Sara Carbonero

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Sara Carbonero Arévalo
Born (1984-02-03) 3 February 1984 (age 30)
Corral de Almaguer, Toledo, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Television presenter and
sports journalist
Religion Roman Catholic
Partner(s) Iker Casillas (2010–present)
Children 1

Sara Carbonero Arévalo[1] (born 3 February 1984[2] in Corral de Almaguer, Toledo) is a Spanish TV presenter for Telecinco and sports journalist.[3]

Press controversy[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.[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 July 2009, Carbonero, the girlfriend of Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas, was voted "The Sexiest Reporter in the World"[11] by FHM USA.[5][12]

On 6 July 2013, it has been announced that Carbonero and Casillas would become parents for the first time.[13]

On 3 January 2014, Carbonero gave birth to a baby boy at Ruber International Hospital in Madrid. The baby's name is Martín Casillas Carbonero and he weighed in at 3.58 kilograms (6.6 pounds).[14]


  1. ^ "Sara Carbonero. Una periodista corraleña en Radio Marca". (in Spanish). 2006. p. 12. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Su mundo mundial". Elle (in Spanish) (286). July 2010. Retrieved 30 November 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 "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. ^ "Iker Casillas to become father for first time". inside World Soccer. 7 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Iker Casillas celebrates birth of baby boy Martín". inside World Soccer. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 

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