Forget ‘the beautiful game’ referring to football – it’s now about the lovely men and women who make the headlines away from the pitch.

WAG, for those who don’t know, is an acronym for wives and girlfriends, and was a phrase made famous by the British press during England’s fateful 2006 World Cup campaign in Germany.

Far from just being about football (or soccer), this term now applies to anyone who has dated or married a professional athlete. And, in plenty of cases, these are some of the best looking people in the world.

But, the course of true love never did run smooth, with a number of high-profile casualties along the way. Unfortunately for those involved, the papers and internet can’t wait for a big-name break-up, with their personal troubles splashed all over the headlines.

Have no fear though, because we’re not getting caught up in the emotional stuff. Far from it, in fact. We’ll simply run through some pictures for you to enjoy, with one for the ladies as well to show we cater for everyone at GiveMeSport.

So, enjoy the pictures, and don’t forget to let us know who would be in your top five ex-WAGs – it might just help us make a part II...

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Ashley Cole