When it comes to sports, it can be hard to keep up with all the rules and regulations. However, there is one that many of us can pick up with ease: soccer. All you need to do is kick a ball around for 90 minutes, right? On the surface, it may seem easy, but it all boils down to having the agilest players possible as well as having a team filled with the strength and stamina to keep going even when the pressure starts to rise. Maybe this sport isn’t as easy as we once thought. Many of us enjoy playing soccer. It could be on the weekends with our families and friends or as part of a local team. However, we leave the big games to the stars on the TV.
These players train for hours a week to become the best they can be as well as giving it their all when it comes to the big game. There might be an incentive for all that work – the paycheck. All that work can see the top athletes raking in millions of dollars a month. So what do they buy with their seven-digit bank accounts? They need somewhere to unwind and relax after all that running around, so what about using the perfect home? Only, enough is never enough when it comes to these soccer stars. They earn a huge amount and are determined to show it off to the world. Who wouldn’t love the biggest mansion on the block?
When away from the pitch you may think that it would be nice to unwind and spend some time not thinking about soccer? Not for Lionel Messi. Lionel bought his Barcelona home for just $2 million and has spent over $7 million giving the property a much-needed makeover. Now he has his own football pitch, as well as a children’s playground and a huge swimming pool. To top it off, Lionel also tried to build a wall between his house and the neighbors. When that didn’t work, he just bought the neighbor’s house instead! As if that wasn’t enough, the soccer star has put a halt to any runway extensions in the city by turning his grounds into a nature reserve, to avoid any low flying planes around his house.