Adidas X15 Purechaos shoes or Nike Magista Obra boots?Find out what the hot stars of Euro 2016 will be sporting this season
These players are hot property on and off the pitch. With the UEFA Euro 2016 about to kick off on June 10, we bring you a few players who keep making headlines for their field antics and glamorous lifestyles. Apart from dribbling the ball, they also know how to stack up millions. From sporty endorsements by Nike and Adidas to driving a Mercedes-Benz AMG Series, these new-gen stars are living life king size.
He is the most expensive player in the world, worth £85 million, and consistently proved his agility and skill on the field in the recently-concluded La Liga. Playing as the right winger for Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid, the Wales national is paid a whopping £15 million a year for his services at the Santiago Bernabeu. Bale’s yearly earnings from endorsements are reported to be £65,04,176. The 26-year-old has also signed with Lucozade Sport—an energy drink available in most global markets—and is seen wearing an Adidas kit with both Real Madrid FC and Wales national team. He uses synthetic-made Adidas X15 Purechaos shoes, made specially for speed, during his matches. Grab your pair from adidas.com for Rs 20,000. Also order your Lucozade Sport drink, at Rs 250. Details: lucozade.com
He may not have enjoyed a colourful season with Chelsea FC, but the Belgian is one of the best mid-fielders in the sport now. The 25-year-old is paid £10.4 million for his services at Stamford Bridge. Besides being associated with EA Sports for their FIFA gaming series, he earns £ 23,96,275 from his endorsements, including a deal with Nike who sponsors his shoes (a pair of Mercurial Vapor XIs). The Belgian has also signed with New York-based Topps Cards and has been roped in by the company for their UEFA Champions League trading cards. Rs 230. Details: toppsfootball.com
Undoubtedly the star of the English Premier League this season, the England forward proved his talent by leading Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City to win the silverware this season. He is paid £80,000 per week for his services at the King Power Stadium. The 29-year-old—who prefers wearing Nike Hypervenom Phantom II shoes (made with a mixture of synthetic and flyknit)—endorses Apple’s audio product manufacturing division, Beats by Dre, and has his own limited-edition Walkers chips, titled Vardy Salted. Beats by Dre headphones are available on amazon.in for Rs 23,000, while the Chips can be shipped via rediff.com for Rs 3,230 per 20 bags.
The World Cup-winning attacking mid-fielder—who is currently linked with a move to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool FC—is a player who has proved his talent on the field time and again. The 24-year-old is paid £5.34 million for his services at the Allianz Arena and earns an additional £6,26,300 through his endorsements every year. The FC Bayern Munich player uses the Nike Magista Obra boots (made with flyknit material for better ball control) during his matches. Gotze is also linked with Mercedes Benz, along with other popular sports personalities like Lewis Hamilton. Grab your Nike pair at Rs 34,000 from Nike store in Phoenix MarketCity. Details: 30083652
All eyes will be on this player as Didier Deschamps’ men host the Euro 2016 this year. The 23-year-old is paid £3.43 million for his services at Juventus FC. However, he is rumoured to be moving to English Premier League giants, Manchester United or Chelsea FC, this summer. The French national is currently an official ambassador of Adidas products and earns a whopping £31 million every year from endorsing them. The central mid-fielder prefers wearing Adidas Ace 16 PureControl during his matches. And just like his quirky hairstyle, his shoes are silver, too, and are made with primeknit synthetic material for perfect control. Rs 20,000.Details: adidas.com
— Nishad Neelambaran