The 100 Hottest Soccer WAGs of 2010

Adam Hirshfield@ahirshfieldFeatured ColumnistDecember 21, 2010

The 100 Hottest Soccer WAGs of 2010

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    The year 2010 has been a great one in world football.

    It has been the year of Spain finally achieving World Cup glory in South Africa. It has been the year of perhaps the biggest USA goal since 1950. It has been the year of Messi, of Ronaldo, of Iniesta. It has been the year of Inter Milan once again capturing Champions League glory.

    But, perhaps, most of all, 2010 has been the year of the WAG.

    From British cheating scandals involving some of the nation's top players to Sara Carbonero to Larissa Riquelme, soccer players' wives and girlfriends have been the topics of stories from all walks of media, from the tabloids to Sports Illustrated.

    So with the end of the year in sight, it only makes sense to rank the most popular WAGs of 2010 from 100 to 1 in terms terms of how gorgeous they are.

    It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it.

Dishonorable Mention: Monica Mint

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    This woman, who calls herself Monica Mint, claims 6'7" English striker Peter Crouch paid her £800 for liaisons in the back of a taxi and at an £80-a-night hotel. 

    The reason this is dishonorable will become clear nearer to the end of this list, where Crouch's fabulous fiancee will make an appearance.

Honorable Mention: Maggie Q

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    Maggie Q, a native of Hawaii, is a former model and actress who recently starred in the action-thriller TV series Nikita.

    Q has dated former Japanese midfield star Hidetoshi Nakata.

Honorable Mention: Abi Titmuss

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    A former English nurse turned model, television personality and actress, Titmuss was a longtime companion of Lee Sharpe, with whom she had a three-month affair after they met while filming the TV show Celebrity Love Island.

Honorable Mention: Manuela Arcuri

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    Arcuri, an Italian television "presenter," has dated a number of Italian soccer players, including now-retired defender Francesco Coco and the legendary Francesco Totti.

Honorable Mention: Imogen Thomas

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    The former Miss Wales and a contestant on the British Big Brother has appeared in magazines like Maxim and has been linked to English striker Jermaine Defoe and Chelsea's Didier Drogba.

Honorable Mention: Pia Martinez

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    Martinez was rumored to be the mystery woman involved with Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, the man married to the daughter of former Argentina coach Diego Maradona.

    It's never a good idea to cross up the coach's daughter, but in this can hardly blame him.

100. Mariana Paesani

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    A 27-year-old model and former cheerleader, Paesani reportedly dated Argentina striker and current Manchester City star Carlos Tevez, who is married.

    This, understandably, caused some problems with...

99. Natalia Fassi

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    ...Tevez's wife, Vanesa.

    This, unfortunately, is not Tevez's wife, either.

    Fassi is another model with whom Tevez had a fling a few years back. Pretty impressive for a guy who looks like Frankenstein.

98. Carly Zucker

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    The 26-year-old Zucker fits the WAG role quite nicely, having been a British reality TV contestant, fitness trainer and model. She's the wife of English star Joe Cole.

97. Pamela Diaz

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    Diaz, a model (shockingly!), is also known as the wife of Chilean player Manuel Neira. She also appeared in the epic 2000 film Mission to Mars.

96. Jenny Thompson

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    Thompson, aka Juci Jeni, revealed several months back that she had sex with England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney while his wife Coleen was pregnant.

95. Coleen Rooney

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    She may have been preggers, but I'd take the lovely Coleen any day of the week.

94. Susana Werner

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    A model and actress from Brazil, Werner is an ex-flame of former samba star Ronaldo, but she ended up marrying Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar, with whom she has two children.

    Talk about a hot mama.

93. Adaeze Yobo

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    A former holder of the "Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria" title, she married Fenerbahce stud Joseph Yobo earlier this year.

92. María José López

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    The estranged wife of Luis Jimenez—who is playing for Cesena in Italy on loan from Ternana—Lopez was establishing herself as one of the best known of Italy's WAGs last fall when the then 20-year-old Chilean model was fired for a Janet Jackson-esque, on-screen "wardrobe malfunction."

    It seemingly happened when she took to the stage on the popular soccer show Offside to perform a raunchy dance, and "the straps on her figure-hugging black dress [slipped] down to reveal her left breast."

    I hate it when that happens.

91. Victoria Beckham

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    Beckham, aka Posh Spice of the Spice Girls, is the mother of all WAGs.

    She's been around forever and she's the mom of Becks' three boys.

    But she's still hot and she's still busy as a model, actress, fashion designer and businesswoman.

