Millionaire footballers love their private jets.
While they get paid thousands of dollars per week, the world’s top soccer players also know a thing or two about some of the nicer things in life. Be it fast cars, expensive clothes, flashy jewelry, and vacations in Ibiza, many of them travel in their own private jets. Below we have put together a list of some current and former footballers who own private planes.
The first two that come to mind are multiple Ballon d’Or winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. While the Argentinian may be disappointed following his country’s recent historic loss to Saudi Arabia, he knows he will be jetting from Doha to Paris in style in his Gulfstream G5.
Likewise, Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Qatar aboard his ten-passenger Gulfstream G200. According to the British press, the Madeira-born star put the plane up for sale last summer as he now needs a bigger aircraft for himself and his family.
Not to be outdone by the previous two footballing stars, Lionel Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain teammate Neymar Jr. has two private planes, a Phenom 100 and a Cessna Citation 680. The Brazil striker also has a Eurocopter EC130B4 and a luxury Italian Ferretti yacht among his toys.
Juventus Serie A star and French international footballer Paul Pogba is another player who likes to travel in style. Currently, the 29-year-old midfielder uses a Gulfstream G280 for his travels. While cruising at a speed of 559 miles per hour, the plane has a range of 3,600 nautical miles.
Now plying his trade with AC Milan, 41-year-old former Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets around in a 12-passenger Cessna Citation Longitude.
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When the now 33-year-old Gareth Bale made his big-money move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in 2013, the Welshman knew he needed a private plane if he was to jet back and forth to his Glamorgan mansion. Bale bought a $6.4 million Cessna Citation XL Plus to commute from Madrid to Cardiff. The plane has a range of 2,100 nautical miles and can cruise at 507 mph.
While the former Everton and Manchester United Striker Wayne Rooney may have hung his football boots up in favor of a suit and tie, the 37-year-old former England star still travels in style. Rooney keeps his Dassault Falcon 900LX in Geneva and calls for the plane whenever he feels the need to jet off from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport for a vacation in Dubai. Costing an arm and a leg, the three-engine private jet has a range of 4,300 nautical miles at a cruising speed of Mach.75, allowing Rooney and his family to fly non-stop to most destinations.
During his time playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy after a successful playing career in Europe. 47-year-old MLS Intr Miami owner David Beckham has a Bombardier Challenger 350. Fitted with oversized windows for a better view, the Canadian private jet has a top speed of 528 miles per hour and a range of 3,200 nautical miles.