Famous Footballers and Their Car Collections
As some of the highest paid sports stars in the world footballers command incredible weekly salaries, and whilst the career of a footballer can potentially be relatively short lived they certainly do not need to save it all for a rainy day. So, once they have bought a big house, maybe two what exactly do footballers spend their money on? Quite a few of the most famous footballers have indulged in their love of cars and have amassed some pretty impressive car collections.
Cristiano Ronaldo not only a famous footballer, but is also famed for his car collection.
Three-times winner of the FIFA Balloon d’Or, Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably one of the greatest football players ever. He is as flash as they come and has a rather flamboyant car collection, to match his personality, housed in its own rather large garage. It is estimated that the collection of the Real Madrid winger is worth around £4 million. The collection which is said to number around 19 cars includes a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorina, a Ferrari F430, a Ferrari 599 GTO, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Porsche 911 Turbo S, a Maserati Giancarlo and a Bugatti Veyron to name just a few!
Does anyone really notice the car that David Beckham drives?
Having played for Manchester United, Real Madrid. L.A. Galaxy, AC Milan, PSG and of course England during his lengthy career, David Beckham is probably one of the most recognised football players there has ever been. Worth a reported $450 million it is easy to see how he has amassed a rather stunning collection of cars. Including; a Porsche 911 Turbo, a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Rolls-Royce Ghost, a Chevy Camaro, a Bentley Continental SuperSport, a Cadillac Escalade, an Audi S8, a BentleyMulsanne, a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, a Range Rover Evoque, a Hummer H2 and many more. David Beckham is also a brand ambassador for Jaguar, who have loaned him cars on occasion to add to his collection, all be it temporarily! However because of his huge fame, people are more interested in looking at him, and getting a picture, rather than studying the vehicle he is driving.
Mario Balotelli is known for wrapping his cars
Controversial striker Mario Balotelli, who has played for Italy, Manchester City and Liverpool, had a huge collection of cars which, unlike some footballers who like to keep under the radar, he enjoys showing off. Having come from a rather rough background and making his money very early on, it didn’t take him long to build up rather an impressive collection. He currently owns an Audi R8 V10, a Maserati GranTurismo, a Bentley Continental SuperSport, a Ferrari 458 Spider, a Ferrari F450 and aRange Rover Evoque, to name just a few of the cars in his impressive collection.
Balotelli is known for changing the look of some of his cars completely, in 2012 he revealed his new look Bentley Continental GT; he had had the £160,000 car covered in an army camouflage vinyl wrap. Not content with changing the look of his Bentley he hit the headlines again just a few weeks later when he had his white Range Rover Evoque covered in a rich gold vinyl.
With the ever-increasing funds in football, these collections are only the tip of the iceberg, and it will be interesting to see what the 2017/18 season’s footballers will be adding to their collections in the latter half of the year.