Maria Grandoli - Meet Mother Of Mateo Retegui

by sabina Wed Jun 26 2024 Updated On Wed Jun 26 2024
Maria Grandoli - Meet Mother Of Mateo Retegui

Maria Grandoli is famous as a celebrity mother. She is the mother of Serie A club Genoa forward Mateo Retegui

Maria played hockey in her youth. 

She played for Club Pucara, a women's field hockey team that won its first Junior World Championship in 1993 in Tarrasa, Catalonia, Spain.

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She was married to a former field hockey player 

Maria was married to a former field hockey player Carlos Retegui. The couple married in 1996

They gave birth to their daughter Micaela the same year in April. Their son Mateo was born in April 1999 in Argentina

However, after more than a decade of their marriage, they decided to call it quits. They divorced in 2011.

Carlos who led the Argentina men's hockey team to a gold medal at the Olympics in 2016 now acts as Mateo's agent. 

Maria Grandoli and Carlos Retegui with their daughter Micaela
Maria Grandoli and Carlos Retegui with their daughter Micaela. Source: Instagram 
Maria Grandoli with her beautiful kids, Micaela and Mateo Retegui
Maria Grandoli with her beautiful kids, Micaela and Mateo Retegui. Source: Instagram

Her daughter is an Olympian 

She is the mother of Olympian Micaela Retegui, a field hockey player. Micaela represents Argentina's national field hockey team

She won a silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics coached by her father Carlos.

Maria Grandoli in her 90s with her daughter Micaela
Maria Grandoli in her 90s with her daughter Micaela. Source: Instagram

Maria shares an incredible bond with both of her kids. 

As described by Micaela in one of her Instagram posts, her mother Maria is a simple, beautiful woman and a funny young mom. 

She is introverted, has extreme patience, and is afraid of airplanes. 

And about her likes and dislikes, she likes lemon pie, strawberry ice cream, chocolate cake, and oranges. 

She is a sneaker jeans lover and a fan of gardening and the thing she hates the most are lies. 

Net worth 

As of now, we have the net worth of her son. Her son's net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. 

Born in Argentina, her son represents the Italy national team

Born in Argentina, Mateo represents the Italy national team. He is eligible to represent Italy through his great-grandparents.

"I feel Italian. I have lived all my life in Argentina, but here I am at home. I want to defend it to the death", he said in an interview. 

When asked if he would have played for his birth country, he said the coach never called him which he thought he would because he has scored so much in Argentina but Mancini called him, and without giving a second thought, he flew on the first plane and presented himself. 

He also credited his family, his parents, and his sister for their immense support to help him become a better person and a better footballer.

Both Maria and her then-husband moved to Italy to be close to Mateo. Mateo said his mom and dad live ten minutes away from the stadium.

Mateo played both hockey and football in his youth before choosing football

As the son of a prolific hockey player Carlos, Mateo played hockey in his youth and juggled between football and hockey. 

When he was 14, he completely stopped football. 

During an interview with TyC Sports, Mateo said "As a boy, I played both sports simultaneously until, at one point, I didn't want to play soccer anymore. I didn't play ball for two years". 

It wasn't until he reached 16, he had to decide between two. He eventually chose football after joining Boca Juniors' youth system in 2016

In an interview back in 2019, Mateo expressed he doesn't mind being Carlos Retegui's son. 

He is proud to be connected to his dad, but he is going to grow and earn everyone's respect.

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