Despite the high cost of ownership, there are indeed many athletes who still believe they can easily afford a private jet
Footballers are one the richest people in the world and many of them can get whatever they want. Despite the high cost of ownership, there are some football players afforded to have a private jet. Here are five of them.
5. Neymar – Barcelona
The Brazilian and Barcelona super star Neymar owns two private jets.
Back in 2015, The Brazil International spent $10million to purchase his 12-seater executive aircraft.
The purchase came after Neymar made headlines when he chartered a private plane to pick up Serbian model and former Big Brother contestant Soraya Vucelic, whom he met in Ibiza in the summer of 2014.
Early 2016, Neymar splashed £6million for a second private jet , which was reportedly carried out by a company called Neymar Sport and Marketing.
4. David Beckham -Retired
One of the best retired footballers to never won a major international title with his country, Beckham’s career earnings have nonetheless enabled him to buy a private jet.
His Learjet was initially purchased to ease his frequent travel between his overseas playing commitments and his US-based family.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid
As the highest-paid athlete of any sport and probably the best football player in the world today, it should come as little surprise that Ronaldo has a private plane at his disposal, Real Madrid star bought himself a multi-million pound private jet in 2015.
The Portuguese captain paid out €19million (£13.5million) on a Gulfstream G200 business jet, to help him jet around the world on his marketing missions.
2. Samuel Eto’o – Antalyaspor
As private jets mark another level of success, style, and travel, there is no reason why Samuel Eto’o can’t buy his own flying wing, the former Cameroon international striker is the richest African footballer in the world.
1. Karim Benzema – Real Madrid
Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema is one of the football players who are not afraid of spending big and living the ‘superstar’ lifestyle. The French strike took to social media with a video in which he shows off the inside of his luxury ride in March, 2016.