Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. The athletes are well-paid, and every match, they are under the sight of cameras and the eyes of millions of fans.
Many players from men’s teams find it hard to find the love of their life since the celebrity lifestyle makes it hard to separate real feelings from the lust for money. Stories from our list of 5 Most Romantic Couples in Soccer tell the opposite: all these players found their couples and lived happily with them.
Gerard Pique and Shakira
Perhaps these different people formed the most well-known, at the moment, world soccer couple thanks to the sport No. 1. Pique and Shakira met while shooting the music video for the World Cup 2010 anthem “Waka Waka,” performed by the famous Colombian singer.
However, the hilarious Gerard immediately struck a famous singer. So much so that she left her lover Antonio de la Rua, an affair with whom lasted 11 years. And age and could not become an obstacle to pure feelings. Ten years is not the most critical difference.
Much more importantly, they were symbolically born on the same day (February 2). Now we can no longer imagine Pique and Shakira apart: pop music fans associate her name with Gerard, and every fan knows perfectly well which celebrity most often visits the Camp Nou, the home arena to Barcelona. The Spaniard continues to be a big part of the club, so the news and odds at bookmaker ratings are handy to understand the changes in the team’s life.
The couple already has two children, and it seems that they are not going to stop there: the lovers claim that they are ready to raise at least six more.
Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero
Everyone in Spain knows this couple. Ex-captain of the national team and the leading sports journalist of the country. Casillas and Carbonero had to disguise their feelings for a long time, which is obligatory.
However, sensation-hungry colleagues of Sarah found out everything soon enough. And after the triumph at the World Cup 2010, the whole planet has already witnessed a storm of emotions that breaks the interview into the most sincere thing in the world: a kiss between two people who love each other immensely.
Steven and Alex Gerrard
The legendary Gerrard found his beautiful wife back in 2002, but he waited a long time to propose. And that’s because both were in a relationship at the time. The couple met in secret for a long time, but then the lovers realized that they could not live without each other. That’s how a tumultuous and long romance began.
Alex gave birth to four children to Steven, and then in 2007, the footballer and the model were finally married. And no one dared to remember how their relationship began because you have to sacrifice a lot for the sake of great love.
David and Victoria Beckham
Yes, David Beckham finished his career, but there is no way to do without the most famous and beautiful couple associated with soccer. After all, they are the ones who introduced the fashion for showcasing the social life of athletes and their female companions.
David was the first soccer player who has made a great career as a star outside of sports. And it happened thanks to Victoria, who not only turned her husband into a style icon but did not go too far with the invasion of the spouse in the glamorous world: until the very last minutes on the field, Becks was a true professional.
It’s scary to think about, but they’ve been married since the last century: July 4, 1999. And since then, their life together has been considered almost exemplary.
The couple is raising three children, there are rarely any scandals from the Beckhams’ home in the press, and each spouse has built a terrific individual career. Without a doubt, David and Victoria’s story is a model for all world sports stars.
Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo
Last but not least of our 5 most romantic couples in soccer is Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo. Unlike his teammate, Messi never sought to have an affair with a celebrity. And all because he found the love of his life in childhood.
However, it did not come to a relationship until 2009. Although Leo and Antonella were family friends and knew each other almost from childhood, the girl from his youth had another fiance.
The romance ended tragically: the young man died in an accident. Leo was there at a difficult moment, which Roccuzzo could not help but appreciate.
After a while, what should happen according to all laws of drama happened: Lionel and Antonella, familiar from childhood, began to meet. They have cute babies: Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro, and the family are always together.