Football stars and their supercars

A closer look at what some of the world’s best players drive
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With FIFA World Cup around the corner, footballers from across the globe are heading to Brazil to put everything on the line for the pride of their nation. However, away from the field of play, none can deny that most of these football stars spare no expense on their super luxurious rides. Here we select one car from each of the high rollers’ collection and reveal their hefty price tags.
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Ronaldo – Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
\nOfficially recognised as the best player in the world currently, Ronaldo’s car exudes the same type of panache the footballer does with the ball at his feet.
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The Lamborghini Aventador is not a shy car with a lofty 700 Brake Horsepower (BHP) to help the vehicle reach a top speed of 217mph. The Ballon D’or winner’s car comes in a stealthy matte black to add that extra touch of understated style. However all this flash will set you back $ 450,000.
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Lionel Messi – Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
\nA car befitting of a player held in the same regard as some of the greatest of all time. When needing to get from A to B, Messi uses a his Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale.
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His vehicle comes in a clean looking white, reaches a top speed of 188mph and costs upwards of $181,000. Certainly a worthy drive for the only man who can stand toe-to-toe with Ronaldo in the world of football.
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Wayne Rooney – Aston Martin Vanquish
\nFor the talismanic Englishman it is fitting to choose a car that is British. The Aston Martin Vanquish is a car which expresses the same class on the road that Rooney does on the field.
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This car set Rooney back a fair amount, costing a total of $ 280,000. However, with a top speed of 183mph and a booming engine of 565 BHP it is the perfect car for a superstar.
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Samuel Eto’o – Maybach 57 S Xanatec Coupe
\nAt a time Eto’o was the highest paid player in the world. He is said to have a fleet of cars costing an astonishing $6,700,000.
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Of his collection the car that stands out the most is his Maybach Xanantec Coupe. It costs over $1m and has a huge presence on the road, similar to that of the Cameroonian captain’s on the pitch.
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Franck Ribery – Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder
\nRibery, referred to as ‘the jewel of French football’ by the legendary Zinedine Zidane will once again be the focal point of France’s bid for World Cup glory.
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Ribery’s glory on the road is in the form of his Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder. Able to reach 201mph and costing $225,000, his ride comes in an eye catching bright green so he is never out of the spotlight.
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Neymar – Audi R8 GT
\nThe man with the weight of a nation on his shoulders and the face of the Brazil World Cup. The talented forward chooses to cruise the roads in the Audi R8 GT.
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Costing nearly $250,000, it reaches top speeds of nearly 200mph. Neymar has decided to keep the design simple and sleek in a bright white paint job and a classical red leather upholstery interior.
Tue 10 Jun 2014 02:20 PM GST
Last Updated: Mon 23 Jan 2017 04:38 PM GST