Former Spanish football federation chief Luis Rubiales has been banned from the sport for three years for misconduct by FIFA. Rubiales forcibly kissed player Jenni Hermoso on the lips at the trophy ceremony at the Women’s World Cup final.
During the medal ceremony in August 2023, Rubiales kissed Jennifer Hermoso, the midfield player for Spain, following Spain’s victory in the Women’s World Cup. Hermoso later said that kiss was not consenual.
He allegedly put his arm around her in the locker room and stated, “There, we will celebrate the wedding of Jenni and Luis Rubiales” in Ibiza. He left his position as president of the Federation and vice president of UEFA on September 10.
About Luis Rubiales
Luis Rubiales was born 23 August 1977in Spain. He is a former Spanish footballer and he has played as a defender, appearing in 53 La Liga matches over three seasons. He was also the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and one of UEFA’s vice-presidents.
Luis Rubiales’s father Luis Manuel Rubiales López was a primary school teacher and his mother Ángeles Béjar was a hairdresser. He grew-up in Motril in the Province of Granada, Spain.
Who is Luis Rubiales Wife?
Rubiales has been married to a lawyer named Manuela Delicado Vega, and they together have three daughters. The 46-year-old Rubiales announced the breakup of his marriage during an interview earlier this year.
Rubiales revealed in the show ‘Viajando con Chester’ that their relationship ended about 11 years ago. He revealed the split was amicable, and his ex-wife helped a lot in raising their daughters.
Luis Rubiales FAQs
A. Rubiales got banned by FIFA for non-consensually kissing Spain player Jenni Hermoso after this year’s Women’s World Cup final, in which Spain beat England.
A. Luis Runiales is 46 years old.
A. Yes, Luis Runiales have three daughters.
A. Rubiales has been married to a lawyer named Manuela Delicado Vega, and they together have three daughters, but now they’re separated.