With the rise of social media, the entertainment sector has never been closer to the personal lives of football players, as well as the lives of their girlfriends and wives, or as the Internet and British media like to call them –WAGs.
But, who are the hottest football WAGs in 2022?
Let’s find out.
WAG status: girlfriend of Alex Oxlade – Chamberlain and mother of his child
A member of the British girl group “LittleMix,” Perrie Edwards is undeniably one of the hottest football WAGs of today. Perrie rose to fame after winning the X-Factor in 2011, alongside Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock.
She was initially engaged to Zayn Malik and when they broke off their engagement, Edwards started dating midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who plays for one of the most successful football clubs, Liverpool. In August 2021, the couple welcomed their first child together, Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Aside from her music career, Edwards has her own lifestyle and fashion brand “Disora,” which she launched that same year.
The singer has also been open about her medical issues– she suffers from esophageal atresia, which is the reason for the scar on her stomach.
Profession: Model, actress, influencer
WAG status: Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend and mother of his children
The girlfriend of the most-followed man on social media and one of the most marketable footballers of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo, became an international celebrity after the couple started dating back in 2016.
They met in a Gucci store in Madrid, where Georgina worked as a shop assistant.
This year, Rodriguez made headlines (and drew some criticism) after the release of Netflix’s special “I am Georgia,” a reality series that offers a sneak peek into the daily life of one of the sexiest wags in the world.
Rodriguez also made waves when she announced that she and Ronaldo are expecting twins in April 2022– an announcement that was one of the biggest Instagram hits for one of the most followed football players on Instagram.
Profession: Singer and dancer
WAG Status: Girlfriend of Gerrard Piqué and mother of his children
One of the best-selling Latin female artists in history and one of the sexiest football WAGs of all time, Shakira has the style, moves, and beauty to earn a forever spot on our list.
She and the current centre-back for La Liga club Barcelona have been together since 2011 and have two sons, 9-year-old Milan and 7-year old Sasha Mebarak. The two met on the set for “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” one of Shakira’s most popular songs and the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The Colombian singer recently revealed in an interview that she and Piqué don’t see eye to eye when it comes to punctuality. She said that her boyfriend, who is 10 years younger than her, often has to wait for her– which can sometimes lead to arguments.
Profession: TV Host and presenter, sports journalist
WAG Status: Iker Casillas’s ex-wife and mother of his children
Sara Carbonero and the Spanish goalkeeper and captain of the national team, Iker Casillas, are no longer together, but she is definitely one of the most famous reporters and the best-looking WAGs in the world. In fact, she was voted “The sexiest reporter in the world” back in 2009, the same year she started dating Casillas.
Arguably, one of their cutest moments as couples (which had been caught on video) happened in 2010, after Spain won the World Cup in South Africa. Following the match with The Netherlands team, the two famously kissed when Carbero interviewed the legendary former goalkeeper on live TV.
The couple split in 2021, after 5 years of marriage and two children, who stayed with their mother.
Profession: Professional photographer
WAG Status: Wife of Axel Witsel and mother of his children
Rafaella Szabo is one of the most famous and prettiest WAGs who’s married to the Belgian superstar Axel Witsel.
The couple is believed to have met back in 2009 when Szabo was still in college. She studied at college Saint Martin Seraing and went on to become a photographer. Szabo eventually started her own company, called RawHighlights, which specialises in baby photography.
Szabo and Witsel got married in 2015 and are the proud parents of three children. Although Szabo has a following of 67K on Instagram, the two prefer to keep their personal life private.
Profession: Professional tennis player (retired)
WAG status: Wife of Bastian Schweinsteiger and mother of his children
Ana Ivanovic is a beauty with many world titles and an extremely successful tennis career behind her.
Ivanovic was a child during the NATO bombing of Serbia, but that didn’t stop her from training. She said she trained in the early mornings to avoid the bombings in an abandoned swimming pool. At the age of 13, she moved to Switzerland in search of better coaching and training facilities.
Ivanovic started dating the German midfielder in March 2014 and has two sons. Last year, she was nominated for the 2022 Induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Profession: Actress and model
WAG status: ex-girlfriend of Neymar Jr.
Bruna Marquezine is the stunning ex-girlfriend of the Brazilian superstar Neymar, who is also one of the most hated footballers.
Marquezine reportedly met the PSG ace in 2012 at a carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (her hometown) and started dating shortly after. As a child, she appeared in some of the most popular soap operas in Brazil and later went on to make appearances in numerous TV shows and movies, including “Love Actually.”
The pair had an on-and-off relationship until they officially parted ways before the famous number 10 left Barcelona.
WAG status: wife of Lionel Messi and mother of his children
Despite being the wife of one of the most iconic football players of all time, Antonela Roccuzzo has managed to keep a low profile (though she has amassed a sizable following on Instagram).
She initially trained to be a dentist but eventually started pursuing a career in modelling. Roccuzzo is also a fitness buff and likes to keep in good shape.
She and Messi have known each other since they were children. The couple started dating around 2007 and welcomed two children between 2015 and 2018. They officially tied the knot in 2017 in a ceremony that took place in their hometown.
In 2018, Antonella gave birth to their third son.
Profession: TV host and presenter, reporter, model, and actress
WAG Status: wife of Sergio Ramos and mother of his children
Pilar made her name long before she met the former Real Madrid captain. She regularly covered events for the popular television network “La Sexta” and won the “Best Television Presenter” award in 2007.
The pair reportedly started dating in 2012 and some Spanish sources have claimed they married at a secret location, though this has never been officially confirmed.
Pilar and one of the best defenders have four kids together.
She still hosts a TV show and is one of the most followed influencers on social media, with over 2.2 million followers on Instagram.
Profession: Model, actress, and singer
WAG status: girlfriend of Paulo Dybala
Oriana Sabatini, the niece of former tennis star Gabriela Sabatini, is a well-known model, singer, and one of the top football WAGs. She began her modelling career at the age of 13 and later appeared in the Uruguayan drama “Porque te quiero.”
In 2014, she was awarded “Favourite Actress” at the Kids Choice Awards in Argentina, and in 2017, Sabatini was featured in L’Oréal’s commercial campaign.
Sabatini and Dybala met during an Ariana Grande concert in 2017, where she was performing as a support act, and started dating in 2018. In 2021, Sabitini came out as bisexual and said in an interview that she intends to get married and have children.
Fame, massive social media following, a little bit of drama, and plenty of good stories to tell (we’re sure)– the lives of the hottest football WAGs have it all– or at least that’s what it seems like from our perspective.