There’s no denying that being a professional football player comes with plenty of perks – the fame, the glory, the adoring fans – but making a healthy salary every is arguably one of the most appealing to those trying to make it big. Pro football players are some of the highest-paid athletes in the world, raking in hundreds of millions of dollars every year from their respective club contracts and sponsorship deals.
One of the more popular ways to spend big money is to buy luxurious homes, the kind that only the rich and elite are able to afford. Here we will look at some of the biggest and most expensive footballer properties in the world.
Often regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time, Messi is an extremely skilled athlete that has garnered the adoration of millions of fans, and has made him among the best-earning of all his compatriots. Along with a few others, Messi has turned his home team into one of the best, and has himself earned countless accolades. He also has a truly unique home currently in the works: one that’s designed to look like a football set on a large piece of land that resembles a pitch. The $5 million home will come with a private theatre, a spa, and much more, all of which he intends to be as eco-friendly as possible.
Perhaps one of the few players that’s able to match Messi in terms of sheer skill, Cristiano Ronaldo has been considered by many as among the best football players to ever grace the field, and while Messi is known for his erratic methods of playing, Ronaldo is equally famous for his calm and collected approach to scoring goals. He currently resides in a $7.2 million mansion that can be found near the city of Madrid, which comes with 8 bathrooms, 7 bedrooms, two separate pool, a massive garden, as well as a personal trophy room where he stores all of the awards that he’s earned over the years.
Wayne Rooney is a beloved footballer that has achieved great success in his professional career, being one of the top scorer for Manchester United, as well as among the highest-earning players of all time for the club. Rooney’s mansion can be found in Cheshire, and while it cost $6 million when he first purchased it, the player has since invested over $10 million toward improvements and additions. It comes complete with its own sports museum, an indoor pool, a landscaped garden, and a home theatre. Along with this, the mansion comes with its own golf simulator for an extra layer of entertainment.
Lastly, we have David Beckham, who, with his wife Victoria Beckham, own the kind of property one would only be able to afford by winning the lottery or a streak on bingo Australia. The couple own a $50 million mansion in the heart of London, which is known as Beckingham Palace, and is one of the largest homes in the region. It’s a true nod to luxury, with plenty of bedroom and bathroom space, and all the amenities that a person could ever dream of.