Glamorous female companions are nothing new in European soccer, but the tabloids exploded when a former Spice Girl married England's most popular player and its biggest pretty boy in 1999. The royal couple became known as "Posh & Becks," and gave birth to the soccer acronym "WAGs" (wives and girlfriends). The Beckhams have three children: Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
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If any woman can inherit the title of most overexposed footballer's wife from Victoria Beckham, it's the future Mrs. Rooney. McLoughlin has been chased by the paparazzi almost as often as her counterpart, usually during her frequent shopping trips. She and Rooney met when they were 12 -- the Manchester United star proposed to her with a diamond ring that reportedly cost almost $50,000.
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The 29-year-old actress has appeared in movies "Bring It On" and "Halloween: Resurrection" as well as in the TV series "Dawson's Creek" and "Boston Public." She shares a house in Manhattan Beach, Calif., with the L.A. Galaxy captain, who returned to MLS from Germany in 2005 partly because he couldn't handle the distance between them. Every time Donovan scores a goal at the Home Depot Center, he blows kisses to Kajlich in the stands.
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The former Cheryl Tweedy is often referred to in the English tabloids as "Chezza" -- she came in second in the British version of FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women" poll in 2005. A former pop star, she also gained infamy from a fight in a nightclub with a bathroom attendant in '03. She and her Chelsea defender husband married this past July, a week after England was knocked out of the World Cup.
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The gorgeous Swedish model and face of the H&M clothing chain met the Portuguese star at a Barcelona club/restaurant 10 years ago when Figo was a star for Barça. They married in 2001 and have three daughters. Figo now plays for Inter, and they currently live in Milan, but Figo says Svedin has given him her blessing should he decide to end his storied career in the U.S.
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Pazik, an American model, has been cited as a big reason why her Ukrainian husband agreed to a $58 million move from AC Milan to Chelsea during the offseason. Shevchenko has said it's important to him that their son, Jordan, learn English -- even though the prolific striker has yet to master the language himself.
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Brazil's top supermodel was discovered when she was just 15 years old and went on to become the face for Christian Dior. In June, the 5-foot-11 beauty broke countless men's hearts when she announced she'd never considering posing nude.
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When the 17-year-old Walcott became the youngest player ever named to England's national roster, it was a given that the British media would delve into his personal life. And they swarmed around his teenage sweetheart, Slade, even going so far as to report on her school exam results.
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A lifelong TV personality and former model, Blasi hosts game shows and special events for Italian national public network RAI. She and Totti married in June of last year and welcomed a son, Christian, five months later. The AS Roma and Italian national star sucks his thumb every time he scores a goal in tribute to their bambino.
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