Footballers, with huge paychecks, can afford whatever they feel like having and some of them have not spared the cheque book when it came to choosing the most expensive and exotic automobiles.
Here is a list of the top 10….
10. Mario Balotelli, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, £240,000
Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli might be going through a rough patch in his career, but looking at his lifestyle, he shouldn’t feel that bad. The maverick striker paid £240,000 for a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. This is a fabulous car, a masterpiece of Italian design and engineering.
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta has a 6.3 litre, V-12 engine and is able to produce up to 730hp. Thanks to this powerful engine, the car does 0-62 mph in just 3.1 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 211 mph. It’s such an amazing car, and Mario shouldn’t complain.
9. Sergio Aguero, Lamborghini Aventador, £262,000
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is the second-highest paid footballer in the Barclays Premier League. At the time of writing, the 27-year-old has a net worth of $70 million. Aguero earns a reported £240,000 per-week. He shelled out 260,000 to buy a Lamborghini Aventador.
This is a brutally powerful car, equipped with a 6.5 litre V12 engine. The car reaches 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 230 mph. El Kun bought this fabulous car with a week’s salary, while most of us would have to save our entire lives to buy such a car.
8. Francesco Totti, Ferrari 599 GTO, £342,000
A.S Roma captain Francesco Totti is one of the highest paid footballers in the Serie A. The 39-year-old has a net worth of $67 million, earning him a place in the top 20 richest footballers in the world. Totti has a lot of endorsements such as Nike, Pepsi, Party Poker, Numberten, etc. He shelled out £342,000 for a Ferrari 599 GTO.
This super car was in production from 2006 until 2012. The 6 litre V12 engine produces close to 661 hp, can go 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 208 mph. Francesco Totti is one of the most loyal players in the game. The 599 GTO has now been replaced by the F12 Berlinetta.
7. David Beckham, Rolls Royce Phantom, £350,000
Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham is one of the richest footballers. Despite retiring in 2013, he is a money-making machine. According to an estimation from the London School of Marketing, the Brand Beckham is worth more than half a billion pounds.
The Beckham family is worth more than the Queen of England. David Beckham has a brand new Rolls Royce Phantom, the embodiment of British engineering and design. This classic car is powered by a 6.5 litre V12 engine and it cost a whopping £350,000.
6.El Hadji Diouf- Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, £420,000
Former Liverpool and Bolton forward El Hadji Diouf is another player who joins our list. The Senegalese is an avid fan of fancy cars. He loves to be the center of the attention. Diouf has a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, for which he paid a whopping £420,000.
This car is no longer in production, since it has been replaced by the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is powered by a 5.4 litre V8 engine which produces close to 617 hp, thus reaching 0-62 mph in just 3.4 seconds. El Hadji Diouf was a flop, but he can’t complain.
5. Samuel Eto’o – Maybach 57 Xenatec Coupe, £600,000
Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o was one of the best in his generation. He is Cameroon all-time leading goalscorer with 54 goals to his name in 118 games. Eto’o shelled out £600,000 for a rare specimen like the Maybach 57 Xenatec Coupe.
Maybach may be a dying breed, but it is worth noting that is has produced some of the most expensive cars over the years. Maybach 57 Xenatec Coupe boasts a V12 engine, but people don’t buy it for its speed. Samuel Eto’o bought a rare care, since only 100 Maybach 57 Xenatec Coupe were ever produced.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Porsche 918 Spyder, £616,800
Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic is widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation. He is renowned for his technical abilities as well as his ability to score screamers every now and then.
Like most other star footballers, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has an expensive car, but he has never been obsessed with them. He has a Porsche 918 Spyder, a car that is powered by a 4.6 litre V8 engine and can produce a whopping 887 hp. This exotic car cost the Paris Saint-Germain striker £616,800, but that’s a two or three month salary for him.
3. Samuel Eto’o, Aston Martin One-77, £1,250,000
The Cameroonian is an avid fan of rare and expensive cars, no doubt about it. Samuel Eto’o adds to his collection of cars the Aston Martin One-77, a fabulous car. This is the epitome of British engineering and design. Aston Martin One-77 boasts a 7.3 litre V12 engine which can produce up to 750 hp.
Thanks this powerful engine the car can reach a maximum speed of almost 220 mph. In addition to being a rare specimen in the market, this car combines super design and engineering. . Samuel Eto’o bought this beast for a staggering £1,250,000.
2. Samuel Eto’o, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Bugatti Veyron, £1, 550,000
Having the fastest car isn’t just about showing off to the world, but it’s mostly about how you feel about yourself. Sure, we all want to buy a Bugatti Veyron, but few of us can afford its staggering price tag. Cristiano Ronaldo, , Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto’o are three football stars to possess this magnificent car.
Bugatti Veyron is powered by a 8.0 litre W16 quad-turbocharged which produces a maximum output of 1,884 hp. This fabulous car may come at the staggering price of £1, 550,000, but money is not an issue for these footballers.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo, LaFerrari 2014, £2,000,000
If you splash £1.5 million on the now-second fastest car Bugatti Veyron, why not spend £2 million for a Ferrari? And it’s not just Ferrari. It’s LaFerrari. This masterpiece of design and engineering is powered by a 6.3 litre V12 engine, resulting in a 0-62 mph under three seconds and a top speed of 217 mph.
Sure, it’s not the fastest car on the market, but it’s a brilliant car nevertheless. Cristiano Ronaldo purchased it for an astonishing £2 million.
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