"WAGS" is an acronym that refers to the "wives and girlfriends of sportspersons." These women are often presented in articles that report the most attractive wives and girlfriends of athletes. What most people don't know is that these women aren't just a pretty face, but have in fact carried out impressive careers along with being the developers of foundations and organizations that have helped hundreds of thousands of people.
Here is a list of the top ten girlfriends and wives of soccer players who have accomplished amazing things.
Wesley Sneijder’s wife, Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau is the co-founder and ambassador of Stop Kindermisbruik which translates as "Stop Child Abuse." Stop Kindermisbruik is a foundation that targets child sexual abuse in developing countries.
The organization’s goal is to care for and secue the rights of women and girls victimized by or being at risk of human trafficking and sex slavery. Yolanthe has worked as a model and actress in the past, but felt that she could use her status to help with philanthropic issues like child abuse.
Shakira is married to Gerard Piqué and is globally famous as a Colombian singer, songwriter, and dancer. She has sold over 10 million albums in Latin America alone and has sold about 70 million albums worldwide. From 2012 to 2015, she was listed among the world's top 100 most powerful women by Forbes.
Shakira has used her status to work with many non-profit organizations and is currently working to ensure that every child has access to quality education from early childhood to adulthood. She has been working with The Barefoot Foundation, and has been able to provide 30,000 children and families access to education and nutrition in Colombia.
She hopes to expand the model she used in Columbia to a global scale and provide critical funding for education everywhere.
Kevin Trapp's girlfriend, Izabel Goulart is widely known for being a Victoria Secret Angel, but she has been engaged in charity work for quite some time. Outside of her modelling career, Izabel has used her status to become the international ambasssador for the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami.
Izabel's brother has type 1 diabetes, so she holds this cause very close to her heart. She has been actively involved in helping hospitals in her home country, Brazil, and has helped raise money to provide free insulin for children with diabetes. Now, Izabel's focus is toward finding a cure for diabetes.
Kevin-Prince Boateng’s wife, Melissa Satta is very athletic. She has a history of playing soccer and was a part of the Women’s National Team of Sardinia. She also has talent in the world of karate and won the bronze medal for the Sardinian Karate Championship and the gold medal for Italy’s Karate Championship.
Bastian Schweinsteiger's wife Ana is an incredible tennis player from Serbia. In 2008 she was ranked #1 in the world after winning the French Open. She has won 15 Women's Tennis Association titles and 5 International Tennis Federation titles.
Victoria Beckham, otherwise known as Posh, is married to David Beckham, and the two of them together are known as "Posh and Becks". Victoria was a member of the famous girl band Spice Girls from 1994-2001 and after that gig ended embarked on her mission to be a leader in the fashion industry.
She has built an illustrious career in the fashion world as a designer and business woman. She is also well-known for her non-profit work and has even been recognized by Prince William for her devotion to trying to make the world a better place.
She was named ambassador for the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS in 2014. She currently works with UNAIDS, Save The Children, Mothers 2 Mothers and many other non-profit organizations that make important and positive changes in the world. She combines her fashion expertise with her philantropic efforts which is effective in reaching many people. Go Spice Girl, go!
Sergio Ramos and Pilar have been partners since 2012 and have two children together. Pilar is a Spanish reporter and TV presenter. She has had many successes within the television industry and won best TV reporter with Premio Joven in 2007. In 2008 and 2009 she was selected as the sexiest woman in the world by the Spanish edition of the FHM magazine.
Robert Lewandowska's wife, Anna is a well know fitness trainer and nutritionist. Her Instagram is flooded with almost 2 million followers who look to her for health advice. Anna's business model focuses on helping people find a healthy consistent diet that is right for them along with phsyical training. Her website provides her recipes and culinary inspirations, and her fitness routines and diets that she has developed.
Married to Lionel Messi, Antonella studied nutrition science at Universidad National de Rosario and is now a model. Although she is modelling, nutrition is still one of her main focuses and she is currently working on building her formal education in the subject in hopes of becoming a nutritionist.
Iker Casilla’s wife, Sara is a Spanish sports journalist who went to Complutense University of Madrid. She can be caught right on the sidelines reporting sports events, particularly soccer games. She likes to be as close to the action as she can, and has even been accused of distracting her husband while near the Spanish goal post at the 2010 World Cup.
There was enough chatter about Spain's loss to Switzerland that Sara ended up being one of the most photographed people at the World Cup that year.