Although the Spanish tabloids tried to link Princess Leonor with the Spanish national team soccer player, Pablo Gavi, the truth is that the midfielder does have a real fan and it is the Infanta Sofia.
The rumor that the Princess of Asturias had a crush on the young player began when King Felipe visited the athletes after Spain’s victory over Costa Rica in the first phase of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. There the King received a signed jersey size S that many claimed was for Leonor. From the Spanish program ‘Socialité’ it was said that the princess would have a folder lined with photos of the footballer. However, everything has been denied.
Infanta Sofia of Spain is the admirer of Pablo Gavi
According to what was revealed by sources close to the Spanish portal ‘Look’, Princess Leonor’s crush for Gavi never existed, neither the alleged romantic interest. However, the shirt Gavi gave to King Felipe was for Infanta Sofia, the real sportswoman of the family.
“She is like her great-grandmother, Doña María de las Mercedes: more Spanish than the Giralda. She has been very attentive to the whole competition and even the qualifying phase. She is a true follower of this sport and also practices it,” the source revealed.
The same source adds that “it was the player himself who spontaneously gave her the shirt for Sofia. There is no romantic interest on the part of the Infanta. I’m sorry to disappoint you,” he said.
The Infanta, on more than one occasion, has shown her love for sport. Specifically for soccer. In fact, last September it was known that the youngest of the daughters of the Spanish kings would suffer bullying at the school Santa Maria de los Rosales, where she is in the fourth year of ESO for playing sports.
Princess Leonor’s sister is reportedly receiving derogatory comments from her classmates who do not accept that she plays soccer. The youngest daughter of King Felipe and Queen Letizia, plays the position of midfielder in the Madrid team. The infanta’s teammates have let her know that “it is a man’s sport”.