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Christian Atsu's German wife Marie-Claire Rupio speaks about her husband

Published on: 09 April 2013
Christian Atsu's wife Maire-Claire Rupio.

Christian Atsu's wife Marie-Claire Rupio says the 21-year-old Ghana whiz kid is passionate about humanitarian issues.

The 18-year-old met the Ghana international during his loan spell at Rio Ave last season and the two got married in 2012.

Christian Atsu's wife Maire-Claire Rupio.

Marie-Claire, a Hamburger, has replaced her German home with Vila Nova de Gaia because of her husband.

She tells the Portuguese media about her husband's passion and where his interests lie.

"He is a strong person, does not cry easily, but he is very concerned about humanitarian issues," she said.

Christian Atsu's wife Maire-Claire Rupio.

Asked about her background and how she came to Portugal, she replied: "I'm living in Vila Nova de Gaia, but I'm a native of Hamburg, Germany but always loved Portugal.

{I was 14 when I came here the first time, specifically the Algarve, and was blown away.

"That was how I came to the Portugal. And Porto is, in my opinion, an extraordinary city with many beautiful buildings and bridges everywhere.

"I love the Atlantic, the Portuguese lifestyle and good food."

Ghana international Christian Atsu.

She admits enjoying her stay in Portugal though he never gave the idea of staying away from a her native Hamburg a chance.

"Yeah, it's true. I've never done anything like that but I like it a lot. Never thought it was a job so fun and funny to do. I love the experience! These are moments that will stay in my heart."


