As Erling Haaland seems ‘smitten’ with footballer girlfriend Isabel Haugseng Johansen, which other couples who have found love through their mutual sport?
People in this article
and live on Freeview channel 276
Manchester City striker Erling Haland appears to have found love with fellow footballer Isabel Haugseng Johansen. The couple are currently holidaying together in Marbella as Norway did not qualify for the World Cup.
Erling and Isabel, who have reportedly been dating for months, are said to have known each other for years in their hometown of Byrne in Norway. Isabel plays for Byrne Fotballklubb and is believed to be a promising young player.
As one of Manchester City’s most prolific players and who his manager Pep Guardiola thinks will get even better, it makes sense for Erling to choose a partner who understands ‘the beautiful game’ too.
Here are some other well-known couples who share a mutual love of their chosen sport.
Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi
Without question, Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi are ‘tennis couple’ royalty and Andre is believed to consider Graf his hardest-fought win! Cue the violins now.
When Andre won the 1992 singles final against Goran Ivanisevic, he rightly assumed he would be dancing with Steffi Graf who was the women’s champion as it was a tradition at the championship ball for the male winner to dance with the female winner.
Unfortunately for Andre, the ball did not take place that year. The couple did however have a formal introduction not long after. Nine years later, the couple wed, and are still happily married today, with two children together.
Laura and Jason Kenny
Olympic gold medallist cyclists Laura (née Trott) and Jason Kenny first met in 2008 following the Beijing Olympics. The couple’s romance first came to the attention of the public when photos were seen of them kissing behind David Beckham at an Olympic volleyball match in 2012.
Jason reportedly proposed to Laura in a very understated fashion by asking her to marry him during an episode of Eastenders. The couple wed on 24 September 2016 and have a son, Albie.
Lauren Hemp and Ellie Butler
England Lioness and Manchester City Lauren Hemp is dating fellow footballer, Ellie Butler, who plays for Wolves. The couple met each other when they were both coming through the ranks together in Bristol. Although the couple are relatively private, Ellie has shared photographs of the couple together on social media.