90. Rebecca Loos

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    But as many surely recall, back in 2004, after David signed on to to play for Real Madrid, it was widely reported that he had an affair with Loos, his personal assistant.

    More recently, Posh told W magazine, "I'm not going to was hard for our entire families. David and I got through it together. No one said marriage was going to be easy. Yes, there have been bumps along the road. But the fact is we’ve come out of everything we’ve been through stronger and happier."

    Now that's an impressive football couple.

89. Jaciara

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    This lovely lass is the wife of Portuguese midfield maestro Deco.

88. Letizia Filippi

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    The first of Cristiano Ronaldo's many companions on this list, Filippi reportedly met the Portuguese stud when he was on vacation with then-girlfriend Nereida Gallardo (more on her later). One Italian newspaper claimed Letizia stole his attention with, “a gaze that melted him like an icicle in the sun.”

    For what it's worth, Filippi came in third in the 1994 Miss Italy competition and rose to fame on the show Buona Domenica.

    In addition to Ronaldo, Filippi is a Winter Olympics WAG as well, having dated Italian playboy/skiing champion Alberto Tomba for two years.

87. Vanessa Perroncel

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    The former girlfriend of English defender Wayne Bridge, Perroncel is a French underwear model. Her name was in the news earlier this year when it came out that married England captain (and Bridge's teammate) John Terry was having an affair with her.

    It was also rumored that she had flings with several of Terry's Chelsea teammates.

    A source close to Perroncel, 33, told the The Sun: "To say she's a Chelsea girl is a bit of an understatement. Wayne knows that he was one of several Chelsea players who were close to Vanessa.

    "Vanessa has always had a thing for footballers and set her heart on becoming a kind of super-WAG."

    She's a super-WAG alright, but she's still just No. 87 on this list.

86. Toni Terry

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    Toni is Terry's wife, the woman on whom he was cheating with Perroncel.

    Four words: "What were you thinking?"

85. Jennifer Ellison

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    Yep, more exes from within the England national side.

    Ellison, an actress, model, TV personality, dancer and singer, dated Steven Gerrard back in 2001-02.

84. Alex Curran

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    But Stevie G. ended up settling down in 2007 with the former Alex Curran.

    An English model, fashion columnist and woman-about-town, she is described as one of the leading WAGs of the England national team along with women such as Victoria Beckham and Coleen Rooney. In 2007, the Times referred to her, then Gerrard's fiancée, as an "über-WAG."

83. Evangelina Anderson

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    This striking Argentinian model is the wife of national team midfielder Martin Demichelis.

82. Sthefany Brito

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    Just 23, she is an actress who married Brazilian wunderkind Alexandre Pato in the summer of 2009. The couple parted in April, reportedly because of Pato's partying tendencies while playing for AC Milan in Italy.

81. Lauren Pope

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    A British DJ, entrepreneur, former "Page 3 Girl" and model, Pope previously dated Peter Crouch and is now together with Man City's Shaun Wright-Phillips.

80. Diana Chaves

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    A Portuguese model and actress, Chaves is rumored to have had flings with national teamers Cristiano Ronaldo and Miguel Veloso.

79. Tanya Robinson

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    An English model and cover girl, the beautiful Tanya Robinson, the belle of Newcastle United's Steven Taylor, is clearly in the holiday spirit.

78. Michelle Marsh

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    Marsh is another British former "Page 3 Girl" who also spends time as a model, pop singer and actress.

    This blonde beauty joins the WAG list courtesy of Scottish footballer Will Haining. The two were married in 2007 and have two children: a daughter, Madison, and a son, Owen.

77. Elisabeth Reyes

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    A Spanish model and TV personality, this lovely brunette was previously in a relationship with Spanish World Cup star Sergio Ramos (pictured) and is currently the girlfriend of Valencia's Alexis Ruano.

76. Yulia Voronin

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    Va-va and VOOM.

    Voluptuous Yulia is the wife of Ukrainian Andriy Voronin, who previously spent time at Liverpool and is currently at Dynamo Moscow.

    She has a reputation as a terrible dresser, but this bikini doesn't seem too shabby from this critic's vantage point.

75. Salome Khorasanchi

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    Congratulations to American defender Oguchi Onyewu for befriending the gorgeous and exotic Salome, who was born in Iran, has lived in Belgium for much of her life and has modeled for the last 15 years.

    Salome and her family also reportedly support girls' schools for underprivileged children in her native country and she hopes to perhaps adopt one someday.

74. Melanie Slade

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    Super-cute and down-to-earth WAG Melanie Slade is the girlfriend of Arsenal winger Theo Walcott.

