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2020-01-13 12:11

Robin Classen

Mini-Cooper-2004

Image: Net Car Show

Footballers are some of the richest athletes on the planet. Best player in the world Lionel Messi is also the highest-paid in the world, receiving around $80-million per season.

It has become something of a prerequisite that if you're a celebrity or famous sports star, you have to own a Lamborghini or Ferrari.

Ordinary is better

But that is not always the case because there are a collection of footballers that aren't too bothered about what they drive because it serves as a means to an end and it costs a fraction of what a super car would.

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Others really aren't too bothered about what they drive as long as it does the job of getting them from A to B. To give a bit more perspective, Chelsea FC midfielder N'Golo Kante can pay off his Mini Cooper in a mere 12-minutes and 58-seconds with the weekly wage he earns.


Can you think of any other footballers and their cars? Email us and let us know.

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is not shy when it comes to splashing the cash on cars. According to Soccer Laduma, he owns a fleet of luxury cars that consists of a Rolls-Royce Phantom, Ujn Ferrari 599 GTO, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, Aston Martin DB9, McLaren MP4 12C and a Bentley Continental GTC Speed.

Below is a list of footballers that own or have been spotted in less expensive rides:

1. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City FC) - Smart ForTwo

Smart-fortwo

                                                                           Image: Net Car Show

2. Daniel Sturridge (Trabzonspor) - Hyundai Sante Fe

Hyundai-Santa_Fe_EU-Version-2013

                                                                       Image: Net Car Show

3. N'Golo Kante (Chelsea FC) - Mini Cooper

Mini-Cooper-2004

                                                                        Image: Net Car Show

4. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City FC) - Smart Fortwo Grandstyle Edition

Smart Fortwo Grandstyle Edition

                                                                           Image: Motors.co.uk

5. Thomas Vermaelen (Vissel Kobe) - Nissan Figaro

Nissan Figaro

                                                                          Image: Tolulope Akanni

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