Every year, sports players across the world land some of the highest paying contracts in the world, securing millions of dollars’ worth of capital. The homes they live in reflect these contracts and are often properties many of us could only ever dream of staying in.
From Ronaldo’s mansion where he’s been living in luxury, to the likes of Wayne Rooney’s English country estate or LeBron’s Hollywood abode, these properties are impressive to say the least. Below, let’s take a look at some of the most incredible properties of all time that are owned by the sports elite.
As one of the world’s most famous football players and Manchester’s biggest success, Ronaldo has landed an impressive level of high paying contracts over the years and has not one but a total of eight staggering mansions. He got to this point by becoming a lethal force on the pitch, often coming in as a sports betting favorite to score or secure an assist, amongst other things.
With the Spanish island of Madeira lying close to his heart, Ronaldo owns a sleek looking 7 story mansion on the island he calls home and shares it with his mother. However, as one who loves the sun, Ronaldo also owns places in a number of other countries, including a secret property in Turin, a jaw dropping three-bedroom apartment in Trump Tower in New York, a huge complex in Madrid, and an apartment in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.
Ronaldo certainly isn’t short of vacation homes, that’s for sure. For those that dream of living this kind of lifestyle, hard work appears to be the way to get there. Of course, this is easier said than done, but Ronaldo’s work rate is arguably second to none.
The American professional basketball player Lebron James is considered one of the greatest players of all time ( commonly referred to as “GOAT”), and it’s no wonder his property lives up to this reputation. Having previously played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Lebron’s contract was recently extended to the 2022/2023 season, in which his California property is breathtaking.
The 23-million-dollar mansion lies in LA’s Brentwood neighborhood and was once the home of acclaimed Hollywood actress, Audrey Hepburn. The villa was built in the 1930’s and is Mediterranean style to reflect the local climate. The property sits securely behind a long exclusive driveway and a number of cameras, making it a little difficult for anyone to get a peek at the mansion.
Inside the home features vaulted ceilings, a huge living area with floor to ceiling sliding doors that reveal stunning views over the LA skyline, two master suites and a variety of entertaining areas that are sure to take the breath away of anyone who visits.
As a legendary baseball player, Barry Bonds also owns one of the most impressive properties. His Italian style mansion features 30-feet high ceilings, hand painted murals, Italian Travertine and specially imported limestone flooring.
The interior features some impressive entertainment features including a 12-seat movie theater, a huge commercial grade gym, and a master outdoor kitchen. His property covers an impressive 17,100 square feet.
Going to the next level, the impressive mansion features a total of seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a wood paneled library, and a full-service spa. There’s even a two story guest house for those visiting who want exclusive privacy.
In the nature of this profession, the property also features a number of different sports courts, including tennis and basketball.
Troy Aikman is a former NFL superstar and two-time Super Bowl winner so there’s no surprise he owns not one, but two impressive mansions in the Dallas area of Texas.
The first one is a custom built, 10,000 square feet home in the Mount Vernon area of Highlands Park. The property features a number of luxury rooms, including a wine tasting bar, a morning room with a fireplace, a games room, a media room and another bar too.
The second property is just slightly larger and features a number of impressive features again, including 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4 car garages, a basketball court and a pool. Lying on Connor Lakes, the property has some impressive views and is worth an eye watering $4.3 million dollars.
Overall, there’s a huge amount of funds that goes into the sporting world, in which every year, sports players across the world land some of the most attractive and high paid contracts on the globe. As a result, it’s no wonder these sports stars own some of the most impressive properties in the world and in the most desirable locations in the Mediterranean and the brightly lit shores of the US too.