Who is Sara Carbonero?

Sara Carboreno Arevalo was born in Corral de Almaguer, Spain, on 3 February 1984 – her zodiac sign is Aquarius, and she holds Spanish nationality. She’s a sports journalist but who’s probably known best for being the former wife of Iker Casillas, a famous American retired professional soccer goalkeeper.

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Early life and education

Sara was raised in Corral de Almaguer alongside her sister Irene Carbonero, by their mother Goyi Arevalo, and their father Carlos Javier Garcia Carbonero; not a lot is known about Sara’s family as she respects their privacy, but it’s said that her father was a university soccer coach, and that her mother is a former model.

Sara was mostly interested in modelling while attending a local high school, and played various sports hoping that being physically active would help shape her figure, and prepare it for her modelling career. She was 17 when she became interested in journalism, after she began writing for her school’s sports magazine.

Upon matriculating in 2002, Sara enrolled at Complutense University of Madrid, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2006.

Sara’s career

Sara began working at Radio Marca as an intern while attending her third year of college, and was only six months later hired full-time. She spent over three years at Radio Marca, until in April 2009 invited to join the Spanish free-to-air TV channel Telecinco as their sports presenter and editor.

In 2015, Sara and her two friends launched the clothing brand Fast Love, which sells beauty products, accessories and clothes online.

Since July 2016, Sara has been hosting the fashion show “Quiero Ser” (“I Want to Be”) on Telecinco.

2010 World Cup controversy

It’s widely believed that Sara distracted Iker during a 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and Spain, and that this caused Switzerland to win. Sara and her team of reporters were standing not too far from Iker’s goal, and various British newspapers went on to write that she was to blame for the Spain’s loss, including “The Times”.

Spanish newspapers “El Mundo”, “Marca” and “El Pais” denied these claims, calling them ‘preposterous and untrue’.

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Love life and marriage with Iker Casillas

Sara began dating Iker in 2009, and although they haven’t disclosed the circumstances under which they met, it’s believed that they were introduced by a mutual friend after a soccer match.

Sara gave birth to their son Martin in January 2014, and in July 2015, the trio moved to Porto, Portugal when Iker signed to play for FC Porto. Sara and Iker exchanged vows on 20 March 2016, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members, and on 2 June 2016, she gave birth to their second son Lucas.

It was announced on 12 March 2021 that Iker and Sara would split, and their divorce was finalized in April; the two have remained on amicable terms, and are both equally involved in raising their children.

Sara hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she has perhaps been with, so as of April 2022, she appears to be single, has until recently been married to Iker Casillas, and they have two children together.

Hobbies and other interests

Sara seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her more than three million followers on Instagram, and is thus quite active on the network; she’s uploaded close to 2,000 pictures, most of which feature her during her everyday life.

Sara’s physically highly active, and has four to five training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure, and she’s following a strict diet, so occasionally gives her fans advice on dieting and working out on her Instagram account.

Sara’s passionate about travelling, and her career has taken her to various European countries, with her favorite city to visit being Paris in France; she has also been to a couple of US states, mostly for modelling.

She’s a huge fan of American actor Johnny Depp and American actress Natalie Portman, while a couple of her favorite movies include the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Edward Scissorhands” and “Leon: The Professional”.

Age, height and net worth

Sara’s age is 38; she has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.7m) and weighs around 120lbs (60kgs).

As of April 2022, Sara’s net worth stands at an estimated $10 million, while her former husband Iker’s net worth is reputedly over $40 million.

Who is her former husband Iker Casillas?

Iker Casillas Fernandez was born in Madrid, Spain on 20 May 1981 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds Spanish nationality. He’s rated one of the best goalkeepers in the history of soccer, and spent most of his career goalkeeping for Real Madrid.

He was raised in Madrid alongside his seven years younger brother Unai, by their mother Maria del Carmen Fernandez Gonzalez who was a hairdresser, and their father Jose Luis Casillas who was a civil servant at the Ministry of Education.

Iker was only nine years old when he began playing for the Real Madrid’s youth team La Fabrica, and on 27 November 1997, aged 16, he began playing for the senior team.

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He spent the 1997-1998 season playing for the C-team, and in May 2000, Iker became the youngest goalkeeper in the history of soccer to play in a Champions League and win, when Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-0.

His best season in the following years was the 2007-2008, when he helped Real Madrid win their 31st La Liga title – Iker played in 36 matches and conceded only 32 goals, winning the Ricardo Zamora Trophy. In 2008, he signed a ‘contract for life’ with Real Madrid, which was to keep him with the team until 2017.

Winning the International Federation of Football History & Statistics Best Goalkeeper Award in 2012, Iker became the only goalkeeper to win the award four times in a row; he won it again in the following year.

On 11 July 2015, Iker left Real Madrid and signed a two-year contract with Porto. He suffered a heart attack on 1 May 2019, but returned to training only two months later, however, the doctors advised Iker to quit soccer, and he announced his retirement on 4 August 2020.

Since December 2020, he has been working as the deputy of the Real Madrid Foundation’s CEO.

In 2004, Iker began dating the Spanish actress and Miss Spain 2003 Eva Maria Gonzalez Fernandez, but they split in 2008. He then began dating Sara Carbonero, and hasn’t spoken of any women whom he has perhaps been with since their divorce.


Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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