Cheating footballers and the women they did it with

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Have you ever wonder which players cheated on their partners? If you have, then stick with us in this article to find your answer.

Undoubtedly soccer is the most popular sport in the world. This sport has millions of spectators worldwide. The rich clubs make millions and spend millions for their members. Therefore, football professionals are well paid, and they are equal or sometimes suppress the biggest Hollywood actors. Television shows, internet sites, and countless magazines are dedicated to footballers and their lifestyles.

A lot of fame and wealth make some football players put everything on the line. Sometimes football players who are role models for youngsters worldwide make their fans ashamed; however, they are just as human as you and me. It means that their poor decisions make them a hated character among football fans.

The following article looks at the list of football players who cheated on their wives. Big football fans will recognize every single one of these names. Some of the names in the list may surprise you; however, it doesn’t take away from what they did on the pitch.

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Time to take a look at to the list of cheating footballers and the women they did it with. 

Franck Ribery/ Zahia Dehar

The French star Franck Ribery is one of the skilled midfielders in France and

Bayern Munich

history. In 2004, the legend married Wahiba, a French national of Algerian descent. Everything seemed to be going well for Ribery, but it did not. In 2009, Zahia Dehar, an underage prostitute, was paid to fly to Paris and have sex with a French international as a birthday gift.

Bayern Munich footballer became one of Zahia's regular customers after meeting her in Paris nightclub. Zahia Dehar, who was 17 at the time, said: "He made reservations at a luxury hotel in Munich. We had sex and he paid me. I was a lovely little present, wasn't I?" However, the girl insisted that the footballer thought she was 18 (legal age).

Later Ribery referred to his scandal and said: "It hurt my family, above all those close to me. That’s all I want to say." Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, two Unfaithful Soccer Stars, were charged with paying for sex with a girl under the legal age.

According to A judicial source Ribery did not know the girl was underage, "Ribery has admitted having sexual relationship with the girl over several months, but denies knowing she was underage. This could seriously damage his career, and the same applies to the other players if they are found to have been knowingly sleeping with an underage prostitute."

The French midfielder, who is one of

cheating footballers

, converted to Islam to marry his childhood sweetheart, Wahiba. Later she forgave her husband.

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Ryan Giggs/ Natasha

One the Sportmob's list of cheating footballers, Ryan Giggs, former

Manchester United

football players, is next. Back in 2007, Ryan Giggs married Stacey Cooke, his long-time partner, in a private ceremony. Due to Ryan Giggs affair, the couple divorced after ten years. Manchester United former star had an 8-year affair with his brother's wife, Natasha.

After Ryan's scandal, his wife left him and his brother, Rhodri, cut him off.  Rhodri revealed that he has not spoken to his mother because Lynne Giggs took Ryan's side. “Because I haven't got 35 medals, I haven't played for Manchester United for 20 odd years and own a big house,” said Rhodri.

Also, Rhodri revealed that he discovered the betrayal on papers, “I found out on the day the papers put it out, her mum came to my house at six in the morning. she took the kids to Spain the day before, and turned her phone off," said Rhodri.

Natasha and Ryan tried to reconcile with Rhodri. Ryan told him it was just sex, and the affair meant nothing.

"Six months down the line he said he is going to do this, do that, and then nothing has happened... He expects me just to forget it and act like things are normal, but no, I went to the papers, and from that day they never spoke to me," said Rhodri.

Although Ryan Giggs, who is one of the football players who cheated on their wives, was one of Alex Ferguson's key players on the pitch, he did not have a good reputation, off the pitch.

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John Terry/ Vanessa Perroncel

While it was shocking to see Ryan Giggs's name among the

cheating footballers

, but seeing the former Chelsea footballer's name John Terry on the list did not surprise anyone. Back in 2007, the former


footballer married to his childhood sweetheart, Toni Poole.

At the time, he said: "I’ve misbehaved and slept with girls behind her back and that is not right. She knows about it all now and we are moving on. I’m not going to cheat on her ever again."

But in 2010, he became the headline of the media. Given his controversial personality on the pitch, no one was surprised when the news broke that Terry had an affair with Vanessa Perroncel, Wayne Bridge's girlfriend. The Chelsea icon, one of the

footballers who cheated on their WAGs

, had a secret affair with his Chelsea teammates' girlfriend, Vanessa Perroncel, a French model.


The betrayal was unbearable for Wayne Bridge that he even refused to shake the hand of John Terry in 2010 as Chelsea met

Manchester City

at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.

Vanessa Perroncel denied her relationship with Terry and said: "All this talk of him coming to my house twice a week for rampant sex just never happened. It's easy to say that now but I didn't know what to say or do when this all came out - I was scared of being tripped up. The whole thing was overwhelming, but I am now suing for defamation and breach of privacy."

She added: "As a result of my dealings with you (Terry), there has been speculation about a relationship with you. I do not make any admission as to the truth or otherwise of such speculation. I do not want such information to be disclosed."

Although Terry's wife did not divorce him, the scandal caused the footballer


national team's armband. 

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Wayne Rooney/Jenny Thompson

On the list of cheating footballers, Wayne Rooney, the former Manchester United footballer, is next. What may be shocking about the former Red Devils' betrayal was that his wife and girlfriend stayed with him throughout his relationship.

When Rooney was at secondary school, he met Coleen, and after six years, the lovebirds got married religious ceremony at the Abbey of Cervara. In 2010 the former England striker had an immoral relationship with Jenny Thompson, who was 21 years old at the time. Wayne and Jenny met at one of the Manchester Casinos in June 2009.

