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Josephine Cantona: 10 Facts On Eric Cantona Daughter and Children

Eric Cantona has four children. He has 2 children from his first marriage to Isabelle and 2 children from his second marriage to Rachida. ( Source : twitter )

Eric Cantona, a French actor, producer, and former professional footballer, has four children. He had two children with Isabelle Ferrer, and following their divorce, Eric married Rachida Brakni, with whom he had two children.

Eric is recognized as one of the best footballers of his time. He is credited with helping Manchester United recover its footballing dominance in the 1990s and earning iconic status at the club.

Cantona won the Inside United magazine poll to determine the most outstanding player in Manchester United history in 2003. He was the English Football Hall of Fame's first honoree when it opened its doors in 2002.

Eric publicly declared his retirement from football in 1997 at the age of 30. He started a career in acting and appeared in a 1998 film.

Quick Facts About Eric Cantona:

Full NameEric Daniel Pierre Cantona
Date Of BirthMay 24, 1966
Place Of BirthMarseille, France
ProfessionFormer Footballer, Actor
Height6feet 2inch
WifeIsabelle Ferre (Married- 1987, Divorce- 2003), Rachida Brakni (Married-2007)
ChildrenRaphael Cantona, Josephine Cantona, Emir Cantona, Selma Cantona

Eric Cantona Daughter : 10 Facts About Josephine Cantona

Josephine Cantona is a yoga teacher.She is also trained in holistic massage.
Josephine Cantona is a yoga teacher.She is also trained in holistic massage. ( Source : instagram )

1. Josephine Cantona is the second child of retired professional footballer Eric Cantona. Compared to her famous father, Josephine has chosen a less high-profile profession, she is a yoga teacher.

2. She started Urban Bliss and identifies as an expert on eating problems. She also refers to herself as a massage therapist and does Kobido, a Japanese face massage that works to prevent the effects of aging.

3. Josephine completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training with Dhirendra Singh at World Peace Yoga School in Rishikesh, India, in 2017. She then completed a 300-hour program in the French Alps with Simon Park and other renowned teachers.

4. During her anorexia therapy at age 18, she began practicing yoga. Based on her experience as a Functional Patterns practitioner, Josephine has created a unique teaching method filled with the Yoga tradition's depth. 

5. She began her professional career as a culinary student, working in kitchens. She eventually decided "no more," and took a flight to India to begin her yoga training.

6. She takes pleasure in teaching yoga with a practical approach and enjoys the philosophy of yoga as well as exploring the mind.

7. Josephine Cantona was born on June 4, 1995, to her parents, mother Isabelle Ferrer and father Eric Cantona. She has an older brother named Raphael as well as two younger half-siblings, Emir and Selma.

8. She is in a relationship with Celio Araujo. They started dating in 2020. Celio is an HF Practitioner. 

9. Josephine has her own website Yoga trade. She also has a YouTube channel where she has uploaded some yoga videos.

10. Josephine's mother Isabelle Ferrer is a teacher and her father Eric Cantona is a French actor, director, and former professional footballer.

Quick Facts About Josephine Cantona:

Full NameJosephine Marie Fay Cantona
Date Of BirthJune 4, 1995
Place Of BirthMarseille, France
MotherIsabelle Ferrer
FatherEric Cantona
BoyfriendCelio Araujo

Know More About Eric Cantona Children

The first child of Eric Cantona is Raphael Cantona. He was born in Marseille, France, on December 30, 1988.

He has a younger sister named Josephine as well as two younger half-siblings named Emir and Selma. Raphael is active on Instagram with the username @raphaelcantona. 

He seems to be private about his personal life as he has kept his Instagram account in private. 

Eric Has Two Children With Rachida Brakni

Eric and Rachida married in 2007 and they are blessed with two children named, Emir and Selma. 

Emir Cantona is the third child of Eric. He is 13 years as of 2022. He was born in 2009. As Emir is 13 years old, he might be focusing on his studies.

Selma Cantona is Eric's fourth child. She is 9 years old as of 2022. She was born on October 17, 2013.

About His Relationship

Former football player, actor, and producer Eric Cantona has two relationships. He married Isabelle Ferrer in 1987, and the couple divorced in 2003 after spending 16 years together. Then, in 2007, Eric married the actress Rachida Brakni.

