7 Football Summer Love Graduates: From Bachelorhood To Just Wedded

7 Football Summer Love Graduates: From Bachelorhood To Just Wedded

What can be aptly termed A Season of Just Wedded held sway in the world of football recently as some notable stars of the beautiful game signed up to become legal husbands to their respective sweethearts. Completesportsnigeria.com's JOHNNY EDWARD highlights the top picks, from Nigeria to the global stage, the football stars who tied the nuptial knots this summer.  

1. Lionel Messi & Antonella Roccuzzo

Argentine meastro Lionel Messi wedded his long time girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo on the 30th of June at the Hotel City Center Casino in Argentina.

Several teammates  of the 30 year old star from both club and country were among the 260 guests in attendance.

Tops stars who attended the wedding included Samuel Eto'o, Luis Suarez,Carles Puyol, Neymar,Xavi Hernandez, Gerard Pique and his wife, Colombian pop star Shakira,Nicolas Otamendi, Ivan Rakitic,Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fabregas,

2. Alvaro Morata & Alice Campello

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata married his girlfriend and model, Alice Campello, at the Basilica del Redentore in Venice on the 19th of June.

In a ceremony well attended by his Real Madrid teammates, Dani Carvajal,Isco Alcoron, Morata tied the knot twice over two lavish days, once in Venice’s City Hall and the following day at the Misericordia Church.

Morata who was a bit-part player  for Real Madrid scored 20 goals in 43 games in all competitions for Real Madrid despite second fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in the pecking order.

3. Elderson Echiejile & Oghenevwemo Ziregbe

Super Eagles full-back Elderson Echiejile walked his lovely spouse Oghenevwemo Ziregbe  down the aisle in a white wedding in France on Saturday 3rd of June. The ceremony was held at the Le Domaine des Fontenelles 1 Route de Mantes in France.

The wedding had the likes of Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Vincent Enyeama, Onyekachi Apam and some of his teammates from Monaco.

Recall that last year, the 29 year old had on the 30th of December, 2016 wedded his spouse in a traditional wedding in Warri, Delta State Nigeria, which was attended by several players of the national national team, the Super Eagles.

4. Mikel Agu & Henrietta Ogochukwu

Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Agu tied the nuptial knot with his girlfriend, Henrietta Ogochukwu on Saturday June 17th at the St Patrick Catholic Church in Asaba, Delta Sate, Nigeria.

The wedding was attended by some of his national teammates; Elderson Echiejile, Isaac Success, Simon Nwankwo among others. Agu, a bonafide player of for of Portuguese side FC Porto,  played on loan at Victoria Setubal last season. He has made two unofficial appearances for the Super Eagles.

5. Daniel Akpeyi & Emmanuella Eberi-Kalu

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, formally legalized his union with his spouse Eberi-Kalu Emmanuella Uwaeze on the 21st of June 2017 in Lagos Nigeria after his traditional marriage ceremony held on the 29th of December in Abiriba, Abia State.

The Chippa United of South Africa goalkeeper was instrumental in helping his ABSA Premier League side avoid the drop last season.

6. Kevin De Bruyne & Michelle Lacroix

Manchester City and Belgian ace Kevin de Bruyne announced his secret marriage to his girlfriend Michelle Lacroix through his Instagram page.

The pair have been together since 2014 and finally tied the knot on the 26th of June 2017  after he proposed to her under Paris' Eiffel Tower back in December 2016.

De Bruyne scored six league goals providing 18 assists for City who finished third in the Premier League last season.

7. Jack Wilshere & Andriani Michael

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Andriani Michael at a three-day bash in Tuscany, Italy.

Rhythm and Blues singer Craig David provided the entertainment at the wedding reception which was attended by his close pals including Benik Afobe, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wojciech Szczesny, Danny Welbeck and Dan Crowley.

According to reports, Wilshere  who played on loan at Bournemouth last season proposed to Andriani, who is the daughter of his barber Michael Michael, at her surprise 25th birthday last year.

The pair begun dating in 2014 after Wilshere split with Lauren Neal, with whom he has son Archie, three, and 21-month-old Delilah.

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