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Football's Most Famous Couples

Many football players have outstanding careers, yet in some cases, their careers have been eclipsed by the popularity of their WAGs. Read on to find out more about the most famous soccer couples in the world.

Footballers regularly make headlines for their endeavors on and off the pitch, but their popularity is often dominated by their famous wives and girlfriends and they are often categorized among the most famous sports couples.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to date a professional soccer player? These WAGs have lived their dreams by finding their love on the soccer field.

Although these skillful players may be famous, many of their partners are even more renowned than their husbands. There are also many

famous soccer couples

such as David and Victoria Beckham, who both have a lofty net worth thanks to their huge business empires.

Let’s refresh your memory as we list the top famous soccer couples in the world:

It’s worth mentioning that some of these famous football couples are married, some are engaged, and some are dating. What they have in common is that they are all known for their accomplishments.

David Beckham & Victoria Beckham

David Robert Joseph Beckham, born 2 May 1975, is a former English professional footballer who played for

Manchester United

, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy,

Paris Saint-Germain

, and the England national team.

Beckham is the first English player to win league titles in four countries of England, Spain, the United States, and France.

Victoria Beckham is an English businesswoman, fashion designer, model, and singer. She rose to fame with her girl pop group the Spice Girls and became known as Posh Spice.

Among the

most famous sports couples

are Beckham and Victoria who first met when Victoria attended a Manchester United match in 1997. They married on July 4, 1999, and have four children, three sons and a daughter.

Beckham once said, “I was abroad with the England team. Gary Neville and I were in the hotel room and a Spice Girls video came on. I pointed at the screen and told him, ‘That’s the girl for me and I’m going to get her’. It was her eyes, her face. She’s my idea of perfection.”

Victoria was also aware of the handsome, six-foot-tall footballer. ‘I was doing an interview for a soccer magazine and they showed me photos of different footballers. I had no idea who he was, but I just remembered thinking one word-gorgeous.’

Not long afterwards, Victoria came to see Manchester United play a game at


. ‘I had no idea she was there and we passed each other in the players’ lounge’, said David. ‘It was the moment I’d waited for and I blew it. I completely lost my bottle and we just waved at each other.’

Slowly after that, David was sitting in the dressing room at Old Trafford…’It was half-time and we were playing Sheffield Wednesday. The boss had finished talking and someone mentioned a couple of Spice Girls were in the stands. I jumped up and said, “Which ones?” – but whoever said it couldn’t remember.

“I managed to get my mind back on the game but I was looking up to see who it was. But I couldn’t see anyone.”

After the match, David walked into the players’ lounge where, to his delight, he found Victoria, accompanied by Mel C.

“I could feel myself getting nervous again when she walked over and started talking. As soon as she smiled I knew everything was going to be OK and we had a great night. We went out together and arranged to meet a few days later.”

Victoria was engaged to Mark Wood before meeting David Beckham.

After meeting in 1997, Manchester United ace David Beckham and Spice Girl star Victoria Adams became one of the celebrity world's hottest couples. They married just two years later.

In January 1998, ten months into their relationship, David and Victoria announced their engagement to the world.


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got married at a lavish ceremony in 1999 to become the biggest celebrity British couple, and an icon for everybody around the globe and, according to many, the most influential couple in the country.

Gerard Piqué & Shakira

Like it is with many famous people, the public is enamored with football players and their love lives. Pair a celebrity and a footballer, and the interest level highly rises. This is the case with the

hottest soccer couples in the world right now


Pique and Shakira share a birthday, but she is 10 years his senior. They aren't married, but they've been together since early 2011. The couple has two children.

Gerard Piqué is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for

FC Barcelona

and the Spain national team and Shakira is a Columbian singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer.


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famous soccer couple announced their relationship in 2011 and welcomed their first son in 2013 and second son in 2015.

Shakira's song "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" became the 7th most watched video on YouTube with over 500 million views.

The most famous of all the La Liga WAGs is Shakira. The Barcelona star may have a net worth of $40 million, but that is eclipsed by Shakira's $200m valuation.

The Colombian singer-songwriter, Shakira has won three Grammys and 12 Latin Grammys and is one of the bestselling artists of all time worldwide. Forbes also listed her as one of the most powerful women in the world.

Cristiano Ronaldo & Georgina Rodriguez

Cristiano Ronaldo

was linked with a host of different women from Irina Shayk, Paris Hilton to Kim Kardashian before settling down with Georgina Rodriguez.

Ronaldo, born 5 February 1985, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club


and captains the Portugal national team.

Georgina Rodriguez, born January 27, 1994 in Buenos Aires is an Instagram sensation, who gained fame for her romantic connection to football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. She went on to pursue a career in modeling.

