THESE romantic footballers have finally played their games.
Ahead of the World Cup in Qatar in November, the internationals have dedicated themselves to their other half.
Everton keeper Jordan Pickford married Megan Davison in a typically lavish Maldives beach ceremony over the weekend.
And they’re not the only ones – these players either proposed or got married ahead of the football season.
We take a look at the first XI of football romances and rank each one by WAG factor.
Harry Maguire and Fern Hawkins
Manchester United player Harry and his partner Fern, both 29, flew to Chateau Varennes, Burgundy, on a £50,000,000 private jet before saying yes in a £250,000 ceremony.
Remind Me singer Tom Grennan performed as the couple had their first dance before enjoying the £20,000 open bar.
The happy couple had already legally wed in a low-key, secret ceremony at Crewe Register Office after Maguire’s training.
WAG factor: 3/5
Marcus Rashford and Lucia Loi
UNITED player and food activist Rashford, 24, pulled out all the stops for a romantic proposal to girlfriend Lucia, 24.
After a dinner at California celebrity favorite Catch LA, he brought the PR junior back to their mansion.
There, the children’s favorites were greeted with an elaborate flower and candlelight arrangement.
They then toasted the engagement to friends including Rashford’s teammate Jesse Lingard – how romantic.
WAG factor: 5/5
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Perrie Edwards
A FOOTBALLER and a girl in a band is a classic combination – but Alex impressed with his understated but romantic proposal.
Last month, Oxlade-Chamberlain, 28, popped the question to Perrie, 28, at an undisclosed location in front of a sunset with a photographer on hand.
Posting a picture of her huge diamond ring on Instagram, Perrie wrote, “Last night the love of my life got on one knee and I said…YES!”
WAG factor: 2/5
Ilkay Gundogan and Sara Arfaoui
The MANCHESTER City midfielder, 31, secretly married Italian model Sara, 26, at a registry office in Denmark.
But the couple lived up to their lavish reputation with a ceremony for friends and family on Lake Como ahead of a luxurious honeymoon in Bodrum, Turkey.
Sara walked down the aisle in a traditional lace wedding dress before changing into a strapless gown for the evening.
WAG factor: 3.5/5
Thibaut Courtois and Mishel Gerzig
THE Belgian former Chelsea player, 30, got on one knee last month to propose to his leggy Israeli model girlfriend, 25.
Thibaut proposed to her on a luxury yacht off the scenic Amalfi Coast.
The couple then celebrated their engagement with a visit to Mishel’s home country and another trip to Ibiza.
WAG factor: 4
Andy Carroll and Billi Mucklow
THE former West Brom striker, 33, tied the knot with his girlfriend Billi, 34, in June but preparing for their wedding has been rocky.
Carroll’s bachelorette party was rocked by pictures of him in bed with two blondes. He apologized to his new bride by requesting the somber Coldplay song The Scientist – which begins “I’m sorry” – after the ceremony.
At the luxurious Four Seasons in Hampshire, the couple cut a meter-tall wedding cake and throw a festival-themed party for friends.
risk factor: 1/5
Jordan Pickford and Megan Davison
THE CHILDHOOD sweethearts held a wedding ceremony over the weekend – two years after their legal marriage and four years after their engagement.
The couple had to delay their ceremony by two years after legally tying the knot at a registry office in 2020.
Everton keeper Jordan, 28, Megan, 26, and son Arlo, 3, wore white for the intimate Maldives beach ceremony attended by 13 friends and family.
The bride had her hen done at a £7,500-a-night resort in Dubai, with other WAGs in attendance.
risk factor: 4
Daniel James and Ria Hughes
LEEDS player Daniel and PE teacher Ria, both 24, got engaged in Mykonos last month.
The Welsh winger had set up a giant illuminated sign that read ‘Marry Me’ at a rooftop venue on the Greek island.
The couple love romantic gestures after Ria surprised James with a cockapoo for his 21st birthday.
WAG factor: 4/5
Jordi Alba and Romarey Ventura
BARCELONA defender Jordi, 33, had a star-studded wedding to his model bride, also 33.
The Spaniard invited Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, David de Gea, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Ramos to an Andalusian hacienda near Seville.
But one guest missing was Gerard Pique, who dodged the bash after splitting from wife Shakira.
WAG factor: 4.5/5
Nathan Ake and Kaylee Ramman
Dutch defense attorney Nathan Ake and jewelry designer Kaylee walked in front of the altar at a Mallorcan cliff-top wedding last month.
The 27-year-old Man City defender invited Dutch internationals Virgil Van Dijk, Donny van de Beek and Georginio Wijnaldum to the party at the royal estate of Son Marroig.
Nathan and Kaylee got engaged in 2020 when Nathan popped the question on a yacht.
WAG factor: 3/5
Ben White and Milly Adams
ARSENAL star Ben White got on one knee to propose to his girlfriend Milly in May.
The former Brighton player, 24, popped the question to the Instagram model, 35, on a rooftop covered in flower petals and candles.
To celebrate, the couple got matching “I love you” tattoos in each other’s handwriting.
WAG factor: 3.5/5
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5779928/footballers-have-met-their-matches-wedding/ From Harry Maguire to Jordan Pickford, these romantic footballers have finally found their matches