Coloccini’s Seven Year-Old Daughter Helps Him Speak English


Fabricio Coloccini is married with two kids, and he says today he has settled well in Newcastle, and that his two kids just love life on Tyneside.

Fab Coloccini – family is settled on Tyneside

It seems that the Coloccini family have become so settled in Newcastle that they have no intention of leaving, and they may even settle on Tyneside once Fab’s football career is over.

This is what Fabricio told the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“I don’t know what will happen in the future.” “ I have two kids, Tiago and Augustina, so maybe I will stay in England or somewhere in Europe.”

“She is seven and he is four and they love Newcastle. Argentina is not very safe for them, I would have to worry about their security.”

“They speak better English than me, my daughter is fluent, she is much better than me, she helps teach me now.”

“My son is a little bit less as he had a problem when he was a small baby. He had a fit, a convulsion and it affected the part of the brain that deals with speech, but he is a lot better now.”

“It was hard for them in that first year as well because when we came here they were put into a school and did not speak English.”

“Now my daughter has English friends and plays with them so she is happy and that makes me settled.”

It’s very important in any job for the family to settle into a new location, and it must be particularly hard for footballers and their families, when they go to a country where they cannot even speak the language.

But it seems that Fab has made the switch in a short two years, and of course nobody would have wished his first season on him, when the Newcastle club were in complete disarray once Kevin Keegan left the club in early September.

But two years later, and it seems the club have landed on its feet again, and are performing quite well in the Premier League,  in their first season back with the big boys.

Now to re-generate that feel good factor on Tyneside, we need a win against Chelsea at St. James’ Park on Sunday.

A performance like the lads put in against Aston Villa or Sunderland might just get the lads an unlikely win.

We have to hope so, in any case.

Comments welcome.



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6 comments so far

  • Toonkistan

    Nov 26, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #1

    I dont have any high hopes against chelsea, and would be very happy with a point, but will be very very disappointed if we dont get 3 points against westbrom next up

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  • Charlietoon

    Nov 26, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #2

    I dont know how long his contract is for but I dont think we will have him for long unless he is prepared to take a pay cut. There is now way we will renew his contract if he wants to keep on the 80gs a week he is reported to earn now. He wont get that anywhere though. I think if we resigned him for 4 more years at 50gs and then depending on how he does over the next few weeks offered taylor the same we’d be good to go and tayl would sign.

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  • Toonkistan

    Nov 26, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #3

    charlietoon…how do you know that he’s on 80K/week that all media rubbish . i very much doubt that any player in our team would be higher than 60k i.e. smith/barton and even that doesnt seem correct to me cuz even the best in EPL dont get this 80k reportedly and also remember he was signed in ashley regime so i very much doubt that he’d be getting stupid money….for my guess he’s no more than 35-40K a week considering the fact that he came from a team like deprotivo and they wouldnt be paying him more than 10k so 40K will still be a 300% rise

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  • jesus was a geordie

    Nov 26, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Glad he’s settled but I’d take it all with a pinch of salt…Remember Habib Beye’s daughter was a ‘little geordie’!

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  • gorskino10

    Nov 26, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #5

    But Beyes daughter had no say or staying or moving, Beye wanted to leave a sinking ship, where as Collo didnt.

    Nice to see that family members can help them settle down or do the oposite (like Tevez)

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  • baro

    Nov 27, 2010 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #6

    He can do whatever it takes!

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