Their relationship became public when she attended FIFA's The Best Awards in early 2016 with the Portugal international. Rodriguez worked in retail and modeling but put her career on hold to become a mother in 2017.


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has been dating for three years and is still going strong, after four kids. Georgina once revealed that they have managed to keep the spark alive in their relationship in so many different ways.

It was love at first sight for the amazing couple after they met at the Gucci store, where Georgina was working as a sales assistant in 2016.

Recalling the early days of their relationship, Georgina revealed to reporters that, “Days later we saw each other again at another brand’s event. ‘It was then that we could talk in a relaxed atmosphere, outside of my work environment. It was love at first sight for both.”

Megan Rapinoe & Sue Bird

Megan Anna Rapinoe, born July 5, 1985, is an American professional soccer player who plays as a winger, and captains OL Reign in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team.

Rapinoe came out publicly in July 2012 and took center stage with a few of her relationships. Bird announced she was a lesbian in July 2017 and said she and Sue Bird were dating.

Suzanne Brigit Bird, born October 16, 1980, is an Israeli-American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

In 2018, the pair became the first same-sex couple on the cover of ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue."

Rapinoe has won Olympic gold and a World Cup, but she didn’t know how to act the first time she met her soulmate, Sue Bird.

In 2015, NBC and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee media summit in West Hollywood, Calif, more than 100 hopefuls for the Rio Games gathered over a series of days for interviews and promotional photo and video shoots.

Rapinoe and Bird happened to be scheduled on the same day. They happened to cross paths between stages.

Rapinoe, uncharacteristically nervous, searched for something to say. Bird was in a basketball uniform.

“Hey, ready for your game?” Rapinoe threw out as a joke. She immediately regretted for the expression she had used.

“I walked away, just like, why would you ever say that?” Rapinoe said.

The feeling was mutual. “I walked away like, I thought you were supposed to be cool,” Bird said.

Though Bird and Rapinoe each played for club teams in Seattle, their next meeting came nearly nine months later at the Rio Olympics.

Rapinoe, whose team was upset in the quarterfinals, attended some of Bird’s games. When Bird injured her knee mid-tournament, Rapinoe texted to ask if she was OK. Bird came back and guided the U.S. to a fourth straight gold. She and Rapinoe hung out and even went to a party together.

Upon returning to Seattle, they began communicating regularly. In July 2017, Bird publicly came out and said she started dating Rapinoe in fall 2016.

“We are pretty boring and like to sit on the couch and do what most people do, but we do understand that, culturally, it’s a thing,” Rapinoe said.

Since Bird revealed that she's dating Megan Rapinoe, the two Seattle sports stars have become an iconic couple within the LGBTQ community.

Lionel Messi & Antonella Roccuzzo

Many people wonder how come that the best player in the world has chosen a girl from his hometown neighborhood, the daughter of a supermarket owner!


Lionel Messi

and Antonella Roccuzzo are one of the

famous soccer couples

in the world.

It all began in 1996, when Messi and Lucas Scaglia, the cousin of Antonella and Leo's friend in the Newell's Old Boys youth system, began to spend time together in Rosario.

Leo was just nine years old, but he was already in love with the daughter of the Rosario supermarket chain owners.

Messi once wrote a letter to his dream girl, “One day, we will get engaged.”

It was not until he had turned 21-years-old that the relationship became known. It was on the program 'Hat Trick Barça', of the Catalan channel 'TV3', in January 2009.

They asked him "Do you have a girlfriend?" and Leo Messi replied "Yes, I have a girlfriend. She is in Argentina. The truth is that I am well and I am relaxed."

From that moment, Antonella Roccuzzo, who always had a close relationship with Leo, was linked to the life of Messi.

Antonella, who studied at the Latin American Education Centre, took a different path to Leo when the Barça star left to go to the Catalan capital.

While Messi started on his road to becoming the greatest player in the world, Antonella was in a relationship with another Rosario neighbor, one that lasted three years.

The death of a friend of Antonella's in a traffic accident led to the renewed meeting of Antonella and Leo.

According to reports, Messi learned of the tragedy and quickly traveled to Argentina to be at her side. It was then that their relationship progressed, but they chose to keep it private.

Messi returned to Barcelona, while Antonella began to study Odontology at the National University of Rosario, leaving the course after six months and trying her luck in Social Communication, which she studied for a year. 

The confirmation that the relationship was established happened before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Roccuzzo traveled for the first time to Barcelona and moved in with Leo Messi. On June 2, 2012, in a celebration after a goal against Ecuador in the Monumental stadium, an open secret was confirmed: Antonella was pregnant with Thiago, the couple's first child, born on November 2, 2012.

