As the world’s highest paid footballer, it’s hardly surprising that Lionel Messi is the proud owner of an arguably excessive number of vehicles. As a matter of fact, his garage is home to some of the most sought after sports cars on the market. Throughout his footballing career, we’ve seen him behind the wheel of several motors. Although we maybe a tad jealous, can we really blame him? At least he’s a little more understated about his weakness for luxury high-end cars unlike fellow La Liga player Cristiano Ronaldo.
Here we take a look at a selection of the most impressive motors owned by the global footballing icon to date
Ferrari F430 Spider
With this 483 horsepower engine, Messi is able to reach speeds of 60mph in a mere 4 seconds, so being late for training really is no excuse!
Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
With its distinctive front grill, this multi-million pound motor is quite simply world-class, just like its owner.
Driven by the likes of Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt, the Audi R8 is a popular choice amongst high profile players and is, of course, another of Messi’s infamous sports cars.
This spacious yet slick 4×4 is a definite rival of another four wheel drive commonly driven by footballers and other high earning celebrities; the Range Rover.
Perhaps not quite as aesthetically pleasing as some of Messi’s other cars, but we most certainly wouldn’t say no to this sleek saloon car.
Dodge Charger SRT8
Manufactured by Chrysler’s North American brand ‘Dodge’, this car reminds us of something you’d see speeding round a race track. This vehicle is by no means for the faint hearted so it comes as little surprise to learn that you’ll find one of these sitting on the driveway of the ‘Atomic Flea’ himself.
In the same way that there is much disagreement as to whether Messi or Ronaldo is the best footballer in the world, which of the two owns the best cars is an equally contentious subject! Although Ronaldo may own the greatest number, Messi’s humble attitude towards his motors most certainly swings in his favour. Struggling to make your mind up? Have a look at this article to help you decide.