Milan Piqué Mebarak Biography
Milan Piqué Mebarak is a Spanish child. He is the oldest son of Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira and Spanish professional footballer, Gerard Piqué. Born in Barcelona, Milan has been the subject of public and media frenzy since his birth. There have been countless articles written on him and several fan accounts have been set up in his name on various platforms of social media. According to his mother’s website, his name, “Milan”, stands for dear, loving, and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification. In 2014, Milan made an appearance in the music video for his mother’s song, ‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’. The second theme song of ‘The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album,’ it is actually a reworked version of ‘Dare (La La La)’, which was released as part of Shakira’s self-titled 10th studio album.
- Milan was born on January 22, 2013, in Barcelona, Spain. He has a younger brother named Sasha, who was born on January 29, 2015. Milan’s mother was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, as the only child of William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia Ripoll Torrado. While Milan’s maternal grandmother is a Colombian native, his maternal grandfather was of Lebanese descent. He was born in New York City, USA, and immigrated to Colombia at the age of five. Milan’s father was born and raised in a Catalan family. His own father, Milan’s paternal grandfather, is Joan Piqué, a businessman, while his mother, Milan’s paternal grandmother, is Montserrat Bernabeu, the director of a spinal injuries hospital in Barcelona. Milan has one uncle through his father, Marc Piqué.
- Shakira, as a singer and musician, has been active in the industry since 1988. She released her first studio album, ‘Magia’, in June 1991 in Colombia. Her first US album, ‘Dónde Están los Ladrones?’, was released in September 1998. Over the course of her three-decade-long career, she has put out 11 studio albums, four live albums, and five compilation albums and has sold over 70 million albums worldwide. Furthermore, she is a three-time Grammy winner and holds six Guinness World Records.
- Piqué began his career as part of the FC Barcelona's youth teams as a defensive midfielder. He later played for the English club Manchester United and was a member of their 2006 English Football League, 2008 English Premier League, 2008 English Super Cup, and 07/08 Champions League winning squads. In 2008, he returned to Barcelona. He had been a member of the Spanish national football squad for several years and announced his retirement from international football in 2018. He was part of the most successful Spanish football team in history that won the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and UEFA European Championship in 2012.
- Shakira announced the news of Milan’s birth on her website. She also revealed that like his father before him, Milan had become a member of FC Barcelona right after he was born. He has been growing up under the constant glare of the spotlight and often makes appearances on his parents’ social media posts. In 2014, he was featured in the music video for his mother’s song, ‘La La La (Brazil 2014).’ Milan and his family still reside in Barcelona.
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