These players have a good collection of wheels and are passionate about them.
Footballers at the top-level earn good amounts of money for their exceptional talent and services. They get lucrative contracts due to the short nature of their careers. As a result, football players invest this money to buy luxuries they can afford. One of those luxuries is cars and footballers across the globe have a love for them.
Similarly, Indian footballers also have a love for cars. Several individuals in the country have bought high-end luxury cars over the years. The passion to purchase and collect cars is unique. Footballers like to relax when they are not putting in extreme levels of effort on the pitch. There is nothing better than luxury cars that provide them with a well-earned rest in their travels and free time.
Keeping the focus on Indian footballers, here are 10 players who have a love for cars:
10. Anas Edathodika
Anas Edathodika is a veteran of Indian football and has a passion for cars. He owns a Ferrari 458, which is a top-end luxury car from the Italian manufacturer.
It can be worth ₹5 crores since Ferrari is a reputed name in the world of motorsports. He also owns a Mahindra Thar which is around ₹12 lakhs.
9. Gouramangi Singh
Gouramangi Singh is a former Indian national team footballer who played at the highest level for many years. During his playing career, Singh was one of the highest-paid footballers and liked to spend his money on luxuries.
His love for cars has not ended and the former professional still likes to purchase high-end vehicles. Recently, he showcased a Bentley New Flying Spur on his social media.
8. Jeje Lalpekhlua
When it comes to prolific Indian strikers, then Jeje Lalpekhlua’s name is always part of the conversation. The Indian national team player has featured for several teams across the I-League and the Indian Super League.
The Hyundai Creta which is worth around ₹14 lakhs ex-showroom is one of his prized possessions.
7. Aniket Jadhav
Hyderabad FC’s Aniket Jadhav is one of the most promising talents in Indian football. He is active on social media and likes to share photos with his followers of his life outside of the game. Among the Indian footballers who own luxurious cars, Jadhav is also one. He owns a BMW, which is a luxury German car brand.
6. Ashique Kuruniyan
Ashique Kuruniyan plays for Bengaluru FC and is a popular figure in Indian football. He is also very active on social media, sharing his life experiences with thousands of his followers.
He is known to have a taste for luxury, including cars. The winger is seen posing with several cars, namely Jeep Thar and a Honda among others
5. Chinglensana Singh
Chinglensana Singh is part of the Hyderabad FC team that is earning a lot of praise for giving Indian footballers a good amount of game-time. The centre-back is seen posing with a Jeep on social media, which showcases his love for cars when he is not on the field.
4. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
Indian national team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu also has a love for cars. The BFC custodian has a Lexus LX470s (₹35 lakhs) and reportedly also owns a Ford Mustang. The American manufacturer’s sports car requires special permits to import to India and is worth approximately ₹80 lakhs.
3. CK Vineeth
CK Vineeth is also a veteran of Indian football who has played for many clubs across the ISL and the I-League. The former BFC player likes to spend his money on luxuries, which also include cars. He owns an Audi Q3, which also has a customized number plate that reads “CK13.”
2. Bhaichung Bhutia
Indian football has a few figures that are revered by all and Bhaichung Bhutia is one of them. The legendary footballer, who has now retired as a professional, also has a taste for cars. The owner of the Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools has an Audi Q5, a luxury SUV from the German manufacturer.
1. Sunil Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri is the skipper of the Blue Tigers, the highest Indian goalscorer in international football and the ISL. He is a living legend of Indian football and has also received the prestigious Khel Ratna.
Outside of the game, Chhetri has a love for collecting cars too. His collection consists of an Audi A6, a Maruti Suzuki SX4 and more.
*All prices mentioned in the article are approx and may vary.