Footballers are famous for their love of flashy cars and for the often questionable modifications they choose to fit. Now a new list has revealed some of the best and worst examples currently on sale.
The run-down of models once owned by famous footballers has been put together by Auto Trader and ranges from a classy standard Ferrari to a selection of “unique” super SUVs guilty of some serious personalisation own goals.
5. Gareth Soutgate’s Bentley Continental GTC
Thankfully not every Bentley owner feels the need to customise their car. This Continental GTC was once owned by England manager Gareth Southgate looks all the better for remaining largely unchanged. The current private owner has added a piano black veneer and a full ceramic coating but the drop-top grand tourer with Mulliner driving pack is notably restrained compared with some of the other cars on this list. Rather than full-on W12 6.0-litre, this example features the 4.0-litre V8 favoured by many buyers but with 521bhp and a sub-five-second 0-62mph time, it’s no slouch. With 41,000 miles on the clock, the owner is asking just under £78,000. Photo: Auto Trader
6. Jack Butland’s Range Rover Sport SVR
We’re back to questionably modified SUVs with this £100k Range Rover Sport once owned by England goalkeeper Jack Butland. According to the advert this is (thankfully) the only current-generation SVR to have received the Project Khan treatment. That means a huge list of body additions ranging from a three-piece spoiler to new arches, grille and bumpers, plus 23-inch wheels. Inside, the sports seats and other interior panels have been reupholstered in hexagonal quilted and perforated leather and there are drilled aluminium pedals to complete the sporty look. Photo: Auto Trader