    When she turned 21 last January, Walcott bought her a Ferrari, which she subsequently turned down because she thought it was "vulgar" and "too flashy to be driving round her campus."

    Slade is studying physiotherapy at St George's Hospital in London.

73. Nereida Gallardo

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    Another of Cristiano Ronaldo's conquests, Gallardo is a Spanish-born model who also reportedly had a fling with the aforementioned Sergio Ramos.

72. Louise Redknapp

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    The wife of England defender Jamie Redknapp is a singer and TV personality.

    She was a member of the girl group Eternal from 1992-95, before she took her solo act on the road (when she was known simply as Louise). She has been featured on several television shows and served as a judge on the UK version of So You Think You Can Dance.

71. Edita Hortova

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    Hortova is a Czech model who dated former Liverpudlian and Czech star Milan Baroš.

70. Romanella Amato

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    Amato was the world’s youngest WAG in 2008 at age 16 when she was dating then-26-year-old Real Madrid striker Javier Saviola.

    Not sure if that's legal in his native Argentina or in Europe, where he's played since 2001, but it sounds a lil' sketchy.

69. Kayla Collins

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    This August 2008 Playboy Playmate of the Month is currently dating Chelsea's Ashley Cole.

    Collins recently told a British tabloid that her relationship with Cole "isn't just sex, it's the real thing."

68. Adelina Elisei

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    Elisei is the wife of Romanian defender and captain Christian Chivu, who currently plies his trade for Inter Milan in Italy.

    Oh captain, my captain.

67. Klara Medkova

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    Medkova, a Czech supermodel, is dating "rubbish West Ham midfielder Radoslav Kovac," according to sources. Seems like she'd be better served trading up for a more capable ball-winner.

66. Danielle Lloyd

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    Lloyd, who turned 27 last week, is an English model who was named Miss England 2004 and Miss Great Britain 2006.

    She first rose to prominence when she was stripped of her Miss Great Britain title after posing nude in the December 2006 edition of Playboy and following an alleged affair with one of the pageant's judges, her then-boyfriend, soccer player Teddy Sheringham.

    This uber-WAG has also participated in Celebrity Big Brother, the celebrity edition of The Weakest Link  and Total Wipeout.

    Top that, WAG wannabes!

65. Anine Bing

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    A Swedish sensation, this blonde lovely is best known for her singing, her modeling and her high-profile relationship with Swedish midfielder Anders Svensson.

64. Valentina Zambrotta

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    The lovely Valentina is the wife of Italian defender Gianluca Zambrotta.

    GZ is a lucky, lucky man.

63. Caroline Celico

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    This classy, yet beautiful lady is the childhood sweetheart and now wife of Brazilian star Kaka. The two got married in December of 2005 and had their first child in the summer of 2008.

    Celico is a talented singer and recently put out her first album. Here's a clip below.

62. Claudine Palmer

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    Robbie Keane and his teammates on the Ireland national side may have been robbed of a spot in the 2010 World Cup by a handball against Thierry Henry and France, but Keane is a true winner off the field.

    Palmer, his wife, is a former Miss Ireland contestant. Not that you're paying much attention to these words.

61. Gogo Mastrokosta

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    Gogo, is right! This magazine cover girl is the wife of Greek national teamer Traianos Dellas.

    According to a website translated (poorly) from Greek: "Gogo is famous to the Greek public as a singer and a sex symbol and for many years and enjoys the public love and affection. The beautiful woman with magnificent shapes, Gogo Mastrokosta meets the love of her life five years ago, the football player from the national team of Greece."

    Amazingly, she was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago, but she underwent chemotherapy and has overcome the disease and had a child with Dellas.

    And I'll be darned if she still doesn't look magnificent.

60. Paris Hilton

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    What? Paris Hilton?

    Yep, like nearly every nubile, moderately attractive young woman, she had a reported fling with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

    "What? All the way down at No. 60?" you ask.

    Yep, lots of magnificent beauties left to showcase.

59. Nagore Aranburu

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    We'll start with a women on the complete opposite end of the spectrum from Paris: Spanish superstar Xabi Alonso's super-classy wife Nagore Aranburu, who—aside from being super hot— is both a successful actress and a mom.

58. Christine Bleakley

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    Following a similar tack is Bleakley, a native of Northern Ireland and the current companion of Chelsea star Frank Lampard.

    A television personality with a resume that includes stints at Daybreak on ITV, BBC One's The One Show and Strictly Come Dancing, Bleakley has also done stand-up comedy and worked on game shows.

