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FC Bayern: Hasan Salihamidzic and Esther Copado – separation after 28 years – Bundesliga

Love extinguished after 28 years!

According to BILD information, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic (45) and his wife Esther Copado have separated. The Bayern boss has already moved out of the common home.

The pair met through Esther’s brother in Hamburg in 1994, when Salihamidzic and Francisco Copado (47 today) were playing for HSV.

They moved to Munich together in 1998 when Salihamidzic signed for FC Bayern.

The wedding followed in May 2007.

Salihamidzic and Copado have three children: Lara June (16), Nick (19), Selina (21). Nick plays for FC Bayern amateurs.


Hasan Salihamidzic and Esther Copado at FC Bayern's championship celebrations at Munich's Nockherberg on 12 May 2018

Hasan Salihamidzic and Esther Copado at FC Bayern’s championship celebrations at Munich’s Nockherberg on 12 May 2018Photo: picture alliance / HJS-Sportfotos

In a joint interview at the opening of their yoga studio in Munich in 2016, she said of the secret to the success of their relationship at the time: “Love and respect. We appreciate, love and respect each other a lot. important: we trust each other. We have an equal relationship. Each gives the other the necessary freedom and gives the other the necessary support “.

The family fell victim to hate messages after Bayern’s Champions League quarter-finals. Copado posted chat stories via Instagram, including death threats, if her husband didn’t leave the club.

After his playing days, the family remained in Munich. He returned to the club as sporting director in July 2017 after nine years as a player. He has been Bayern’s sporting director since 2020.

Hasan Salihamidzic declined to comment on the separation from the BILD.

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