Seedorf speaks six languages fluently: Dutch, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Surinamese. He was often seen as a spiritual, intelligent and articulate figure in football, and in a 2011 interview, Seedorf stated that he was studying to obtain a master’s degree in Business at the prestigious Bocconi University in Milan; because of this, he earned the nickname “il professore” (“the professor”) during his time playing at Milan. Seedorf is married to a Brazilian woman, Luviana Seedorf, with whom he owns a restaurant called Finger’s in Milan. They have four children. Seedorf has dabbled in media-related work during recent years. In 2009, he worked with the New York Times to run a column entitled “Seedorf responds”, where once a month he would answer peoples’ questions regarding football. He joined the BBC’s team covering the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, working as a television pundit He also presented a number of features for the BBC coverage, including one about Robben Island. He also joined the BBC for their Match of the Day Live coverage of UEFA Euro 2012. Seedorf was widely praised for his contribution to the BBC’s coverage, with a Daily Mail article praising his “classy, informed stints in the BBC studio”. He has also made appearances on Match of the Day 2 during the English football league season. Because of his strong connection with the country Suriname, where he was born, he is involved in many social development projects there. He built his own “Clarence Seedorf Stadium” in the district of Para in Suriname. In this stadium, the Para Juniors League of Suriname is being held and the teams of the Suri Profs & SV The Brothers play there regularly. With his Champions for Children Foundation, he supports projects for good causes in Suriname. For this, Suriname has honoured him to Commandor of the High-Order of the Yellow Star, and recently in 2011, the Netherlands also honoured him to Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau (OON). On 5 June 2009, Seedorf announced at a press conference after a meeting with Nelson Mandela that he had become the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s latest Legacy Champion. He joins Patrice Motsepe, Tokyo Sexwale, David Rockefeller, Peggy Dulany and Bill Clinton, who are also members of a select group of philanthropists who are helping to ensure that Mr. Mandela’s legacy lives on. In 2012 and 2014, Seedorf took part in Soccer Aid, a charity match at Old Trafford with former professional players and celebrities. He played for “The Rest of the World” team against England. In 2014, he scored a hat-trick, where The Rest of the World won 4–2; they raised over £4 million in total.