    You can see why she might be appealing to the viewing audience.

57. Federica Ridolfi

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    Giuliano Giannichedda is a former Italian defensive midfielder known for his tackling and stamina.

    His fiancee, Ridolfi, is a dancer and TV hostess known for her...well, you figure it out.

56. Rossana Najera

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    A telenovela star of such world-altering shows as Se Busca Un Hombre ("Looking for a Man") and Amor Sin Condiciones ("Unconditional Love"), Najera is the girlfriend of Mexican legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco, who played in Major League Soccer for three seasons before returning to Mexico this year.

    You can see why he wanted to return home.

55. Anedie Azael

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    The model girlfriend of Chelsea and Ivory Coast star Salomon Kalou (pictured), Azael, an avid blogger who is of Haitian descent, is working hard to bring aid to the earthquake-ravaged country.

54. Elena Barolo

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    This luminous Italian model and actress has dated Azzurri striker Filippo Inzaghi and former Serie A forward Roberto Stellone.

53. Bethany Dempsey

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    Courtesy of Sports Illustrated

    Clint Dempsey's smokin' hot wife was featured—sans clothing—in this year's SI swimsuit issue.

    Don't believe me? Take a look at the video below:

52. Chantelle Tagoe

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    A budding TV star and the fiancee of big England and Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey (who she reportedly met while working as a waitress in a lap-dance bar), Tagoe gets along well with the other well-known British WAGs.

    "The people at Aston Villa make a point of getting all the wives and girlfriends together for nights out, so quite a few of the girls are good friends now," she told the Mirror. "I get on well with Ashley Young’s girlfriend Nicky. I’ve been out with Alex Curran a couple of times, she is really nice. I think we get on because she’s a fellow Scouser. Abbey Clancy’s nice too, she’s down to earth. I’ve seen Coleen Rooney a few times, but I’ve never really spoken to her, and I’ve never met Victoria Beckham."

51. Rosaria Cannavo

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    According to an Italian source, Cannavo has dated both Antonio Cassano and Christian Panucci.

    "Apart from dating footballers and posing for seriously nudie calendars, Rosaria participates in the usual showgirl activities. You know, posing for pictures, pointing and smiling on TV, appearing on reality shows, trying to ride fake surfboards while wearing postage stamp-sized skirts—that sort of thing."

50. Francesca Chillemi

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    We begin the Alberto Aquilani ex triumvirate with the lovely Ms. Chillemi, a former Miss Italy who is now an actress, model and TV personality.

49. Michela Quattrociocche

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    Aquilani's fiancee, Quattrociocche is an actress and model (sound familiar?) who is currently pregnant with the Liverpool (er, he's on loan to Juventus) midfielder's child.

48. Pamela Camassa

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    Miss Italy 2002, Camassa is another of Aquilani's former lovers.

    The injury-prone middie should write a country Western song: "All My Exes Are Actresses/Models."

47. Montana Manning

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    Aaron Lennon's girlfriend for about three and a half years, the lovely Manning had a small part in one of the Harry Potter movies and is another budding model and actress.

46. Radka Kocurova

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    Now this is some World Cup attire fans of all nations should be able to get behind.

    Kocurova has been dating Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky for a while now and showed her support for her bf's squad in South Africa this summer.

45. Danielle Bux

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    This gorgeous former Virgin Atlantic flight attendant is married to ex-England star Gary Lineker.

    Also a model, Bux appeared as a celebrity contestant in the UK version of the TV cooking show Hell’s Kitchen.

44. Joanna Taylor

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    The actress/ex-model wife of Fulham stalwart Danny Murphy, Taylor's big break came in 1999 when she won a role on British teen soap Hollyoaks. She left two years later and has since starred in the BBC One police drama Merseybeat and in the film Post Impact with the inimitable Dean Cain.

    In 2005, Taylor turned to writing, contributing a weekly column to The Times from the perspective of a "footballer's wife."

43. Lee Hye-Won

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    A lovely and understated former Miss Korea, Lee is married to South Korean national team star Ahn Jung-Hwan.

42. Cheryl Tweedy (Cole)

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    One of the best known and most over-the-top of the British WAGs, Cheryl rose to prominence in late 2002 as a member of the girl group Girls Aloud.

    She ended up marrying Chelsea left back Ashley Cole in 2006, but divorced him in September due to what she deemed "unreasonable behaviour" (a kind way to describe him cheating on her on multiple occasions).

    The breakup hasn't affected her marketability, however, as Tweedy has continued to serve as a judge on the British singing competition/TV program The X Factor.

