Football is widely regarded as one of the most popular sports in the world, with stadiums frequently becoming the spectacle of genuine emotion even when the match is not taking place. Football players are well-known for making lots of money and knowingly spending it on a variety of luxury items. Aside from supercars and exclusive penthouses, some professional athletes enjoy investing in luxury watches.
We have already taken a closer look at the football players and their watches in light of the Football prominence. As the notoriety of luxury watches among professional footballers appears to be on the rise, we’d like to revisit the matter and take a closer look at some of the league’s most successful players and their watches.
- Zlatan Ibrahimović
Zlatan Ibrahimović is without a doubt one of the most well-known football players in the world. He is also widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He is one of the greatest ever because he is outspoken and has a good personality, which he combines with his allude talent. He’s also become one of the most visually appealing players on the field currently playing for Serie A club AC Milan. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated to be around $190 million.
Given his enormous net worth, it comes as no surprise that he has won some of the most prestigious watches in the world. Among them is the Rolex Yacht-Master Everose Gold (116655), which is regarded as the ideal luxury lifestyle watch. He also owns a Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold (M116508-0013), which is one of the most popular Rolex timepieces and has been worn by many world leaders. The last Rolex watch we know he owns is the Rolex Daytona Platinum Ice Blue, which is one-of-a-kind and beautiful in every way. He also owns a Patek Philippe Watch in Chrono Rose Gold, which is considered a true gentleman’s watch. Finally, the Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar (5740/1G-001) looks fantastic on his wrist.
- Robert Lewandowski
“Lewy,” as his initial Polish moniker goes, is presently the most identifiable Pole in the world, an outstanding athlete, and the exemplar of millions of aspiring football players. Originally known as an aficionado of high-end automobiles, he has recently begun to demonstrate exceptional taste in the field of watches. With a net worth of over $85 million, it’s not surprising that Lewy owns the most luxurious watches ever made. Among his collections are the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726/1A, Patek Philippe Nautilus 5890R, Hublot Classic Fusion Chrono, Patek Philippe Aquanaut, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, and Royal Oak Chronograph.
- Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo, the most followed person on Instagram, is a footballer from Portugal who plays for Manchester United and the Portugal National Team. He is estimated to have a net worth of $500 million, and he owns a multitude of expensive and luxury watches. Among them are the Rolex products that are found in every millionaire’s wrists. He owns one of the most innovative travel tools, the Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Gold, a technological masterpiece, and the Rolex GMT-Master2 18K Yellow Gold Ruby and Sapphire. He also possesses the most expensive Rolex, a Rolex GMT-Master2 18K White Gold With Diamonds. He could also get his hands on a limited edition Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Factory Set Diamonds. The great star also purchased a very unique Jacob & Co. Grand Baguette 18K White Gold with 7 pentagon shapes worth over $1.3 million. To round out the collection, Ronaldo owns the Breguet Double Tourbillon (5349) and the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon.
- Leo Messi
After being named the 2021 Copa América’s best player and making his debut as a Paris Saint-Germain forward last weekend, the internet hasn’t stopped talking about the great Leo Messi. With a net worth of over $600 million, it’s no surprise that he donated millions of dollars for Covid-19 vaccines and purchased expensive timepieces. A wonderful Epic X Chrono Messi Edition is a great extravagant watch as an ambassador of Jacob & Co watch company. In addition to his Jacob&Co watches, Leo also owns a Hublot Bat Bang Tourbillon (305.CM.002.RX), Rolex Yacht-Master (116655), and Patek Philippe Nautilus (5711/1A-011).
- Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland is a 21-year-old striker who plays for the Norway National Football Team and Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. Haaland is considered wealthy for a 21-year-old player earning approximately $45 million. With that kind of money, it’s no surprise that he owns a slew of timepieces, including a Rolex Daytona Green Dial (116508), Platinum (116506), and the extremely rare “Eye of the Tiger” (116588TBR). As a Rolex fanatic, he also has the Rolex Submariner Date 40 “Smurf” and Rolex GMT-Master 2 Everose Gold (126715HNR).
Neymar is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. The 29-year-old Brazilian superstar has an estimated net worth of $200 million. Neymar, who is known for being a down-to-earth yet party-goer, cannot leave the court without a timepiece on his wrist. He owns several Rolex watches including the GMT-Master II Factory Set (126755SARU), Sky-Dweller (326935), Yacht-Master Factory Set (126655), GMT-Master II Factory Set (116759SARU), Daytona (116508GR), and GMT-Master II (126710BLNR). In addition, he owns a Richard Mille Tourbillon RM68-01.
- Kylian Mbappé
Kylian Mbappé is without a doubt one of the league’s brilliant young stars. He’s already achieved far more than most football players can only dream of at the age of 22. Take a look at his résumé: World Cup winner, multiple Ligue 1 champion, national team regular, Ligue 1 top goalscorer, and back-to-back French Player of the Year.
Being the trailblazer for the next generation of footballing superstar players is no easy task, but Mbappé has embraced the role with zeal. Start by looking at the Hublot watch he’s wearing. The Millennial Pink, which is part of the Geneva-based watchmaker’s Big Bang collection, embodies Mbappe’s style and mindset: clinical, explosive, and fun-loving.
As we’ve seen, the football world does not appear to be solely about the sport. Off the field, the players and their style and accessory choices certainly provide plenty of fodder for discussion. After you’ve realized your dream of owning your own home, a private estate, and a good collection of automobiles, why not invest in luxury watches like these successful footballers?