THESE romantic footballers have finally met their matches.
Ahead of the Qatar World Cup in November, internationals have been pledging themselves to their other halves.
22Manchester United player Harry and partner Fern flew to Chateau Varennes, Burgundy, on a £50,000k private jet for a £250,000 ceremony
Everton keeper Jordan Pickford wed Megan Davison in a typically lavish Maldives beach ceremony at the weekend.
And they aren’t the only ones – these players have been either proposing or getting married ahead of the football season.
We look at the first XI of football romances and rate each by the WAG factor.
Harry Maguire and Fern Hawkins
Manchester United player Harry and partner Fern, both 29, flew to Chateau Varennes, Burgundy, on a £50,000k private jet before saying their “I dos” in a £250,000 ceremony.
22Harry in his day job for Manchester UnitedCredit: EPA
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 got wed in a low-key, secret ceremony at Crewe Registry Office after Maguire’s training.
Marcus Rashford and Lucia Loi
22Childhood sweethearts Marcus Rashford and Lucia Loi celebrated his proposal with an elaborate floral and candle-lit arrangement
22Manchester United ace, MarcusCredit: Getty
UNITED player and food campaigner Rashford, 24, pulled out all the stops for a romantic proposal to girlfriend Lucia, 24.
After dining at Californian celebrity-favourite restaurant Catch LA, he whisked the PR junior back to their villa.
There, the childhood sweethearts were met with an elaborate floral and candle-lit arrangement.
They then toasted the engagement with pals including Rashford’s teammate Jesse Lingard – how romantic.
WAG factor: 5/5
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Perrie Edwards
22Last month Oxlade-Chamberlain, 28 popped the question to Perrie, 28, at an unknown location in front of a sunset with photographer on handCredit: Instagram
22Alex in action for LiverpoolCredit: Getty
A FOOTBALLER and a girl band member are a classic combo – but Alex wowed with his understated but romantic proposal.
Last month Oxlade-Chamberlain, 28 popped the question to Perrie, 28, at an unknown location in front of a sunset with photographer on hand.
Perrie posted a picture of her giant diamond ring on Instagram, writing: “Last night the love of my life got down on one knee and I said… YES!”
WAG factor: 2/5
Ilkay Gundogan and Sara Arfaoui2
2Manchester City midfielder Ilkay married Italian model Sara, 26, in secret at a registry office in Denmark.Credit: Instagram / @sarabenamira
22Manchester City’s Ilkay GundoganCredit: Getty
THE MANCHESTER City midfielder, 31, married Italian model Sara, 26, in secret at a registry office in Denmark.
But the pair lived up to their lavish reputation with a ceremony for friends and family in Lake Como before a luxury 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
22Thibaut got down on one knee last month to propose to his leggy Israeli model girlfriend, 25Credit: Instagram / @elenmatanis
22Chelsea star Thibaut CourtoisCredit: AFP
THE Belgian former Chelsea player, 30, got down on one knee last month to propose to his leggy Israeli model girlfriend, 25.
Thibaut asked for her hand in marriage on a luxury yacht off the picturesque Amalfi Coast.
The couple then celebrated their engagement with a visit to Mishel’s home country and a further trip to Ibiza.
WAG factor: 4
Andy Carroll and Billi Mucklow22Andy Carroll tied the knot with girlfriend Billi, 34, in June but the run-up to their nuptials was rockyCredit: instagram
22Andy Carroll in action for West BromCredit: PA
THE former West Brom striker, 33, tied the knot with girlfriend Billi, 34, in June but the run-up to their nuptials was rocky.
Carroll’s stag do was rocked by pictures of him in bed with two blondes. He apologised to his new bride by requesting downbeat Coldplay song The Scientist after the ceremony – which starts “I’m sorry.”
At the luxury Four Seasons in Hampshire, the pair cut a metre-high wedding cake and threw a festival themed party for pals.
Wag factor: 1/5
Jordan Pickford and Megan Davison
22Jordan and Megan tie the knotCredit: jpickford1/Instagram22Everton and England keeper JordanCredit: Rex
THE CHILDHOOD sweethearts held a wedding ceremony at the weekend – two years after they legally married and four years after getting engaged.
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, three, wore white for the intimate Maldives beach ceremony with 13 friends and family.
The bride had her hen do at a £7,500-per-night resort in Dubai, with fellow WAGs in attendance.
Wag factor: 4
Daniel James and Ria Hughes
22Daniel and sports instructor Ria, both 24, got engaged in Mykonos last monthCredit: instagram/Daniel James
22Leeds ace DanielCredit: Getty
LEEDS player Daniel and sports instructor Ria, both 24, got engaged in Mykonos last month.
The Welsh winger had arranged a giant light-up sign reading “Marry Me” at a rooftop venue on the Greek island.
The couple are fond of romantic gestures after Ria surprised James with a cockapoo for his 21st birthday.
WAG factor: 4/5
Jordi Alba and Romarey Ventura
22Jordi, 33, had a star studded wedding with his model bride Romarey, also 33Credit: Instagram / @daniellasemaan
22Jordi in action for BargelonaCredit: Getty
BARCELONA defender Jordi, 33, had a star studded wedding with his model bride, also 33.
The Spaniard invited Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, David de Gea, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Ramos to the do at a Andalucian hacienda near Seville.
But one guest missing was Gerard Pique who swerved the bash after splitting from his missus Shakira.
WAG factor: 4.5/5
Nathan Ake and Kaylee Ramman
22Nathan Ake and jewellery designer KayleeCredit: Instagram
22Man City ace NathanCredit: Getty
DUTCH defender Nathan Ake and jewellery designer Kaylee walked down the aisle last month in a clifftop Mallorcan wedding.
The Man City defender, 27, invited Dutch international Virgil Van Dijk, Donny van de Beek and Georginio Wijnaldum to the bash at royal estate Son Marroig.
Nathan and Kaylee got engaged in 2020 when Nathan popped the question on a yacht.