FOOTBALLERS may retire, go grey and age, but that doesn’t seem to stop them from scoring with younger beauties.
Some of the English football’s best have managed to land themselves stunning Wags, even after they’ve hung up their boots.
Ian Rush and Carol Anthony met in 2013 and are engagedCredit: https://twitter.com/CarolAnthony_?lang=en
Not one to judge, SunSport explores the relationships of seven former players.
From Neil “Razor” Ruddock to the debonair Thierry Henry, these chaps clearly feel young at heart.
But who are their other half’s and what’s the age gap?
IAN RUSH AND CAROL ANTHONY
Carol is 22-years younger than Liverpool legend RushCredit: https://twitter.com/CarolAnthony_?lang=en
37-year-old beauty Carol Anthony is an Irish singerCredit: https://twitter.com/CarolAnthony_?lang=en
The Liverpool legend reportedly popped the question to the Irish singer in 2019.
Carol is 22-years younger than Rushy, 59, but she’s previously admitted she doesn’t see the age gap as an issue.
They began dating in 2013.
PETER SCHMEICHEL AND LAURA VON LINDHOLM
The 10-year age gap between Peter Schmeichel and Laura von Lindholm doesn’t hinder their romanceCredit: Instagram
Schmeichel proposed to von Lindholm back in February in the MaldivesCredit: Instagram
Peter Schmeichel with Laura von LindholmCredit: Instagram
Former keeper Schmeichel married former Playboy model Laura von Lindholm recently.
The pair had split up two-years ago after beginning their relationship in 2014 – but recently re-coupled and decided to tie the knot.
The legendary Manchester United goalie proposed to his longterm partner in the Maldives during a fireworks display at the luxurious One&Only Reethi Rah resort in February.
Schmeichel is 57, while Laura is 47.
The marriage took place in front of 200 guests at the Egebaeksvang Church in Espergaerde, Copenhagen – four months after they got engaged.
Peter Schmeichel married his long-term partner Laura von Lindholm in DenmarkCredit: AP:Associated Press
The marriage took place in front of 200 guests at the Egebaeksvang Church in Espergaerde, CopenhagenCredit: AP:Associated Press
BRENDAN RODGERS AND CHARLOTTE SEARLE
Brendan Rodgers tied the knot with Charlotte Searle in 2017Credit: Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow
Brendan Rodgers wed his second wife Charlotte SearleCredit: Rex Features
Stunning Searle is 11 years younger than RodgersCredit: Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow
Rodgers and Searle’s relationship was rocked by her ex husband’s suicide a year after they wedCredit: PA:Press Association
The Leicester City manager, 47, tied the knot with Searle – 11 years his junior – on the banks of Loch Lomond in a glitzy ceremony back in 2017.
He was previously married to wife Susan for 14 years, but they divorced in 2015.
Tragedy struck Searle a year after she wed former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers when her ex husband Steven Hind took his own life.
DAVID GINOLA AND MAEVA DENAT
A 23-year age gap between David Ginola and Maeva Denat hasn’t stopped these two from falling in loveCredit: Splash News
Denat gave birth to their first child last yearCredit: Instagram @maevadenat12
Denat is a stunning French modelCredit: Instagram @maevadenat12
The suave Frenchman, now a talkSPORT host, was always a football pin-up.
So it’s no wonder the handsome 53-year-old ex-Spurs star is dating a 29-year-old.
Denat is a model, and she welcomed the pair’s first chid last year.
THIERRY HENRY AND ANDREA RAJACIC
Thierry Henry and Andrea Rajacic have been an item since meeting in 2008Credit: Getty – Contributor
Bosnian model Rajacic is 34, nine years younger than HenryCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun
He’s definitely still va-va-voom!
The former Arsenal ace, 43, has a stunning longterm girlfriend in Rajacic, a 34-year-old Bosnian model.
They met in 2008 and welcomed a son, Tristan in 2012.
NEIL RUDDOCK AND LEAH NEWMAN
Neil Ruddock met glamour model Leah Newman in 2004Credit: Getty – Contributor
Newman married Ruddock nine years later in 2013
Newman appeared on TV show Can’t Pay We’ll Take it Away
On Can’t Pay We’ll Take it Away, Newman famously threw water over some bailiffs
The burly Tottenham defender didn’t just have the fame of football to charm the ladies with, so he became a reality TV favourite on shows such as I’m a Celebrity…
Busty glamour model Leah Newman, 39, married ‘Razor’ Ruddock, 52, in 2013 after they dated for nine years.
She once appeared on TV show Can’t Pay We’ll Take it Away, on which she threw water over some bailiffs who visited her Kent home.
PETER AND STEPHANIE SHILTON
Peter Shilton married Steph Hayward in 2016 when she was 48Credit: Andrew Styczynski – The Sun
Despite a 21-year age gap, the pair are still in love and work together on a consultancy businessCredit: EPA
The legendary England and Leicester City keeper, 71, wed former jazz singer Steph Hayward in 2016 when she was 48.
But the 21-year age gap hasn’t affected these two lovebirds, who are often joined at the hip.
They even set up up their own consultancy business together, which shows love knows no bounds.
DAVID SEAMAN AND FRANKIE POULTNEY
David Seaman met Frankie Poultney on reality TV show Dancing On Ice in 2008Credit: ITV
Seaman and Poultney reportedly fell in love on the show’s live tourCredit: Getty – Contributor
Seaman married Poultney in 2015 at Dormy House in the CotswoldsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Even though they clearly get on like a house on fire, it’s fair to say David, 57, and Frankie, 48, initially got off to an icy start.
That’s because they met on reality TV show Dancing On Ice all the way back in 2008.
They reportedly fell in love on the show’s live tour, and tied the knot in 2015 at Dormy House in the Cotswolds.
She’s certainly in safe hands with Arsenal and England’s former No1.
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