Fixter just released an Index of cars owned by Premier League players, instead of looking at the most expensive here is a take of the most affordable. Most players own Bugattis and Ferraris yet here are some cars not so out of this world when it comes to price.
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5. Alexander Tettey: Volkswagen Amarok
Bit of an odd choice, we’ll admit, but we can’t fault the Norwich and Norway central midfielder for choosing one of the best pick-up trucks available.
The Amarok exudes the rough and tough image of a pick-up, albeit with a classy interior, so it’s the perfect choice for a rough and tough central midfielder who wants the comfort of a regular car too. Costing £32,503, it would take Tettey two hours, 44 minutes, and 26 seconds to pay off the truck… well, unless he doesn’t have to pay company car tax.
5. Sam Byram: Range Rover Evoque
It’s safe to say Norwich City FC is dominating this list, with their shrewd buys on the pitch proving to make shrewd buys off the forecourt. Sam Byram is the final Norfolk-based player to make the list with his Range Rover Evoque.
A throwback choice to footballers of the early noughties, the Evoque is a solid choice nonetheless. Having signed for Norwich from West Ham this summer, it would take the right-back just one hour, eight minutes, and 36 seconds to pay off the £31,295 SUV. And as the second most popular car to lease this year it’s a solid choice.
4. Miguel Almiron: Mercedes-Benz CLA 180
Having scored his first goal for Newcastle United against Crystal Palace recently, Almiron is the center of attention at St James’ Park once again. Good job he’s got the relatively unassuming Mercedes CLA 180 to make a quick escape if the pressure gets too much and he endures another goal drought.
He’s in the money too, with the sporty £30,630 coupe only taking 47 minutes and 36 seconds for the Paraguay international to pay off. One good half and he can pat himself on the back for the purchase.
3. Solly March: Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG
The Brighton midfielder is currently out of action following groin surgery, which might make getting in and out of his low-riding Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG a bit of a chore.
Offering sporting looks and premium technology, if a footballer could turn into a car like some sporty Transformer it would probably be this one. Aside from injury woes, at £26,155 it would take March just 57 minutes and 20 seconds to pay off the powerful hatchback.
2. N’Golo Kante: Mini Cooper S
Possibly one of the most infamous combinations football has ever produced, or at least up there with Shearer and Sutton, is N’Golo Kante and his Mini Cooper S.
They’ve been through a lot together too. Having picked it up while playing for Leicester in 2015, he collided with a truck on the way to a game against Arsenal in 2018 but stuck with the Mini despite its dented wheel arch and smashed wing mirror. Having been at Chelsea for three years, the French midfielder is obviously a pretty loyal bloke.
“I’ve never been someone who loves a car and when I was young I didn’t have the ambition of a car or something like that,” Kante has previously explained. And considering it would take him just 10 minutes and 15 seconds to pay off the £23,395 car we can’t blame him for sticking with it.
1. Lewis Cook – Volkswagen Scirocco
Topping the list, and having the dubious bragging rights of being the Premier League footballer with the least expensive car, is Bournemouth midfielder, Lewis Cook. Driving the now-unavailable Volkswagen Scirocco, he’s a bloke who obviously likes reliability with a bit of a sporty bent. And at just £20,533, it would take the 22-year-old just 38 minutes and 35 seconds to pay off the coupe.
Recently linked with a big money move to Liverpool or Chelsea, Cook has impressed throughout the season after a lengthy spell on the touchlines with a knee injury. Maybe he can reward himself if he makes the move to a bigger club by opting for the VW ID.3 as a replacement… and if he gets a really big pay rise, he could even get Yianni Charalambous to wrap it in chrome.