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12 Most Expensive Houses Owned by Famous Footballers (Then and Now)


It is believed that soccer players have the best job in the world. It allows them to earn while practicing their passion. And the ones who are extremely talented; are earning enough to explode their bank accounts. So, all of them have luxurious properties like houses, trust me, all of them have expensive and beautiful homes.

If you do not believe it, see it yourself with the list of top 7 famous footballers houses – Then and Now. This list would give you an overview of the biggest houses the famous soccer players bought over the years. We have made a collection of some footballers houses pictures as well for you to have a look at. So without further ado, let’s take a look at our favorite players and their houses.

12 Famous Footballers And Their Luxury Homes

1. Lionel Messi House

When it comes to the list of most expensive soccer players houses in 2021, Lionel Messis’s homes top the list. Reportedly, the football star owns two houses in Barcelona, Spain, plus one house in Argentina (his homeland).

One of Messi’s Barcelona houses is built in an environmentally friendly area. This beautiful and luxurious house overlooks the Mediterranean coast and has particular restrictions set for the planes to fly over it. Moreover, it is located in the most expensive suburbs of Barcelona, Castelldefels.

Lionel Messi’s other house in Barcelona is another reason for his popularity other than his professional skills. When it comes to the world’s top football players and their houses, this one makes it to the top of the list. The second home is Zero Eco-Home, a future sustainable home with a structure like a soccer ball. According to Forbes, The FC Barcelona striker’s soccer shaped house has a 3-level dwelling that showcases wooden terraces, a massive pool yards, hexagonal sectors, a green roof garage, and also a roof that has grass on its one half and is solar mirrored on its other half (representing geometric os a soccer ball).

In childhood, Messi used to live in his small home that is located in Rosario, Argentina. This house is not expensive at all but has many memories of the soccer player’s childhood. But, hard work has paid the player in the best possible way to own the most expensive houses these days.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo House

According to Forbes, Christiano Ronaldo is one of the highest-paid and best soccer players in the world. Also, he is 2nd richest soccer player in the world. Ronaldo has moved to various locations over the years, but nowadays, the star lives in his hometown, Madeira.

Ronaldo bought a warehouse in Funchal and converted it into a beautiful seven-story mansion. Reportedly, Ronaldo spent GBP 7million to recover the home, with missus Georgina Rodriguez in love with its amenities, including 2 Olympic-sized swimming pools, a beautiful sea view, a football pitch, and a jacuzzi.

The soccer star was isolated in his beautiful mansion with his family and often shared pictures of spending quality time with his children, including Christiano Ronaldo Jr.

According to The Sun, Christiano reportedly spent GBP 14 million on a home for holidays in Costa Del Sol. The exact area in which the soccer star’s holiday house sits is known as ‘The Superstar Cul-De-Sac’ as one of the most celebrities live there. Marbella’s great holiday home has four bedrooms, a private golf course, in-built cinema, an infinity pool, high vaulted ceilings, and beautiful views of the sea.

In 2018, Ronaldo moved into his new home in Juventus. It features two adjoining villas on a private road guarded by the security that leads to the entrance gate. This dream house has a state-of-the-art gym, a swimming pool, and much more.

Ronaldo also owns a lavish property in Madrid on which he spent GBP 4.8 million, an abode in the expensive La Finca neighborhood. This property has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym, a football pitch. Moreover, all of the doors of this stunning house are monogrammed with his initials.

From 2003 to 2009, Ronaldo lived in a GBP 3 million mansion in Alderley Edge, Manchester, like his teammates. This property also had luxuries such as a gym, swimming pools, and much more.

And here comes the house in which he lived with his parents in his childhood, located in Funchal, Madeira. When Ronaldo lived here, he shared a small room with his siblings. This property was small and not luxurious at all.

He was born in a family struggling to put food on the table. In 2019, Christiano visited his old home and was moved to see his house and meet the neighbors. He said that his son, Christiano Ronaldo Jr., did not believe he used to live there and said to his father, “Papa. Did you live here?” Well, we must say the football star has played hard to own one of the most luxurious properties these days.

