Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi owns the most expensive collection of cars in the sports world, including a Ferrari that cost him £ 25million.
Research compiled by ManySpins.com showed that among the top 50 highest paid athletes in the world, based on the rich Forbes 2021 list, Messi had the most expensive car collection.
Messi’s collection currently consists of 13 cars, worth a total of £ 28,169,068, and tops the list ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in second place.
The Portuguese forward owns 19 vehicles with a combined valuation of just over £ 18million, while Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton was second best with a collection of nine cars worth £ 12.4million. pound sterling.
Boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Messi’s teammate Neymar rounded out the top five, while Conor McGregor placed ninth as he led the rich athlete list.
F1 driver Max Verstappen, seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady, basketball player Kevin Durant and Manchester United star Paul Pogba were also in the top 10.
Up to £ 25million of Messi’s collection value comes from his 2016 purchase of a 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti.
He reportedly outbid Ronaldo at an auction five years ago to buy the classic sports car and add it to his collection.
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It’s not the only Ferrari in Messi’s collection, as it also has a special edition of the F430 Spider, a popular car among footballers.
Messi’s Spider is equipped with aerodynamic simulation programs and goes from 0 to 60 in around 3.6 seconds.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner also owns a pair of Range Rovers that he has regularly been spotted using to drive to training and to perform tasks such as visiting the supermarket.
Perhaps the most extravagant car in Messi’s collection is the Pagani Zonda Roadster, which is among the most expensive cars in the world, but since it is not road legal, it is part of his collection for the aesthetic more than anything.
He also currently owns a Toyota Prius that was given to him following the 2011 Club World Cup, as well as a Mini Cooper, Cadillac Escalade, Dodge Charger and Mercedes SLS.
In the past he has also been in possession of three different Audi vehicles, two Maserati sports cars and a Lexus.