Six footballers who got married to beauty queens – including Arsenal boss Arteta

Footballers undoubtedly live the life many people grow up only dreaming of.

Amid all the goal-scoring, trophies and celebrations on the pitch, they are equally well-known for their fast and lavish lifestyles off it.

Whether that involves purchasing the newest Ferrari model, huge multi-million-pound mansions or enjoying luxury holidays to Dubai and the Maldives, footballers have access to the very best.

And it appears all the wealth and fame comes with even greater benefits, with numerous players over the years having ended up marrying world-renowned supermodels.

Daily Star Sport looks at some of your favourite footballers who married past beauty pageant contestants.

Mikel Arteta

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has had the pleasure of captaining and managing one of the biggest clubs in the world.

The dashing Spaniard is also fortunate enough to be married to Argentine-Spanish television host and model, Lorena Bernal.

Bernal, having grown up in San Sebastian like Arteta, was crowned Miss Spain as a 17-year-old in 1999 before going on to enter Miss Universe, where she was a finalist.

The couple married in 2010 and have three children together.

Jamie O’Hara

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Stunning Miss Great Britain 2006 winner Danielle Lloyd caught the eye of several footballers during her successful modelling career.

Among those was ex-Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara, having dated other Spurs stars like Teddy Sheringham and Jermain Defoe previously.

O’Hara, now a regular voice on talkSPORT, married Lloyd in 2012 and the pair had three children before their divorce in 2014.

Ivica Mornar

Former Croatian forward Ivica Mornar is perhaps best known to English fans for his brief stint at Portsmouth between 2004 and 2006.

His ex-wife was Miss Croatia runner-up Fani Capalija, who also competed in Miss Europe and Miss World in the 1990s.

The pair divorced in 2004.

Tomas Rosicky

Another former Arsenal star to have fallen for a model is retired Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Rosicky, who met his wife during a photoshoot for a sports brand.

Rosicky married Miss Czech Republic runner-up Radka Kocurova in 2014, a year after their son was born and the same year he won the FA Cup with the Gunners.

Kocurova also took part in the Miss Europe beauty contest in 2002, but called time on her modelling career in 2011.

Alessandro Costacurta

Handsome AC Milan ace Alessandro Costacurta was known for forming an impenetrable wall in defence with Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi in the 1990s and early 2000s.

It comes of little shock then that his wife Martina Colombari was also at the top of her respective field, formerly being crowned Miss Italia back in 1991 and becoming the youngest ever to win it at age 16.

She married Costacurta in 2004 and the couple remain together despite her love for rivals Juventus.

Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon is widely regarded the finest shot-stopper in the history of football.

The legendary goalkeeper met Czech model Alena Seredova in 2005.

Seredova won Miss Czech Republic in 1998 and finished fourth in the Miss World contest, falling just short of Gigi's achievement of being crowned champion of the world with the Azzurri in 2006.

She went on to marry Buffon in 2011 and have two sons, before the couple divorced in 2014.

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