41. Kim Kardashian

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    What more needs to be said about the lovely Kim K?

    Yes, she and Ronaldo reportedly had a fling earlier this year.

    "Not only did the reality star and the Portuguese soccer stud connect in Madrid," said E! News, but the two were "in daily contact" and "dating" for at least a short while.

    But c'mon, we all knew these kids wouldn't last long.

40. Bianca Kajilich

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    Narrowly beating out Ms. Kardashian is Landon Donovan's ex-wife and perhaps on-again paramour.

    Kajlich, who plays Jennifer on the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement, married the U.S. national teamer on New Year's Eve 2006, but the couple split in early 2009.

    But after Donovan's earth-shattering goal to lift the Americans to the knockout stage of this summer's World Cup in South Africa, he sent Bianca a kiss in a postgame interview.

    Could they be back together? Perhaps this Access Hollywood video will shed some light on the subject.

39. Alessia Ventura

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    We've already seen the name of AC Milan's Filippo Inzaghi on this list, and we'll see it once again attached to Ventura, the striker's striking fiancee and a model and soap-opera star in Italy.

38. Sara Tommasi

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    An Italian actress and model famous for her sexy calendar (it's about time to buy a 2011 version, isn't it?) Tommasi has dated a few soccer players in her day, most notably the aforementioned Filippo Inzaghi.

    Give the man credit: He is one potent striker.

37. Noemi Lenoir

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    The magnificent ex of player Claude Makelele (and the mother of their son), Lenoir is a French model and actress famous for working with companies like Victoria's Secret, Gap and Next, among many others.

    In May, Lenoir was found unconscious after a suspected suicide attempt in a park near her Paris home. She was rushed to hospital where large quantities of drugs and alcohol were found in her system.

36. Yesica Toscanini

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    Toscanini is an Argentine fashion model who has appeared in two SI swimsuit issues, in the Abercrombie & Fitch catalog and in an Enrique Iglesias video. If that's not a WAG-friendly resume, I don't know what is.

    And she fits the bill, having been tied in 2008 to Argentina national teamer Juan Roman Riquelme, who was married with three kids at the time.

35. Elisabetta Canalis

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    As one of our writers said prior to the World Cup:

    "There was a time when gorgeous Elisabetta Canalis was known only for her appearances on Italian television and for dating Christian Vieri.

    "So far, [a] typical Italian WAG.

    "But recently Canalis went up-market—like, way up-market—when she appeared on the red carpet at the London Film Festival alongside movie star George Clooney."

34. Patrizia Ruiz

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    I'm not sure if it's the motorbike or those intoxicating blue eyes, but Ruiz—the companion of Valencia goalkeeper Miguel Ángel Moyá—certainly gets my heart racing.

33. Alexandra Loizou

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    Imagine if Borat were describing Loizou, the WAG of Celtic winger and Greek national Georgios Samaras:

    "She had golden hairs, teeth as white as pearls.... For the first time in my lifes, I was in love."

32. Charlene Suric

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    Continuing the Borat them, "Wawaweewaa!"

    Suric is the wife of French national Gael Clichy.

31. Amaia Salamanca

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    Yet another appearance on this list from Spanish star/manly man Sergio Ramos.

    Salamanca is another of Ramos' exes, and shockingly happens to be a model and actress.

    Get this: She is best known for appearing in a Spanish TV series called Sin Tetas No Hay Paraíso.

    The title means "Without Tits There Is No Paradise."

    I can't make this stuff up.

30. Aida Yespica

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    The WAG of Italian Matteo Ferrari (currently a player at Besiktas in Turkey), Yespica is a Venezuelan-born former beauty queen who became a reality TV star in Europe.

    The couple has been on again and off again over the last few years. But according to well-placed sources (OK, Wikipedia), they're currently living together in Turkey.

29. Zaira Nara

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    The insanely beautiful Nara—an Argentinian model who bears a striking resemblance to Brazilian model Adriana Lima (the WAG of NBA player Marko Jaric)—is the WAG of Uruguayan World Cup hero Diego Forlan.

    Interestingly enough, Nara's sister Wanda is the ex of former Argentina national team coach Diego Maradona.

    The plot thickens!

28. Zahia Dehar

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    Dehar, the former teenage prostitute who says she slept with three prominent French soccer players while she was underage, played a part in taking down Franck Ribery—one of the players involved—and the French national team just prior to the World Cup.

    According to the Telegraph, Dehar says the soccer players paid £2,000 a night to sleep with her. She stressed that they all treated her "with utter respect."