  • Chu says:
    April 09, 2013 05:19 pm
    What!! little lee married? am wondering what kind of mentality is in the kiddoo. he doesnt look ghanaian but nice wife
  • troy says:
    April 09, 2013 05:31 pm
    Atsu doesn't look Ghanaian? Well I guess he looks like a nigerian to u. And What has his looks goto do here and the job he does? Or Maybe u want him to be your compatriot cos he's soo much talented?
  • Godbless says:
    April 09, 2013 06:15 pm
    lol troy.. I just saw his comment and bypassed it because i was unable to squeeze out any meaning from it. So funny!!!
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    April 09, 2013 07:04 pm
    She's just after his money, how is a beautiful girl like that marry an ape like Atsu? No disrespect, but come now? You mean if this ape was selling dry fish and kenke in Kumasi, would he pull a nice girl like this? She will divorce him and get his money( I hope that does not happen),but thats trend. I hope he puts in a lot of children,I know they won't be ugly as most Apes in Ghana that talk sh!t on Zambians. Shooot!
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    April 09, 2013 07:12 pm
    Eeeeeiiii ATSU! Hmmmmmmmm! WELL DONE!!!!
  • abs says:
    April 09, 2013 07:41 pm
    this guy is married at 21? huh"? do I smell a rat? apart frm Wayne Rooney, who marries at 20
  • 1 GH. says:
    April 09, 2013 08:19 pm
    Check the age of theo Walcott when he got married. It's difficult to stay single in a foreigne land, earning so much money and enduring boredom.
  • Mojahadine says:
    April 09, 2013 08:24 pm
    Are you kidding me. ATSU watch your wallet.
  • hmmmmmmmmmm says:
    April 09, 2013 09:00 pm
    Zambia Soccerman ,no doubt u dnt hav talents in ur country,kwasiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  • Ghanaman says:
    April 09, 2013 09:22 pm
    Filthy nasty Igbo APE! you dirty filthy Igbo moron who is pretending to be Zambian now.. Filthy ape who calls himself KING!! Don't think I have not sniffed you out you dirty animal! Your time is up!! Filthy dog!! Igbo chimp!
  • Ghanaman says:
    April 09, 2013 09:24 pm
    What does he look like you filthy Igbo ape and what do Ghanaians look like?? Does Welbeck, Balotelli, Gyan, Essien, Agogo, all look alike? What type of APES are trolling on our site now?? You filthy nastly smelly Igbo! And if you are a Bantu fuck you too!!!
  • Ghanaman says:
    April 09, 2013 09:25 pm
    Why are all of you acting as if she is Fine... I've had MUCH better... Many of you must be ugly Nigerian and Zambian Chimps trolling here that is why you are salivating over this average chick...
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    April 09, 2013 09:26 pm
    Boredom, what boredom in a foreign land and as a player of a wellknown (world)club? I hope they both sought very good counselling and legal advice before marriage! "Its a long journey, VERY LONG JOURNEY!"! For better or .... ! From now onwards its 50 - 50 what you both earn or lose! It doesn't matter whether you earn $200.-- and she $5000.-- at the end of the day its HAS to 50/50, UNLESS you os she HAS TAKEN THE "RIGHT" STEPS OR ARE VERY SURE OF YOUR "HEART"! IT IS NOT THE AGE WHICH IS IMPORTANT, BUT RATHER THE HEART!!!
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    April 09, 2013 09:32 pm
    By the way, the whole issue is a private affair of the couple. Its unfortunate that this has been brought to the public/media.
  • Adam....(Ghana) says:
    April 09, 2013 09:53 pm
    hey guys why cant you rather discuss about what that woman/girl said about her husband instead of talking vaguely...huh? pls we are not here to insult each other to make the agguement "so interested" the way is there any astonish news about Atsu's marriage? what makes anyone so supprise this boy has gotten married to a white girl at his age? is this the first time anyone hearing a news like this? Look guys we shouldn't be so barbaric about this news as it may go a long way to depict how we african are still uncivilised still living in a dark..if we dont have any good comment to make about this particular headline i think we better should shut up then..thank you
  • Elinam Dormenyo says:
    April 09, 2013 10:01 pm
    Good life, live it well.
  • Ghanaman says:
    April 09, 2013 10:19 pm
    I agree to some extent but, Nigerians(Especially those from the South) And Zambians have invaded this site!!!! In the end if they insult they have to be put in their place.
  • Ghanaman says:
    April 09, 2013 10:31 pm
    What do you mean by well done you filthy Berlin based ape!!! Well done what?? For living in Porto?? He must continue to prove himself!
  • Ghanaman says:
    April 09, 2013 10:32 pm
    Nigerian Apes are the most pathetic fools on the planet!! Just pathetic filthy baboons!!
  • skyto says:
    April 10, 2013 12:17 am
    thats life when u guys travel outside the african continent n u are taken 4 granted u tend to cry foul play but these are little little things we do to allow this white people to take us 4 granted thinking their race is much better than us u guys shd make africa proud no matter u do u are black n thats d best race u fit in
  • Black Stars Fan says:
    April 10, 2013 12:32 am
    Nobody said Congratulations to Atsu? That's not the true spirit of soccer fans.
  • joe says:
    April 10, 2013 12:48 am
    congrats mr. atsu
  • joe says:
    April 10, 2013 12:51 am
    congrats for the marriage i mean
  • POW@Keep Akwasi says:
    April 10, 2013 02:35 am
    Even MBESUMA with his december head "kwraaa" has women following him let alone Atsu. Wipe your mouth on the floor for non of your Zambian players can be compared to Atsu.
  • Otega , agona swe says:
    April 10, 2013 05:31 am
    fooools! U zambia peoples even ur so cal katongo, kalaba can nt compare them self to any of our players stupid fools not even ur president! I want u to come again. Babarian peoples
  • Sam says:
    April 10, 2013 07:07 am
    This girl is ugly,what kind of women u people dating,ahhh,this ugly chick.
  • Legendary Mike. says:
    April 10, 2013 07:18 am
    Oscar of Chelsea is married @ the age of 20. What's ur beef zombies and YOU-ROBBERS on this site? Jealousy will kill you baboons.
  • Kwame Uk says:
    April 10, 2013 07:28 am
    @GH please cross check your fact about Theo Wilcott and come again
  • Fifa One says:
    April 10, 2013 06:05 pm
    May God bless Atsu abundantly and let him rise up big time in European football because of his heart desire of humanitarian activities.
  • Bennito says:
    April 11, 2013 02:07 pm
    Congrat Atsu! good match, he who finds a wife receive favor from the Lord You are blessed continue to showcase your talent and your good intesion towards mankid. You have beautiful wife! I think is high time we eschew from insulting one another, whether black or white, Zambian, Ghanaian, Nigerian, we are all created in one image of God hence one people. Let us therefore respect one another and always sound positive
  • Yamba christian says:
    April 11, 2013 09:18 pm
    Name, congrats. U hav a beautiful wife! Grow n storm de futbol world. U get eye papa.
  • Syd says:
    June 19, 2014 03:25 pm
    This basic bitch is ugly and a golddigger. She looks like she is 12. What fake blonde girl, raised racist in German would ever be hunting down a guy like Atsu? She's only after his money, and penis bc she is a whore. He can do better!
  • samuel joseph says:
    July 05, 2015 11:12 am
    Atsu reminds me of my granny's missing goat... hahahahahahahahahaha