Shakira Pique Barcelona wife

Top 5 of the most famous WAGs

There is much more to sport than what happens on the court, on the pitch or in the field. Whether you are a basketball player in the NBA betting picks today or a footballer playing in one of the top clubs in Europe, the media is paying attention at what you do on your free time.

When you're an elite level footballer you probably get used to being snapped by paparazzi and approached for autographs by adoring fans at every turn.

There are a few players though who are the lesser known of their partnerships away from the pitch. Here we look at five of the most famous WAGs. 

To be clear, we’re looking at those wives and girlfriends who are still prominent in today’s football world so don’t expect to see Victoria Beckham featuring in our list.

5. Melissa Satta

American-Italian Melissa Satta, 34, first appeared on the scene as a 17-year-old when she was named Miss Extreme off the back of a beauty contest.

Shortly after her breakthrough on that front, Italian television came calling as the brunette showed herself to be a decent presenter.

That's something that has stuck with her throughout her career alongside modelling shoots. Satta clearly has a thing for footballers too.

She's now married to Ghanaian international Kevin Prince-Boateng but prior to that she spent five years with former Inter Milan legend Christian Vieri.

4. Edurne Garcia

David De Gea might have come under some scrutiny for dropping a few clangers in recent times, but he's got a tight grip on his girlfriend, Edurne Garcia.

Garcia, 34, has previously earned plaudits for her acting and modelling. To most of Europe, she is perhaps best known solely by her first name, Edurne, after appearing in the 2015 Eurovision finals but in Spain it's her role as a judge in Got Talent Espana and Idol Kids that have her picked out as a celeb. 

3. Perrie Edwards

She is on the arm of England international and Premier League winning midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but the Little Mix star is more than capable of standing on her own two feet.

She shot to fame in 2011 when she won the X-Factor - a signing contest - as part of Little Mix. Fast forward to today and Simon Cowell's former project are now one of the biggest girl bands of all time having sold over 60 million records.

As a result, the Ox can rest easy that Edwards isn't just after his money because she worth £4m on her own.

2. Ana Lewandowski

Ana Lewandowski might not be a household name to many but she's slotting in our list at number two.

Some might say she doesn’t deserve to rank quite so highly but I'm sure not going to be the one to tell her she doesn't make the cut given she's won a staggering 38 honours in Karate.

Her husband is Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski and, although he probably grabs more attention than her given Ana's niche of martial arts, the odds of finding someone who could rival his medal haul must have been very low. Just imagine the size of their trophy cabinet!

1. Shakira

Here is a duo that actually met with football at the forefront of their minds.

Sort of anyway. Shakira, who had big solo hits in the form of 'Hips don't lie' and 'Can't remember to forget you', was working on her World Cup song 'Waka Waka' when none other than Gerard Pique rocked up on set. Sure, Pique probably grabs the headlines in Spain but ask the question to South Americans and they'll likely side with the Colombian beauty that is Shakira.

Shakira, aged 43, has 10 years on her fella but it's not just in years where she has more than him though. Her net worth of £300m dwarfs his still pretty handsome £40m.

There you have it, five of the most famous current WAGs. 

Related News