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Julio Iglesias Sr. is the patriarch of the Spanish singing Iglesias family.
You'll be surprised to know that before thinking of career in music, Julio Iglesias played soccer. He was a goalkeeper playing for Real Madrid before a horrible accident happened leaving him paralyzed. Being not able to walk, 20 years old Julio started learning playing the guitar. Luckily, he gained his mobility back and we got this genius musician.
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Representing Spain on the global singing contest Eurovision in 1970, Julio Iglesias Sr. came the 4th. At the contest, the singer presented a song about his first girlfriend under the title Gwendolyne.
According to The Jerusalem Post (11/12/2013), Julio Iglesias never hides the fact that he has Jewish roots from his mother's side. He, indeed, is proud of his Jewish ancestry and claims that this Jewish origin makes him stronger, especially while visiting Israel. Nevertheless, Julio doesn't supply with any confirmed data concerning his religious beliefs.
Julio Iglesias Sr. is straight. He became a father to 5 children of his beloved woman Marinda Rijnsburger who is younger than him for 22 years. Though they had spent much time together, the couple only got married in 2010. Before, he was married to a mother of Enrique, Chabel and Julio Jr. - Isabel Presley.
Worth to Know
Julio Iglesias got into the Guinness Book of World Records due to his precious contribution to the world of song. He was proclaimed the most sold Latin artist all over the world.
Julio Iglesias Sr. speaks 6 languages.