Newly-elected US president Donald Trump claimed that Bastian Schweinsteiger's wife Ana Ivanovic is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen.
Trump, 70, made the comment three years ago during a meeting with Ivica Dacic, who was the prime minister of Serbia at the time.
He said of Ivanovic: "She is the most beautiful woman I have seen in my life. Simply the most beautiful."
Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States on Wednesday morning.
The Republican has never held a political post before and was in Serbia three years ago to discuss potential business investments in the country.
Dacic, who is now the Minister of Foreign Affairs, said: "For 15 minutes all he talked about was Ana Ivanovic and how she was the most beautiful tennis player and woman in the world."
Ivanovic, 29, who is married to Manchester United midfielder Schweinsteiger, 32, met Trump in 2014 and posed for a photo with him.
She posted on social media: "Meeting with the boss".
Local journalists asked Dacic why Trump had such a positive attitude about Serbia and he replied: "Ana is the one to take credit, he is fascinated with her beauty."
The quotes have since been republished in Serbia following the election results.