Ah, soccer. The game that has a team of eleven people running around after a bag of air and paid millions of dollars for the privilege. What could be a better way to spend 90 minutes of your life than by watching a game? Of course, we know and love the sport. It’s all about making cutthroat moves to outwit your opponent. Plus, there are hours of training to keep these players at the top of their physical game. Do you know what, we think it might not be as easy as it once seemed after all. Have no fear. There are some perks that come with being one of the top soccer players in the world. All of a sudden, it’s like women everywhere can’t resist.
Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch
This pair have been on the soccer scene for the last seven years after they tied the knot back in 2011. While Peter Crouch has been taking over the sport thanks to his time on many English teams, including their national team, Stoke City, and Liverpool, his wife, Abbey Clancy, has been taking over the modeling world. After coming as a runner-up in Britain’s Next Top Model, Abbey has since gone on to land herself the job as host. Perfect.
Maria Soledad Cabris Yarrus & Edinson Cavani
This couple got hitched in 2007 and life seemed grand. Edinson had just joined the Italian team, Palermo, where he played for four seasons scoring 34 goals. The two welcomed their first son, Bautista, in 2011 and their second son, Lucas, in 2013. Unfortunately, with the annoucement of their second son’s birth, was also the rumors of Edinson’s infidelity. The two filed for a divorce in 2013, after having been separated for 2 years.
Antonella Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi
It wasn’t fame and fortune that brought these two together; Lionel and Antonella have been head over heels since they were children. In fact, Messi would apparently make up any excuse to visit his love’s home. You guys! Now, they are one of the biggest power couples of soccer as Messi currently plays for Barcelona, while Antonella is a modeling superstar. The pair also have three sons together: Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro, and are totally family goals.
Alex Curran and Steven Gerrard
Back in 2007, Alex Curran earned herself the title of über-WAG. Now, if that isn’t a soccer wife’s ultimate goal, then we don’t know what is anymore. The model first started dating her husband, Steven Gerrard, back in 2002, but not without a touch of controversy. She was dating businessman Tony Richardson when it seemed as though Richardson and Gerrard swapped girlfriends. Whatever the case, they seem to have made it work all these years!
Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau and Wesley Sneijder
This couple’s love goes further than most other soccer players and their wives on the list. Why? Wesley was convinced to convert religion after being inspired by Yolanthe. How sweet! The pair tied the knot back in 2010, but Yolanthe has had plenty to keep her busy over the years. The Dutch-Spanish star has worked as a TV presenter and actress across Europe, while her husband has played for the likes of Al-Gharafa and the Netherlands.
Daniela Ospina and James Rodriguez
One of the most praised and talented players of our time, James was voted the “Man Of The Match” for his participation in the 2018 World Cup game, Colombia v. Poland, where his playing greatly contributed to their win. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of his love life. James divorced his wife, Daniela, of 6 years in 2017. The two have a son together named Salmoe.
Lena Stiffel and Julian Draxler
German born, Julian now plays for the French Club, Paris Saint-Germain, and the German national team. And who is regularly spotted in the crowds cheering him on? Julian’s fiance and childhood sweetheart, Lena Stiffel. But other than attending the games, Lena stays out of the limelight and off of social media; a recipe for a long and happy relationship.
Ruby Mae and Dele Alli
Okay, so there is no ring in sight (yet), but how could we talk about soccer WAGs without including Ruby on the list? The couple were first spotted back in 2016 when Dele Alli needed picking up after a major loss. Since then, these stars have been seen all over the world. When she isn’t in the stands, Ruby is one of the most sought-after models on the planet, as well as being one of the biggest social media stars.
Georgina Dorsett and Tom Cleverley
Tom might be busy with his time as part of British team Watford, but there is plenty of incentive to go home to his wife, Georgina Dorsett. The star hit the world of fame thanks to her time on the reality show The Only Way is Essex. However, now it seems as though the only way is Tom as the pair have a son and a daughter, while Georgina gets used to soaking up life as a WAG.
Tanya and Phil Bardsley
It seems as though there might be a secret we never knew to a lasting relationship thanks to ex-model, Tanya’s unusual dating strategy. Apparently, the star broke it off with Phil every weekend for two years to make sure to keep him on his toes. Ouch. However, it seems to have worked as the pair have been together ten years so far! Perhaps we should try it out and see if we get the same results? Then again, maybe not…
Sam Cooke and Chris Smalling
Sam Cooke has certainly had quite the career change over the years. Although she started out life as a glamor model, Sam now uses social media to spread saucy snaps of her vegan cooking instead. She can get our mouths watering with just one lentil-filled photo. As if that wasn’t enough, the former model is still settling into life as a Manchester United fan after she tied the knot with Chris Smalling back in June 2017 at an Italian ceremony.
