Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Drop Dead Gorgeous Brazilian WAG - with a C.P.F.C connection!

Now on the face of it, one would not normally associate the words 'International Fashion Model' and 'wife of a former Crystal Palace journeyman' in the same sentence.
And, when the footballer in question was candidly speaking, an inept, bungling, ham-fisted waste of space, you have to ask yourself how on earth did someone as monumentally rubbish as Nicola Ventola cop off with someone as gorgeous as Kartika Luyet.

Ventola, as Palace fans will remember was signed on a season-long loan from Italian giants Inter in August 2004, but had his season wrecked by injury.
As a result he made only three appearances, all from the bench. His solitary goal for the London Club - against Southampton on 7th May 2005, in the penultimate game of the season - would have kept the Eagles in the Premier League if they had not conceded a last minute equalizer.
And that was the end of Nicola Ventola's foray into English football, with his then manager Iain Dowie dispatching him back from whence he came - namely Italy, where he joined Atalanta for two seasons before moving on to his current club Torino in 2007.

It could be argued that had Ventola's goal kept Palace up, his name might have been etched in CPFC history for ever! However it didn't, there was to be no happy ending and so it is now simply inconsequential.

Kartika Luyet was born in Rio, Brazil to Malaysian and Swiss parents. She moved to Europe at 16, spent five years in France before moving to Italy, where she became something of a star by featuring in advertising campaigns for Fiat and appearing regularly on television.

Along with fellow Brazilian 'stunnas' Adriana Lima and Gisele Bundchen, she soon became a regular feature of the Italian celebrity circuit.

At the time the buck-toothed Brazilian superstar Ronaldo, well renowned for scoring as often on the pitch as off it, fancied a piece of the action with fellow Brazilian 'hotty' Kartika - but Ronaldo made a big mistake when invited to a fancy bash being laid on by Armarni in Milan.

He in turn invited along a young Italian under-21 teammate - one Nicola Ventola and as they say in Hollywood.........'The Rest is History.'

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