With huge pay packets, luxury homes and a relatively easy life, soccer players are quite the catch. So it is no surprise that some of the greatest players have dated some of the most attractive women in the world. Some women aspire to date footballers as they crave the luxurious lifestyle, but more often than not relationships break down.
Here 8 of some famous footballers who dated the same people.
8. SERGIO RAMOS/ALEXIS RUANO/SERGIO SANCHEZ – ELISABETH REYES
Reyes is a model and occasional moderator who just happens to be a former Miss Spain. Thus it was probably no surprise that she went on to bag Real Madrid captain. Reyes and Ramos dated for about a year then broke up.
The former Miss Spain then went on to date Getafe defender Alexis Ruano but was also not meant to be.
She ended up with another footballer called Sergio Sanchez who plays for Panathinaikos. They got married three years ago and welcomed their first child in this year.
7. MESUT OZIL/MATTEO FERRARI – AIDA YESPICA
Miss Venezuela beauty pageant contest, Yespica allegedly was the reason Ozil was sold to Arsenal.
According to reports, Ozil’s poor form at Madrid was because he spent all his spare time flying from Spain to Milan to see her.
Yespica had a two-year relationship with Italian defender, Matteo Ferrari and they had a son together in 2008.
6. CHRISTIAN VIERI/REGINALDO – ELISABETTA CANALIS
Canalis is an Italian model and actress who started her career as a dancer. She dated former Inter Milan striker and Italy international Christian Vieri for around four years. They broke up in 2004. She went on to have a brief relationship with Brazilian footballer and current free agent Reginaldo Ferreira da Silva in 2008.
She, however, stole the headlines the next year after she started dating Hollywood actor George Clooney but they broke up after two years together.
5. CRISTIANO RONALDO/SERGIO RAMOS – NEREIDA GALLARDO
Ramos allegedly hooked up with Nereida Gallardo after meeting her at a Madrid nightclub back in 2007. This isn’t particularly hard to believe as he previously had a reputation for being a bit of a playboy.
She is also said to have met Ronaldo at a nightclub in Mallorca in early 2008. The pair dated for some months and were even pictured having a jolly good time on vacation.
4. MARIO BALOTELLI/CHEIKHOU KOUYATE – FANNY NEGUESHA
They got engaged right before last years’ FIFA World Cup. He couldn’t stop gushing about how happy he was that she’s said yes. However, they broke up just a few months later.
Right after, rumours began swirling about a relationship with West Ham player Cheikhou Kouyate after she shared photos of them on Instagram, and was spotted shopping with him in Milan.
3. KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG/CHRISTIAN VIERI – MELISSA SATTA
Satta dated Italian striker Christian Vieri between 2006 and 2011 but their relationship broke down.
The television presenter then moved onto premier league failure Kevin-Prince Boateng who was playing at AC Milan in 2011. The couple has a son and is still together.
2. CRISTIANO RONALDO/MARIO BALOTELLI – RAFFAELLA FICO
Fico is believed to have dated Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009. When that inevitably broke down, she started dating Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli in 2011 but their relationship broke down due to Balotelli’s affair with Jenny Thompson.
In a plot twist, Fico announced she was pregnant months later and claimed it was Balotelli’s.
The striker refused to accept this but had after a DNA test proved Fico was telling the truth.
1. SAMIR NASRI/FREDDIE LJUNGBERG/KEIRAN RICHARDSON/DARREN BENT/JERMAINE PENNANT – ANARA ATANES
Atanes dated former Arsenal player Freddie Ljungberg for a while and their relationship was plagued with allegations of her cheating on him with Keiran Richardson. This came after she and Richardson were spotted together at a dinner for his then-club Manchester United. She is also rumoured to have also dated Darren Bent and Jermaine Pennant. But currently dating Manchester City player Samir Nasri since 2015.