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  • Updated: September 23, 2023

Big Money Cribs Of Active Footballers With Deep Pockets

Big Money Cribs Of Active Footballers With Deep Pockets

When it comes to acquiring luxurious properties like houses, cars, yachts and more, football stars never fail to disappoint.

Their jobs on the football field allows them to earn a stupendous sum of money annually while practicing their passion. 

Many of the top-ranked football players often spend tens of millions of dollars to get their favourite mansions, making them among the richest people in the world.

AllNews Nigeria, in this article, beams the light on a list of the extravagant houses and mansions owned by active footballers with deep pockets.

There is no certain order to this list because all the lavish houses and mansions are sure to impress almost everyone.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of these luxurious homes owned by wealthy football stars.

Anthony's Cheshire mansion

Anthony's mansion in Cheshire

Manchester United star Anthony owns an opulent five-bedroom property located in Cheshire in England.

The mansion, formerly owned by Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, was reportedly acquired at an exorbitant cost of £2.9 million in 2022. 

The house is decked out with a modern look and contains state of the art furniture and amenities.

Among the unique parts of the house include an incredibly eye-catching diamond-encrusted staircase and a remarkable indoor football pitch with mini goals, an electronic scoreboard and LED lighting which makes up a superb practice area. 

There is also a home gym and other areas in the house for relaxation, such as an indoor swimming pool, and a games room featuring a personalized pool table, a large aquarium, and a customized table football setup.

De Bruyne's two storied retirement home

Kevin De Bruyne's retirement home in Belgium

Off the pitch, Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is famous for his extravagant lifestyle. 

It is reported that one of his remarkable investments includes a lavish two storied seven bedroom home situated in Bolderberg which is in Belgium.

The opulent house, which De Bruyne intends to retire to once his playing days are over, is replete with extravagant features that offer a glimpse into his affluent life.

Aside from a remarkable cantilevered entrance, each room within the abode is lavishly designed and blessed with panoramic views of the meticulously landscaped gardens.

There is also a play area which has a small basketball court and a small football turf, with a long swimming pool outside at the garden which has a small water slide for the kids.

Hazard's La Finca mansion

Eden Hazard's mansion in La Finca district in Madrid

Despite not hitting the heights that made him a World class player at Chelsea, Eden Hazard owns a luxurious six bedroom £10 million mansion, which is situated in the posh La Finca district in Madrid. 

The Belgian acquired the property from Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz when he, his wife and three sons moved from London to Madrid back in 2019.

Designed by famed architect Joaquin Torres, each room includes automated blackout blinds, with some walls containing large crystals.

The mansion also has 10 bathrooms, a gym, a spa, a cinema room and a tennis court, fitted out with state-of-the art technology.

Ighalo's ultra-modern mansion

Ighalo's ultra-modern mansion in Lekki, LagosNigerian-born striker Odion Ighalo boasts a luxurious ultra-modern two-storey mansion located in the  suburbs of Lekki, south-east of Lagos.

The house, christened Ighalo Residence, was in 2020 officially opened after Ighalo reportedly forked out  over N500 million to build his dream home.

It boasts 10 bedrooms, with all white walls, marble floors and hanging chandeliers, which epitomizes Ighalo's affluent life.

There is also a home office, a private gym, a home cinema, a games room, a 4-car garage, a sauna, a swimming pool and a mini football pitch.

Neymar's sprawling paradise

Neymar's sprawling home in Brazil

Outside of football, there are not many footballers that can boast of a super luxurious mansion like Neymar.

The Brazilian winger is a proud owner of a £7 million ($A14.1 million) mansion, built on a two-and-a-half acre plot and rests in the exclusive and gated estate called Portobello, 60 miles down the coast from Rio de Janeiro.

It is a six bedroom property with eye popping amenities that are just simply out of this world.

The property boasts a helipad and jetty, where Neymar docks his yacht, the Embraer Phenom 100E.

There’s also plenty of self-isolation essentials like a gym, tennis court, sauna, massage room, spa, swimming pool and a jacuzzi that is decked with several sun lounging chairs.

In addition, there’s a massive dining area perfect for hosting five-course meal get-togethers and an underground cellar with space for 3,000 bottles of wine. 

Ronaldo's makeshift mansion

Ronaldo's luxury abode in Madeira

Cristiano Ronaldo boasts a number of extravagant mansions considering that he has reportedly accrued an estimated wealth of £789 million.

Among the luxury homes he owns is a £7 million seven-storey home in Funchal, Madeira, where he was raised in Portugal before football shot him to stardom.

The property was initially a warehouse before it was converted into a luxury abode, which Ronaldo reportedly uses as another holiday home when he's visiting family.

The dream home, which was completed in 2019, boasts an incredible sea view, as well as two Olympic-sized swimming pools, jacuzzi, a gym and a football pitch.

Messi's waterfront mansion

Messi's waterfront mansion in South Florida

Lionel Messi recently added a $10.75 million waterfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale to his collection of luxury homes following a move to South Florida in July after he signed a contract to play for Inter Miami.

The 10,500-square-foot house sits on less than half an acre and is in the community of Bay Colony, just 15 minutes away from DRV PNK Stadium. 

It comprises 8 bedrooms, 9 and a half bathrooms, a 3-car garage and a big pool in the backyard.

The ultra-modern house also includes a spa, a fitness room and two boat docks outside.

In addition, it features an Italian kitchen, entertainment lounge, VIP and Captain's suites and offices.

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