Football is sport closely associated with WAGs and glamour – so it is obvious that sometimes our star footballers cross the line, forgetting that they’re committed or probably married.
Here are the top 10 cheating footballers.
10. MESUT OZIL
The Arsenal playmaker was accused by former Bayern Munich defender Christian Lell of having an affair with his girlfriend Melanie Rickinger.
Being a devout Muslim, Ozil committed a sin as adultery is not allowed in Islam. Lell allegedly read some hot steamy messages exchanged between the two on Rickinger’s Whatsapp.
9. OLIVIER GIROUD
The Frenchman is married since 2011 but couldn’t resist the charm and beauty of model Celia Kay.
The Arsenal striker was caught on camera by Kay in a hotel room just hours before a Premier League game against Crystal Palace, Giroud had to make public apologies to his wife, family and fans on Twitter.
8. PATRICE EVRA
The Juventus man was caught cheating on his wife during his Manchester United days with Playboy model Carla Howe.
According to Howe, Evra left out a tiny detail out during months of chatting – that he was married and had a 6-year-old son.
7. FRANK RIBERY
The Bayern Munich winger has been a phenomenal player over the last decade but that didn’t stop him from hiring an under-age escort Zahia Dehar.
Dehar was just 17, when Ribery along with Karim Benzema and Sidney Govou paid her to have sex with them in 2010.
Although the trio were not prosecuted as Zahia Dehar claimed that the football stars were not aware of real age.
6. ASHLEY COLE
Chelsea star Ashley Cole and his then wife Cheryl Cole were once one of UK’s most loved couple, but that all went south in 2008 when it was revealed that Ashley had cheated on his wife not once, not twice but thrice.
Cole was accused of cheating on Cheryl with models Brooke Healy, Coralie Robinson and hairdresser Aimee Walton after which his wife left him.
Cole continued to have a successful career but lost the respect of many fans and became a hated figure in England.
5. Thierry Henry
The Arsenal legend was accused of cheating on his then wife Claire Merry, who was British model.
The two had been marries since 2003, so it came as a huge surprise when they parted ways in 2007 – after it was revealed that Henry cheated on her with Swedish make-up artist Sadie Hewlett.
The couple divorced in 2007 and Henry was ordered to pay £8 million in settlement.
4. ROYSTON DRENTHE
The former Real Madrid man was once touted as the next big thing in football but is now plying his trade in the UAE Pro League.
Drenthe cheated on his wife with model Malena Gracia at possibly the worst of times, as she was pregnant with their second child at the time.
After the incident Drenthe never recovered from the set-back and his career just went down from there.
3. JOHN TERRY
The former England captain was caught in one of the most controversial sex scandals of all time, when the news of him having impregnated former England teammate Wayne Bridge’s ex Vanessa Perroncel, broke out.
The four month alleged affair though, never proven caused a stir between the two players and Bridge retired from international football citing reasons that it was impossible for him to play with Terry.
The Chelsea captain also had his national team captaincy stripped off.
2. WAYNE ROONEY
The England striker has been in news about his visits to massage parlors from his time at Everton, he was caught on cctv camera during a visit to a local brothel.
The England skipper was also caught having an affair with high-end escort Jennifer Thompson.
1. RYAN GIGGS
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was one of the most respected player in the world before his shameful affair with his brother’s wife Natasha Giggs was exposed.
The two had an affair for over eight years before it came out in the open. The affair shattered his role-model image and also his relationship with his brother Rhodri, who was left devastated.
Although Ryan apologized to him in 2015, but it is unlikely that he can ever forget what his elder brother did to him.