Sunday, the feast of Saint Valentine, is a day in which couples around the world do their utmost to show appreciation for one another, and the stars of football are no exception.

Demonstrating their lives are not solely dedicated to events on the pitch footballers have been sharing the special day with their fans.

Never ones to do things in half measures, Europe’s top players, past and present, have flooded social media to express their love for their other halves.

In celebration of the day of love, this is a compiled list of some of the most romantic gestures from those across the beautiful game.

Memphis Depay showed off his personalised jacket emblazoned with girlfriend Lori Harvey's face

Memphis Depay showed off his personalised jacket emblazoned with girlfriend Lori Harvey’s face

Southampton striker Charlie Austin tweeted a collection of romantic photos with his wife Bianca Parker 

South American Marcos Rojo shared a picture of his own model partner Eugenia Lusardo surrounded by roses

Former Manchetser United striker Robin Van Persie and his wife Bouchra spent the day with their kids

Manchester United’s Memphis Depay set the benchmark wearing a jacket emblazoned with his girlfriend’s face on the back.

New Southampton signing Charlie Austin was quick to showcase his feelings towards wife Bianca Parker, tweeting a montage of some of their most special moments together.

Barcelona superstar Dani Alves was soon in on the act posting an intimate video with model girlfriend Joana Sanz.

Fellow South American Marcos Rojo was not to be outdone, sharing a picture of his own model partner Eugenia Lusardo surrounded by roses and heart shaped balloons.

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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos put up a family shot, captioning ‘Happy Valentine’s day, everyone!! In love with you!! I love you to pieces!! Sergio Jr & Marco and @PillarRubio_’.

Manchester United goalkeeper was enjoying the day with his girlfirend Edurne Garcia

'Happy Valentine's day, everyone! In love with you! I love you to pieces! Sergio Jr & Marco @PilarRubio_'

David Beckham: 'Happy Valentine's Day eve, Great wine , amazing food and time spent with family and friends'

'#HappyValentine ?? You' - Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind took to his instagram to share this snap

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen's girlfriend Daniela Jehle shared this intimate imageBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s girlfriend Daniela Jehle shared this intimate image

England icon David Beckham couldn’t wait for the day itself, celebrating ‘Valentine’s eve’ with wife Victoria and son Brooklyn.

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Fellow goalkeepers David De Gea and Marc-Andre ter Stegen both put up similarly romantic snaps with their respective partners.

However, for some it was clear that football remained the number one priority with Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen and Stoke’s Jack Butland dedicating their Valentine’s messages to the events of Super Sunday.

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