“I spent a lot of money on booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.” This famous quote from George Best reveals that even he spared some of his salary for nice cars.
Now that the Premier League life is all but dry, there isn’t much left for footballers to splash their extraordinary amounts of cash on. Lavish houses and holidays are one. But then only their Instagram followers can see their wealth!
The more visible way footballers like to spend their money is on outrageous and impressive super cars. After all they have to get to training somehow.
We have sorted through the archives to find 22 of the most eye-catching sports cars owned by footballers.
Gareth Bale — Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
After landing a flashy move to Real Madrid in 2013, Bale followed it up by purchasing a flashy car.
This super car has won more awards than Bale — although probably not more than his Madrid teammate Ronaldo.
With a modest retail price of around £180,000 it’s a snip for the Welsh star. He reportedly earns upwards of £300,000 a week.
A Madrid player from the past also gets around in an SLS AMG..