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Chelsea defenderhas welcomed his second child.
The football star, 28, shared the news with his fans on Instagram on Thursday as he revealed he'd named the newborn Aaliyah Trophy Rüdiger.
Rudiger's news comes just days after Chelsea made history by triumphing over Manchester City in the UEFA, lifting the prestigious trophy after a tense final in Porto.
Rudiger, who welcomed his first child last year, share an image cradling his new bundle of joy, penning the caption: 'Alhamdulillah for everything - God always has a better plan than we do !!!
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The Germany international reportedly came close to leaving the Blues in the summer , while there have been claims this season that he had a falling out with club captain Cesar Azpilicueta. Rudiger only started one of Chelsea’s opening 15 Premier League matches this season under Frank Lampard but ended up playing three of the former England international’s final four matches in charge. Top 10 defenders of the Premier League season And Rudiger has stayed in the team under Thomas Tuchel, eventually racking up 19 Premier League starts as Chelsea finished fourth in the table.
'Aaliyah Trophy Rüdiger - My biggest Trophy Proud dad for the 2nd time #AlwaysBelieve.'
His post was soon flooded with congratulatory messasges from his fans and team-mates, with former Blues star Cesc Fàbregas writing: 'Congrats my man. God bless you all.'
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba added: 'More than a champions league #congrats my brother.'
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The duo arrived as big-money signings last summer but have faced struggles to hit the ground running at ChelseaThe defender’s fellow countrymen both made the switch to Stamford Bridge from the Bundesliga last summer for a combined value of £117.5million. However, they found themselves struggling to justify their price tags throughout large spells of the recent Premier League campaign.
On Saturday, Chelsea stunned Manchester City in a 1-0 victory in the Champions League final at the Estádio do Dragão stadium in Porto.
Kai Hevertz netted the winner for the west London team with a stellar goal just before half time, with a tense 45 minutes following that saw Chelsea hold onto their lead before the final whistle sealed their victory.
Around 12,000 fans were in attendance for the all-English final in Porto and roughly half of that number stayed inside the stadium despite a 10:30pm curfew in the city, as supporters sought to join in with the scenes.
It was a wonderful moment for the likes of Mason Mount - celebrating his first career trophy and on the world's biggest stage - while club captain Cesar Azpilicueta was able to get his hands on Europe's grand prize having joined in 2012 - months after the team last won the trophy.
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Guardiola gave Tuchel a gift and he and Chelsea gratefully unwrapped it to win the Champions League. © Getty Images Chelsea Champions League 1) It was so comfortable. That’s a statement you would have thought could only be made after a Manchester City win. They’ve got the best coach in the world, they’ve got the best squad in the world, they finished 19 points clear of the team they were playing in the Premier League. It was a game lost on the field, but one swayed hugely before any boots touched the grass.
Also able to toast the occasion was Chelsea's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich - who flew out to Portugal to watch the game and was seen embracing a group of players as they went up to collect their medals.
Thomas Tuchel, who lead the club to their historic winner, only took over as manager in January after Frank Lampard was sacked, and unsurprisingly has since signed a long-term contract to stay with the club.
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