Eric Cantona stated “ meeting Rachida Brakni changed his life and that they fell in love. 

Who Is Rachida Brakni?

Eric Cantona married Rachida Brakni in 2007. They have two children.
Eric Cantona married Rachida Brakni in 2007. They have two children. ( Source : instagram )

Rachida Brakni is a well-known French actress and producer. She received the Cesar Award for Most Promising Actress in 2002 for her work in Chaos.

She became a part of the Comedie Francaise, where she appeared in the play Ruy Blas and received the Moliere Award. Rachida co-starred in an advertisement for The Kooples with her husband Cantona in 2012 as the brand's spokesperson.

Brakni comes from Algerian parents and has three siblings, two sisters and one brother. Rachida completed high school in her hometown France, and soon after, she enrolled in college. She studied at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Eric Cantona Net Worth 2022

Eric Cantona has a net worth of $25 million according to Celebritynetworth. He earned most of the amount throughout his playing career, which lasted more than two decades.

Eric Cantona is a former football player and he has a net worth of $25 million.
Eric Cantona is a former football player and he has a net worth of $25 million. ( Source : manutd )

Eric's career in acting is one of his other significant sources of income. His endorsement agreements are another source of income.  

He has received several promotional offers from leading companies looking to capitalize on his influence. Cantona frequently makes an appearance in Nike commercials for sports apparel.

He participated in a Nike marketing campaign in 1994 that featured a photograph of him in front of the English flag.

Since he retired from the world of professional football in 1997, Cantona has continued to make appearances in Nike ads, frequently in non-playing capacities.

Additionally, he appeared in two commercials: one for Eurostar in 1996 and one for Irish EuroMillions in 2004. He appeared in a British television commercial for a new Renault Laguna model in 2009.

Started Football Career At Young Age

Eric Cantano first played football by playing street soccer on the streets of his hometown of Caillols with other children of his age when he was a young child.

He began playing football in 1980 at 14 with a local SO, Caillolais. He started out as a goalkeeper to follow in his father's footsteps, who had previously held that position.

Later, he began to play as a forward up front and realized that was his natural position. He stayed with SO Caillolais for a whole season and participated in more than 100 games for the young team.

Before making his professional debut, Cantona played for Auxerre's youth team for two years. His football career was held in 1984 as he performed his national service.

His Brother Joel Exposed Him About Beach Soccer

Cantona took over as captain of the French national beach soccer team in 1997 after suddenly leaving the professional football game. Joel, his brother, who was already a team member, inspired his interest in the activity.

Eric Cantona became the captain of the French national beach soccer team after learning the game from his brother Joel.
Eric Cantona became the captain of the French national beach soccer team after learning the game from his brother Joel. ( Source : manchestereveningnews )

He experienced significant success when managing and competing for the French club that won their first European championship in the 2004 Euro Beach Soccer League and the inaugural FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in 2005.

During its early years, Cantona was essential to the development of beach soccer. Before leaving the France beach soccer team in 2011, he remained with them for 14 years.

Cantona led France to fourth place in the World Cup and just missed out on a second European championship in 2007. He had another successful year in charge in 2007.

Cantona's resignation as head coach was finalized in 2010 after failing to get France to qualify for the World Cup for the second time under his management.

He Pursued Career In Acting After His Retirement From Football

 At the age of 30, Cantona abruptly announced his retirement from football in 1997. He went for a film career and appeared in a 1998 movie.

His first acting job was as a rugby player in Le bonheur est dans le pre, which was shot while he was suspended from football in 1995. After that concentrated on acting in French cinema.

Eric agreed to play a French ambassador in Elizabeth's English movie in the late 1990s (1998). He appeared as a mystery bar philosopher in the British indie film Jack Says, released on DVD in September 2008.

He plays The Corsican in the Danish western The Salvation, which had its world premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Some FAQs

How many children does Eric Cantona have?

Eric Cantona have four children.He has two children from his first marriage with Isabelle Ferrer and two children from his second marriage with Rachida Brakni.

Who is Eric Cantona first wife?

Isabelle Ferrer is the first wife of Eric Cantona. They got married in 1987, and they later divorced in 2003.

Is Eric married now?

Eric Cantona married actress Rachida Brakni in 2007 after his divorce from his first marriage.