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Zambo Anguissa’s flat robbed while he was on international duty

One of the negatives of being a well-known player with a public schedule.

Villarreal CF v Real Betis Balompie - La Liga Photo by David Aliaga/MB Media/Getty Images

It’s recognition of a sort, I guess, but not the kind you want to receive. Zambo Anguissa’s domicile was broken into while he was on international duty with Cameroun, and €100,000 or so worth of jewelry was stolen. This comes six months after Toko Ekambi’s house was broken into and a luxury car stolen.

This is not an isolated instance; Valencia players, Real Madrid players, Barcelona players—all have had watches, jewelry and money stolen. And in England there have been numerous robberies of footballers’ homes as well. Unfortunately, it’s easy to figure out when they (and their family) is away, and there are a number of people ready to steal items that can be easily sold.

Many players like to have a nice house close to the beach (many Villarreal players live in Benicassim, Orpesa, or Grau de Castelló, all on the beach-side of the main highway that passes through Vila-real). I don’t believe the American-style “gated community” with security patrols and strictly controlled entry and exit really exists in the Valencian Community, though. It is a continuing problem.