Top 3: Mad-spending footballers

We all know know most footballers are ridiculously rich, do you know some of the ridiculously extravagant stuff they have ever bought? Here are our top three…

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Balotelli goes Panini

Ahhh good ol’ Mario Balotelli, the man who has never strayed away from headlines. From very generously helping a homeless man to pulling off a previously unseen level of spending in Ibiza, the party capital of the world, the Italy striker is a certified big spender. However, one of things he spent on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup is arguably the most outrageous of them all – collecting Panini World Cup stickers… of just himself.

Considering that Arsenal striker Joel Campbell could not even find a Panini World Cup sticker of himself despite buying 100 packets, one has to wonder how many packets Balotelli bought. According to Codehesive’s James Offer, to do what Balotelli did will cost at least £1500. Yikes.

Stephen Ireland’s garage of horrors

Footballers like to drive flashy cars, but nobody can compete with Stephen Ireland and his unique taste. He had an Audi A8 painted in the colours of his then-club Manchester City, a £260,000 Bentley GTC Convertible customised with red leather seats, and, perhaps the weirdest of all, a Range Rover kitted out with pink wheels. We won’t be surprised if he owned a Fiat Multipla too.

"You shall address me as Lord Djibril Cisse"

After he joined Liverpool in 2004, Djibril Cisse bought up a £2m mansion in the Cheshire area. So, what’s the big deal, you ask, since footballers buy big mansions all the time. Well, not much, it just came with the title of the Lord of the Manor of Frodsham. Yes, it is a legit title, which was used by Edward the Black Prince in the fourth century, and actually grants the Frenchman the power to allow or ban people from hunting on his lands. Now that’s a good added value from the house.


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