With High wages, come great cars. It’s no secret how well Premier League footballers are paid and this is often most evident when you see the vehicles they’re driving.
The likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Heung-min Son own the hugely expensive Ferrari LaFerrari, while Roberto Firmino and Dele Alli drive Rolls Royce Phantoms.
But one footballer who bucks the trend of driving a flashy automobile is N’Golo Kante.
The humble Chelsea midfielder, who is known to be one of football’s nice guys, instead drives a vehicle more familiar to us mere mortals – a Mini Cooper S.
It will come as no surprise that Kante earns enough money to afford his car in the shortest amount of time out of any current Premier League player, according to Fixter.co.uk.
Kante needs just 10 minutes and 15 seconds on the football pitch to be able to pay back the dosh he needed for the motor.
Fixter analysed the top players from this season based on their annual salary and position they play to compile a list of 200 footballers from all 20 teams, investigating every possible lead and source to determine which cars each player owns including media clippings, the players’ own social media accounts, and fan websites.
The data on the car price and each player’s annual salary is then utilised to calculate how many minutes they must be on the pitch to to afford their car, as well as the number of games this correlates to.
Below you can see the Premier League players with the most expensive cars
Top 10 PL players with the most expensive car
1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Ferrari
2. Heung-min Son – Ferrari
3. Paul Pogba – McLaren
4. Roberto Firmino – Rolls Royce
5. Dele Alli – Rolls Royce
6. Michy Batshuayi – Rolls Royce
7. Mesut Ozil – Lamborghini
8. Sergio Aguero – Lamborghini
9. Mohamed Salah – Lamborghini
10. Nicolas Pepe – Lamborghini
So it’s Arsenal and Tottenham forwards Aubameyang and Son who lead the way with a Ferrari LaFerrari model, which will set you back a whopping £1,150,000.
Wantaway Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is third with a McLaren P1.
Son’s Spurs teammate Alli and Liverpool forward Firmino are just behind with Rolls Royce Phantoms.
Michy Batshuayi is something of a surprise in these charts in sixth considering he’s a bit-part player at Chelsea.
And bringing up the rear we have Mesut Ozil, Sergio Aguero, Mohamed Salah and Nicolas Pepe, who all own Lamborghinis.
Now let’s take a look at the table that reveals which players need the shortest playing time to afford their car
Top 10 PL players with shortest playing time to afford car
1. N’Golo Kante – Mini Cooper
2. Tanguy N’dombele – Volkswagen
3. David de Gea – Aston Martin
4. Angelo Ogbonna – Fiat
5. Joao Moutinho – Jaguar
6. Bernard – Porsche
7. Jan Vertonghen – Ford
8. Kevin De Bruyne – Mercedes
9. Andre Gomes – Audi
10. Michail Antonio – Mercedes
Kante is the player on the pitch for the shortest time before the cash he paid for his Mini Cooper S is earned again.
Behind him is Spurs midfielder Tanguy N’Dombele, who owns a Volkswagen Touraeg.
David de Gea in third is a surprise considering he owns an Aston Martin which wouldn’t be cheap but perhaps this demonstrates how highly the goalkeeper is paid at Manchester United.
The likes of West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna drives a Fiat, while Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen owns a Ford.
And maybe by the time you’ve finished reading this, Kante will decide to buy a brand new Mini…
With brilliant wages, come brilliant cars.