27. Francesca Lodo

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    This former Miss Italy, actress and model has been linked to several prominent Italian players in her day, including Francesco Coco and Cristiano Zanetti, but she isn't currently dating one.

    So there may still be a chance for you yet.

    But just imagine if she had married Coco: The couple would be announced at parties as Francesca and Francesco Lodo-Coco.

    That possibility alone secures her status as a top 30 WAG of 2010.

26. Giorgia Palmas

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    Believe it or not, the seductive Palmas is a cousin of No. 27 Francesca Lodo. That's one attractive family.

    Palmas finished second in the Miss World competition in 2000 and has become a TV personality in Italy.

    She and her lovely pink sweater are on this list courtesy of her dating Serie B player Davide Bombardini, despite the fact that Palmas' talents are clearly worthy of the top flight.

25. Martina Stella

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    We've reached the top quarter of our list and we're ringing in the top 25 with a bang.

    Stella, who dated Romania/Fiorentina star (and drug-suspendee) Adrian Mutu despite the fact that he was married with children, is an Italian TV and film actress. She had a small role in the Hollywood hit Ocean’s 12 and was also seen in the box-office bust Nine.

    One reviewer reportedly compared her to “a young Reese Witherspoon.” I can see the resemblance.

24. Anara Atanes

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    This lovely brunette was dating former Gunner (and current MLS player) Freddie Ljungberg, but apparently she cheated on him with fellow player Keiran Richardson (Sunderland).

    Who knows who she's with now, but chances are excellent he wears cleats for a living.

23. Alena Seredova

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    A model since she was 15 and a contestant in the 1998 Miss World competition, this 32-year-old Czech native is living with legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, with whom she has two kids.

22. Helen Svedin

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    Sure, retired Portuguese superstar Luis Figo is old news when it comes to world football.

    But his wife surely isn't.

    Svedin, a 34-year-old model from Sweden, has worked for Giorgio Armani, Guess?, L'Oréal and Nike among others. She's been with Figo since 1996, and the couple has three kids and is expecting a fourth.

21. Yolanthe Cabau Van Kasbergen

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    The exotic-looking wife of Netherlands/Inter Milan superstar Wesley Sneijder is a Spanish-Dutch actress, presenter and model. She was voted the "sexiest babe of the year" by the Dutch version of FHM in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

    The two were married just days after Sneijder's loss in the World Cup final to Spain. Something tells me she provided ample solace.

20. Julia Goedicke

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    Have I mentioned "Wawaweewaa!" yet?

    The ridiculously hot wife of German national teamer Marcell Jansen (he plays his club ball for Hamburger SV), Goedicke was one of the WAGs chosen to show off Umbro's new kits prior to the World Cup this summer.

    Take a gander at the video below.

19. Andreea Raicu

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    Raicu, a Romanian model, is a former fling of Romanian captain and Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu.

    She won the prestigious International Elite Model Look Contest and has twice been voted the sexiest woman in Romania.

    Like any legitimate WAG, she's also done some television hosting as well, working on the first two seasons of the Romanian version of Big Brother.

18. Sylvie van der Vaart

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    The gorgeous van der Vaart is the wife of Dutch national and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rafael. They were married in 2005 and have a 4-year-old son.

    She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, but she underwent surgery and post-op chemo and is now, thankfully, cancer-free.

    Another model/TV personality, van der Vaart has worked at FoxKids and been a judge on Das Supertalent, the German version of Simon Cowell's Got Talent.

17. Ilary Blasi

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    An Italian showgirl, model, TV personality and former child actress, Blasi is married to Roma and Italian legend Francesco Totti. The couple has two children together.

    Mrs. Totti looks tutti bene.

16. Clio Pajczer

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    The ex-wife of Dutch player Boudewijn Zenden (Sunderland), Clio is a French lingerie model.

    She apparently needs a shower very, very badly.

15. Lorena Bernal

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    Bernal—a native of Argentina, a former Miss Spain and a current actress/model—is married to Spanish ex-youth star Mikel Arteta (Everton). The couple began dating in 2005, had a baby last year and were married this summer.

    Bernal appeared recently in an episode of the NBC show Chuck as an international arms dealer and also showed up on CBS' CSI Miami.

14. Jamie Lee Darley

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    According to her Facebook page, Jamie Lee is "a British/American actress and model, who is currently in New York city living with 9 other girls for the chance to be Victoria's Secrets next runway model."

    She apparently lost the televised competition—how, I have no idea—but she does have the shoulder of boyfriend and U.S. national teamer Sasha Kljestan to cry on.