Ana Ivanovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger earned his place in the Soccer hall of fame thanks to his time on Germany’s team back in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. However, this household is filled with competitive sports as his wife, Ana Ivanovic, is one of the top female tennis players of her time. Her career might have come to an end back in 2016, but that doesn’t mean tennis will ever forget the legend the sport has left behind.
Leonita Lekaj and Granit Xhaka
Switzerland gained one of their top midfielders back in 2008 when Granit Xhaka was picked to become part of the national team. However, it was in 2017 that Xhaka scored a personal goal after marrying his girlfriend, Leonita Lekaj. The couple first caught the media’s eye when Leonita was in the stands of the Euro 2016, and the pair went on to have one of the most lavish weddings of the century – complete with trailing gown and all.
Melissa Satta and Kevin-Prince Boateng
Kevin-Prince Boateng isn’t just scoring goals out on the soccer pitch; he is also racking up a number of couple goals that we can’t help but get envious over. How can one couple be so perfect? Before they tied the knot, Melissa was working as a TV presenter in Italy as well as modeling for the likes of Sports Illustrated. The pair returned to Melissa’s home country back in 2016 to say “I do” on the Italian island of Sardinia.
Ann-Kathrin Brömmel and Mario Götze
This pair are another on the list that have been head over heels since before soccer was even part of the equation. Ann-Kathrin and Mario have been dating since they were teenagers, even though they didn’t make their first public appearance until 2012. When Ann-Kathrin isn’t busy cheering on her beau from the sidelines, the model spends her time updating her 943,000 Instagram followers with her lavish lifestyle. We’re not jealous at all, we promise.
Polly Parsons and Thomas Vermaelen
We’re starting to think that being a soccer player and having a model wife go hand in hand. Well, this Belgian soccer player certainly hit the back of the net in 2012 when the pair met at a party. Polly is used to a life in the limelight thanks to her time as an actress, TV show host, and lingerie model. The couple became official hubby and wife back last year and now enjoy bringing up their two children together.
Lorelei Taron and Radamel Falcao
How do you stay married for eleven years? Apparently, it’s all about sending your wife cute messages before you head off to your big game. Although Radamel might not have his head entirely in the game at all times, it seems as though he is dedicated to his marriage to Argentinian Lorelei Taron. The star rose to fame after saying “I do” to Falcao in 2007 but has also built a successful music career on the side.
Alexandra Ivarsdottir and Gylfi Sigurdsson
Gylfi might not have always had the best luck when it comes to soccer, but he has a lucky charm waiting at home. The soccer player started dating Alexandra at school, and they have been together ever since. Alexandra grew up dominating the world of beauty pageants, and it’s not hard to see how she took home the crown for Miss Iceland in 2008. Plus, her soccer connections mean she almost won the Miss World Sport contest, too.
Rebekah Nicholson and Jamie Vardy
Rebekah Vardy is a name that has been floating around the media for years, but where did this star come from? Rebekah had been working as a party planner when she met her future beau in 2014, and the rest is history. Now, the star uses her time to type lengthy social media posts – to help the world, of course – as well as raising their growing family. In fact, the media has even dubbed them the “new Posh and Becks.”
Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard is arguably one of the biggest names in soccer thanks to his time at Chelsea FC. However, his wife, Christine Bleakley, hasn’t been riding her husband’s fame. No, Christine after she had built a reputation for herself as a respected TV presenter. The couple admit it was love at first sight when they met back in 2009 and tied the knot six years later. We’re not gonna lie, but we’re totally down for how in love they are!
Alice Campello and Alvaro Morata
We have found them – the ultimate family goals of this whole list. Alice Campello is a famous Italian model and fashion designer who has dominated social media over the years with her 1.5 million Instagram followers, while Alvaro Morata has played for some of the biggest soccer teams in the world. Together, they post enough photos to make anyone jealous of their family life, especially after getting married in June 2017. Is there anything this couple can’t do?
Carly Zucker and Joe Cole
It seems as though there is nothing Carly Zucker can’t do. The youngster started her career as a model, before hitting reality TV, and later becoming a fitness trainer. How does she have time for anything else? Well, somehow Carly found time to meet and fall for Joe Cole as the pair married back in 2009. It seems they have plenty in common as Carly used to play soccer in school, but now prefers running and yoga instead.
