When is comes to professional soccer, the English Premier League is the cream of the crop. Any impartial observer will tell you that it is the best and most exciting league on the planet, hands down. After that it’s Spain’s La Liga, probably followed by Italy’s Seria A and Germany’s Bundesliga—more or less.
However, there is one area in which Spain’s La Liga is top dog: WAGs. I don’t know if it’s a matter of culture or ethnicity or what, but for some reason the wives and girlfriends of players in Spain’s Primera División are among the hottest sports WAGs in the civilized world. And today I’m going to prove it to you.
So sit back and enjoy this list of the 15 Hottest La Liga WAGs. If this doesn’t make you pay more attention to soccer, I’m afraid nothing will.
Kicking off our list is the current girlfriend of French-Argentine Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuaín. Fandiño, 30, is an Argentine model-slash-actress (and not the other way around) best known for her roles in shows you've never even heard of. Point is: she's quite attractive.
15. Soledad Fandiño
Coming in at #14 is yet another Real Madrid WAG, Nagore Aranburu. She's married to Xabi Alonso (not to be confused with Xavi), who came back to Spain from Liverpool after a "differences" with coach Rafa Benitez—allegedly over the fact that he chose to be with Nagore while she gave birth to his child instead of playing in Liverpool's Champions League match against Inter. (What? Children more important than soccer? What's this world coming to?)
14. Nagore Aranburu
Wouldn't you love to live in a world where Shakira is just the 12th hottest chick you know?
Anyway, as you probably know, this Colombian firecracker is the main squeeze girlfriend of Barcelona centerback Gerard Piqué, who is ten years her junior—cougar alert!
This 18-year-old Brazilian model is the girlfriend of 23-year-old Chilean Alexis Sánchez, who is a winger/forward for Barcelona. I assume they haven't been dating long, because that would be inappropriate.
12. Michelle Carvalho
Like many gorgeous Spanish women, Elisabeth Reyes used to date Sergio Ramos (whose current GF is coming up). However, now she's dating 27-year-old defender Alexis Ruano, who currently plays for Getafe on loan from Sevilla. (Not bad for a Spanish soccer player who's not even on the National team.)
11. Elisabeth Reyes
This beautiful Brazilian singer must have a thing for dudes whose names sound like bird calls, because she's the childhood sweetheart and wife of Real midfielder Kaká. (Yes, I've been holding onto that Kaká joke for quite some time.) Together, the two have two children who will probably be the two most beautiful people on earth in about 20 years. (Kaká is a model for Armani, you know.)
10. Caroline Celico
Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira is dating German model and TV host Lena Gercke, who was the first ever winner of Germany's Next Top Model. Perhaps you saw the sexy spread this two did for the German edition of GQ?
9. Lena Gercke
You've probably noticed a trend thus far: most of the WAGs on this list are attached to players on either Real Madrid or Barcelona. Well, guess what—Daniella Semaan is no exception. She's the steady GF of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fàbregas. Unfortunately, I have no idea what Daniella does for a living, but if I had to guess I'd say she's a professional soccer girlfriend.
8. Daniella Semaan
It's probably not too much fun playing on a Primera División team based in the Madrid metropolitan area that's neither Real nor Atlético. Luckily for goalkeeper Miguel Moyà, he's got the incredible Patrizia Ruiz, an aspiring actress and model, to keep his spirits up.
7. Patrizia Ruiz
Remember when I said we'd be getting to Real Madrid midfielder Sergio Ramos's current girlfriend? Well, this is her. Lara Alvarez is a Spanish sports reporter who covers motorcycle racing for cable networks Telecinco and Energy.
6. Lara Alvarez
Barcelona defender Carlos Puyol may be 34 years old, but he hasn't yet found a girl who can make him settle down. Currently the long-haired Spaniard is said to be dating 23-year-old model Malena Costa. Because, hey, why the hell not, right?
5. Malena Costa
I'm no expert on the subject, but Lionel Messi doesn't seem like a particularly good-looking guy. However, being the best soccer player in the world has its own charm, which is why he's dating the ridiculously sexy Antonella Roccuzzo. It's hard to believe, but this photo doesn't do the lovely Roccuzzo justice. So check out this one, too.
4. Antonella Roccuzzo
American defender Oguchi Onyewu just joined La Liga on August 31, having been loaned from Portuguese club Sporting CP to Málaga, which recently qualified for the group stage of the Champions League. So that's quite a fortuitous loan for Onyewu.
As for his Belgian model wife, Salome Khorasanchi, she immediately jumps to the top of the Liga WAGs list. Because...wow.
3. Salome Khorasanchi
Cristiano Ronaldo may be "sad" for "professional reasons" these days (I just paused to make air quotes with my fingers and role my eyes), but he still has one of the hottest girlfriends on the planet in Victoria's Secret/Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Irina Shayk.
It's just not fair.
2. Irina Shayk
Sara Carbonero is the reigning queen of Liga WAGs. The Spanish TV presenter and sports reporter has been dating Real Madrid goalie Iker Casillas since 2009, making them one of Spain's most powerful and popular sports couples.