Many footballers have found themselves in the headlines for dating high-profile celebrities. While some have managed to keep their relationships private, others have been more than happy to share details of their love lives with the world. Some of the most famous footballer-celebrity couples, together or broken up, include David Beckham and Victoria Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk as well as Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo. These relationships have often been the subject of intense media scrutiny, with every detail of the couples’ lives being placed under the microscope. However, not all footballer-celebrity relationships have been the stuff of tabloid headlines. Many footballers have found happiness with more low-key partners, just as lowkey as a quick round on Avalon78. For example, England captain Harry Kane is married to Kate Goodland, a childhood sweetheart who he has known since he was eleven years old. Whether they are dating other celebrities or more down-to-earth partners, it is clear that footballers are just like any other people when it comes to love and relationships.

However, although women have made great strides in achieving success in various fields, they are still often linked to men. This can be seen in the way that women are often described in the media, with terms such as “wife of” or “daughter of” being used far more frequently than their male counterparts. It can also be seen in the way that women are often depicted in the home or the workplace; in many cases, they are shown as being subordinate to men, or at least not on an equal footing. This is not to say that there are not successful women out there who are not linked to men. However, it does seem that the majority of successful women are still linked to men in some way. This is likely because women have not been traditionally seen as being capable of achieving success on their own; they have always been seen as being reliant on men, whether it be for financial support, or recognition and validation. 

A good example of the situation described above is how Irina Shayk, also known as, Christiano Ronaldo’s ex, is viewed today. Irina Shayk is one of the most successful models in the world. She has graced the cover of numerous magazines, including Vogue, and has appeared in campaigns for some of the biggest fashion brands, including Victoria’s Secret and Balmain. She is also a successful businesswoman, with her line of swimwear and lingerie. Shayk is proof that hard work and dedication pay off, and she is an inspiration to aspiring models everywhere. Nevertheless, despite her bustling successes, at the end of the day, she’s mostly recognized as “Christiano Ronaldo’s ex” because they were in a relationship for a while.  There are many theories as to why this is the case, but one thing is for sure: it is an unfortunate reality that women still face today. Hopefully, as more and more women achieve success in various fields, this linking will eventually become less common. It’s time to recognize and respect a womans success, just as we would a mans!