The Spanish selection has finally debuted in the Eurocup. The brand new players of La Roja owe the honor of being part of the national team for the choice of Luis Enrique. Although he has been a figure on the pitch since his years as a player, this Asturian from 51 years She leads her family and intimate life with great discretion, especially after the death of her nine-year-old daughter, Xana, from bone cancer in 2019. Today I reveal to you what her family and personal life is like.
A wedding with 200 guests
The sentimental life of the national coach has been very calm: in his time of greatest sporting glory he met his wife, Elena CulleHe, who worked as a stewardess. They married in 1997 after a very short courtship before 200 guests in the basilica of Santa María del Mar and, curiously, the link had more following in the sports press than in the heart press. “Golazo” titled ‘El Mundo Deportivo’ on that occasion.
Elena comes from the Catalan gentry: she is the daughter of Francesc Cullell, a textile businessman. He studied at the select French Lyceum and graduated in Economics in Barcelona. He has two sisters and She is a friend of Cristina Serra, Pep Guardiola’s wife.
Three children: Pacho, Sira and Xana
As a result of their relationship, the couple had three children: Pacho, 22 years old; Sira, of 20; and the little one Xana. The oldest works as an auditor in a well-known consulting firm. He is a great sports fan and, of course, plays soccer. He is also a young man with values and has organized several volunteer events, according to what he himself reveals in a professional social network.
Sira, for her part, is a renowned rider and a few months ago she achieved the title of Spanish jumping champion in the category of young riders. His passion for horses began at the age of five and when he was 13 his parents gave him a pony. “At first they didn’t like this universe, they didn’t understand it. It was a process. Now they enjoy and support me, but if I do not approve I can say goodbye to everything, “he told Vanity Fair.
Sport as escape
Beyond football, Luis Enrique is passionate about sports. Go cycling, swimming, and triathlon. In his spare time, he loves to go out with his friends to the outskirts of Barcelona to pedal or run. He has managed to climb the Mortirolo, the Tourmalet and the Marmolada. In addition, he has run the Bearded Vulture and completed the Ironman in Klagenfurt (Austria).
Most of his friends are anonymous, although he maintains very important friends from his time as a footballer: Guardiola, Puyol or Míchel continue to be intimate with the coach decades after their young years.