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Jeremy Sarmiento Parents Katty And Lionel Sarmiento, Father Was A Midfielder And Mother Is His Nutrtionist

Jeremy Sarmiento of Ecuador celebrates as his side defeat Qatar in the opening game of World Cup 2022 on November 20,2022 ( Source : instagram )

Jeremy Sarmiento owes his success to his parents, Katty and Lionel Sarmiento. After all, his father knows what it is like to have a footballing dream taken away.

Jeremy almost didn't make it as a football player in England when his parents decided to head back to their homeland Ecuador in 2009. But destiny had other plans for him.

The journey that began more than a decade ago in Spain has now reached Qatar, where he is representing Ecuador in World Cup 2022. He featured in the match, which saw his country defeat the host Qatar by two goals, scored by his captain Enner Valencia.

But if it weren't for his father's shrewd negotiation with his former club Benefica, Jeremy would have probably missed out on the chance to represent his country in the biggest sporting event in the world.

Jeremy Sarmiento Parents Katty And Lionel Sarmiento

Jeremy Sarmiento and his parents, Katty and Lionel, moved to England when he was seven. But before that, the family was pretty well settled in Spain.

Katty and Lionel had already seen much of this world even before their first child, Jeremy, was born in 2002. From New York to Florida and then making their way across the Atlantic, the Ecuadorians now call Brighton their home.

Jeremy Sarmiento with his parents Lionel(far right) and Katty(left) by his side as he lifts his siter Charlize in the air at Los Amo
Jeremy Sarmiento with his parents Lionel(far right) and Katty(left) by his side as he lifts his siter Charlize in the air at Los Amo ( Source : instagram )

Lionel Sarmiento didn't want to repeat his father's mistake. Instead, he encouraged his son to take up the opportunity to become a football player. The belief Lionel had in his son paid off, as Jeremy is now one of the rising names in the footballing scene.

A former footballer, Lionel, and his family were proud when Jeremy opted to represent their homeland rather than the country he was raised in, England. The Ecuadorian player had even represented Three Lions at youth levels.

At 20, Jeremy has already developed an incredible physique. And one person who can take credit for it is his mother, Katty. She is the one to prepare his nutrition chart and make sure he is only eating healthy.

Jeremy Sarmiento celebrates with his teammates as his side defeats Qatar in the opening game of World Cup 2022
Jeremy Sarmiento celebrates with his teammates as his side defeats Qatar in the opening game of World Cup 2022 ( Source : gettyimages )

Jeremy's parents almost returned to Ecuador in 2008 when Jeremy was nine. But after the talented youngster received a spot in Charlton academy, his parents decided to stay in England.

It's without a doubt that Jeremy has received immense support from his parents in his footballing journey. Today the youngster is paying it back to them.

Jeremy Sarmiento Father Lionel Sarmiento Was A Midfielder

Lionel Sarmiento, the father of Jeremy Sarmiento, is the former midfielder of El Nacional. But unfortunately, he couldn't give continuity to his football dreams.

But now Lionel lives his dreams through his son. Lionel today works as his son's agent, a trope pretty common in football during the early days of a player.

Jeremy Sarmiento pictured with his father Lionel Sarmiento at their home in England
Jeremy Sarmiento pictured with his father Lionel Sarmiento at their home in England ( Source : theathletic )

Lionel was also the one who relieved his son from what he called a poor deal from the Portugal club, Benefica in 2021. He told the heads of the Portuguese side that they won't return to the table until and unless their demands would be fulfilled.

Benefica did let go of Jeremy, but before that, the footballer was made to train alone. The facilities were down to none but he did have a passing partner in his father, as the father-son duo trained in the Astroturf park all by themselves.

Lionel was also the engineer of his son's move to Brighton which saw the family return to the country where it all had begun. Lionel has never backed down from praising his son and says there is nothing that can affect Jeremy now since the ordeal they went through in Portugal.

Jeremy Mother Katty Sarmiento Looks After His Nutrition

Katty Sarmiento, the mother of Jeremy Sereminto, looks after his nutrition level. She has tried to contribute from her side in her son's footballing journey.

Katty keeps it simple when it comes to helping to maintain Jeremy's nutrition. She cooks him the Ecuadorian specialty, which includes rice and beans with options of beef, chicken, or fish as a fillet.

Jeremy Sarmiento pictured after signing for the PL side Brighton last year along with his mother Katty and sister Charlize
Jeremy Sarmiento pictured after signing for the PL side Brighton last year along with his mother Katty and sister Charlize ( Source : instagram )

Katty was present at her son's side when he signed for Brighton in 2021. In the photo posted by her son on his Instagram handle, Katty is seen smiling as Jeremy lifts Brighton's jersey with his sister also by his side.

Jeremy Sarmiento Sister Charlize Sarmiento Morante Is A Model And Singer

Jeremy Sarmiento is not an only child and has a younger sister, Charlize Sarmiento.

Charlize Sarmiento, the younger sister of Jeremy Sarmiento, is a model and singer. The 13-year-old has already bagged some modeling gigs to her name.

A fan of R&B, Drake, and Weeknd songs seems to be her go-to choice for background music when it comes to sharing videos on Instagram. She is available with the username @_.charlizemorante on the photo and video-sharing platform.

Charlize Sarmiento, the younger sister of Jeremy Sarmiento at the age of 13 has dipped her toes in the modeling indsutry
Charlize Sarmiento, the younger sister of Jeremy Sarmiento at the age of 13 has dipped her toes in the modeling indsutry ( Source : instagram )

With her brother being a football player and her family constantly relocating, Charlize has already got the chance to experience various cultures. Born in Spain and raised in England, Charlize lived briefly in Portugal before returning to the UK.

Charlize traveled to her homeland Ecuador earlier this year and attended the World Cup qualifiers match, where she saw her country draw the match against Argentina.

The teenager with her family traveled to Morocco, where she enjoyed a camel ride in the Marrakesh desert. Currently, she is in Qatar supporting her brother and her nation on their road to World Cup glory.