Footballers’ car league revealed
It has been approximately 25 years since English football went all champagne with the birth of the Premier League. Since then, a lot has changed in the world of football, and not just matters according to the pitch.
Whilst television revenue has transformed the industry, and there’s enough cash floating around to make players the richest sportsmen in the world, of course they can afford their pick of cars available in the most lavish showrooms.
We all have our ideas with regards to what should/may be the most popular car purchased by Premier League footballers. Although, some of you may be surprised with the official listing that’s been revealed (we have been).
Finishing in first place is the Range Rover Evoque. With a very modest starting price of £30,769, the Evoque is a shock considering the average salary of a premier football player being £2.4 million. However, we may suggest that the Evoque is just one of a stable of cars earned by each footballer. This may be a tender to a fleet of land-yachts and exotics. Of course, this is most probably the most ideal car for the school run or nipping to town on the list (which is seen below).
The other cars on the list are slightly more predicable. They are listed below from the most to least popular.
- Range Rover Evoque
- Lamborghini Aventador
- Mercedes-Benz Onyx G6 GLE Coupe
- Bentley Continental GT
- Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
- Lamborghini Huracan
- Jeep Wrangler Kahn Sahara
- Porsche 911 GTS
- Bentley Bentayga
- McLaren 675LT Spider
Additionally, it is hard to understand why so many player’s cars are bought on finance when they earn so much? Let’s be honest here, Wayne Rooney could buy an Evoque with the money he earns in one day.
Darren Selig, CEO and co-founder at JBR Capital, explained: “The highest-earning premiership players can bring in six-figure salaries each week and could buy many of the cars on this list easily without finance, but like regular motorists, it pays to be smart and they are increasingly savvy in their financial affairs.
“Footballers want the monthly cost of the loan to be as low as possible, so they can remain flexible. They would rather spend large sums on investments such as property, and do not want to overextend their budget with outright purchases. They also generally run finance deals from two to four years, as these allow them the most flexibility.”
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