Messi, Ronaldo, and Neymar are three of the highest-paid players in Europe, and each of them spends a considerable amount of money on transportation. In particular, Ronaldo stands out the most when he possesses a fleet of rare supercars as well as boats, even planes, and even more extravagant modes of transportation. Even though they do not spend a lot of money on supercars, Messi and Neymar both have their own private plane.
Even if we only consider the cost of the aircraft, Ronaldo is the one who shells out the most money, as the two Gulfstreams together cost around 100 mιllιon US dollars.
Messi – 17.5 mιllιon 𝚞ᵴԀ
Prior to joining PSG, Messi had an annual salary of roughly 71 mιllιon euros after taxes, making him the highest paid footballer in the world. This income was before Messi joined PSG. Because of his enormous money, Messi does not let his love of costly cars show too much. The Argentine striker generally drives Maserati, Mercedes or Range Rover. Expensive supercars such as the Pagani Zonda (with a price tag of more than $1.6 mιllιon) and the 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti (with a price tag of more than $37 mιllιon) are only rumored to exist.
Messi made the decision to purchase a Gulfstream V as a personal aircraft so that his family and he could travel together. The name Gulfstream is well-known in the private aviation sector. Despite having been constructed in 2004, Messi’s jet can cost up to 17.5 million US dollars.
Like Neymar’s, Messi’s plane has its own distinctive identifiers, like the number 10 painted on the tail and the names of Messi’s relatives painted on the stairs.
A pair of Rolls-Royce BR700-710A1-10 jet engines power the Gulfstream V, allowing it to reach a top speed of Mach 0.88, or about 940 kilometers per hour. Additionally, the aircraft reached a speed of Mach 0.83, or 882 kilometers per hour, while in cruise mode.
Lionel Messi, his wife, and their three kids are free to travel anywhere in the world because the Gulfstream V has a range of up to 12,000 kilometers. The Gulfstream V is also capable of flying up to an altitude of roughly 16 kilometers.
More than 19 mιllιon U.S. dollars belong to Neymar.
The ᴘᴜʀᴄʜᴀsᴇ of an Airbus H-145 helicopter by Neymar in 2019 cost him approximately 15 mιllιon 𝚞ᵴԀ. Because the Brazilian striker uses the helicopter at home the most of the time, the media very seldom gets to see him using this plane in Europe. It is not straightforward to identify Neymar’s jet because it is painted black all over the exterior and has the initials NJR, which is an abbreviation for this player’s name.
The H-145 is the result of a partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Airbus. It was released to the general audience in 2015. The German automaker’s involvement is mostly restricted to the process’ design stage. The H-145 is approximately 4 meters tall, 13.64 meters long, and weighs 4 tons. The H-145 has two engines, which give it a top speed of 238 km/h and a range of 650 km.
The H-145 initially had room for 10 passengers in addition to the two pilots. Now that the helicopter has been returned to Neymar, it has been altered with extra space inside to accommodate one of the most expensive strikers in the world.
Additionally, rumors have claimed that Neymar owns a light personal jet of the Embraer Phenom 100 kind. Embraer is one of the airlines that operates out of Brazil. The Embraer Phenom 100 has a longer range than the Airbus H-145, which is over 2,200 kilometers, but having a lower price tag than the Airbus H-145 (around $4.2 mιllιon in 2021). As a result, Neymar relies on this aircraft for the majority of his lengthy travels.
Almost one hundred mιllιon US dollars for RonaldoIn addition to a collection of luxury automobiles and watercraft with a combined value of over 20 mιllιon U.S. dollars.
Ronaldo also has two personal jets that are worth close to 100 mιllιon U.S. dollars.
The world-famous Portuguese athlete shelled out close to 28 mιllιon dollars in 2015 to ᴘᴜʀᴄʜᴀsᴇ a Gulfstream G200 commercial jet.
The Gulfstream G200 is 18.97 meters long, 17.7 meters wide, and 6.53 meters high, with a maximum payload of more than 16 tons. Its 8.7 tons weight. The G200’s interior features a room that is more than 80 square meters large, and it can fit eight to 10 guests as well as two crew members. The G200’s cabin falls within the category of “personal jets,” which are referred to as “personal jets.”
The Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306A engines that power the G200 enable it to reach a top speed of 900 km/h and a cruise speed of 850 km/h. The G200’s operational range is about 6,300 kilometers, and it can fly at a maximum altitude of 13.7 kilometers.
According to reports in the European media, Ronaldo also has a Gulfstream G650, which is even more expensive. The G650 can cost up to $64.5m and was initially displayed to the public in 2012. There are now 200 orders on the G650 order list, and the waiting period is roughly three years. Unfortunately, this results in lengthy wait times for customers.
The G650 is a member of Gulfstream’s most recent generation of large aircraft. It has a range of 13,000 kilometers and a top speed of 980 kilometers per hour. 11 to 18 people can fit in its seats.