Real Madrid great Roberto Carlos becomes father for ninth time

The Real legend took to social media on Saturday to reveal that he and his wife, Mariana, have welcomed a baby daughter into the world.
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Real Madrid great Roberto Carlos becomes father for ninth time

Legendary Real Madrid left-back Roberto Carlos has become a father for the ninth time after his wife, Mariana Lucón, gave birth to a baby girl this weekend.

Takes to social media to announce the news

The former footballer announced the news on Saturday in an Instagram post in which the couple's first daughter, Manuela, can be seen cradling new arrival Marina.

Carlos, who now works as a pundit for Real's in-house TV channel alongside roles as a club ambassador and youth coach, also published a photo of himself and Mariana introducing Marina to the world outside Madrid's Hospital Ruber Internacional.

"I'd like to express my gratitude to Doctor Vidal and all his assistants [...] for all the care and attention shown to my family, many thanks from the bottom of my heart," wrote the 44-year-old underneath the image.

Seven further children from previous relationships

The World Cup-winning ex-Brazil star, who played for Real from 1996 to 2007, already has three children from his first marriage, and four sons from later relationships.