But Carlos Tevez had an altogether different reason to smile as he married childhood sweetheart Vanesa Mansilla in their native Argentina on Thursday afternoon.
The outgoing Boca Juniors striker, 32, looked dapper in a powder blue suit and crisp white shirt following the extravagant civil ceremony in San Isidro, a provincial district close to Argentine capital Buenos Aires. New wife, Vanesa , too, looked stunning in a thigh-skimming semi-sheer lace gown decorated with floral embellishments.
According to Daily Mail UK, the couple originally met when the footballer was 13-years old and remained together as his flourishing career took him across the world, with successful stints at English clubs West Ham United, Manchester United, Manchester City and Italian giants Juventus.
Source: UK Daily Mail