Wearing his colour: Wayne Rooney looks starstruck as he meets Shakira dressed in dazzling red at the Fifa Ballon d’Or gala
Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 9:07 AM on 10th January 2012
You wouldn’t think Colombian pop star Shakira and football ace Wayne Rooney would have anything in common.
But that didn’t stop them from enjoying each other’s company at the Fifa Ballon d’Or Gala in Switzerland on Monday night.
Rooney seemed to be ecstatic at meeting the singer, who looked exquisite dressed in his Manchester United colour.
Come here often? Shakira and Wayne Rooney don’t usually hang around in the same circles but they were all smiles on the red carpet at the Fifa Ballon D’Or in Switzerland on Monday
The Hips Don’t Lie hitmaker dressed to impress in the floor-length red gown with jewelled detailing and matching clutch handbag.
Shakira, 34, also had a Marilyn Monroe-esque look about her with her new curled blonde bob.
And even the 26-year-old sportsman looked dapper for the big event, dressing in a black suit with white shirt and black tie.
Lady in Red: Shakira wowed the crowds at the football event in her stunning frock
Picture perfect: The Colombia singer was on hand to announce the big winner of the night…
Big hair: Rooney receives from Brazilian football legend Pele the FIFA/FIFPro World XI award
The pair crossed paths on the red carpet at the Zurich gala, which was being held to honour the footballer who is considered to have performed best in the last season by Fifa heads.
Shakira laughed as she spoke to the Man U player as they seemed to share a joke before heading inside the Kongresshaus venue.
The singer was a guest of honour at the event and was called on stage to reveal the big winner of the night.
Winner: Shakira was on hand to congratulate Argentinian Barcelona player Lionel Messi for picking up the coveted trophy
South American love: Retired Brazilian footballer Pele gave the Colombian singer a kiss as Fifa president Sepp Blatter looked on
After bonding with Rooney, she was also seen joking around with Fifa President, Joseph S. Blatter, on stage in front of the crowd.
And the Colombian star even managed to get a kiss off Brazilian legend Pele during the festivities.
Looking stunning in the frock, the star also posed for pictures with Barcelona’s Argentinian striker Lionel Messi after he was announced as the winner of the night.
Striking couple: Shakira’s boyfriend was on hand to congratulate Messi, his Barcelona team mate, who was named man of the night
Facebook photos: Shakira took to the internet after the event to post up pictures of her enjoying the event with her footballer boyfriend, Gerard Pique
And she was pleased Messi picked up the crown – because he’s a teammate of her boyfriend, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique.
After the event, Shakira took to her Twitter and Facebook pages to post a number of personal images from the night.
In one tender picture she’s seen leaning in as her boyfriend kisses her forehead.
She posted the images in an album titled FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony / Ceremonia entrega Balón de Oro and wrote the message for her online followers: ‘More photos on my Facebook – Más fotos en mi Facebook.’
All smiles: Shakira enjoyed fooling around with the Fifa president on stage during the festivities
Miss Popular: everyone wanted to pose with the singer, including Man U coach Alex Ferguson, German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer and Sepp Blatter
Jet set lifestyle: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson (L) and Wayne Rooney (R) of Manchester United talk on the plane home to Manchester after the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala in Zurich
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