Amidst all the excitement pertaining to the flag off of the biggest and most famous sports event of the world, the FIFA World Cup 2018, we always feel the need to get to know our favourite football stars a little bit more. Be it their relationships, their hobbies, favourite past time activities, or the vehicles they drive - we need all the information.
The love for motorcars among footballers has been a widely known fact. Footballers around the globe earn their salary in millions. It helps them lead a luxurious lifestyle and splurge big bucks on the rides of their choice. In the following list, we will discuss the cars owned by 7 of the most famous footballers and how they roll on them:
Cristiano Ronaldo Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo, the celebrity Portuguese forward and the Real Madrid star is known for his money splurging habits. However, being one of the top 3 highest paid sportspeople (according to Forbes), Ronaldo’s splurging habits is mostly related to cars. He owns one of the most expensive private garages at his home in Madrid, with a collection that is bound to make you weak in the knees. He takes a special liking for fast cars. He started building his garage back in the days when he was in Manchester United. Since then he has been collecting some of the world’s fastest cars and today his garage is estimated to be worth more than Rs.53 crore. A close look at his social media profiles, especially his Instagram, will make it evident that his favourite car is the custom-made CR7 Bugatti Chiron which carries an approximate price-tag of Rs.17 crore. The newest hypercar from the production line of the French automaker, the Chiron is powered by a quad-turbocharged 16-cylinder 8.0-litre engine, which produces a staggering 1,500 horsepower. It delivers a torque of 1,600 Nm and can clock top speeds of up to 500 kmph. No wonder CR7 spent that kind of money to have this car in his private collection. But this is just one of the many incredibly fast cars that he owns. Some of the other cars that he proudly owns are a LaFerrari, a Bugatti Veyron, a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, a Mercedes Benz GLE 63, a Rolls Royce Phantom, a Ferrari 599 GTO, a Ferrari F12 TDF, a BMW M6, a Maserati GranCabrio, and an Audi R8.
Although the former English Captain and ex-Manchester United legend has immense love for motorcycles, his love for four wheels is also boundless. Over the years as a successful footballer, Beckham has built up quite an enviable garage. Most of his cars are customised according to his taste and almost all of them have a customised ‘7’ or ‘23’ embossed somewhere on them. The numbers depict his shirt number as a professional football player. One of his most prized possessions was a customised silver Lamborghini Gallardo. The car is powered by a 5.2-litre V10 engine which juices out 550 Brake Horsepowers @ 8,000 rpm and 540 Newton-metres of torque @ 6,500 rpm. The car is capable of doing top speed runs of 325 kmph. It had a customised set of wheels with ‘23’ embossed on them. Some of the other cars that belong to his fleet of cars (or once belonged to his fleet of cars) are an Audi S8 which was gifted to him by Audi when he was playing for Real Madrid, a Porsche 911 Cabriolet, a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, a Cadillac Escalade, a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, a Chevrolet Camaro, a Hummer H2, a Porsche 911 Carrera S Tiptronic, a Porsche 997 Convertible Turbo, an Aston Martin V8, a Jeep Wrangler, a Bentley Mulsanne, a Jaguar XJ, a Range Rover Evoque, etc. Beckham has sold some of these cars with time.
Mario Balotelli, the Italian football sensation and ex-Manchester City star player, is an avid automobile enthusiast. After he was barred from riding his Harley Davidson back in the days when he was playing for Manchester City, his love for motorcycles became well known. But not only motorcycles, the 27-year-old striker is also known for his love for cars. Super Mario, as he is called in the world of football, takes a special liking in splurging money on cars and does not usually miss a chance to show off his rides on his social media accounts. Although he has spent almost ?10,000 to pay his parking fines and got his cars impounded about 30 times, he has some of the best cars in his garage. To start with he has a beautiful Bentley Continental GT which has a customised matte finish camouflage paint scheme. The Continental GT is one of the most widely used cars among celebrities. Under the hood, the Continental GT houses a twin-turbo 6.0-litre W-12 engine which is clubbed with an 8-speed transmission. It can deliver 582 horsepower and can clock a top speed of around 333 kmph. Balotelli’s Bentley has a cool black and army green camouflage with a tinge of orange and red on it. Other than the Continental GT, Super Mario also owns a Ferrari 458 Spider, a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, a Maserati Gran Turismo, a Range Rover Evoque, and an Audi R8 V10. Reportedly, he had also crashed the Audi R8 V10 just a few weeks after he joined Manchester City.
