sport news Inside Lothar Matthaus' FIVE divorces: From tycoons, to TV presenters ... trends now

sport news Inside Lothar Matthaus' FIVE divorces: From tycoons, to TV presenters ... trends now
sport news Inside Lothar Matthaus' FIVE divorces: From fashion tycoons, to TV presenters ... trends now

sport news Inside Lothar Matthaus' FIVE divorces: From fashion tycoons, to TV presenters ... trends now

A World Cup-winning captain and Ballon d'Or winner and the most capped German player in history, Lothar Matthaus is a bonafide football great.

The first outfield player to play at five consecutive World Cups - and one of only six players to have achieved the feat - the 62-year-old won the Bundesliga seven times with Bayern Munich and a Serie A title with Inter Milan.

Arguably one of the greatest midfielders in the history of the game, Matthaus' life off the pitch has seldom been quiet, with the former Germany captain going through five divorces.

Matthaus married his first wife, Silvia, in 1981. The couple had two children - Alisa born in 1986 and Viola born in 1988 - but divorced in 1992.

In the same year, Lolita Morena gave birth to his third child, Loris. 

Lothar Matthaus (left) captained West Germany in their 1990 World Cup triumph

Lothar Matthaus (left) captained West Germany in their 1990 World Cup triumph

The 62-year-old's life off the pitch has seldom been boring, with Matthaus divorcing five times

The 62-year-old's life off the pitch has seldom been boring, with Matthaus divorcing five times

The Germany great most recent divorce came in 2021, when he separated from his fifth wife, Anastasia Klimko

The Germany great most recent divorce came in 2021, when he separated from his fifth wife, Anastasia Klimko 

Matthaus and Morena, a Swiss model and TV presenter who represented her country at Miss World in 1982 and Miss Universe a year later, were married in 1994 but divorced in 1999 shortly before his retirement.

Matthaus swapped the pitch for the dugout two years later, beginning his managerial career at Rapid Vienna in September 2001 before taking charge of Partizan Belgrade in December of the following year.

Success as a manager may have eluded him, but he found love again in the Serbian capital in the shape of 31-year-old fashion entrepreneur Marijana Colic.

Colic, who along founding two fashion brands was the face of Samsung's football-themed campaign during the 2006 World Cup, was married to Serbian agribusiness magnate Miodrag Kostic between 1990 and 1999.

She and Matthaus tied the knot in November 2003, but their marriage came to an end four years later after a lengthy divorce case in Salzburg - their last shared residence. 

The pair initially separated after Matthaus began dating Ukrainian model Kristina Liliana Chudinova in 2007.

Colic, who still bears Matthaus' surname, filed for divorce soon afterward. 

'I believe in myself, I have security,' she told Serbian outlet Blic at the time.

Matthaus married his first wife Sylvia in 1981 and divorced in 1992. The couple are pictured here with their second child Viola in 1990

Matthaus married his first wife Sylvia in 1981 and divorced in 1992. The couple are pictured here with their second child Viola in 1990

Matthaus married TV presenter and Swiss model Lolita Morena (right) in 1994

Matthaus married TV presenter and Swiss model Lolita Morena (right) in 1994

The couple were married for five years but divorced in 1999, shortly before his retirement

The couple were married for five years but divorced in 1999, shortly before his retirement 

'I would not like to comment on Lothar. My character is such that I constantly look forward and do not live for yesterday. 

'For me, life is today and tomorrow. I don't want to talk about Lothar at all and give him importance

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