In keeping with the teams in the Champions League, we’re moving on to the next team on the list: FC Barcelona. This team has no shortage of superstars, what with Lionel Messi, Ivan Rakitic, and Philippe Coutinho. There’s also an abundance of beautiful women, lucky for us! Now, it’s quite a long list (the men of Barca are real charmers, so it seems) but we assure you it’s worth it!
1. Daniela Jehle, wife of Marc-André ter Stegen
Goalkeeper for Barca and the German national team, Marc-André ter Stegen, started dating this Dutch bombshell back in 2012. They met while ter Stegen was still playing for the German club, Borussia Monchengladbach. Daniela, or Dani, is active on Instagram and isn’t shy to show off both her physique and her relationship with the footballer. With a stunning figure and beautiful face, she could definitely be a model.
After 5 years together, the couple decided to tie the knot in a quiet ceremony in Barcelona.
2. Marlene Alvarenga, wife of Nélson Semedo
This Portuguese couple is one of the new ones for FC Barcelona, having just signed with the team in 2017. Though quite a young superstar on the field, he chooses to keep his personal life away from the limelight. As such, there isn’t a lot of information available about his family. However, it’s clear that his wife, Marlene, is very supportive. On her own Instagram account, she often posts pictures of their family at Nélson’s games. They have a beautiful daughter, Luana, who’s also seen at the football games.
3. Shakira, wife of Gerard Piqué
You can’t really be a fan of football without knowing who Shakira is. Maybe you don’t know her face, but I guarantee you know at least one of her songs. I mean, she was the artist behind the 2010 World Cup official song, Waka Waka. As a matter of fact, it was during the shooting of the song’s music video that Shakira met her now-husband, Barcelona’s defender Gerard Piqué. In an interview with Sportskeeda, Piqué reveals he asked for her number, having no concern for the fact that she’s 10 years his senior. They were messaging throughout the whole World Cup tournament and the sparks started flying. He even promised her that the Spain NT would get to the finals so he could see her again since she would be performing at the closing ceremony. And he held true to his promise, even winning the whole tournament. That was the second time they met, and the rest is history! They now have two children, Milan and Sasha.
4. Raquel Mauri, wife of Ivan Rakitic
Midfielder for FC Barcelona and the Croatian national team, Ivan Rakitic, pens the story of how he met the love of his life for The Players Tribune. He saw her for the first time at a bar in Spain, right before he signed for Seville in 2011. She was a waitress at the bar and he told his brother on the first day, “I’m going to marry this woman.” It took a very long time to make that happen due to language barriers (she couldn’t speak English; he couldn’t speak Spanish). She turned him down many times despite his efforts to see her almost every day and improve his Spanish. He finally got lucky when she agreed to have lunch with him, and they’ve been together ever since. They now have two beautiful daughters together.
5. Elena Galera Moron, wife of Sergio Busquets
Elena is a social media star who has over 293k followers on her Instagram account. She often features her lifestyle and her long-time partner, Sergio Busquets, and their family. They’ve been together for quite a while and though they haven’t yet tied the knot officially, Busquets already refers to her as his wife. He has previously stated that only his wife and coach would be able to convince him to leave FC Barcelona. The beautiful couple welcomed their first son in 2016 and in April 2018, they announced on Instagram that they’re expecting their second child.
6. Nadia Avilés, girlfriend of Denis Suárez
Many sources state that Denis Suárez is still dating Sandra Montoto Dominguez, a beautiful Instagram personality. That seemed to be the case until at least 2016 when the two traveled together to Greece. However, it seems that Suárez has moved on, as he recently posted a photo with model Nadia Avilés, celebrating her birthday. They’re still a young couple, but we’re looking forward to seeing more of this beauty at the FC Barcelona games!
7. Ainê Coutinho, wife of Philippe Coutinho
Brazilian Philippe Coutinho and his wife Ainê are young but are one of the oldest couples one the team. They have been together since 2007 when they were both just 15 years old. They met at a mutual friend’s party and have been together ever since. She has been with him every step in his career, involving moving with him when he played for Inter Milan. They were apart for just a year when Philippe was on loan to Espanyol in 2011, but they weathered the separation and got married the year after. They now have 2 children, Maria and Philippe Jr.
8. Sofia Balbi Suarez, wife of Luis Suarez
We’ve previously featured Sofia and her age-old love story with striker Luis Suarez from FC Barcelona and the Uruguayan national team. The two met when they were in their teens and have been together ever since. Suarez credits who he is as a footballer to his wife and their story really is one for the romance novels. Check out the details on OppaSportsBet’s feature right here!
9. Antonella Roccuzzo, wife of Lionel Messi
This list wouldn’t end without Lionel Messi and his beautiful wife Antonella? After years together, he can now call her his wife after getting married in 2017. She’s a doting mother and very supportive wife, as she is often seen with the kids on the sidelines of Messi’s games both for Barca and the Argentine national team. Find out more about her on the same feature article with Sofia Balbi!
10. Joan Klooster, girlfriend of Jasper Cillessen
Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has kept his relationship with the beautiful, blonde Joan Klooster under wraps. She’s very supportive, though, and she’s often at the football games for Barca cheering for her long-time boyfriend. We don’t know much about her except that she was a Physical Education teacher (and may or may not still be). She had a brief spell as a football player for OJC Rosmalen, and her family was supporters of PSV Eindhoven.
11. Romarey Ventura, girlfriend of Jordi Alba
Defender Jordi Alba is a star both on and off the pitch – as you can see with his stunning girlfriend. The pair started dating in 2015 and welcomed their first child in January 2018. When they met, Romarey was a student at the University of Spain, taking a degree in tourism. Romarey has gained her own social media following, with 253k followers on her Instagram account.
12. Coral Simanovich, girlfriend of Sergi Roberto
This Israeli model and designer has been dating Barca midfielder for three years, and they definitely make an extremely attractive couple. According to the Daily Star, they met each other through Melissa Jimenez, a former teammate’s partner. For her alone, the social media following is a whopping 621k. On her personal website, she is a graduate of fashion design from the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design and is being represented by Elite Models. Her website also contains projects from her time as a student.
13. Maria Teresa Matus, wife of Arturo Vidal
Chilean football star Arturo Vidal has been married to this beauty since 2009, and they are now proud parents of 3 amazing children. Their private life is just that – very private. Her personal Instagram account is not accessible to the public, but there is a fan account that has gained a following almost as big as the official one. Unfortunately, that’s all we can tell you about her, but enjoy the pictures we could dig up!
14. Polly Parsons, wife of Thomas Vermaelen
We’ve got another famous name on the list with Bristol-born Polly Parsons, lingerie model and TV presenter. She’s been in a few TV shows for Nickelodeon, BBC Three, and E4. Most recently, she was a presenter for The Real Hustle, a British show about magic for BBC Three. She dated actor Sid Owen and got engaged to him in 2009, only to call it off in 2012. In the same year, she started dating Thomas Vermaelen. Polly and Thomas got married in 2017 and have two sons, Raff and Ace.
It was a long list, but we’re glad you’re still with us! As a bit of a bonus, we’re adding two WAGs to the list to officially cap it off. There was almost no information available about these ones, so all we’ve got is photos. If you want more, check out the other feature articles on OppaSportsBet!