However, Ronaldo is famous for his game or properties and owning some luxurious cars. And people talk about Ronaldo cars and houses commonly other than the matches he won.

3. Wayne Rooney House

Wayne Rooney and his wife have multiple properties around the globe. Including a secret GBP 5 million Barbados pad, GBP 300k Florida Apartment, GBP 6 million home in Prestbury, Cheshire, beautiful home in Maryland, and New GBP 20 million Cheshire Mansion.

If you are looking for all famous soccer players’ houses then and now; Rooney has a long journey. We will start with the latest property he has; the secret pad!

The secret GBP 5 million Barbados Pad has five bedrooms, an infinity pool, a shared golf course, and a media room as well. He rents out a spectacular Barbados villa for more than GBP 25000/week in the high season. The couple bought this property for GBP5 million back in 2010.

The second property is a GBP 300k Florida Apartment. The couple bought this stunning waterfront apartment at Harbour Pointe in Port Charlotte, Florida, back in 2007. Wayne is the owner of a 3-bedroom condo in the riverside resort with a fitness center, big-sized walk-in closet, balcony, and an in-ground heated pool.

The third property the soccer star owns is a beautiful GBP 6 million home in Prestbury, Cheshire. It is also known as Wayne Castle. It consists of 6 en-suite bedrooms, a Jacuzzi, a cinema, and a swimming pool. The couple lived for more than a decade here until a former serviceman tried to break in while the player was away for a Testimonial match in August 2016; it left his wife Coleen fearing their kid’s safety.

In 2018, the couple was rumored to move into a beautiful home in Maryland. According to The Sun, a source close to the player’s wife said: “They live in Maryland, which is really quiet, so if they do go out its bowling or cinema with the kids.” Moreover, they added: “They have a massive house and it’s beautiful.”

The Rooneys own a new GBP 20 million Mansion in Cheshire, having 2 human-made fishing lakes, a football pitch, and an orangery. Besides owning the most expensive houses, the star grew up in a council house.

4. Jesse Lingard House

The Manchester United player owns a beautiful GBP 2 million home in London, United Kingdom. According to The Sun, Lingard’s stunning pad features 5-bedrooms, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, a cinema, a boiling water tap in a modern kitchen, an emperor bed with a star-lit ceiling, and a huge garden.

Although the star’s net worth is $8 million, he came from an average background. The lifestyle and the home he is living in today are far better than that of his childhood.

5. Harry Kane House

Harry Kane moved into a luxurious and expensive home in London back in 2018 with his family. The soccer star and his wife Katie Goodland spent around GBP 17 million on the mansion. The Sun Sport shared, the mansion is equipped with 7-sizeable bedrooms, a gym lined with ‘Kane 18’ and ‘Kane 10’ jerseys wall to wall from down the years, cinema, golf simulator, a private garden, an outdoor pool, and also a 6-feet high-security fence. Reportedly, the Tottenham manager revealed last year that he owns a second home near Tottenham’s training ground. He stays there during the weekdays and practices his skills.

The star was born at Chingford, a suburban area in North East London. Kane’s childhood home was just about 5-miles away from the Spurs’ home stadium, White Hart Lane. He was brought up in an Irish way due to his parents. However, soon his parents moved to London to have kids. Harry learned the culture, music, traditions, language, and literature of Londoners.

6. Steven Gerrard’s House

Steven Gerrard’s new house sits on the star-studded Beverly Hills in LA. The star spent about GBP 18 million on the construction of his dream home. He bought this property back in 2005 and spent several million dollars on building the dream house. It has 7-bedrooms, three living rooms, a cinema, a state-of-the-art gym, a swimming pool, and a landscaped garden.

According to The Daily Mail, this mansion is in Gerrard’s hometown, but it is far from his childhood home, the Blueball Estate home where he spent his childhood. The new home is worth GBP 18 million with 12,000sq ft area, and Steven’s childhood home is now worth GBP 77,000.

