With the World Cup just days away, it's time to start getting excited about soccer. Naturally, the world's most popular game attracts the most fans, and by association, the most WAGs.
Yes, soccer is where the term WAG (Wives And Girlfriends) originated and for good reason. If you play soccer professionally, there's a 99 percent chance that you're dating or married to a model, actress, or just a beautiful woman in general.
To celebrate the biggest sporting event in the world, let's take a look at the 50 Hottest Women ever to date a World Cup footballer
America's best player also has one of the hottest WAGs on the team. You've got to be a good footballer in America to pull down a hottie like this. The U.S. isn't like other countries, where even the scrubs date supermodels.
Valentina is known for her inline skating.
1) Who inline skates anymore? 2) do you think she's helped momentum-wise by being so ... top-heavy?
Ilary is an Italian showgirl and model who is married to Italy's Francesco Totti. She also seems to enjoy wearing white undergarments. I approve.
Apparently some computer artists tried to come up with a digital version on Ms. Medkova and it looked something like this.
Yikes. Can you say, "uncanny valley?" I'll take the real thing any day.
The model and 2006 Miss Spain decided to stick with her country by dating Sergi Ramos.
Seriously, to be considered the hottest woman in a country like Spain... it's just incredible. Reyes certainly looks the part.
That is one hot Swede! Yet with all of the Swedish supermodels that date the men from there own country (there are plenty, just wait) or golfers that cheat on them with 121 women, Helen chose a different route, marrying Portugal's Luís Figo.
Charlene is one of the sexy WAGs that suited up (or down, I guess) for Umbro, wearing France's jersey and not a whole lot else.
I've got to say, the no pants look is really working great for her.
Sylvie Van Der Vaart looks like she's auditioning for Prince of Persia more than she looks Dutch, although those eyes and silky blond hair do scream: Netherlands.
Hell, she makes me want to scream Netherlands.
Is Zaira Nara a poor man's Adriana Lima? Or a rich man's Eliza Dushku?
I think the Argentinian babe is just really hot. That, we can all agree on.
I'm not really sure what Alessia did for Fox, but I am sure that the tube top she's wearing is one of the greatest pieces of clothing of all time. Goodness. That's more of a big headband.
You just knew the sexy Spanish soccer reporter would end up dating a footballer. Rumor has it that Iker Casillas and Cristiano Ronaldo had a bet as to who would end up with her first.
Iker won, which may be the one time Ronaldo didn't come out on top, but definitely not the only time he's been on the bottom.
Giorgia is definitely on my mind. She's a television presenter in Italy. I don't really know what that means, but there are a lot of women in that profession on this list.
Must be something that hasn't quite caught on in America. Maybe Kim Kardashian will start doing that. It seems to be what you do when you're hot but have no discernible skills.
Oh the washing of the car.
How can something so clean always look so deliciously dirty?
Alex Curran is one of the leading WAGs for England's soccer team. There aren't a ton of smoking hot pictures of her on the net, but as you can see from this candid shot, she's pretty incredible.
She just needs to sex it up a bit more and she'll shoot down this list in a English heartbeat.
Red cowboy boots Susana? Interesting choice. But I have to say...
Pulling. Them. Off.
Underwear model and footballer Fredrik Ljungberg really does seem like the last guy on earth who could have a girlfriend stolen from him, but that's exactly what happened when Anara suddenly left him for Kieran Richardson.
She wasn't too shy about sharing the details either, a theme which seems to pop up a lot with these WAGs.
Sarah Brandner is another one of these women who we don't even need a sexy lingerie shot of to see how beautiful she is.
I don't know what's hotter, her in general or the fact that she's double fisting a couple of beers. Probably both combined.
Elena is one of those models where it was really hard to find a picture of her with some clothes on. And even though she's not wearing pants, at least she's wearing something other than another naked female companion (yep, it's out there).
Edita is one of those women who was just born to live in a bikini. She's been in more beauty contests than you can shake a whole handful of sticks at. Not surprisingly, has come out victorious in most of them.
Rejoice! Romanella is finally 18!
She started dating Javier two years ago when she was just 16, so it was a little skeavy to check her out, but she is now a fully functioning WAG who has a bright future of hotness ahead of her.
This couple in general is just too cool for last names. Or first names. I really don't know when it comes to soccer.
Actually, they're not a couple any more. I think she wouldn't take his first/last name.
Lorena is one of the faces on here that might be familiar to you if you're really into CSI: Miami. Otherwise, she's probably just another nameless hot body on here.
Come on, like that's really even an issue.
I don't know really anything about Evangelina. All Google will tell me is that she has a video online where she does a strip dance.
Yep, good enough for me.
Easily the most Dutch couple on this list. Their names complete give it away. But Yolanthe is as hot as her name is astronomically long.
Landon Donovan may be the most mainstream name for the US of A, which may be a big reason why his wife is the hottest of all of the wives on the American team.
Maxim sure took notice and since then so have thousands of boys just hitting puberty.
