Euro 2016: Football stars and their supercars
Ten of the best motors driven by players at this year's Euros.Meryl D'Souza June 21, 2016
You probably already envy the life of a footballer. Why wouldn’t you? They represent their country, date supermodels, have houses that look like they’re straight out of MTV Cribs and drive cars you’ve dreamt about owning ever since you first played Need For Speed.
With the 2016 European Championship about to enter the knockout stages, some of the players on this list will be heading home.
Those players will be hurt and angry. But at least they can let of some steam by speeding around in these enviable cars. Presenting the European Championship’s 10 speed demons and their fast and furious rides.
When he’s not missing clutch penalties on the field - ouch - Cristiano Ronaldo prefers to drive in his Bugatti Veyron. The world’s richest athlete owns a fleet of 19 supercars one of which – the Pagani Huayra – featured in Nike’s ad The Switch before Euro 2016.
He may be an ambassador for Volvo and although he owns a Volvo C30 T5, the 34-year-old striker drives around in a Porsche 918 Spyder.
Up until January, the assist machine from Germany used to love driving up to training with his teammates at Arsenal in his Ferrari 458 Italia, but since then the midfielder chooses to show up in his Mercedes G-Class G63 AMD SUV.
In September last year, the striker scored five goals in nine minutes for Bayern Munich. Unfortunately, for Poland to win the tournament, he’s going to have to repeat that feat every time they face a daunting opponent. At least he’ll be able to console himself with his Ferrari F12 Berlinetta when his team crashes out.
Unlike most footballers, or men in general, Turan claims he’s not big on cars. That didn’t stop him for making a Ferrari 458 his own. He also has a Range Rover, but favours the Ferrari more.
Most footballers tend to go for sporty cars. It’s fitting then that players would choose to go for a sporty SUV like the Porsche Cayenne. Until the Lamborghini Urus hits stores, players like Patrice Evra will continue to head straight to Porsche for their SUV.
The Everton forward who opened Belgium’s scoring account against Ireland after a disappointing first game against Italy seems to take car inspiration from batman with his matte black Bentley Continental GT Speed.
Since July 2015, the Welshman was signed up for a scheme that allows him access to a fleet of supercars every two months, all for the fee of £30,000-a-year. His pick of the bunch was the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. Sadly, he’s given up on supercars for now citing them as a reason for his niggling hamstring injuries.
Although he saw limited playtime over the past 18 months, the Liverpool striker scored the winner for England against Wales a few days ago shutting up anyone who claimed he lacked lacks the drive to play through the pain. Though it seems he spent that downtime very well, upgrading from a VW Scirocco to a Rolls Royce Wraith.
Five years ago Vardy was plying his trade for Halifax in the Northern Premier League - now he's the most lethal marksman in England. So to get a ride fitting of that mantle, the Leicester City striker bought himself a Bentley Continental.