Later, in the 2014/15 season, Messi confirmed on social media that Antonella was expecting their second child, Mateo, born on September 11, 2015.

It is evident that the lives of Leo Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo were destined to be a great love story since he always knew that he loved her, and she had waited for him.

Kevin-Prince Boateng & Melissa Satta


Kevin-Prince Boateng, born 6 March 1987, also known as Prince, is a professional footballer who plays for Serie B club Monza.

Melissa Satta, born 7 February 1986, is an Italian television presenter. She was a showgirl in the Italian satirical series Striscia la notizia. Satta is an Italian television presenter, model, and communications expert.

The pair, who is among the famous soccer couples, first got together in 2011 and got married in 2016 in the Italian town of Porto Cervo. They have two children together. Their first child is named Maddox Prince Boateng, who is six years old.

Boateng, 33, already has a child name Jermaine with his former girlfriend, Jennifer Michelle. In 2007, they got married but his consistent cheating on his wife resulted in their divorce in 2011.

In 2012, the former girlfriend of Christian Vieri told reporters, "The reason why he is always injured is because we have sex 7-10 times a week."

Later, she admitted that she regrets opening up about their sex life after claiming it was the reason why the player was always injured.

"The reason Kevin is injured so often is because we have sex seven to ten times a week.

"I hate foreplay, I want to go straight for it. I prefer to be on top so that I can be in control."

Sergio Ramos & Pilar Rubio

Sergio Ramos García, born 30 March 1986, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for and captains both

Real Madrid

and the Spanish national team as a center back.

Pilar Rubio Fernández, born 17 March 1978 is a Spanish reporter and TV presenter. She became famous for covering events for the program Sé lo que Hicisteis for the television network La Sexta.

Among the

famous soccer couples

are Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubiofirst who started dating in 2011 and got married in 2016 in the Italian town of Porto Cervo. They have two children together. Their first child is named Maddox Prince Boateng, who is six years old. Sergio and Pilar got married on June 15, 2019 in Seville, but their love story goes back much further. In fact, their relationship didn't start like a typical boy meets girl love story.

Ramos once admitted that he had three dreams about the Spanish television presenter before they'd ever met.

"It was a little abnormal, to dream three times about the same person. And it is true that I did know of her because she was a television presenter.

"We had no link or anything in common, but quite the opposite. The first message was to try to [break the ice] but I didn't have many aspirations to get an answer back.

"But hey, with the passage of time it seems that the strategy took effect, and from there we got to know each other to the extent that we do today,"

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Ramos said.

Rubio is a TV presenter and Spanish reporter known for reporting on the comedy news program Se Lo Que Hicisteis on the La Sexta network.


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got married in Ramos’ hometown of Seville with guests, including some of the current and former teammates including Marcelo, Jordi Alba, and David Beckham.

The famous soccer couple’s wedding party was so special in that after the ceremony, guests were only allowed to go to the reception at Ramos' villa if they had a temporary unicorn tattoo, something which was gained after they gave up all their mobile phones.

Ramos and Rubio have four children named Sergio, five; Marco, four; Alejandro, and Máximo Adriano together. Pilar was named Spain's sexiest woman in both 2008 and 2009 by FHM magazine.

Mikel Arteta & Lorena Bernal

Mikel Arteta Amatriain, born 26 March 1982, is a Spanish professional football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of

Premier League




Lorena Bernal Martin was born on 12 May, 1981, meaning that her age is 39. Bernal is an Argentine-Spanish actress, TV host, and model. She was crowned Miss Spain in 1999 when she was only 17 years old.

Lorena could not represent herself in the Miss Universe because of her age. The model then went to Miss World, where she came in the top ten.

Mikel and Lorena have been in a close relationship since late 2002 and have been together ever since. The pair married in 2010 and have three kids together.

The interesting fact about

the hottest soccer couple in the world right now

is that when Lorena met the former Arsenal midfielder for the first time, she did not know he was a football player.

Arteta and Bernal got married in a lavish wedding ceremony attended by all their friends and family in Mallorca, Spain.

Among all the

famous soccer couples,

Arteta and Bernal’s love story is truly inspiring as they have been together for a long time despite the fact that they have been through ups and downs in their relationship.

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The couple has successfully lived together and helped each other grow as they advance their career.

The famous football couple had their first son in 2009 and named him Gabriel, while the second was born in 2012 and was named Daniel. Lorena had their third child in 2015 in Spain and named him Oliver.

In general, the above-mentioned couples were the most famous soccer couples in the world. We have compiled a list of the best football couples to let people find out more about the hottest soccer couples in the world right now.


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