The development of every child is the responsibility of the father and also the mother as both are expected to teach the kid some basic lessons so as to be responsible in the society.
In almost most countries, children are expected to be under their parents at least for their first eighteen years in life, but there are some famous footballers who were denied this due to some certain circumstances.
Here we look at some great footballers who were raised only by their mothers.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the successful footballers whose father contributed nothing to their success. Ronaldo's father was known to be a drunkard and the player was raised by mother Maria Doleres who explained that she wanted to abort the pregnancy of Ronaldo when she took in.
Ronaldo is now one of the biggest footballers in the world, he has won the FIFA ballon d'Or award three times.
2. Menphis Depay
Manchester United player Menphis Depay is another top footballers who was raised only by his mother as his father abandoned them when he was a 4-year-old child. Menphis explained in recent interview that his mother helped him to become a good footballer.
3. Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez said in a recent interview that his father abandoned them when he was a 5-year old child, and things were so tough for the family after the father had gone.
The former Barcelona forward said he used to wash cars on the street before becoming a footballer with the help of his mother who stood by him.
4. Arturo Vidal
Chile and Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal is also a player whose father was not there for him when he needed him most as the father Erasmo left them when Arturo was five-year old. He was raised by his mother Jackqueline Pardo.