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THE life of an A-list footballer is one that’s filled with luxury.
The likes of David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have earned fortunes from the game – splashing the cash on some stunning homes.
David Beckham has a plush pad with wife Victoria Beckham in central LondonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
But which footballer has the most expensive house and how much is it worth?
Join SunSport for the definitive countdown as we give you the most expensive footballers’ homes.
7. John Terry, £5m
In 2014, JT sold his pad in Surrey to Omani royals for an incredible £16m – making a tidy £10million profit.
But what John bought next was equally as impressive, and literally next door to where he previously resided.
He splashed £4.35m on Colin Montgomerie’s former home after initially renting it.
The property has seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, four receptions rooms and a two-bedroom staff annex.
He has since added an astro-turf pitch, which has boosted the property’s value to £5million.
All in all, JT boasts a property empire worth around £47million – with his latest venture in knocking down Tandem House in the area and turning it into two homes.
John Terry sold his previous home for £16mCredit: Reuters
JT’s new pad, with his former mansion with red brick walls on the right of it in this picture
6. Nicky Butt, £5.5m
The former Manchester United star is quids in with the sale of this property.
Butt did live in a stunning luxury pad complete with an indoor swimming pool and a cinema room in an exclusive area of Greater Manchester.
However, he just recently sold the six bedroom house for a whopping £5.5million.
And the buyer is in for a treat with a luxury pad complete with an indoor swimming pool and a cinema room.
Nicky Butt has sold his £5.5m mansion after two years on he market
The home boasts an amazing cinema room
The swimming pool completes the luxurious picture
5. Lionel Messi, £6m
Boasting sea views and being in a no-fly zone, Messi’s abode – valued at £5.5milion – in Barcelona offers a tranquil experience.
Located in the exclusive suburb of Castelldefels, it’s the perfect spot for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to reside.
Just 12 miles away from the Camp Nou, Messi’s home has a small football pitch, a swimming pool, an indoor gym and a playground for his three children.
Close friend Luiz Suarez used to live nearby while Philippe Coutinho still does, should a team debriefing be needed.
The Messis live in a stunning mansion in the exclusive suburb of CastelldefelsCredit: Instagram @antoroccuzzo88
The home boasts a stunning and spacious loungeCredit: Instagram @antoroccuzzo88
Messi has a room dedicated to a collection of shirts in his home
Messi often plays football in his garden with his Dogue de Bordeaux called HulkCredit: Instagram @leomessi
4. Cristiano Ronaldo, £8m
In 2018, Ronaldo moved to Juventus.
And he needed a house that was fit for the new king of Turin.
His current digs feature two adjoining villas found on a private road guarded by security, which leads to an entrance gate.
The villas themselves have separate entrances, and are surrounded by lush gardens and vegetation.
Ronaldo is believed to have fallen in love with the home because of its similarities with his Madrid property.
There’s a state-of-the-art gym that he and former shop assistant Georgina love to use together. And there’s also a swimming pool, which Ronaldo cools down in by doing a few laps following a strenuous session lifting weights.
The property is so high up, ‘it’s as if Turin were at the feet of CR7, a tribute of the city to the long-awaited and newly-arrived champion,’ La Gazzetta dello Sport reported at the time of purchase.
Ronaldo’s home in Turin features two adjoining villasCredit: Instagram
Ronaldo relaxes on one of the many terracesCredit: AFP or licensors
The property boasts amazing views of the city of TurinCredit: Instagram
Ronaldo has found a place to sunbathe in his current Italian homeCredit: Instagram / @cristiano
The property boasts plenty of space for the whole Ronaldo familyCredit: Instagram
Ronaldo relaxes in one of the many lounge areas of the homeCredit: Refer to Caption
3. Kaka, £9m
The Brazilian great may be retired, but if he’s looking to put his feet up at his luxury pad in Madrid then he may have a fight on his hands.
Kaka bought this gem, which is situated near Ronaldo’s in the city’s exclusive La Finca area, for £6.4m.
Since moving to the MLS, Kaka has rented the house out to Gareth Bale for a cool £16k a month and it’s unlikely that the Welshman will hand the keys back willingly.
The brainchild of leading designer Joaquin Torres, this 16,000 square foot home is built on two-storeys.
It also has a private indoor pool and a gym. Should Bale return to Spain after his loan move to Spurs, at least he goes back to a home he loves.
Real Madrid team-mate Sergio Ramos is a neighbour. Even their boss Zinedine Zidane lives nearby.
Kaka bought this beauty before heading to the MLSCredit: Instagram
Kaka won the Ballon d’Or in 2007 – the last person other than Ronaldo or Messi to take home the awardCredit: Reuters
Gareth Bale currently rents this Madrid home off KakaCredit: Getty – Contributor
2. Wayne Rooney, £20m
Worth around £20million, Rooney’s home has been nicknamed the Morrisons mansion, because it’s so big it looks like a superstore.
The stately Cheshire pile boasts a garage with his collection of cars, a cinema, swimming pool, and even two man-made fishing lakes.
Most recently, the Derby County boss laid down a full-size artificial pitch in his back garden – complete with a seating area.
It was former horse riding arena, but Rooney didn’t need that.
Instead, he built a brand new pitch with its own dugouts and changing rooms.
Planners at East Cheshire Council ruled Rooney’s revised plans “onside”after there were no objections from neighbours.
It also has huge indoor swimming pool surrounded by a glass pavilion, a hot tub, plunge pool, steam room and “his” or “hers” changing rooms.
Wayne Rooney built his Cheshire home from scratchCredit: PA:Press Association
Wayne Rooney’s huge football pitch has been builtCredit: Google
The Rooneys’ new Cheshire home has been mocked for “looking like a Morrisons”Credit: The Mega Agency
1. David Beckham, £39.5m
Reportedly worth £339m, Becks can have any home he wants.
So, it’s no surprise that the former Man United star tops our list with his stunning London abode.
Bought for an incredible £31.5m in 2013, they added £8m worth of refurbishment on to the property value over the next 3 years.
It has eight bedrooms, two dressing rooms, a catwalk style runway fit for any fashionista, a playroom, gym, spa and a salon-style room.
Neighbours include Robbie Williams, Simon Cowell and Elton John, so he’s in good company.
David Beckham spent an extra £8m renovating his £31.5m homeCredit: Rex Features
David Beckham tops the property list for footballersCredit: Getty – Contributor