Top European Footballers – It’s no longer news for younger women to marry older men, but several popular footballers have flipped the script and opted for older women. Many of the married men accomplished career-driven women. We bring to you six top footballers in Europe confirmed to be dating women older than them.
1. David De Gea and Edurne Garcia
Age Difference- 5 years
The Manchester United Goalkeeper (28) has been dating Edune Garcia (33) since 2015. Garcia is a Spanish singer, actress and TV presenter who is known for her slender curves, that she displays in eye-popping pictures she posts on her social media accounts.
The couple has no child yet. She was born on the 22nd of December 1985 in Madrid, the Capital of Spain.
According to The Sun, as a result of her flourishing career, she was nominated for the 40 Principales Award and is a judge on Spain’s Got Talent. She has racked up over 969,000 Instagram followers from sharing selfies and photographs of her day-to-day life. In 2015 Edurne famously described Manchester as “uglier than the back of a fridge”.
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Helena Seger
Age Difference- 12 Years
The former Manchester United, Barcelona and Inter Milan striker 37, is married to Helena Seger, a 49-year-old Swedish businesswoman. The two met in 2002 and have been together since. They have two children named Maximillian and Vincent. He is currently playing for L.A Galaxy.
Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for LA Galaxy. Primarily a striker, he is a prolific goalscorer, who is best known for his technique, creativity, strength, ability in the air, and his powerful and accurate striking ability.
3. Mauro Icardi and Wanda Nara Icardi-
Age Difference- 6years
Wanda Nara, 33, made the story of the century when she ditched Icardi’s former teammate and best friend Maxi Lopez in order to start a life with the 26-year-old Inter Milan star in 2013. Nara works as a media personality, Icardi’s football agent, showgirl, television presenter and model. The Argentine international now father’s Wanda’s children – ones she got with Lopez.
Mauro Emanuel Icardi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Inter Milan and the Argentina national team. Icardi was at Barcelona’s youth system La Masia, before moving to Sampdoria where he began his professional career.
4. Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubio
Age Difference- 8 Years
The 33-year-old Real Madrid defender entered a relationship with Pilar Rubio, 41, in 2012. Rubio is a Spanish reporter and TV presenter who became famous for covering events for the program Sé lo que hicisteis for the television network La Sexta.
They have three sons: Sergio (born 6 May 2014), Marco (born 14 November 2015), and Alejandro (born 25 March 2018). Sergio Ramos García is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for and captains both Real Madrid and the Spain national team as a centre back. He can also play as a right back. After emerging through Sevilla’s youth academy, Ramos moved to Madrid in the summer of 2005.
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5. Gerard Pique and Shakira- 10 years
The 32-year-old Spain international and the 41-year-old pop singer have had successful careers in their respective fields so far with Pique having a trophy-laden stint at Barcelona while the Colombian-American Singer is one of the best singers of all time. The couple has two children (Milan and Sasha).
Gerard Piqué Bernabeu is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a center-back for Barcelona and the Catalonia national team. A product of Barça’s cantera, La Masia, Piqué left the club for Manchester United in 2004, where he remained for four years.
6. Cesc Fabregas and Daniella Semaan -11 Years
The former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder 31, is currently in a relationship with Daniella Semaan, a 43-year-old Lebanese woman. Semaan has two children (Maria Taktouk, Joseph Taktouk) with her former spouse Elie Taktouk whom she married from 1998–2011. She then married Fabregas in 2018 and brought Capri Fàbregas, Leonardo Fàbregas, Lia Fàbregas into the world.
Francesc “Cesc” Fàbregas Soler is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Ligue 1 club Monaco and the Spain national team. Fàbregas came through La Masia, Barcelona’s youth academy, leaving at 16 when he was signed by Premier League club Arsenal in September 2003.
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