The attention given to football’s wives and girlfriends has greatly increased due to the media attention that is now given to the off-field exploits of footballers. However, an increasing number of WAGs are now famous in their own right, either for their talents or beauty.
This list is an appreciation of the most beautiful wives and girlfriends currently in a relationship with a footballer, and what an attractive list!
10) Oksana Andersson – Christian Wilhelmsson of Baniyas SC
Born in the former Soviet Union, the 29-year-old first achieved fame as a backing dancer for SunBlock, a Swedish electronic band of minor success. She has since starred in the reality TV show Paradise Hotel and featured in a number of magazines. In May 2010, she married Sweden’s Christian Wilhelmsson in Las Vegas with not a cliché in sight.
9) Elisabeth Reyes – Alexis Ruano of Getafe
Reyes is a Spanish model and television personality. Famed for her beauty she won the 2006 Miss Malaga and Miss Spain beauty pageants. Reyes also has form as a WAG; she dated Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos for awhile. She obviously has a thing for defenders as Alexis Ruano plays there for Getafe.
8) Alena Šeredová – Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus
The Czech model achieved international recognition as a model after placing highly in the 1998 Miss Czech and Miss World competitions. She has appeared in a handful of film as well as hosting shows on Italian television. A further string to her bow is her appearances on the cover of Playboy and Penthouse. She married Buffon in 2011 and the couple have two children together.
7) Michela Quattrociocche – Alberto Aquilani of Fiorentina
Born in Rome, Quattrociocche is famous as a star of Italian cinema. She achieved her big break in the 2008 film, Scusa ma ti chiamo amore. However to anyone without knowledge of Italian cinema she is known as the wife of Alberto Aquilani. The couple also have a daughter together.
6) Tatjana Batinic- Sebastian Boenisch of Bayer Leverkusen
Daughter of Croatian immigrants, she was crowned Miss Austria in 2006. A qualified primary school teacher as well as model shows that Batinic is more than just a pretty face. She previously dated Croatian star Ivan Rakitic, although she is now married to Sebastian Boenisch, with their nuptials taking place in 2013.
5) Abbey Clancy – Peter Crouch of Stoke City
Peter Crouch’s marriage to Abbey Clancy is evidence of the fact beautiful people don’t only marry other people on looks; it can help being a professional footballer too! Clancy rose to fame as a model and television personality. She won the 2013 series of Strictly Come Dancing as well as previously topping FHM’s list of the world’s most beautiful women. Her and Crouch married in 2011 and have one child together.
4) Sarah Brandner- Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich
Brandner became famous through her relationship with Bastian Schweinsteiger, with attention peaking during the 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championships. She has since featured on the pages of Bild, Sports Illustrated and GQ magazine. Her and Schweinsteiger met whilst shopping in 2007 and have been together ever since.
3) Federica Ridolfi- Giuliano Giannichedda of Livorno
Daughter of the Italian actor Gianni Ridolfi, she has carved out a career in entertainment of her own right. She was one of the stars of Italian entertainment show, Quelli che… il calico. She is married to former footballer Giuliano Giannichedda.
2) Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen – Wesley Sneijder of Galatasaray
A woman as beautiful as her name is difficult to spell or pronounce! Although born on the Spanish island of Ibiza, she moved to the Netherlands at the age of five. She has appeared on Dutch television and is a three time winner of Sexiest Dutch Woman in FHM magazine. Yolanthe is also famous for her charity work, founding the organisation Stop Kindermisbruik, which attempts to stop child abuse in developing countries. She married Sneijder in 2010 and now uses Sneijder-Cabau as well as her maiden name thankfully.
1) Irina Shayk – Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid
Not content with being the current FIFA Ballon d’Or holder, Cristiano Ronaldo also dates football’s most beautiful WAG. She is a long-term Sports Illustrated swimsuit model but has featured in other publications. She reportedly met Cristiano Ronaldo during a 2010 Armani Exchange campaign, and the couple are still going strong four years later.