The stars of the game are known to splurge heavily when it comes to their living conditions.
Football stars are paid heavily for their talents and showmanship. Their popularity and marketability earns them massive amounts of money through sponsorship deals and lucrative contracts.
As a result, football players splurge money on luxuries. When it comes to real estate, footballers spend money very generously. They are not stingy and go all out, buying exquisite mansions or villas to relax in the lap of luxury.
Following are some of the most expensive houses owned by football players:
10. Kaka – £3 million
Brazilian superstar and former Real Madrid player, Kaka recently bought a mansion in Orlando. The cost of the property is in the region of £2.5 – 3 million, which is situated in a posh neighbourhood of Isleworth. Figures like Shaquile O’Neal and more also reside in Isleworth, which is known for its long stretches of lakefront shoreline.
9. Gareth Bale – £4 million
Since making his move to Tottenham Hotspur from Real Madrid CF, Gareth Bale has been residing in a mansion in North London. The cost of the property is around £4 million which also has a golf course, a sport close to the Welshman’s heart.
8. Andres Iniesta – £4.1 million
The legendary Spanish midfielder has a luxurious mansion in Malibu, California. The cost of the mansion is in the region of £4-5 million and includes a swimming pool, tennis court, and several other luxuries.
7. John Terry – £5 million
John Terry’s mansion in Surrey is valued around £5 million, which he bought off from Colin Montgomerie. He bought the mansion for a little less that five million quid, but since has installed an astro-turf pitch, thereby increasing its value.
6. Nicky Butt – £5.5 million
Former Manchester United and currently part of their coaching setup, Nicky Butt also has several expensive properties. His mansion in the exclusively posh area of Greater Manchester boasted six bedrooms, indoor swimming pool and a theatre as well among other luxuries.
5. Lionel Messi – £5.7 million
Lionel Messi’s not-so-humble abode in Barcelona boasts of plenty of luxuries. The mansion is located in the exclusive neighbourhood of Castelldefels, which is a very tranquil place suitable for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner. The property is very near to the Camp Nou and has a small football pitch, swimming pool and more.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo – £8 million
When Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Juventus FC, he needed an abode fit for a king. His property in Turin is just that, which includes two villas adjoined to form a single massive luxurious pad. Among countless amenities, it includes state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool and a football pitch.
3. Kaka – £9 million
Featuring again on the list is Kaka, who also owns a luxurious mansion in Madrid, very close to where former teammate Ronaldo used to live. Situated in the exclusive La Finca area, the value of the mansion is approximately £9 million. He bought the property before moving to the MLS and has since rented it to several high-profile footballers, including Gareth Bale.
2. Wayne Rooney – £20 million
Wayne Rooney’s massive mansion, situated in Cheshire, is laden with luxuries. The latest addition to the property is an artificial football pitch with a seating area as well. In addition to that, the house also has two artificial lakes, a swimming pool and a home cinema. The home is also so expensive because it was built from scratch.
1. David Beckham – £39.5 million
The footballer with the most expensive home is David Beckham with his luxurious abode in London. The former Manchester United player and legend, Beckham bought the house back in 2013 for a price of £31.5 million and proceeded to add £8 million worth of refurbishment. The neighbours include the likes of Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams and more.