Sam Bradford and 15 Athletes Who Date Supermodels?

Zack PumerantzAnalyst IIIApril 16, 2012

Sam Bradford and 15 Athletes Who Date Supermodels?

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    Stats, highlight reels and championship victories may garner respect, but we all know that an athletic resume is only complete with the addition of a supermodel girlfriend.

    St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford was recently photographed with his new beauty, model Karlie Kloss, and it seems like the supermodel fad is picking up even more steam.

    As WAGs around the world continue to steal the spotlight, many athletic talents are beginning to feel as if a glamorous model is the only way to improve reputations and cement legacies.

    And perhaps they're right.

    Let's take a look at 15 athletes who are currently dating supermodels. Behind every perfectly curved beauty is an athlete rolling his eyes.

15. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Sarah Brandner)

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    Sarah Brandner can be seen in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, in GQ Germany or perusing the Bayern Munich stands with a quiet smile and vicious loyalty. 

    She continues to beautifully shadow the game of soccer.

14. Carles Puyol (Malena Costa)

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    Wild-haired Spanish footballer Carles Puyol scored the goal of his life when he bagged model Malena Costa as his one and only.

    Abstract names always seem to attract each other.

13. Ricky Romero (Rima Fakih)

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    Few can say they've dated a Miss USA, but southpaw Blue Jay Ricky Romero is the man of the hour at any party, a respected romantic if you will.

    Rima Fakih's dark and ominous nature compliments Romero's crafty approach quite nicely.


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12. Hunter Pence (Shannon James)

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    From bikini model Terrie B. to NFL cheerleader Lindsay Slott and May 2007 Playboy Playmate Shannon James—what a road Hunter Pence has traveled.

    The lanky Philadelphia Phillies outfielder seems determined to fill every crevice of off-field domination.

11. Mark Sanchez (Kate Upton)

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    Gifts and flowers cements this relationship for good.

    Kate Upton should help cloud any Tim Tebow chatter.


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10. Ronny Cedeno (Aura Avila)

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    Backup on the field, superstar away from it, Ronny Cedeno brought more than just a stellar glove with him to New York.

    Venezuelan model Aura Avila seems ready to take the sports world by storm.


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9. Carl Froch (Rachael Cordingley)

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    She's loud, sexy and fearless.

    UK lad mag star Rachael Cordingley is two-time former WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch's most loyal fan.

    And we love her ringside manner.

8. Cristiano Ronaldo (Irina Shayk)

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    The star footballer has never had a problem adding conquests to his resume, but it seems he's finally decided on one to settle down with.

    Irina Shayk is the logical choice.

7. Sam Bradford (Karlie Kloss)

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    Ready to learn under his third offensive coordinator in three years doesn't faze Rams signal caller Sam Bradford.

    Bringing supermodel Karlie Kloss on board can only help him grow.


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6. Davide Bombardini (Giorgia Palmas)

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    Few girlfriends display the stellar swag that model Giorgia Palmas does on a daily basis.

    She's building Davide Bombardini's legacy one photo shoot at a time.


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5. Ryan Braun (Larisa Fraser)

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    A nice escape from the treacherous diamond for Ryan Braun, model Larisa Fraser is quietly climbing the charts of the WAG world.

4. Evan Longoria (Jaime Edmondson)

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    With the first bomb of the season, Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria scored the sexiest run of his life in Jaime Edmondson.

    So much for her NFL obsession.

3. Thom Evans (Kelly Brook)

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    Following in Jason Statham's respected footsteps, rugby romantic Thom Evans secured the love of glamor model Kelly Brook.

    Her pictures and surname offer us the tranquility of a calm river.


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2. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Izabel Goulart)

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    Izabel Goulart's exotic name pales in comparison to this Russian footballer's abstract spelling.

    Sounding it out only takes us so far.

1. Kevin-Prince Boateng (Melissa Satta)

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    Maxim, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Christian Vieri—Melissa Satta has done it all.

    But she's been settling down with Ghanian footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng since October 2011.