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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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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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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A nice escape from the treacherous diamond for Ryan Braun, model Larisa Fraser is quietly climbing the charts of the WAG world.
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.
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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Izabel Goulart's exotic name pales in comparison to this Russian footballer's abstract spelling.
Sounding it out only takes us so far.