Footballers Cars Back Then And Now

By Ross Wild
14-11-2018

Wayne Rooney 


Ford Sportka- Wayne Rooney is known throughout the UK for his dodgy hairline and glory amongst Manchester United. However, you would be amazed to find out that Rooney sported a Blue KA Sport from Ford back in the old days at his childhood favourite club, Everton. The Ford Sport KA had a 1.3L/1.6 engine which produces around 94bhp, something Wayne Rooney must have adored at the time, allowing him to breeze 0-60 in 9.7 seconds and a top speed of 108 mph.

BMW i8- As of today, Rooney had been seen to drive a BMW i8, unfortunately not now as of his drink-driving ban, but he was actually the first person in the UK to own one. He had it fully specced out with just about everything and only managed to put around 8000 miles on the clock. The i8 truly is something of its own class. It is a Petrol Plugin, automatic, capable of reaching 0-62 in a mere 4.6 seconds and having a top speed of 155mph, with 374bhp being absorbed from its 1.5L engine.  

Karim Benzema


Audi Q3- Karim Benzema is a French professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the French national team as a forward. He used to own an Audi Q3 as a younger player. A notorious 4x4 from the elite German manufacturers. A car that is stylish, practical, has great performance and is amazing value for money- nonetheless, he doesn't need to worry about value for money when he has a £7.92 million salary!

Bugatti Veyron- Benzema now sports a luxurious and customised Bugatti Veyron amongst other vehicles in his collection. The Bugatti Veyron is a car of ridiculous power as it features an 8.0L quad-turbocharged W16 engine with a top speed of 254 mph, whilst looking unbelievably stylish and having amazing handling and torque; valued at an astonishing £1.5 million, something Benzema likes to show off as well as his pricey designer clothes. 

Andres Iniesta


Nissan Pulsar- The Nissan Pulsar wasn’t only a family car for the Spanish midfielder but a first-time life experience as well. He was taken into the factory where he learnt all about how the Pulsar was engineered and designed before being given one straight from the production line and he loved it!

Bugatti Veyron- Similar to Karim Benzema, Andres Iniesta drives an amazing Bugatti Veyron, but in a dark blue colourway, as well as his Nissan Pulsar. His Veyron is capable of generating a monstrous 988 bhp with a torque of over 1200 nm, something quite spectacular in the motoring world and amongst one of the top end vehicles available to drive, once being considered the fastest car in the world.

Sergio Aguero


Range Rover- Sergio Aguero is a professional Argentinian footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester City in the Premier League and has a salary of a whopping £13 million, making him amongst one of the top paid athletes in the world. This allows him to splash the cash and afford most of the premium cars in the industry. One of Aguero’s earliest cars of his career was his own styled Range Rover sport in a matte grey worth around £100,000. The Range Rover is capable of 150-175 mph top speed with some amazing power coming from its various engine sizes. Ranging from (2.0/4.4 V8/3.0L V6/5.0L V8)

Lamborghini Aventador- If you have a large net worth like Aguero and you are able to afford a Lamborghini Aventador, it would be silly not to buy one. They are something of another class. Both luxurious and powerful featuring a 6.5L V12 engine, allowing it to reach a top speed of 217.5mph and a 0-62 of 2.8 seconds. 

Gareth Bale


Mercedes Benz SL450-  Gareth Bale is known amongst Wales to be their best player of all time, he plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and of course for the Welsh national team. He is also one of the most expensive players sold in history as he was bought for €100 million euros and has a salary of £15 million, allowing him to purchase some of the most premium vehicles the motoring industry has to offer. He started with a Mercedes Benz SL450 early in his career which truly is a unique car, having gullwing doors and incredible performance.

Lamborghini Huracan- If you thought the SL450 was enough, Bale has proved you wrong. He upgraded to a beautiful Lamborghini Huracan in a Candy Apple green colour, capable of reaching a top speed of 198-201 mph and having a BHP of 602, being absorbed from its 5.2L V10 engine! He sure knows how to make a statement on the roads as well as a football pitch. 

David Beckham


Volkswagen Golf-  The Volkswagen Golf is an all-rounded amazing car. It has great performance, technology and style, and is the perfect car for a majority of both new and experienced drivers. David Beckham will have started driving in the early 90s, a time when Golfs were majorly advancing and becoming a popular car in the UK. Becks had a 1994 blue VW Golf when he was 19, at the same time he made his first full appearance for Manchester United against Port Vale. We recently wrote a blog on the history of the Golf, if you are interested click here to find out more!

Aston Martin V8 Vantage- David Beckham is known for spending large swathes of his salary on the most beautiful of cars and has one of the most amazing car collections up to date. He is fortunate enough to own an Aston Martin V8 Vantage; a Car manufactured in the UK, which stores a 4.7L/5.3L V8 engine meaning it can reach 0-60 in a mere 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of around 180mph, whilst having amazing style and grace. 

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