In this article we share the most expensive cars owned by premier league footballers
Becoming a footballer is many people’s childhood dream. You get to play your favourite sport every day, sprint and slide in iconic stadiums around the world, and receive a generous cheque at the end of each month.
With a healthy and hefty bank account, football players tend to pay no mind to expenses and are known for treating themselves to all sorts of luxuries. Elegant, fast cars, in this respect, are one of their most common soft spots. Portugal legend Cristiano Ronaldo, for instance, is the proud owner of a Bugatti La Voiture Noire, a panther-like bullet that costs around $19m (£15.7m). Not to mention Argentinian star Lionel Messi and his Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti, a vintage, blazing-red sportscar that he secured for a mind-blowing £25m at an auction in Paris.
Premier League footballers are no different. In fact, there are several athletes playing in England who are not feezed by vertiginous price tags, especially when it comes to picking a car that can chauffeur them to the training ground. But who tops this expensive leaderboard? Jardine Motors, experts in Audi and Mercedes Motability schemes, reveal the priciest vehicles driven by Premier League stars.
5th position – Raheem Sterling (Bentley GTX)
Pillar of the English national team and flying winger at Chelsea, Raheem Sterling is a pacey player with a keen eye for expensive motors. It is fair to say that the Jamaica-born footballer is a true car connoisseur, boasting a vehicle collection that includes a wide range of models, from Smarts to Audis and Range Rovers.
However, one of Sterling’s standout assets is the beautiful Bentley GTX, a fine piece of engineering worth just under £230,000. He added this remarkable car to his garage back in 2016, emulating his former manager Pep Guardiola who also owns this exciting model.
With a sporty, proud, and somewhat aggressive look, the Bentley GTX has a distinctive style that turns a few heads when it hits the road.
4th position – Tom Heaton (Rolls Royce Wraith)
As well as having a passion for diving and blocking insidious shots, Manchester United goalkeeper Heaton is fond of classy, pricey cars too. Formerly Aston Villa’s number one, he joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2021, accompanied by his faithful motoring gem – the Rolls Royce Wraith.
Worth about £250,000, cruising aboard this spacious, powerful coupe is always a wafting experience. Overall, Wraith’s design is relatively sober, exhibiting soft and subtle shapes rather than jutting, eccentric lines. If Heaton’s goalkeeping abilities are as good as his taste in cars, it is fair to say that Man United’s net is in very safe hands.
3rd position – Mo Salah (Lamborghini Aventador)
Mo Salah may well be quiet and down-to-earth, but he certainly does not shy away from loud, boisterous engines. The Egyptian star, who has helped Liverpool win both the Premier League and Champions League in recent seasons, has a knack for adding costly cars to his motors collection.
One of his most noticeable possessions is the explosive Lamborghini Aventador – arguably, a very fitting vehicle for a rapid winger like himself. Capable of reaching a top speed of 218 mph, this Italian supercar can hit 60 mph in under three seconds.
Despite its price tag of £270,000 circa, Salah isn’t the only Premier League footballer to own the speedy bullet. Other players who have broken the bank to enjoy fast rides on the Aventador include Ederson (Manchester City) and Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace).
2nd position – Roberto Firmino (Rolls Royce Phantom)
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino, who has delighted Anfield Road with several goals over the years, has a number of hobbies and interests: tattoos, samba, and – of course – expensive vehicles. The Brazilian footballer is often seen taking his cars for a spin around Merseyside, and one of his most precious possessions is the legendary Rolls Royce Phantom.
Firmino is likely to have splashed out about £360,000 to sit at the wheel of this iconic vehicle, and many experts will concur that the Phantom is worth every penny. This Rolls Royce model has a commanding, authoritative presence, helping it stand out from the crowd and making it an outstanding car at the apex of luxury.
1st position – Heung-Min Son and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Ferrari LaFerrari)
At the top end of this pricey leaderboard, we find two international strikers with a strong appetite for goals and cars: Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Chelsea). Respectively from South Korea and Gabon, these experienced footballers are the lucky owners of a Ferrari LaFerrari, an innovative and inimitable piece of mechanics worth a whopping £1.15m.
Renowned for its well-designed architecture, which increases its aerodynamic efficiency and delivers the perfect weight distribution, LaFerrari is the brand’s fastest-ever road car. What’s more, in terms of aesthetics, this model has everything you would expect from a striking and luxurious vehicle, from a sleek silhouette to sculpted, fluid forms.
Ultimately, if Son’s and Aubameyang’s footballing repertoire could benefit from any of LaFerrari’s characteristics, they would take their team one step closer to clinching the premiership.
Fans enjoy debating on the qualities and strengths of Premier League players, but it is often difficult to determine who the most talented athletes are. When it comes to fancy cars, though, there are no doubts about who has the most sophisticated – and costly – taste. Thanks to their millionaire Ferrari LaFerrari, the winners of our expensive-car tournament are Heung-Min Son and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.