Sara Carbonero

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Carbonero and the second or maternal family name is Arévalo.
Sara Carbonero Arévalo
Born (1984-02-03) 3 February 1984 (age 31)[1]
Corral de Almaguer, Toledo, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Sports journalist
Partner(s) Iker Casillas
Children Martín Casillas Carbonero
(b. 2014)

Sara Carbonero Arévalo[2] (born 3 February 1984) is a Spanish sports journalist. Since early 2000, she is the TV presenter for Telecinco.[3]


2010 World Cup coverage[edit]

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup it was alleged that Carbonero, reporting during the match between Spain and Switzerland, had distracted Casillas, causing the unexpected Swiss victory. Carbonero and her TV crew were standing near the Spanish end of the pitch less than 60 feet from the goal, where Casillas was.[4][5] The allegations were made in the English press, originally by Graham Keeley of The Times and later repeated by several other English newspapers, prompting the Madrid-based Spanish newspapers El Mundo,[6] El País[7] and the popular sports daily Marca[8] to all run articles suggesting that the claims were preposterous and untrue.[9]

Questions were also raised about her journalistic integrity after she undertook to interview her boyfriend Casillas after the match. As a result of the controversy Carbonero in Spain became "one of the most photographed people of the World Cup".[10]

In the media[edit]

In July 2009, Carbonero was voted "The Sexiest Reporter in the World"[11] by the American edition of FHM.[5][12]

Personal life[edit]

Since 2009, Carbonero has been in a relationship with Spanish football goalkeeper Iker Casillas.[5] In January 2014, she gave birth to their son, Martín.[13]


  1. ^ "Su mundo mundial". Elle (in Spanish) (286). July 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sara Carbonero. Una periodista corraleña en Radio Marca". (in Spanish). 2006. p. 12. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Telecinco le 'roba' Sara Carbonero a La Sexta". El Mundo (in Spanish). 24 April 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  4. ^ World Cup 2010: Spain points finger of blame at Sara Carbonero
  5. ^ a b c "Iker Casillas in spotlight over girlfriend role". BBC News. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "The Times echa la culpa a Sara Carbonero". El Mundo (in Spanish). 17 June 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "La culpa es de Sara Carbonero... asegura 'The Times'". El País (in Spanish). 17 June 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "¿Vais a dejar que la prensa mundial se ría de La Roja?". Marca (in Spanish). 17 June 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  9. ^ Mackey, Robert (18 June 2010). "Spanish Goalkeeper’s Girlfriend Distracts British Press". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  10. ^ Kramer, Brigitte (28 June 2010). "Sara im Macholand". Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). So aber ist Carbonero [...] in Spanien zu einer der meistfotografierten Personen der WM geworden. 
  11. ^ "The Five Sexiest Sports Reporters in the World". FHM. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Sara Carbonero, elegida la reportera deportiva más sexy del mundo". El Mundo (in Spanish). 10 August 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  13. ^ "That's my boy! Iker Casillas' son is born". Marca. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 

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