8 Soccer Stars and Their Gorgeous Cars
We’re smack dab in the middle of yet another exciting world cup. This year, teams took their talents to South America to brace the Brazilian heat, all while keeping the cup close within their sites. But what do these futbol (soccer) stars do in their off time? They collect cars, of course. Albeit with the million dollar contracts and all. So here’s a look at 5 famous futbollers and their many rides about town: Lionel Messi - Maserai GranTurismo MC Stradale
Proving to be one of this year’s stars (obviously), the Argentinean forward has a knack for sharp shooting in the upper corner. But that’s no match for his sharp ride — a Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale.
The 4.7-liter V8 pushes out somewhere near 450 horsepower. All with a price tag of $143,000.
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Wayne Rooney - Overfinch Range Rover
While his team may already be out of the running for the cup, Wayne Rooney still gets to go home to this amazing ride. It’s a custom Range Rover done up by Rover specialists Overfinch.
Christiano Ronaldo - BMW M6/Lamborghini Aventador
Portugal’s main man on the field also has a knack for expensive rides off the field too. His last-gen BMW M6 still pushes out 500+ horsepower from a V10.
His Lamborghini Aventador, well, with its 700 horsepower, that’s on a whole nother level of performance.
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Mario Balotelli - Audi R8/Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
Italy’s Balotelli may not be the most liked futbol star, but us gear heads can get behind his dynamic duo of rides. A beautiful all black Audi R8 and a handsome GranTurismo MC Stradale are enough to make us say mamma mia!
PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Audi R8 V10 Spyder
Fernando Torres - Aston Martin DB9
Like England, the former cup champs from Spain didn’t see much of the field this year. But hey, Fernando Torres still has a multi-million dollar mansion and an Aston martin DB9 to go back to. So there’s that.
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David Beckham - Jeep Wrangler/Porsche 911 Turbo/Rolls-Royce Ghost
Beckham may be more of a business man these days than he is a soccer player. But the former English star racked up enough contracts to amass one impressive car collection. From Rolls to Porsche to Jeep, the man has it all. Not to mention Victoria Beckham. Yowza.
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Clint Dempsey - Ford F-150 Raptor
Clint may be the highest paid player on the U.S. roster, but that doesn't mean he can't channel his American spirit with a badass Ford Raptor. His custom Raptor though was done up by Northwest Auto Salon to be one of the baddest pickups around.
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Andres Iniesta - Bugatti Veyron
Although he and teammate Fernando Torres are no longer on the playing field for this year's cup, Andres Iniesta gets to go home to a 1,200 horsepower supercar of epic proportions.