Adil Rami is a former French International footballer who called time on his national career after winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The defender, who is of Morrocan descent, plies his trade for French Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille.
Adil Rami’s Biography
Adil Rami was born to immigrant Morrocan parents on an island region of France on the Mediterranean Sea called Corsica, in the city of Bastia, on December 27, 1985. He and his three siblings, however, grew up in the southeastern city of Frejus where his mother found work as a member of city council.
A young Rami had harbored ambitions to become a professional footballer but due to the need to make ends meet, he worked odd jobs as a maintenance worker and cleaner. This hampered him from fully focusing on his footballing career, thereby making him a late bloomer. He had joined local youth club, Etoile Frejus Saint-Raphael, at the age of nine and went on to make his amateur debut for the club in 2003, playing in the fourth division of French football, the Championnat de France amateur.
Adil Rami made a total of four appearances in his first season but managed to sextuple that in the following campaign as he appeared in 24 matches. Rami, who started off as a midfielder, later switched to become a defender in the 2005-06 season and went on to cement the position as his own and attracted intrest from bigger French outfits.
At the beginning of the 2006-07 season, Rami moved to Lille where he continued his development as a player in its reserve team. He went on to feature for the first team in their last two games of the season and was permanently promoted to the senior team. He made a total of 163 appearances for the team over four seasons before securing a move to Spanish club Valencia. After a three year spell in Spain, amid accusations of unprofessional conduct, Valencia sold the defender to Italian giants Milan. He played for the club for two seasons before returning to Spain, this time joining Sevilla where he enjoyed huge success in two seasons before returning to France to play for Marseille.
Relationship with Pamela Anderson
Adil Rami is currently in a romantic relationship with Pamela Anderson, a Canadian-American actress and model who is best known for appearing in movies like Barb Wire (1996), Blonde and Blonder (2008), the Baywatch and V.I.P. television series. She was also a famous Playboy housemate in the early 1990s, featuring as Playmate of the Month in February 1990 for Playboy magazine.
The pair were said to have begun seeing each other in May 2017 after they met at a party during the Monaco Grand Prix. It was reported that even though they could not speak the same language fluently, the pair hit it off and almost soon after became an item. A few months later, in September, Anderson was spotted cheering her boyfriend as he was playing for his club Marseille in the French first division. She has since become a regular at his games. Most recently, at the Russia 2018 World Cup she was pictured blowing kisses to Rami as he helped France win their second world cup title.
It is not clear if the wedding bells are about to ring for the couple but Anderson has been spotted wearing what looks to be an engagement ring, prompting speculation about a possible union between the pair despite the 19-year age difference.
If you did not know, Pamela Anderson has been married four times before. First to legendary musician Tommy Lee from 1995 to 1998, then to the talented multi-genre singer and actor Kid Rock from 2006 to 2007. After that marriage failed, she swiftly moved on to film producer Rick Salomon whom she married two times, first in 2007 for about a 12 month period, then again in 2014 for a similar time frame before calling it quits. Despite all her failed attempts at marriage, the Baywatch Icon has said she still desires to be a married woman. Adil Rami himself has never been married although he has twins kids from a longterm relationship with ex-lingerie model Sidonie Biemont.
Height, Weight, and Other Facts
Birth Name: Adil Rami
Date of Birth: December 27, 1985
Place of Birth: Bastia, France
Profession: Football Player
Height: 6 feet 3 inches (1.90 m)
Weight: 88 kg (194 pounds)
Estimated Net Worth: £7.15m
Previous Relationships: Sidonie Biemont (Companion)
Kids: 2 (Zayn and Madi)