WAG No. 175: Claudia Effenberg
German lady currently enjoying her second footballer husband
Prior to leading Bayern Munich to Champions League victory in 2001, mouthy Stefan Effenberg had carved a controversial reputation in his home nation. Aside from his on pitch antics (he gave his own fans ‘the finger’ during World Cup 1994, for example) Effenberg also had a tempestuous and very public love life. In the late nineties, he left his wife and was accused of having an affair with Claudia Strunz, wife of former teammate Thomas Strunz.
It seems the allegations were well founded, as the lady in question became Claudia Effenberg in 2004, and they have been living together in the USA since.
Claudia has become a minor celebrity in her own right in Germany, posing for numerous magazines and starring in an RTL TV show Der Club der Ex-Frauen (‘The Ex-wives Club’).
Spoiler bonus: Despite being a mother of two in her late forties, Claudia is happy to remove her kit for the camera. In the video, she says husband Stefan is ‘very proud’ of her shoot…