Renowned footballers spend a good part of their careers traveling, whether it is to participate in training, match or to be with their loved ones. Few can afford to buy their own private jet but all have good reason to use it for travel. And this has necessitated the highly paid footballers that can afford one to have one. Also, a private jet is the safest mode of transport for major, renowned international footballers. They can travel safely, out of sight and away from crowds.
The list below shows the top footballers who own a private jet (with their price) starting from C. Ronaldo’s jet as the most expensive one.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Private Jet (Gulfstream G650 – Price: $65 Million)
When we talk about the best player in the history of football; his name can never be left out. Cristiano Ronaldo is actually one of the best footballer who have won the Ballon d’Or at least five times seconding Messi who has won at least 6 Ballon d’Or. Author of more than 750 career goals, Ronaldo is the top scorer in the Champions League, the Portuguese selection and Real Madrid. The forward and captain of Juventus Turin is paid $ 117 million a year by his club. CR7 is the footballer who owns the most expensive private jet. Its can carry up to 18 people and offers a range of 12,960 km. He personalized the exterior of his private jet with his initials, player number and even his figure.
2. Lionel Messi’s Private Jet (Gulfstream V – Price: $45 Million)
Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi is regarded as one of the best footballer of all time. Top scorer in the history of the Spanish league, FC Barcelona and Argentina, the Argentine footballer is paid €7.2 million euros per month. A salary that allowed him to own several private jets during his career. After using an Embraer Legacy 650, Messi now rents a Gulfstream V for his travels. This very expensive private jet can travel up to 11,000 km and carry 16 people.
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Private Jet (Cessna Citation Longitude – Price: $26 Million)
The AC Milan forward has always seen things on a large scale. With multiple records to his name, Zlatan Ibrahimović is one of the most famous football players in the world. His Italian club pays him no less than €7 million per month to keep him in the club. The Swedish international footballer’s private jet is a very modern which can offer exceptional comfort to 12 people and can travel up to 6,482 km.
4. Neymar‘s Private Jet (Cessna Citation Sovereign – Price: $22 Million)
He is one of the most expensive football players in the world. The striker at PSG and Brazilian team’s Captain. This big international footballer earns more than €3 million per month excluding bonuses. His private jet can contain up to 12 people and offers up to 5,275km range.
5. Paul Pogba‘s Private Jet (Gulfstream G280 – Price: $20 Million)
He is the France’s most cherished footballers, playing in the Premier League as a midfielder at Manchester United. Paul Pogba earns around €20 million a year at his club, a salary that allows him to hire a Gulfstream G280 for his trips. The French player uses his private jet to travel on vacation to the United States as usual or for his promotional tours for Adidas. The jet can accommodate 10 people and travel up to 6,700km.
6. Gareth Bale‘s Private Jet (Cessna Citation XLS+ – Price: $8 Million)
This is one of the 10 highest paid football players in the world. Gareth Bale is a winger at Tottenham Hotspur and earns €17.5 million a year. He is renowned for his long range strikes, free kicks and speed on the pitch. He owns a private jet that can fly 12 people and also travel up to 3,890km.
7. Kaká (Embraer Phenom 100 – Price: $3.2 Million)
Another Brazilian football legend, Kaká made Time’s list of the 100 Most Influential People, an honor that he shares with Messi. Starring for Sao Paulo, Real Madrid, and especially AC Milan, he is one of only eight players to win the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, and the Ballon d’Or. His private jet can carry 7 people with a speed of 518mph.