Fast cars and quick exits, strikers lead from the front in list of Premier League’s most valuable motors
Massive motors, slap dash training ground exits and the clamour to find out who is behind the wheel, three things that are synonymous with transfer deadline day. Now, ahead of the closure of the Premier League transfer window on February 1st, Auto Trader, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace, has revealed the players with the most valuable cars.
While Manchester United are unlikely to mount a title challenge, Marcus Rashford easily owns the most valuable vehicle in the Premier League from the top 20 most valuable players in the league. The England striker, who is listed as the Premier League’s joint 16th most valuable player at £70m, owns a Rolls-Royce Cullinan Blue Shadow, with the average used price of the same model on Auto Trader retailing for £328,3551.
Rashford is not the only forward opting for an impressive motor either, with four of the five most valuable cars in the list being owned by strikers or wingers. Despite this, the league’s most prized player, record setter and goal scoring machine, Erling Haaland's Audi RS6 Avant is estimated at a comparatively modest average value of £82,0132, the joint eighth highest average value of the cars.
Another footballer taking a more conservative approach to his car choice is Haaland’s teammate Rodri, who famously likes a lower maintenance life. The defensive midfielder who ranks joint third for value (£110M) owns a Range Rover Sport which has an average listing price of £54,2663 placing him in joint 14th for car value.
Although the list of cars features many unique styles, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport was easily the top model owned by those featured with three players driving the car while Mercedes is the brand most popular with six players having a car from the brand.
They may sit outside the top twenty most valuable Premier League players but Liverpool’s Mo Salah and Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min both make a significant impact on four wheels. The attackers’ own cars that would easily rank them within the top twenty most valuable vehicles list (Salah with his 2018 Bentley Continental GT Auto average value £66,7354 and Son Heung-Min with his 2018 Land Rover Range Rover A-Bio Sdv8 A – average value £37,6575).
Creating an alternative league table that compares the worth of the Premier League’s 20 most valuable players6 with the average value for a used model of their vehicles, Auto Trader’s research shows that the two figures aren’t always aligned.
The stats come amid the growing demand from fans to know which cars their players own and how much they are worth, with some TikTok content featuring footballers’ cars receiving more than three million views7.
The obsession with footballers and their cars on transfer deadline day is here to stay. From Peter Odemwingie infamous QPR non-transfer to Harry Redknapp’s ‘drive-in’ interviews, their vehicles play a key role in the story. In the era of TikTok, expect many fans to turn up to training grounds and capture the car that their new hero or outgoing villain will be driving, whilst trying to work out its value. As our stats show, if your team is signing a striker, it is likely to be worth a lot.”
While only a select few are be able to afford a vehicle of the same worth, those looking to mirror their heroes can find several of the models listed on Auto Trader.
Alternatively, fans looking to discover the value of their own vehicle can use Auto Trader’s completely free valuation service which is used by millions of drivers across the UK. Using only independent market data taken from millions of vehicles each day, it provides a totally unbiased valuation in minutes. It is the platform to find out what your car is really worth. To find out more click here.
*All cars listed have been identified as being driven by the individual with the last two years.
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