The ex-Ivory Coast star player and ex-Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba is another great footballer with great love and taste for cars. His fleet of cars includes some of the best vehicles out there. However, one of his personal favourites is his white Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren. The convertible supercar comes with a 5.4-litre i V8 24V Turbo engine which produces 626 horsepower and can hit a top speed of about 332 kmph. Other than the SLR McLaren, Drogba also owns a Porsche Cayenne, a Ferrari California, a Mini Cooper S, and a Range Rover Sport.
Wayne ‘Wazza’ Rooney, the former English skipper and ex-Manchester United star, is also well known for his love for automobiles. Back in 2012, he made his way to the newspapers when he had collaborated with Danish custom auto-builders Lauge Jensen and built up a custom chopper to be auctioned. The proceedings from the chopper were donated to a kids charity. However, motorcycles are not his only obsession. Wazza takes great interest in driving as well. Over the ages, he has owned and driven a number of different cars belonging to different classes including the BMW X5, a Bentley Continental GT, a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Chevrolet Camaro, and an Aston Martin Vanquish S. But that is not the end of the list. Reportedly he has been updating his garage with some of the meanest rides available in the market at this moment. He was spotted behind the wheel of a bright orange Bentley Continental GT last year when he arrived at the practice grounds. In around the same time period, he has been spotted behind the wheels of cars like the Audi Q7 and the Overfinch Range Rover Sport as well. But he grabbed everybody’s attention when he was spotted driving the iconic hybrid supercar- the BMW i8. The plug-in hybrid supercar is powered by a combined 1.5-litre engine along with an electric motor which works together to deliver 360 Brake Horsepowers. The i8 is capable of going from 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.4 seconds and can hit a top speed of 250 kmph. However, some of these cars have been sold out in course of time including the BMW i8.
Yet another English footballer with immense love for cars. Not many English footballers have a huge collection of cars in their garage. They keep swapping their rides. The ex Chelsea star, Frank Lampard, is absolutely fond of four wheels. His collection includes the likes of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and the Audi Q7. Other than these he also owns a Ferrari 458 Italia. An Italian beauty from the production line of Italian carmakers, Ferrari, which is powered by a 4.5-litre Direct Injection V8 Engine. It is clubbed with a 7-speed, dual clutch F1 gearbox which helps it juice out 419 kW of power @ 9,000 rpm and 540 Newton-metres of torque @ 6,000 rpm. The supercar is capable of going from 0 kmph to 100 kmph in just 3.4 seconds.
The ex-Manchester United winger and former Portugal football star, Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha (widely known as Nani) is also a huge car fanatic. Reportedly, the Portuguese football star and Manchester United sensation has a special liking for sports cars. His garage consists of a red hot Chevrolet Camaro, a black convertible Bentley Continental GT, and a Range Rover Sport. But Nani’s most prized possession is a pearl white Lamborghini Gallardo which comes with customisations which are good enough to prove his good taste. The car has a sports stripe running through the mid-section. The Gallardo gets its power from a 5.2-litre V10 engine which is capable of producing 550 bhp of power @ 8,000 rpm and 540 Nm of torque @ 6,500 rpm. The car can hit a top speed of 325 kmph.
This is the list of 7 famous footballers who are in love with their cars. Are you fond of cars as well? Are you planning to buy a new car? You can always apply for a car loan for your new buy. There a number of providers to choose from. The best possible way to shortlist your desired car loan would be to visit a third-party website. Most third-party websites have a plethora of options. You can easily compare the loans and apply for the one that suits your need.
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