From Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi: 5 footballers who own private jets

First Published Nov 27, 2020, 3:44 PM IST

Footballers are one of the wealthiest athletes in the world, as the top ones tend to earn millions, not just through their gameplay, but also through endorsements. Consequently, they manage to lead a luxurious life, while some even own a private jet.

<p>The sport of football has forever enchanted fans and players, as owing to its popularity, it has become one of the wealthiest sports currently. Furthermore, the footballers, especially the top ones, tend to earn huge bucks through the sport, as well as the endorsement deals the strike.</p>

The sport of football has forever enchanted fans and players, as owing to its popularity, it has become one of the wealthiest sports currently. Furthermore, the footballers, especially the top ones, tend to earn huge bucks through the sport, as well as the endorsement deals the strike.

<p>While most of the top players earn in millions, they manage to lead a luxurious life. From owning expensive stuff to lavish homes, they live the ultimate life.</p>

While most of the top players earn in millions, they manage to lead a luxurious life. From owning expensive stuff to lavish homes, they live the ultimate life.

<p>Meanwhile, some of the top footballers are so rich that they even manage to own a personal jet. In the same light, we take a look at five footballers who own the same.</p>

Meanwhile, some of the top footballers are so rich that they even manage to own a personal jet. In the same light, we take a look at five footballers who own the same.

<p><strong>Paul Pogba:</strong> The French midfielder might be struggling at Manchester United, but he has already earned millions so far, by playing at the current club and his former club, Juventus. Surprisingly, he owns a Gulfstream G280 worth £18 million, which can host 10 passengers, along with a bed to rest. It can travel at a speed of 559 mph and can cover a distance of 3,600 nautical miles. Meanwhile, he has a net worth of $85 million.</p>

Paul Pogba: The French midfielder might be struggling at Manchester United, but he has already earned millions so far, by playing at the current club and his former club, Juventus. Surprisingly, he owns a Gulfstream G280 worth £18 million, which can host 10 passengers, along with a bed to rest. It can travel at a speed of 559 mph and can cover a distance of 3,600 nautical miles. Meanwhile, he has a net worth of $85 million.

<p><strong>Zlatan Ibrahimovic:</strong> The self-proclaimed god of football is also among the richest ones, who has played for numerous top clubs and is dominating again at AC Milan. Consequently, he owns a 65-foot Cessna Citation Longitude, which can host 12 guests. It has a speed of 548 mph, while it cost Ibrahimovic around £21 million. Meanwhile, he has a net worth of a whopping $195 million.</p>

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The self-proclaimed god of football is also among the richest ones, who has played for numerous top clubs and is dominating again at AC Milan. Consequently, he owns a 65-foot Cessna Citation Longitude, which can host 12 guests. It has a speed of 548 mph, while it cost Ibrahimovic around £21 million. Meanwhile, he has a net worth of a whopping $195 million.

<p><strong>Neymar: </strong>The costliest transfer man in the history of the sport, it is natural for him to own a private jet. Neymar has an Embraer Legacy 450, which has room for nine passengers. It boasts a speed of 531 mph, while it can cover a distance of 2,900 nautical miles. It has reportedly cost Neymar around £10.8 million, while the Brazilian and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) playmaker has a net worth of $185 million.</p>

Neymar: The costliest transfer man in the history of the sport, it is natural for him to own a private jet. Neymar has an Embraer Legacy 450, which has room for nine passengers. It boasts a speed of 531 mph, while it can cover a distance of 2,900 nautical miles. It has reportedly cost Neymar around £10.8 million, while the Brazilian and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) playmaker has a net worth of $185 million.

<p><strong>Cristiano Ronaldo: </strong>Well, he has to be the one in the list, who needs no introduction. Ronaldo owns a Gulfstream G650, which is the most expensive of the lot. It can host 18 guests, along with a speed of 610 mph, while it can cover 7,000 nautical miles. The jet cost the Portuguese and Juventus sensation around £28 million, while he has a net worth of $450 million.</p>

Cristiano Ronaldo: Well, he has to be the one in the list, who needs no introduction. Ronaldo owns a Gulfstream G650, which is the most expensive of the lot. It can host 18 guests, along with a speed of 610 mph, while it can cover 7,000 nautical miles. The jet cost the Portuguese and Juventus sensation around £28 million, while he has a net worth of $450 million.

<p><strong>Lionel Messi:</strong> Another no-brainer here, as Messi owns an Embraer Legacy 650, that can accommodate 14 passengers. It has a top speed of 528 mph, which cost the Argentine and Barcelona wonder-kid around £25 million, while he has a net worth of $400 million.</p>

Lionel Messi: Another no-brainer here, as Messi owns an Embraer Legacy 650, that can accommodate 14 passengers. It has a top speed of 528 mph, which cost the Argentine and Barcelona wonder-kid around £25 million, while he has a net worth of $400 million.