Former Real Madrid star has turned into a fleet boat manager and fisherman after he retired from football, according to report in Marca.

Fabio Coentrao has found new life and has turned into a fisherman after his active career, though in his last club game he was handed a suspension and a fine by the Portuguese football federation (FPF) one year after his retirement.

Coentrao was involved in a fracas at the end of the match between his team Rio Ave and Boavista in April 2021.

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In a statement, the FPF explained that “between the date of the incident and the final decision, 486 days have passed, and eight days from the disciplinary hearing to the final decision issued by the Disciplinary Board.

“The fact that a particular sports person has ceased to play does not rule out the possibility of his responsibility for disciplinary offences committed during his playing career.”

The defender spent five seasons at Real Madrid, having joined in 2011 from Benfica where he won all club’s titles including two LaLiga Santander titles (2012 and 2017), a Supercopa de Espana (2012), one Copa del Rey (2014), two Champions Leagues (2014 and 2017), a UEFA Super Cup (2014) and two FIFA Club World Cups (2014 and 2017).

“It’s a job like any other,” Coentrao said.

“Not only that, the sea is beautiful and we need it.”

“Life in the sea is not a shame, as many people think,” Coentrao told Empower Brands.

“My father had a boat, he used to fish and I always went with him as a child. My life was the sea and fishing.”Of course, I knew that football would one day end and that I should take a new direction in my life.

“And my happiness is this boat and this is the life I want to lead.”


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