It is interesting that Coleen Rooney forgave his husband and gave him second chance, but throughout their love life, the former footballer, one of the

unfaithful Soccer Stars

, has had more second chances from his wife.

In 2019 he was spotted with a girl at a hotel lift in Vancouver. Earlier that night, he was at the party with his D.C. United teammates.

Also, in 2004, while he was dating Coleen, he paid for sex in Liverpool. At the time he regretted and said: "I was young and stupid. It was at a time when I was very young and immature and before I had settled down with Coleen." It seems Coleen Rooney has an endless capacity for forgiveness.

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Thierry Henry/ Sadie Hewlett

The next footballer on the list of cheating footballers is the former French footballer, Thierry Henry. Back in 2001, Henry fell in love with Claire Merry, a British model, and on 5 July 2003, the lovebirds married. Unfortunately, due to Henry's 'unreasonable behavior', the couple divorced in 2008.

It was claimed that the former Arsenal footballer had a relationship with Sadie Hewlett, a make-up artist. It seems that the British model found text messages to Sadie Hewlett on the Henry mobile phone. "A divorce is never easy, even more so with a daughter in the middle. I think that last year was very tough. I arrived in Barca injured, in the middle of a separation," said Thierry Henry at the time.

After the divorce, he said he missed toddler Tea. "As you all know I've got some personal problems, and my daughter is the most important thing in my life. I'm not happy because a father that only sees his daughter five times in the last eight months cannot be."

It is worth mentioning that the former


striker, one of the

football players who cheated on their wives

, paid an £8million settlement to his ex-wife to end their divorce battle.

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Mesut Ozil/ Melanie Rickinger

Mesut Ozil is the next footballer on the list of Sportmob's article on cheating footballers. The former

Real Madrid

footballer began dating Mandy Capristo, a German singer. The Turkish-German playmaker has been accused of having a relationship with Christian Lell, his former teammate's girlfriend, while he was in a relationship with Mandy Capristo.

"Mesut exploited his fame and muscled in on our relationship. That isn't OK," said Christian Lell in an interview with Bild.

Mesut Ozil, footballers who cheated on their WAGs, did not say anything, but his agent said: "We are not commenting on this. We will keep an eye on the situation, and take legal action if necessary."

The German World Cup winner affair led to the end relationship with his long-term girlfriend, however in 2015, at the Bambi awards ceremony, Mesut and Mandy appeared together in Berlin. But again, they broke up in 2017.

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Patrice Evra/ Carla Howe

The next footballer on the list of cheating footballers is Manchester United former Football, Patrice Evra. Back in 2007, Patrice Evra married Sandra, his long-term partner. The couple started dating when they both were in high school. 

In 2013, it was claimed that the married footballer had an affair with Carla Howe, a Playboy model, in his hotel room in Paris. The Playboy model said the next morning he paid for sex and said he had to go training. It was reported that Patrice Evra and Anderson, his United team-mate, had been spotted partying with Carla and Melissa, her twin sister, in Paris.

Carla Howe revealed that Evra, one of the

biggest cheaters in football history

, never once mentioned Sandra, his wife, or his six-year-old son Lenny. “He’d ring and text me every day. He acted like a boyfriend and never said he was married. He’d say, ‘You are beautiful’ and ‘I must see you’. I loved, and I thought we had something special. It was all lies. I feel terrible for his wife because he was talking to me and messaging me dozens of times a day for months. He never once mentioned he was married, let alone had a child," said Carla Howe.

Ashley Cole/ Brooke Healy, Aimee Walton

Back in September 2004, the former English footballer started dating Cheryl Tweedy Girls Aloud singer, and two years later, the lovebirds got married. In 2008, due to former Chelsea player's one night stand with Aimee Walton, a hairdresser, Ashley and Coralie almost separated.

A week later, Cheryl said: “Ashley’s a wonderful husband and we ARE in love. I know Ashley intimately. When he is under the influence, he isn’t cap­able.” But the same day, Brooke Healy, a model, gave an interview, and said he had sex with the footballer in 2006. She revealed that one of Cole's friends gave her £6,000 in cash to sign a legal document stating she did not sleep with him. Despite all allegations of adultery, the couple stayed together.

But in 2010, following the new affair, Cheryl announced that she wanted to separate from the footballer. She said: “I wasn’t a footballer’s wife living in an ivory tower. I was just a heartbroken girl.”

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Olivier Giroud/ Celia Kay

The former Arsenal footballer married to Jennifer since 2011. It was claimed that the night before the Arsenal match against

Crystal Palace

on February 2.

French footballer took Celia Kay to the Four Seasons Hotel in Canary Wharf. she took a picture of the striker in his hotel room wearing just underwear. The photo emerged in a national newspaper. 

Later the striker apologized to his wife and the Arsenal boss. 

Giroud, one of the

biggest cheaters & most unreliable football players

, said: "There was some things which were true, some others were false. But that's the past. What doesn't kill me makes me stronger. I'm convinced that everything happened to me will make me stronger."

Royston Drenthe/ Malena Gracia

The Dutchman, Royston Drenthe, is the last footballer on the list of cheating footballers. He had an affair with Malena Gracia, a Playboy model, while his wife was pregnant with their second child.

Once when Drenthe, one of the biggest cheaters in football history, was questioned about how often he had sex with, He responded: “With my wife, you mean?”

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