Expensive cars come with the territory of being a Premier League player. The status, the spending and the brash tinted windows are all part of the package.
But what is the most popular motor on the top flight circuit? Have Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Mesut Ozil all copied each other? And how many of them have been spotted in the Manchester suburb of Wilmslow?
Nuts magazine have done research throughout 2013 to give you the answers.
1. RANGE ROVER SPORT
This year has seen universal love for the daddy of all SUVs. It’s fast, it’s full of tricks, it looks awesome – and it was made here in Blighty. A worthy winner!
Drivers include: Darren Bent (Aston Villa); Jon Obi Mikel, John Terry (both Chelsea); Scott Parker (Fulham); Luis Suarez (Liverpool); Ryan Giggs, Javier Hernandez, Wayne Rooney (all Man United); Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City); Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
Price: up to £102,900
Top speed: 140mph
0-60mph: 7.2 secs
For the second year, the surly SUV pips its road-hogging rival to second spot. Could it be the speed of the Turbo that the Prem stars love? Whatever it is, it’s still the most popular Porsche ever!
Drivers include: Scott Parker (Fulham); Steven Gerrard, Kolo Toure (both Liverpool); Yaya Toure (Man City); Tom Cleverley, Patrice Evra, Robin van Persie, Chris Smalling (all Man United); Younes Kaboul (Tottenham Hotspur); Carlos Cuellar (Sunderland)
Price: Up to £90,790
Top speed: 173mph
0-60mph: 4.8 secs
The sporty R8 got a sound showing further up the top ten, but if it’s German muscle the Prem’s finest are after, the Q7 wins it. Granted, the Cayenne literally gives it a run for its money, but some argue this is the better looking of the two.
Drivers include: Kieran Gibbs, Bacary Sagna (both Arsenal); Fernando Torres (Chelsea); Luis Nani, Rio Ferdinand (both Man United); Steven Nzonzi (Stoke City); Phil Bardsley (Sunderland); Mousa Dembele, Emmanuel Adebayor (both Tottenham Hotspur) Chris Brunt (West Brom)
Price: up to £95,260
Top speed: 155mph
0-60mph: 5.5 secs
Since its inception in 2004, this British beast has become a bona fide favourite with the famous football-playing folk. Very cool, very fast, very nice all round!
Drivers include: Darren Bent (Aston Villa); Frank Lampard, Juan Mata, Fernando Torres (all Chelsea); Gareth Barry (Everton); Glen Johnson (Liverpool); James Milner (Man City); Peter Crouch, Matthew Etherington (both Stoke City); Jake Livermore (Tottenham Hotspur)
Price: Up to £128,653
Top speed: 190mph
0-60mph: 4.6 secs
No round-up of top flight players’ preferred wheels would be complete without the GT – the Downton Abbey of the nation’s training ground car parks.
Drivers include: Samuel Eto’o, (Chelsea); Glen Johnson, Victor Moses, Martin Skrtel (all Liverpool); Gael Clichy, David Silva (both Man City); Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young (both Man United); Wes Brown (Sunderland); Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur)
Price: Up to £132,150
Top speed: 195mph
0-60mph: 4.8 secs
Daily Mail UK