David Alaba (Filipino-Nigerian) presented by Real Madrid

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Alaba takes the number 4 shirt

The Austrian captain David Alaba, 29, has been given former captain Sergio Ramos’ number four shirt.

David Alaba joins Real Madrid on a five-year deal (Source: Twitter)

Alaba made 431 appearances for Bayern Munich before joining Real Madrid on a free transfer. He has signed a five-year deal.

What is David Alaba’s ethnicity?

David Alaba was born in Vienna, Austria on 24th June 1992. David has multiple ethnicities. He is Nigerian and Filipino.

 
 
 
 
 
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His mother Gina is a Visayan (one of the Philippines’ three main island groups), who moved to Austria from the Philippines to work as a nurse.

 
 
 
 
 
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His father George is a Prince in Ogun State, Nigeria. George was Austria’s first ever black guard soldier and a DJ before he left Nigeria.

Real Madrid presentation

Alaba was presented at the Bernabeu alongside club president Florentino Perez.

During his presentation Alaba was given a watch, a replica of the Real Madrid stadium and a jersey with his name and the number 4 on it.

He said: “I’m very proud to wear this jersey”
“Thank you very much for the warm welcome. This is a huge day in my career, I’m very excited, proud and thankful to wear this Real Madrid jersey. Hopefully we can achieve a lot of success together. Hala Madrid!”.

Alaba has moved to Madrid with his wife Shalimar Heppner, who has a Filipino mother and a German father. Her father is Frank Heppner, a luxury hotel restaurant chef. And their son born in 2019 pictured above.

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