pray for everything really,” he said. “I feel that everything happens for a reason and you’ve just got to be mentally strong so I just keep my faith and pray. If I’m going through a bad patch I know it will get better. The same way you pray during bad times, the same way you should pray during good times as well. Because obviously during bad times you’re asking God for this and that and when He gives you all these blessings or whatever, you forget to pray as well. So I’ve been praying from about the age of eight, nine. At that age, my parents used to literally drag me to church whether I wanted it or not. But then it got into a routine where I just prayed all the time and I just carried on. After being annoyed at being woken up on very early Sunday mornings and having to dress up early and go to church, I just thought: ‘You know what? I’m actually into this like. I believe in God’.

Wilfried Zaha Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Disappointed a Fan

Wilfried Zaha once disappionted this man.

Peter Beardsley
Peter Beardsley

Legendary Newcastle striker Peter Beardsley, now a scout for the Geordie side once made a 600-mile round trip to London to watch Zaha in action against Birmingham. Only for him to discover he had been suspended.

Wilfried Zaha Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Switching Allegiance

On 27 November 2016, the Ivorian Football Federation confirmed that Zaha had sent correspondence to FIFA to switch his international football allegiance from England to the Ivory Coast. In response to this development, Gareth Southgate indicated he would try to dissuade Zaha from changing allegiance due to his consistent club form. Unfortunately, England lost him to Ivory Coast.

Zaha was named in the Ivory Coast squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. He made his debut against Sweden in a friendly, being subbed on at halftime, assisting Giovanni Sio‘s goal in a 2–1 win.

Wilfried Zaha Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Zodiac Trait

Wilfried Zaha is Scorpio and has the following attributes to his personality;

Wilfried Zaha’s strengths: He is resourceful, brave, passionate, stubborn and a true friend.

Wilfried Zaha’s weaknesses: He could be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent.

What Wilfried Zaha likes: He likes the truth, facts, being right, longtime friends, teasing and a grand passion.

What Wilfried Zaha dislikes: He dislikes dishonesty, revealing secrets and passive people

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