Some of the world’s best have managed to land themselves stunning Wags, even after they’ve hung up their boots.
Brazil legend Ronaldo has got engaged to model Celina LocksCredit: Instagram @celinalocks
Stunning Locks is 14-years younger than the Brazil legendCredit: Instagram @celinalocks
Brazil legend Ronaldo is set to marry for the third time after recently proposing to his model girlfriend during a Caribbean holiday.
The former Real Madrid and Inter Milan striker and stunning Celina Locks – 14 years his junior – announced their engagement with romantic ‘I love you’ messages on Instagram.
Not one to judge, SunSport explores the relationships of other former players.
From Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock to the debonair Thierry Henry, these chaps clearly feel young at heart.
But who are their other half’s and what’s the age gap?
IAN RUSH AND CAROL ANTHONY
Ian Rush and Carol Anthony met in 2013 and are now engaged
Carol is 22-years younger than Liverpool legend RushCredit: https://twitter.com/CarolAnthony_?lang=en
39-year-old beauty Carol Anthony is an Irish singerCredit: https://twitter.com/CarolAnthony_?lang=en
The Liverpool legend popped the question to the Irish singer in 2019.
Carol is 22-years younger than Rushy, 61, but she’s previously admitted she doesn’t see the age gap as an issue.
They began dating in 2013, but haven’t set a date yet for their big day.
TEDDY SHERINGHAM AND KRISTINA ANDRIOTI
Teddy Sheringham and Kristina Andrioti together at an event in 2022Credit: Getty
Ready steady Teddy, now 56, is married to gorgeous PR girl Kristina, who is 20-years younger than him.
They got married in Portugal in 2016, and have been together for 15 years.
The pair have a son together, called George.
Teddy has another son, Charlie from a previous relationship with Denise Sims.
PETER SCHMEICHEL AND LAURA VON LINDHOLM
The 10-year age gap between Peter Schmeichel and Laura von Lindholm doesn’t hinder their romanceCredit: Instagram
Former keeper Schmeichel is married to former Playboy model Laura von Lindholm.
The pair began their relationship in 2014, before briefly splitting – only to re-couple and tie the knot in 2019.
The legendary Manchester United goalie proposed to his longterm partner in the Maldives during a fireworks display at the luxurious One&Only Reethi Rah resort.
Schmeichel is 59, while Laura is 50. The marriage took place in front of 200 guests at the Egebaeksvang Church in Espergaerde, Copenhagen.
Peter Schmeichel married his long-term partner Laura von Lindholm in DenmarkCredit: AP:Associated Press
The marriage took place in front of 200 guests at the Egebaeksvang Church in Espergaerde, CopenhagenCredit: AP:Associated Press
BRENDAN RODGERS AND CHARLOTTE SEARLE
Brendan Rodgers tied the knot with Charlotte Searle in 2017Credit: Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow
The Leicester City manager, 49, tied the knot with Searle – 11 years his junior – on the banks of Loch Lomond in a glitzy ceremony back in 2017.
He was previously married to wife Susan for 14 years, but they divorced in 2015.
Tragedy struck Searle a year after she wed former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers when her ex husband Steven Hind took his own life.
DAVID GINOLA AND MAEVA DENAT
Denat gave birth to their first child in 2018Credit: Instagram @maevadenat12
Denat is a stunning French modelCredit: maevadenat12/instagram
The suave Frenchman, now a talkSPORT host, was always a football pin-up.
And now the handsome 55-year-old ex-Spurs star is dating a 33-year-old.
Denat is a model, and she welcomed the pair’s first chid in 2018.
THIERRY HENRY AND ANDREA RAJACIC
Thierry Henry and Andrea Rajacic have been an item since meeting in 2008Credit: Getty – Contributor
He’s definitely still va-va-voom!
The former Arsenal ace, 45, has a stunning longterm girlfriend in Rajacic, a 37-year-old Bosnian model.
They met in 2008 and welcomed a son, Tristan in 2012.
NEIL RUDDOCK AND LEAH NEWMAN
Neil Ruddock met glamour model Leah Newman in 2004Credit: Getty – Contributor
The burly ex-Tottenham defender didn’t just have the fame of football to charm the ladies with, so he became a reality TV favourite on shows such as I’m a Celebrity…
Busty glamour model Leah Newman, 41, married ‘Razor’ Ruddock, 54, in 2013 after they dated for nine years.
She once appeared on TV show Can’t Pay We’ll Take it Away, on which she threw water over some bailiffs who visited her Kent home.
PETER AND STEPHANIE SHILTON
Peter Shilton married Steph Hayward in 2016 when she was 48Credit: Andrew Styczynski – The Sun
The legendary England and Leicester City keeper, 73, wed former jazz singer Steph Hayward in 2016 when she was 48.
But the 21-year age gap hasn’t affected these two lovebirds, who are often joined at the hip.
They even set up up their own consultancy business together, which shows love knows no bounds.
DAVID SEAMAN AND FRANKIE POULTNEY
David Seaman met Frankie Poultney on reality TV show Dancing On Ice in 2008Credit: ITV
Even though they clearly get on like a house on fire, it’s fair to say David, 59, and Frankie, 49, initially got off to an icy start.
That’s because they met on reality TV show Dancing On Ice all the way back in 2008.
They reportedly fell in love on the show’s live tour, and tied the knot in 2015 at Dormy House in the Cotswolds.
She’s certainly in safe hands with Arsenal and England’s former No1.