13. Luli Fernandez

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    Coming in at lucky No. 13 is lovely Luli, an Argentine model at the center of a love triangle between her boyfriend, Pablo Mouche of Boca Juniors, and teammate Juan Roman Riquelme.

    According to reports, Riquelme sent Luli a flirtatious text, despite knowing all about her relationship with Mouche. Instead of replying, she showed the text to Mouche, her boyfriend, who understandably flipped out and complained to Boca’s management, demanding that they punish Riquelme for his sketchy, John Terry-esque antics. Boca promised to talk to Riquelme, but he’s apparently yet to be punished.

    Ah, the life of a WAG, constantly being fought over by powerful, athletic men. Luli fits the mold quite nicely.

12. Izabel Goulart

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    Ah, sure, a Brazilian supermodel and former Victoria's Secret Angel who comes in at No. 12 on the list. You just wait.

    Anyway, Goulart reportedly learned English by watching old Woody Woodpecker cartoons, made TV appearances on Two and a Half Men and Entourage and has been romantically linked to Russian soccer star Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Everton).

    "Heh heh heh HEH heh, heh heh heh HEH heh, HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH HEH!"

11. Adriana Karembeu

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    Another slide, another supermodel.

    The insanely gorgeous Adriana is another former Victoria's Secret model/actress who married ex-French national Christian Karembeu. They couple will celebrate its 12th anniversary on Dec. 22.


10. Cristina De Pin

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    Cristina De Pin is described online as an Italian Playboy WAG, three of the most glorious words in the English language.

10. Cristina De Pin

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    The bodacious brunette actually told some media last year that her boyfriend, Italian midfielder Riccardo Montolivo, is interested in her inner beauty and not fixated on her obvious outer...ahem...talents.

    “I used my intelligence and my culture to win Riccardo," she told The Sun.

    “He’s seen my Playboy cover of course but he’s not the jealous type. We have an intellectual relationship before anything physical."

10. Cristina De Pin

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    Cristina's beau, Montolivo, is a defensive midfielder for Fiorentina and the Italian national side. But despite the Azzuri's struggles at the World Cup this summer, coming home to Cristina likely left Riccardo feeling a little less blue.

9. Sara Carbonero

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    You might remember Ms. Carbonero from the postgame smooch planted on her by boyfriend and World Cup-winning Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas (check out the video here).

9. Sara Carbonero

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    But Carbonero is a legitimate sports journalist and covered the World Cup for Spanish station Telecinco.

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    In 2009, she was voted FHM's sexiest reporter in the world.

    Take that, Wolf Blitzer!

8. Martina Colombari

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    This scrumtrulescent Italian model and actress is a former Miss Italy who is married to former Italian national team defender Alessandro Costacurta.

8. Martina Colombari

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    Now 35, Colombari's acting resume showcases appearances in four films and multiple Italian television programs, including a stint on a sitcom titled Radio Sex.

    Is it getting hot in here?

8. Martina Colombari

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    Holy mother...

    Fun fact: Before she married Costacurta in 2004, Colombari was engaged to Italian skiing great Alberto Tomba for three years.

7. Gemma Atkinson

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    Well, hello, No. 7!

    As an English actress, television personality and lingerie model who has dated Portuguese man-whore Cristiano Ronaldo, Ms. Atkinson hits a home run on the WAG front.

7. Gemma Atkinson

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    After her breakup with Ronaldo, Gemma was also engaged to English striker Marcus Bent (currently on loan at Wolverhampton), but the two split up two years ago.

    A reality show contestant herself—she has appeared on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Weakest Link, Celebrity MasterChef and Soapstar Superstar—Wikipedia says that she's now dating a finalist from the 2008 season of the TV show Britain's Got Talent.

    This is one instance where I'd have to agree: Britian does indeed have some talent.

7. Gemma Atkinson

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    Lots and lots of talent.

6. Larissa Riquelme

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    A famous model and actress in her native Paraguay, Riquelme became an international superstar during this summer's World Cup.

    In South Africa to support the Paraguayan national team, she was pictured all over the world celebrating a goal during the game between Paraguay and Italy with her Nokia cellphone placed conveniently between her breasts. (It was later admitted to be part of a promotion for the mobile phone company.)

    Riquelme is also the face (and body, presumably) of the deodorant brand Axe in Paraguay, and at a later World Cup game, she was shown with the word "Axe" written on her chest.

6. Larissa Riquelme

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    While she may not be an official world football WAG in the traditional sense, after becoming a World Cup phenomenon, Spanish sports newspaper Marca named her the "World Cup's Girlfriend," hence her inclusion on this list.

