From the Pitch to the Patio: Football Legends Who Love Their Outdoor Spaces

We are used to seeing football stars on the field.

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From the Pitch to the Patio: Football Legends Who Love Their Outdoor Spaces

We are used to seeing football stars on the field. However, their life is not limited to training and games. Of course, they also like to relax. Some people prefer luxury hotels, while others prefer to relax in the peace and comfort of their homes. Let's find out which of the top football players is an avid "homebody."

Cristiano Ronaldo

Football legend Cristiano still loves holidaying in Spain, which is why he recently paid $1.6 million for this impressive villa, which is located right next to UFC star Connor McGregor's home. The house is located in Marbella on Spain's Costa del Sol, in an area that is also known as the "Superstars Cul de Sac."

The community, home to two athletes, is located next to the La Resina Gold golf course and offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Villa Ronaldo in Marbella is a stately mansion with a modern design and a stark white facade. The interior features high ceilings and an open floor plan on two levels connected by a floating staircase.

There is a large master bedroom with a spacious dressing room, an en-suite bathroom, and stunning sea views. But such a majestic villa would not be complete without the ubiquitous wine cellar, fully equipped gym, and home cinema. A high-tech automation system controls lighting, air conditioning, and entertainment systems.

Outside, the home features a near-perfect garden, infinity pool, dedicated fire pit where Cristiano can burn oak logs, and a beautiful, comfortable outdoor living area.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is not very open to journalists and fans. But he doesn't need to talk much about his achievements, because his numerous awards speak eloquently for him. However, due to the taciturnity of the athlete, almost nothing is known about the house in which Messi lives with his family.

From the information available to the football player's fans and the media, one can only learn that he is located in a city called Castelldefels in Catalonia. To avoid the harassment of fans and curious paparazzi, Lionel was forced to buy a neighbor's plot—enterprising neighbors opened a business based on renting the house to curious people.


Neymar da Silva, recognized as the best at the 2013 Confederations Cup, has not yet acquired his own home, probably due to his relatively young age.

Currently, he is content with a rented villa in an exclusive area in the western part of Barcelona. Neymar has to pay 18 thousand euros for his house.

But it has an area of 1000 sq.m., as many as 5 bedrooms and a garage for 8 cars. The villa has a large swimming pool. In the patio there is a special area for relax and barbecue where the footballer can enjoy watching burning birch logs. Among other things, Neymar can at any moment, enjoy a magnificent view of the main stadium from his windows.

Fernando Torres

As you know, for the last three years, El Niño has been living in the town of Oxshott (Surrey), England. The mansion chosen by the star football player has six bedrooms and a separate wing for servants.

In addition, it is equipped with an elevator, making it easier for the athlete (already tired during training) and his household members to move from floor to floor. Of course, there are fireplaces that give the warmth of heat logs and create a homely vibe.

Well, as for wellness procedures, an indoor swimming pool is provided for them. However, this was not the decisive factor when choosing a house; it was the close location of the club's training base. The mansion cost Torres 4.5 million euros.

Gerard Piqué

Gerard Pique's purchase of the house aroused great public interest. The house is located in Esplugues de Llobregat, in the province of Barcelona, near the stadium where Gerard trains.

A strong fence surrounds the house. However, you can't protect yourself from journalists, so today, we know about the magnificent view from the terrace with orange trees, as well as the presence of a garage for two cars, a billiard room, and a library. The modest press is silent about the number of bedrooms and the price of the house.


In everyday life, football stars, just like any other person, want to be able to relax after intense training. Well, where better to relax than at home, mainly if your whole life consists of constant travel? It is not surprising that athletes invest fabulous amounts of money to make their family nest truly comfortable and respectable. In star houses, everything is done to the highest standard: the design of the premises, the design of the housing, and the renovation.

Of course, in order to get expensive mansions in Spain, England, or Paris, the football players had to put in a lot of effort and talent, which deserves respect and admiration for their determination. Unfortunately, the whole world cannot be a continuous football match.