Anna and Robert Lewandowski
At 29 years old, Anna is ready to embrace her life as a WAG. But it’s not always been that way. Oh no, Anna is considered to be one of the biggest athletes in Poland thanks to the 29 karate medals she has earned throughout her career. Although she has since retired from the sport, Anna now runs her own food and smoothie company, as well as studying to become a personal trainer. Phew – what a busy woman!
Kaya Hall and Phil Jones
This is a relationship that has been blossoming since long before the days of Jones being signed to Manchester United. Kaya Hall was still studying at university when she met her future beau, but it wasn’t long before their love was put to the test. Phil Jones was plagued with injuries in 2012, but he had Kaya by his side. Kaya has settled into life as a WAG after being spotted with some of the biggest stars in the world.
Jessica Sterling and David Ospina
Model? Yup. 520,000 followers on Instagram? Yup. Lavish soccer wedding? Yup. Jessica Sterling certainly ticks all the boxes when it comes to living the life of a soccer wife. David has been a massive hit on the pitch thanks to his time playing for Nice and Arsenal, but it was in 2012 he defended his goal of winning Jessica. The couple have been married ever since and now spend their time raising their two children.
Majda and Mamadou Sakho
Majda isn’t just a WAG; she is a style icon. As a youngster, she always dreamed of traveling the world. Who doesn’t? However, a modeling agency was quick to snap up the star and change her life forever. Even though she married soccer star Mamadou Sakho back in 2012, Majda prefers to keep her private life away from the public. Thank goodness for social media – it gives us the glimpse behind the scenes we have been looking for!
Camille Sold and Morgan Schneiderlin
While Morgan Schneiderlin was busy being one of Manchester United’s top players, his fiancé, Camille Sold, spent her time working as a shop assistant in the city center. While Schneiderlin was earning thousands of dollars an hour, Camille was selling sports shoes to the people of Manchester. It was love at first sight, and the pair tied the knot in 2017. Hopefully, Camille isn’t sick of the sight of soccer boots just yet… There’s plenty more to come!
Sara Carbonero and Iker Casillas
Sara has been causing a storm on Spanish TV ever since the turn of the century. Now, she is one of the most recognized faces in the country. Team that with her soccer star husband, Iker Casillas, and we have quite the celebrity powerhouse. Sara had always dreamed of being a journalist and specialized in sports journalism for many years. It seems as though she can now get all the behind the scenes gossip she wants.
Kayleah Adams and Shane Long
Shane has been one of the most talked about Irish soccer players after *that* game against Germany, but it’s more than just his professional career that has people talking. Waiting for Shane in the wings is none other than Kayleah Adams, the social media and reality TV star who he met when she was just 18. While Shane is busy dominating the pitch, Kayleah is at home – well, mansion – raising their three children and four-legged family member.
Noemie Happart and Yannick Carrasco
Noemie might be different to other soccer wives on the list, but that’s what makes this star even more brilliant. The model grew up playing sports, can speak four languages, and even represented Belgium at pageant contests and Miss Universe. Now that is quite the accomplishment! Apparently, the pair had no idea who each other was when they first met, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped them from slotting straight into life as a sporting power couple.
Daniella Semaan and Cesc Fabregas
Daniella caused quite the stir amongst WAGs everywhere after she announced she was engaged to Cesc Fabregas back in December 2017. Why? The star has been divorced before and is 12 years older than Cesc. However, none of that matters when it comes to true love as this couple have proved. Daniella first approached her beau for an autograph. Little did she know she would be walking away with a phone number and ring on her finger!
Helen Flanagan and Scott Sinclair
Helen Flanagan, the actress, has been the face of British soap operas for years thanks to her part in the show Coronation Street. However, it was on a trip to Disneyland Paris in May 2018 that she became a fully-fledged member of the WAG society after saying “Yes” to the big question in front of the iconic castle. Okay, Helen might not be a soccer wife just yet, but with two daughters already, she is as good as.
Ludivine Kadri and Bacary Sagna
It seems as though Ludivine has had no issue slotting into life as a WAG as she has been snapped jetting off all around the world to support her husband, Bacary Sagna, at all his big matches. Although Bacary has since finished his time at Arsenal, the footballer taking his model and journalist wife and two sons on some of the most lavish vacations. We wouldn’t mind a ticket or two for some of these trips.
Erin and Fabio Borini
Imagine hearing that someone knew they were going to marry you since the first day you met? Well, that’s exactly what Erin Borini got to hear – and we’re not jealous at all. Of course, Erin was looking absolutely stunning for their ceremony back in 2015 after years of modeling all around the world. It seems as though now she will get to carry on living the high life thanks to Fabio signing up to Milan for the 2018 season.
