ANTONIO RUDIGER capped a fantastic week on and off the pitch by welcoming the birth of his second child.
The Chelsea defender, 28, even hailed his recent Champions League win by naming the tot Aaliyah Trophy Rudiger.
On Wednesday night, the proud father posted a snap of himself in the hospital with his newborn.
He tweeted: “Alhamdulillah for everything – God always has a better plan than we do!!!
“Aaliyah Trophy Rüdiger – My biggest ‘Trophy’ ☝🏾🤲🏾❤️ Proud dad for the 2nd time.”
Fans and pals were among the first to congratulate Rudiger and his family.
Michy Batshuayi replied ‘congrats brother!’ while the Chelsea Twitter account wrote: “Congratulations to you and your family, Toni!”
Cesc Fabregas commented ‘Congrats my man. God bless you all’ and former Roma team-mate Radja Nainggolan added: “So happy for you bro❤️❤️.”
Marco van Ginkel, Daniele De Rossi, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Mahmoud Dahoud were among those to also send in their best wishes.
The German does not tend to reveal much about his private life on social media but did welcome the birth of his first child early last year.
Antonio Rudiger named his child ‘trophy’ following his Champions League winCredit: PA
Saturday’s Champions League final win over Manchester City delivered his third trophy with the Blues, adding to his FA Cup and Europa League.
Rudiger spent much of the first-half of the season on the bench before being welcomed back into the team by Thomas Tuchel.
In March, the centre-back treated local NHS staff for their work in the pandemic with a special lunch.
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