This former Miss Italy seems like wearing more torn denim than I saw in the 90's combined, but just one look at her... eyes, and I've already forgotten what she's wearing.
Francesca is another showgirl/model/actress, and one who apparently knows the secret power known as "underboob."
I think Abi probably has the most fitting last name of anyone on here.
Before Basketball Wives, we had Wags Boutique, which starred Nicole T, who was also sexily arching her back on motorcycles before Megan Fox even grew boobs.
I pity the fool that doesn't think Mrs. T is super fine.
Yeah, you know this is a ridiculous list when a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model doesn't even make the Top 20. Such is strength of soccer WAGs.
What a career Oksana has had. First she worked as a backup dancer for the highly esteemed musical group Sunblock (Seriously. Not about the highly esteemed part, but the fact that a group called Sunblock actually exists). Then, she gained notoriety on reality TV.
Thank Godness she's hot.
To answer your question, they're real... and they're spectacular.
Adriana originally was studying to be a doctor before settling into a career as an underwear model.
I'd like to say she made the right choice, but there's some poor sick guy out there who could have had her as his sexy doctor. Ponder that one.
Eva represented Spain in the Miss Universe pageant in 2003 and dated Iker on and off during the World Cup the year before, but hasn't really done anything since.
Good thing we have pictures like this so she can live on in our memory and our dreams.
This Danish singer has apparently been on four different covers of Cafe Magazine. I thought that meant she was a big coffee fan, but it turns out it's more like Maxim than anything else. I guess that makes sense.
She also might have a rival named Anine Google, but I couldn't confirm.
Jennifer is another four-tool WAG: singer/TV personality/actress/model. I'd say she really only needs to use two of her tools, and I'm not talking about any of the professions I just listed. Sorry Mom. I'm talking about her mind and body.
Luli may have dated a player from Spain, but when it comes to the World Cup, she is all Argentina.
Just check out the video. I may have fallen in love with that accent.
Alena is the most ironic addition to the list. Why? Because her last name in Czech actually means "ugly person."
Can the people in charge of dictionaries change that one just for her? Thanks.
This French model is so hot that I'll even forgive her for starring in Rush Hour 3. Seriously, that takes a lot on my part.
So she's French and was in a terrible Brett Ratner movie. That's a lot to make up for. Looking at her, it appears as if she's done it.
Where else other than the Neatherlands can you expect to find photo shoots like this ---->
this with an athlete couple.
Zenden looks like he's trying to be Fabio. How did he ever land a fox like Clio? Oh, that's right, he plays soccer. I'm shipping my son off to another country as soon as he can walk to play soccer. He'll thank me later.
Danielle Lloyd has been with her share of football players. Who can blame her? Have you seen how ugly the English are? At least she chooses the ones who are athletic.
Another lady who has been linked to plenty of footballers over the years, it was her alleged relationship with Didier Drogba that has our interest piqued.
It's not often, even in the soccer world (Crouch shout-out), that we see a woman that hot with a guy that hideous.
Can we please give it up for Italy? The country has just cranked out some of the most amazing WAGs on the planet and they just keep coming.
Snapple Fact: Egg's fry on the showgirls stomach.
This is one instance where I don't mind seeing double.
Talk about your identity issues. Her website, melanieslade.co.uk, lists her only as Theo Walcott's girlfriend. Here's a WAG who treats her status as a full time job.
Sports Illustrated made a wise choice when they picked Melissa out of the seemingly millions of hot Italian WAGs to do a spead in their swimsuit issue.
Anybody got a paintbrush?
Abbey Clancy became one of the most famous WAGs in England when she made headlines as Peter Crouch's girlfriend during the last World Cup. The media circus she created was one of the reasons why England's coach initially banned wives from attending.
I see his point. Lingerie model Clancy is enough to distract even the most focused player. Especially Crouch, who once said that if he weren't a soccer player he'd probably still be a virgin.
In an incredibly tight, toned and silky smooth race, Federica comes away (at least in my mind, so take that with a grain of salt) as the queen of the Italian WAGs.
If this picture doesn't say enough, maybe a video of her dancing/writhing around on a table will convince you of my decision.
I hadn't heard of Lauren Pope before I started this slide show, but now she is permanently on my radar. Not only is she a super sexy Page 3 girl and Glamour model, she is also a successful DJ. Kudos.
There's not many women out there who could get me to dance, but Pope brings the beats and the curves to get me moving.
You could fill half this list with Cristiano Ronaldo's conquests, but I decided to go with just one because there is no better choice than Gemma Atkinson.
One of the finest women even on this green earth, I still can't get over why Ronaldo cheated on her, and with two prostitutes! If there was ever a man who could claim sex addiction, it has to be him.
For Him Magazine (FHM) recently named Cheryl Cole as the sexiest woman in the world. Who am I to argue?
The incredible pop star is about as perfect as you can get. She's like a hotter Jessica Alba.
Sadly, I'm not sure we're going to see her at this World Cup after filed for divorce with Ashley Cole. Some bad news there, although the thought of Ms. Tweedy back on the market is exciting.
Which footballer will she end up with next?