10 Luxurious Houses Owned By Soccer Players
Unlike the professional players of the past, modern soccer players are paid very handsomely by their clubs these days: we’re talking wages in the millions here. And thanks to that, the stars of today get to live extremely lavish lifestyles, with their homes one obvious way to showcase their wealth. Let’s take a look at some of those luxurious houses. Prepare to turn green with envy…
1. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is without doubt one of the greatest soccer players of all time. His stats are something else — at the time of writing, the forward has a whopping 691 goals to his name in 825 club appearances. Messi currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain, so has a home in the French capital. But he still owns properties in other places, too.
For instance, Messi has a couple of incredible homes in Barcelona, Spain, where he spent the majority of his playing career. Of the two, though, the mansion found in the city’s “most expensive suburb” stands out. This place houses a spa, a swimming pool, an indoor cinema, and a gym. Oh, and there’s a scaled-down soccer pitch on the estate, too. That’s no surprise!
Brazil has produced some amazing soccer players over the years: Pelé, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Kaká, Sócrates, Roberto Carlos — take your pick! But Neymar is definitely the nation’s star man right now. At the time of writing, he’s scored close to 300 club goals in 479 appearances, which is nothing to be sniffed at. And Neymar’s Brazilian home definitely reflects his unbelievable talent.
Volleyball, tennis, and a helipad
Yep, Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain teammate has a luxury villa in the city of Rio de Janeiro, valued at roughly $9 million. The sprawling estate includes a massage room and gym, as well as a beach volleyball court and a tennis court. Plus, there’s also a helipad on the property. You see, Neymar owns a $15 million Mercedes-Benz helicopter. He needs to keep it somewhere!