The Real Footie Analyst

Top 10 cars driven by Premier League players

range-rover-sport1. RANGE ROVER SPORT

This year has seen universal love for the daddy of all SUVs. It’s fast, it’s full of tricks, it looks awesome – and it was made here in Blighty. A worthy winner!
Drivers include: Darren Bent (Aston Villa); Jon Obi Mikel, John Terry (both Chelsea); Scott Parker (Fulham); Luis Suarez (Liverpool); Ryan Giggs, Javier Hernandez, Wayne Rooney (all Man United); Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City); Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)

Price: up to £102,900
Top speed: 140mph
Power: 385bhp
0-60mph: 7.2 secs


For the second year, the surly SUV pips its road-hogging rival to second spot. Could it be the speed of the Turbo that the Prem stars love? Whatever it is, it’s still the most popular Porsche ever!
Drivers include: Scott Parker (Fulham); Steven Gerrard, Kolo Toure (both Liverpool); Yaya Toure (Man City); Tom Cleverley, Patrice Evra, Robin van Persie, Chris Smalling (all Man United); Younes Kaboul (Tottenham Hotspur); Carlos Cuellar (Sunderland)

Price: Up to £90,790
Top speed: 173mph
Power: 550bhp
0-60mph: 4.8 secs

audi-q73. AUDI Q7

The sporty R8 got a sound showing further up the top ten, but if it’s German muscle the Prem’s finest are after, the Q7 wins it. Granted, the Cayenne literally gives it a run for its money, but some argue this is the better looking of the two.
Drivers include: Kieran Gibbs, Bacary Sagna (both Arsenal); Fernando Torres (Chelsea); Luis Nani, Rio Ferdinand (both Man United); Steven Nzonzi (Stoke City); Phil Bardsley (Sunderland); Mousa Dembele, Emmanuel Adebayor (both Tottenham Hotspur) Chris Brunt (West Brom)

Price: up to £95,260
Top speed: 155mph
Power: 500bhp
0-60mph: 5.5 secs


Since its inception in 2004, this British beast has become a bona fide favourite with the famous football-playing folk. Very cool, very fast, very nice all round!
Drivers include: Darren Bent (Aston Villa); Frank Lampard, Juan Mata, Fernando Torres (all Chelsea); Gareth Barry (Everton); Glen Johnson (Liverpool); James Milner (Man City); Peter Crouch, Matthew Etherington (both Stoke City); Jake Livermore (Tottenham Hotspur)

Price: Up to £128,653
Top speed: 190mph
Power: 470bhp
0-60mph: 4.6 secs


No round-up of top flight players’ preferred wheels would be complete without the GT – the Downton Abbey of the nation’s training ground car parks.
Drivers include: Samuel Eto’o, (Chelsea); Glen Johnson, Victor Moses, Martin Skrtel (all Liverpool); Gael Clichy, David Silva (both Man City); Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young (both Man United); Wes Brown (Sunderland); Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur)

Price: Up to £132,150
Top speed: 195mph
Power: 200bhp
0-60mph: 4.8 secs


All the flash of a rubber-burning motor, but with the added bonus of a couple of rear doors. Handy for a queue-busting impromptu outing to Nando’s after training.
Drivers include: Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal); Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea); Steven Pienaar (Everton); Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool); Edin Dzeko, Vincent Kompany, Samir Nasri
(both Man City); Guly Do Prado (Southampton); Robert Huth (Stoke City)

Price: Up to £122,623
Top speed: 188mph
Power: 430bhp
0-60mph: 6.8 secs

ferrari-4587. FERRARI 458

It’s a warm welcome to this Italian bad-boy – new to 2013’s top ten. The boffins at Ferrari have worked their stylish behinds off to create their most aero efficient motor ever with the 458 Speciale.
Drivers include: Mathieu Flamini, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere (all Arsenal); Frank Lampard, John Terry (both Chelsea); Micah Richards (Man City); Nani (Man United)

Price: £169,545
Top speed: 202mph
Bhp: 562bhp
0-60mph: 3.4 secs


A slightly better showing for the Italian stallion this year, grunting its way two places up the lead-footed league in style. Nice!
Drivers include:Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa); Ashley Cole (Chelsea); Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, David de Gea, Luis Nani, Wayne Rooney (all Man United); Stephen Ireland (Stoke City)

Price: Up to £149,990
Top speed: 196mph
Power: 520bhp
0-60mph: 3.7 secs

audi-a89. AUDI R8

Last year’s number five may have dropped a few places as the SUVs continue to muscle in on the top ten, but the slick style and super six-speed gearbox means it still makes all the right (gleefully grunty) noises for the boys.
Drivers include: Petr Cech (Chelsea); Tom Cleverley (Man United); Jose Fonte (Southampton); Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott (both Arsenal); Micah Richards, David Silva (both Man City); Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)

Price: Up to £113,645
Top speed: 186mph
Power: 500bhp
0-60mph: 4.0 secs


We complete our rad ride round-up with a new entry – it’s the General Motors-built Yank beast that brings a touch of the NFL to the English Prem.
Drivers include: Joe Allen (Liverpool); Alex Buttner, Nani (both Man United); Petr Cech (Chelsea); Tom Huddlestone (Hull City); Cheick Tiote (Newcastle)

Price: Up to £40,025
Top speed: 157mph
Power: 312bhp
0-60mph: 5.4 secs
Source: Daily Mail

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