Sara Carbonero

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Sara Carbonero
Born (1984-02-03) 3 February 1984 (age 34)[1]
Corral de Almaguer, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Sports journalist
Spouse(s) Iker Casillas (m. 2016)
Children 2

Sara Carbonero Arévalo[2] (born 3 February 1984) is a Spanish sports journalist. Since early 2000, she was a TV presenter for Telecinco,[3] until she moved to Porto, in Portugal, when her husband Iker Casillas joined FC Porto in July 2015.[4]


When she was in the 3rd year of Journalism bachelor's from the Complutense University of Madrid, she entered as an intern at Radio Marca and six months later she was hired.[5]

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.[6][7] 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,[8] El País[9] and the popular sports daily Marca[10] to all run articles suggesting that the claims were preposterous and untrue.[11]

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".[12]

In the media[edit]

In July 2009, Carbonero was voted "The Sexiest Reporter in the World"[13] by the American edition of FHM.[7][14]

Personal life[edit]

Since 2009, Carbonero has been in a relationship with Spanish footballer Iker Casillas.[7] In January 2014, she gave birth to their son, Martín.[15] In July 2015 Sara Carbonero and Iker Casillas moved to Oporto, in Portugal, as the ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper is playing for Futebol Clube do Porto. In November 2015, the couple announced they are expecting their second child. On March 20, 2016, the couple married.[16] On June 2, 2016, Sara gave birth to the couple's second child, Lucas.[17]


  1. ^ "Su mundo mundial". Elle (in Spanish) (286). July 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sara Carbonero. Una periodista corraleña en Radio Marca" (PDF). (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. ^ "Iker Casillas Agrees To Join FC Porto, Leave Real Madrid After 25 Years". 9 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sara Carbonero – Biografía". ABC – Hoy Cinema (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  6. ^ World Cup 2010: Spain points finger of blame at Sara Carbonero
  7. ^ a b c "Iker Casillas in spotlight over girlfriend role". BBC News. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "The Times echa la culpa a Sara Carbonero". El Mundo (in Spanish). 17 June 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "La culpa es de Sara Carbonero... asegura 'The Times'". El País (in Spanish). 17 June 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "¿Vais a dejar que la prensa mundial se ría de La Roja?". Marca (in Spanish). 17 June 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  11. ^ Mackey, Robert (18 June 2010). "Spanish Goalkeeper's Girlfriend Distracts British Press". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ "The Five Sexiest Sports Reporters in the World". FHM. Archived from the original on 8 May 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "Sara Carbonero, elegida la reportera deportiva más sexy del mundo". El Mundo (in Spanish). 10 August 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  15. ^ "That's my boy! Iker Casillas' son is born". Marca. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Spain legend Iker Casillas marries sports reporter Sara Carbonero in secret wedding without guests and just two witnesses". 30 March 2016. 
  17. ^ "Sara Carbonero on Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas: I'm lucky to share my life with him". 22 July 2015. 

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