Fernando Ricksen was a professional footballer who originated from the Netherlands. He died at an early age of 43 after diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease. He is the former player Rangers F.C. and was the lifeline to the club as well.
Fernando Ricksen was born on 27 July 1976 in the city of Heerlen, Netherlands. He was a football enthusiast and a good player from the early age of his life. He played as a Right Back and Right Midfielder for the Rangers F.C. He started and ended his career from Fortuna Sittard. After his successful career at Fortuna, he got recruited to Rangers F.C. and played for six years. After six years of success, he joined Zenit Saint Petersburg in the loan. In the end, he came back to the club from where he had started his career and ended it there.
|Real Name||Fernando Jacob Hubert Hendrika Ricksen|
|Birthday||27 July 1976|
|Net Worth||£30 Million|
Death Cause and Funeral Details
Fernando Ricksen died on the 18th of September 2019. He was 43 years old when he died. Fernando was facing health disease for about six years now. He was diagnosed with a motor neuron disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Due to this disease, he had high time surviving for all these years. However, after many visitings of the hospital and intensive care as well, he could not make it any longer.
Former Rangers captain Fernando Ricksen has died following his battle with motor neurone disease. https://t.co/aGYn49Ad57
— STV News (@STVNews) September 18, 2019
For now, there is no further information about his funeral at the moment. His family has not made any official announcement of how they will do the funeral. Everyone is waiting for detailed information about his family, but for now, no details are available. His family will announce it in the upcoming days.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Fernando Ricksen was a football enthusiast from the very beginning. He spent his childhood learning and playing football. He was into his school team and college team as well. After years of practice and hard work, he decided to spent his career as a footballer. He saw potential in himself and worked as hard as possible. After years of practice and hard work, he was recruited by the Rangers.
irHis hard work and dedication paid off as a professional football club recruited him. All his income was dependent on football as he was good at it. He played well for the club and got the right amount of money as an income. He had no other income sources than his football club paying him. His goals and participation for the club were crucial, and they all paid him a reasonable sum of amoney.
Fernando’s net worth is estimated to be around £30 Million from solely playing football. The Rangers recruited him with a contract of £3.75 Million per year. He played for a good amount of time to earn money that was enough for his life. However, after he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, he was unable to play football. His net worth would have increased if he was able to play for a more extended period.
Married to Wife, Veronika Veselova
Fernando Ricksen got married twice in his life. Veronika is his second and present wife. He got married early in his life, and there isn’t much detail about it. He never made any announcement about his early wife; however, he got divorced before his professional career. Things weren’t working good with them, so they decided to take a separate path and spend the rest of their life.
Fernando got married to Veronika in the year 2014. However, they had known each other for several years, and after knowing each other well, they decided to get married. The couple shared one daughter named Isabella. Isabella was born in 2011 before Fernando and Veronika were married officially. However, detailed information about their marriage is still unavailable. They have not made any other announcement about how they got married.
Veronika was with Fernando till the very end. Even though Fernando was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, Veronika decides to spend her life with him. The pair, Fernando and Veronika were deeply in love with each other, and there were no signs of separation. However, Fernando couldn’t make it long with Veronika.
Family, Siblings, and Parents
Fernando Ricksen kept quiet about his personal life his entire career. He never announced anything about his family or siblings officially. There is no info about this topic to the moment as well. He might have never got the opportunity to share about his parents or family. This does not mean that he never shared his marital life. He announced his wife and children, but his early life is a mystery.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Fernando Ricksen had an average height of 5 feet and 7 inches. Being a footballer, he had a good shape of the body weighing around 71kgs. His exact body measurement is, however unavailable as he never disclosed it. Furthermore, his hair and eyes were of the same color, both being dark brown.