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 are 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 the 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 this 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 last year.
7. MESUT OZIL / MATTEO FERRARI – AIDA YESPICA
Miss Venezuela 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 Italy to see her.
Yespica had a two-year relationship with Italian defender, Matteo Ferrari and they also 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 and 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.
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