Yana and Winston Reid
Yana has been a familiar face in the stands since she tied the knot with Winston Reid back in 2014. Ever since, the model has been there to cheer on her husband at all his West Ham games. When the pair aren’t at soccer matches, Yana is flooding her 26,200 Instagram followers with snaps of the couple on their many adventures all around the world. From family vacations in New Zealand to parties in Ibiza – this couple have it all.
Marina and Wojciech Szczęsny
Poland has been keeping a secret all these years, but here they are: Marina and Wojciech Szczęsny. While Wojciech has been tearing it up on the soccer pitch, Marina has kept herself busy by diving headfirst into the world of music. In fact, Marina’s latest studio album even features a song written by her soccer player beau. Who knew one man could be so talented? The pair got engaged on Marina’s birthday in 2015 and made things official just one-year later.
Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain
When it comes to the cutest couple, we think we have found them – they come in the form of Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain. Perrie doesn’t need a man to build her career. The singer shot to fame after appearing on the British version of The X Factor with the rest of her girl-group, Little Mix. Perrie was first snapped with Alex back in 2016, and the number of selfies suggests they are going from strength to strength.
Melanie De Cruz and Anthony Martial
Melanie and Anthony didn’t exactly have the best start to their relationship after Anthony left his wife for his new love back in 2016. Melanie rose to fame thanks to landing spots on French reality TV, but it looks as though it was scoring this man that has seen her rise to heights like no others. Melanie now has nearly 2 million followers on Instagram, and often shows her love for Anthony by posing in his Manchester United jersey.
Haley Bartlett and Hal Robson-Kanu
Now here is a true example of a 21st-century relationship. Hal first messaged his future wife, lingerie model Haley Bartlett, on Instagram after seeing snaps of the star. Several messages later and the pair were an item. Before turning to modeling, Haley was in line to pick up the crown as Miss Scotland. Unfortunately, their relationship has been littered with rumors of Hal cheating on his wife, but things seem to be stable… For now, at least.
Emilie Fiorelli and M’Baye Niang
What happens when you have nearly one million followers on Instagram? You get engaged to a soccer player, of course. Emilie and M’Baye have been dating since 2016 and have been engaged for nearly a year. As if that wasn’t enough, the couple recently welcomed their first child into the world, a daughter named Louna. Emilie first rose to fame after an appearance in a Big Brother type show but is now settling into life in the soccer stands with ease.
Rachel Peters and Ryan Mason
Ryan was once at the top of his career. Tragically, a head injury that ended with a fractured skull meant it would be lucky if the star made it through the night. Over a year on, and Ryan has gone on to make a full recovery, but not without the help of Rachel. The model and Miss Universe winner has shared their story on social media and was even gifted an engagement ring for all her dedication. How sweet!
Ornella Montagna and Steven Defour
Steven Defour isn’t just known for his skills on the pitch; the soccer star has also had plenty of high-profile relationships over the years. However, it seems as though Ornella Montagna is the one to keep this sports star grounded. The model has taken their relationship one step further by having Steven’s name tattooed on her. Hopefully, this relationship is built to last before that tattoo becomes a permanent reminder more than a loving statement…
Victoria and David Beckham
If you wanna be her lover, first you gotta be her friend, and David did just that. The pair have been married for nearly 20 years, and Victoria’s time by David’s side saw her become one of the original WAGs of the world. As well as their jet-setting lifestyle, Victoria has enjoyed a successful music career as well as moving onto her latest venture – fashion design. This pair are ultimate goals when it comes to making a relationship last.
Neymar and Bruna Marquezine
Neymar and Bruna Marquezine are with no shadow of doubt one of the most loved couples in Brazil. The 26-year-old soccer player came to prominence at an earlier age during his time at Santos FC. He’s been dating Bruna Marquezine on and off since 2012. The Brazilian beauty is an actress and model and also started her career from a very early age.
Kylian Mbappe and Alicia Aylies
Kylian Mbappe has definitely become one of the most known breakout stars after the World Cup 2018. The Paris Saint-German forward was an essential player for the French National team, bringing home the trophy for the first time since 1998. The 19-year-old is rumored to be dating Miss France 2016 Alicia Aylies. Alicia Aylies was born on the French Island of Martinique, on the Caribbean. Although rumors that the couple has been hitting it for a while have been constant, the couple hasn’t made any official statement yet.