Premier League players can be as well known for their off-pitch lifestyle as they are for their sporting ability.
And with an average salary of £2.4m per year, what better way to spend it than on a premier car?
Now vehicle finance provider JBR Capital has put together a premier league of its own, with a top 10 of the most popular cars purchased by football players over the last two years.
While there may be some surprises, there are no own goals in sight.
1. Range Rover Evoque
Just like the rest of us, footballers have practical considerations to take into account – many have families, for example, and require a spacious yet elegant vehicle which will cope with the demands of daily life. This is where the Evoque comes into its own. With its generous interior space and quality finishes, it’s a real crowd pleaser.
2. Lamborghini Aventador
This is probably what most of us would expect a premier footballer to drive. Nothing says ‘I have arrived’ more than this dream machine. Described as a ‘one-of-a-kind open-top car’, it is arguably the ultimate supercar.
3. Mercedes-Benz Onyx G6 GLE Coupe
A bit of a head turner, this is a car not often seen. Would look great parked outside Aura in London where the celebs hang out.
4. Bentley Continental GT
Available with V8 or V12 engine, this is a very masculine car. The kind of car that would look better chauffeur-driven. And very affordable with that £2.4million pay check!
5. Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Possibly every young boys dream car, the Ferrari may possibly be at home on a race track and is the most powerful road-going model ever built. Gorgeous to behold, big and hugely powerful, this front-engined behemoth conjures images of fast drives down long roads.
6. Lamborghini Huracan
This spectacular sports car perfectly embodies Italian style fused with state-of-the-art technology. Like the Ferrari, it wouldn’t look out of place at a Formula One event.
7. Jeep Wrangler Kahn Sahara
Like certain footballers the modified Kahn cuts a unique and somewhat divisive. Modified versions of standard cars, the Telegraph has referred to them as ‘marmite’
8. Porsche 911 GTS
One of the best go-to luxury cars, the Porsche 911 boasts a wide array of famous owners. From pop stars such as Rihanna to movie celebs such as Tom Cruise, it has captivated drivers since its introduction over 50 years ago.
9. Bentley Bentayga
Another Bentley on the list – this time best not chauffeur driven. It has the honour of being the fastest SUV ever built. As well as having the most technically advanced engine in its category, it has Mulliner Driving Specification fitted as standard and a choice of more paint colours than any other SUV. Perfect for those players looking to adopt their team colours off the pitch.
10. McLaren 675LT Spider
Designed to be equally at home on road and track, the McLaren 675LT Spider is a convertible supercar that offers an exhilarating drive.