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International football superstars and their luxurious supercars

27th April 2020 Print

When you’re a world-famous footballer earning millions of pounds each year, aside from the fancy clothes and expansive homes, many of them love nothing more than getting behind the wheel of a snazzy sports car.

Luxury cars are still regarded as status symbols; an indication of wealth and style for those who have made it to the very top of their trade. That’s no different for the best football stars in the world, who are often seen driving some of the best vehicles that money can buy.

Cristiano Ronaldo

When he’s not busy topping the list of international football betting tips to score goals, whether it’s for the Portuguese national team or his Italian club side Juventus, it’s clear that Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys spending his time away from the pitch behind the wheel of luxurious cars.

CR7 boasts a collection of amazing cars which is estimated to be worth more than £6.5 million, anything made by Bugatti appears to be a personal favourite. Cristiano owns a Veyron worth £1.7 million that he bought in 2017, just after Portugal won the European Championship, which accompanies the £1.8 million personalised Chiron he bought the same year.

However, those are loose change if the next purchase is confirmed. Via news which originally emerged in German newspaper Bild, the Daily Mail report that Ronaldo is now splashing out £8.5 million on a limited-edition Bugatti Centoieci. The price tag apparently reflects the fact that only 10 of these amazing cars will be produced.

Lionel Messi

Somewhere in the expansive garage at the Lionel Messi household is a Toyota Prius, which the Japanese manufacturer once awarded to the Argentine star. It’s not the only humble and affordable car in his collection, which includes a British made Mini Cooper and a fairly standard Audi A7.

Nevertheless, it’s fair to say that Messi likes to hit the road in swanky sports cars, matching his own speed and grace on the football pitch. He is so fond of the Audi R8 design that he owns two; one of which is the V10 racing version while the other is the Spyder convertible. Several cars produced by Maserati feature in his collection, with the Gran Turismo S a particular favourite.

Interestingly, stories have persisted that Messi owns the only remaining 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti, which was driven by none other than Stirling Moss at the Cuban Grand Prix. This beautiful and iconic racing car sold for £24 million at an auction in 2016, making it the world’s most expensive car amidst reports that Messi was the buyer. The FC Barcelona superstar has never confirmed or denied those reports.