6. Larissa Riquelme

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    Following her early World Cup rise to fame, and after Argentina coach Diego Maradona promised to run naked through Buenos Aires if his team won the World Cup, Riquelme matched the offer and promised that she would run naked through Asunción if Paraguay won the World Cup, or even if they reached the semis by beating Spain.

    Paraguay lost its match against Spain. With that defeat, the heterosexual males of planet Earth all weeped in unison.

5. Irina Shayk

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    This 24-year-old Russian supermodel has appeared in multiple SI swimsuit issues, GQ and Elle and has served as the face of Guess, Armani Exchange and lingerie brand Intimissimi.

    Boy, do I want to know what "Intimissimi" means.

5. Irina Shayk

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    Anywho, Shayk has gained notoriety in recent months due to her relationship with Portuguese superstar and playboy Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Interestingly, Shayk is seemingly fine with this summer's announcement that Ronaldo fathered a child with an anonymous American woman.

5. Irina Shayk

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    Despite her feelings for Ronaldo, you can see why she'd rank so high on our list. She might be No. 5, but she's a legitimate 10.

4. Eva Gonzalez

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    Speaking of perfect 10s, it's time to feature another of Iker Casillas' past flames: Eva Gonzalez.

    The winner of the Miss Spain competition in 2003 and the nation's contestant in Miss Universe (somehow she finished out of the running), Gonzalez has been a model for the last seven years.

4. Eva Gonzalez

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    Ay, Dios mio.

    Gonzalez and the Real Madrid goalkeeper dated from 2006-08, but she's now reported to be seeing Spanish bullfighter Cayetano Rivera.

4. Eva Gonzalez

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    Words, words and more words.

    Words, words and more words.

    It's not like you're paying attention to them.

3. Melissa Satta

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    Courtesy of Sports Illustrated

    Another subject of SI's brilliant body-painting chapter in the 2010 swimsuit issue, Satta was born in the good ole U.S. of A.

    The Boston native moved to Sardinia, her parents' homeland, as a girl, hence her rooting for the Italian national team.

3. Melissa Satta

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    Oh, did I forget to mention that she's also the girlfriend of heavily tatted, retired Italian star Christian Vieri?

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    Obviously she has some tattoos, too. And they've served her well.

    In addition to the SI swimsuit edition, Satta has also appeared in Maxim.

    Surely you can understand why.

2. Abbey Clancy

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    Courtesy of Sports Illustrated

    We're really getting down to the creme de la creme.

    Coming in second is the unconscionably gorgeous Abbey Clancy, the well-known WAG of England striker Peter Crouch.

    A model and former member of girl group Genie Queen, Clancy became a star on the 2004 run of Britain's Next Top Model.

2. Oh My, Abbey Clancy

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    Since her modeling career took off, Clancy has appeared in multiple ad campaigns, in SI's swimsuit issue and all over the tele, on Hell's Kitchen, Abbey and Janice: Beauty and the Best and The Parent Trip.

    She has ranked as high as 10th in FHM's annual "100 sexiest women in the world" poll.

    Seems a bit low, doesn't it?

2. Oh Me, Oh My, Abbey Clancy

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    Her high-profile romance and engagement to Crouch this past August has only helped her to remain in the public eye.

    Even when negative news surfaced recently about Crouch's fooling around with a hooker and her reported cocaine use, the couple kept on keeping on.

    Clancy and Crouch are expecting a child in March.

1. Sarah Brandner

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    Courtesy of Sports Illustrated

    We finally arrive at No. 1: incredible German WAG Sarah Brandner, girlfriend of German national team star Bastian Schweinsteiger.

    She's a model—no surprise there—and she, too, appeared in the body-painting section of the 2010 SI swimsuit issue.

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    There are several reasons she ranks No. 1.

    First, she's way hot. Obvi.

    Second, she's relatively unknown and fresh-faced compared to many of the other top-ranked WAGs, many of whom revel in their red-carpet photo ops, goofy celebrity-TV appearances and public arguments with their footballing significant others.

1. Sarah Brandner

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    Finally, she's a real football fan!

    Here she is at a World Cup match in South Africa, cheering on her beau, wearing a national team jersey, carrying multiple cold beers.

    If she's not the world's most perfect soccer WAG, I don't know who is.

2010: FIN.

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    So there you have it. The top 100 world football WAGs of 2010.

    What do you think of the list?

    Who should be higher? Who should be lower? Who should have been included that wasn't?

    Regardless of how much you might disagree, though, let's be honest: It's been a great year for WAGs.

    Let's hope for more of the same in 2011 and beyond.