7. Neymar House

Neymar’s house can not be forgotten when we talk about expensive houses owned by popular footballers. This great mansion is located sixty miles down the coast from Rio de Janeiro, on which Neymar spent GBP 7 million. It is built on a two and a half-acre plot, including five bedrooms, six suites, a tennis court, a swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym, a helipad, jacuzzi, a massage room, an underground cellar for 3,000 wines, and also a dock to anchor a yacht.

According to Wikipedia, if we compare Neymar’s house in childhood, his family did not own a property at that time, and they lived in a very small and rented house. But as his father was a former footballer, he encouraged Neymer Jr. to follow his passion and thrive. Later on, when Neymar started playing officially and earning, their lifestyle improved, and the family bought their first property, a house next to Vila Belmiro when he was 15 years of age.

8. Jamie Vardy House

Jamie and his wife Rebekah, along with six children, live in a stunning mansion in Cheshire. This mansion has numerous features such as a state-of-the-art gym, a big open and plan living area, an enormous dressing room, a big garden for the family to relax.

However, the couple also has a big mansion in Lincolnshire. Vandy spent GBP 1.25 million on it, and it consists of 8 bedrooms, five bathrooms & reception rooms, and two annexes. But the couple got disturbed often as the neighbors seemed to invade their privacy and reach the area. Reportedly, the couple put this mansion on sale and moved to the new Cheshire mansion. But the news of selling the Lincolnshire mansion is not confirmed yet, but the couple has moved into the stunning Cheshire mansion.

Vardy grew up in Hillsborough and had a rough start in life. His childhood house is far away when compared to the expensive houses he owns today.

9. Sunil Chhetri House

Sunil Chhetri’s house is one of the famous soccer player homes. His new home is located in Garden City of India, Bangalore. It’s a stunning and understated house with 2-bedrooms, a walk-in closet, a dedicated office for Sunil, a gorgeous deck, and a lot of woodwork.

The star grew up in Secunderabad, India, and during his initial years, his family was going through a financial crisis and did not have money to complete his targets. The house of his childhood in Secunderabad is far away from the big house he owns in India’s Garden City today.

10. Alex Iwobi House

The Nigerian winger reportedly owns a big house in Lagos, Nigeria. Well, his house is not a mansion but is no less than that. The player has an eye for luxury, and he has managed to get a luxury house in his hometown. It looks quite befitting for the well-loaded football player. When we talk about expensive footballers homes, Alex’s home is one of them yet simple.

Iwobi was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but his family moved to Turkey to join his relative, Austin Jay Jay Ookocha, a former Nigerian player. Later on, when he was four years old, his family moved to London after his uncle relocated to London. Alex comes from a rich back background as his father gave up on his passion for football and studied law to provide a better and secure future to his family.

11. Michael Essien House

Michael Essien owns one of the most expensive houses in Ghana and London, United Kingdom as well. He bought a luxurious mansion worth USD 1.5 million. This house is located in Cobham, one of the most top residential areas of the UK with attractive prospects. It has all the luxuries available in the big mansions of other most famous football players.

If we look back at his early years of life, he had a rough start growing up in a small town in central Ghana. His childhood home is far away from his current property, both in London and Ghana.

12. Zinedine Zidane House

Zinedine Zidane is one of the best soccer players of all time and owns an expensive house in Madrid, Spain. The big house includes all the luxurious facilities, including a state-of-the-art gym where he exercised to be in shape during COVID-19.

However, he had a humble beginning at his parent’s house in Algeria. His childhood home was not luxurious nor big. Later on, the family moved to Marseille, where he grew up.

Final Words

Well, I hope this Top 7 famous footballers houses list has provided you with good information about your favorite player. I have studied many players’ houses over the years, but I found the 7-story mansion of Christiano Ronaldo quite beautiful.

Do let me know in the comment section below who is your favorite player and whom house you like the most.

I am a dream chaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past nine years through self-education.

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