Professional athletes have some of the deepest pockets in the world. It is therefore unsurprising that a handful of them would fall in love with Porsche and buy one or two (or even more). As in our previous post about Porsche collectors, we will take a look at athletes who own vehicles made by the German car-maker. While these athletes may not have quite the collection of a Salomondrin or Jerry Seinfeld, rest assured that they have some cool Porsches of their own.
Kerber is one of the faces of women’s tennis and she has the rides befitting a former world number one. One such car is a Porsche 911, a two-door, high-performance German sports car with a rear-mounted, six-cylinder engine. She likely has more, though, as she is one of the brand ambassadors of the luxury car company.
“It’s great to have Porsche as a partner,” Kerber once said at an event hosted by Porsche. She even pointed out that cars made by the German manufacturer are perfect in certain parts of Germany “where there is no speed limit.”
The ever-controversial and former Porsche brand ambassador Maria Sharapova owns a Porsche 911 S Cabriolet, which she received as a prize for winning a tournament sponsored by the German car-maker. Sharapova even professed her love for Porsche in a Vanity Fair interview way back in 2013, noting how the brand’s cars appeal to her “being a woman and being powerful.” She purportedly owns a Porsche 991 as well, which she regularly drives. Said model is the inner designation of the seventh generation of the popular Porsche 911 series.
This soccer megastar can practically afford any car he desires as he is the highest earner in the world of sports. With a new $35 million annual salary at Juventus, the Portuguese soccer star actually took a slight pay cut moving to Turin, but that’s normal given his age. Previously at Real Madrid, Ronaldo earned $47 million per year in salaries alone and signed a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike worth over $914 million. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner used a portion of his eye-popping earnings to build a crazy collection of luxurious cars. As such, Porsche models seem to have a special place in CR7’s heart and he owns three of them: a Porsche Cayenne, a Porsche 911 Carrera 25 Cabriolet and a Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Given his enviable wealth, there’s a strong likelihood that he will add more to his collection.
The link between athletes and boating has always been strong, going as far back at 1897 with the racing yacht Genesee in 1897. Cristiano Ronaldo’s yacht is famous for its extravagance, as most Azimut Yachts for sale are. It features 5 large bedrooms so he can invite his family and friends.
The best shooter on the planet knows his rides and included among his collection is the GT3 RS, arguably one the best models ever in Porsche history. The basketball star also owns an all-black Panamera; an understated beauty of a model that is perfect for the Curry family. The latter, in particular, seems to be a favorite of one-half of the Splash Brothers, as it gives him a low-key ride to cruise around the Bay Area, often with his wife and kids.
Legend has it that Ibrahimovic caused quite a stir in Stockholm when he brought over his Porsche 918 Spyder. But the flashy and feisty Swede didn’t stop there, of course. He added another Porsche to his collection — a Porsche 911 — just for good measure.
So, what do you think of our list? Any athlete we missed out? Feel free to drop us a comment to let us know what you think or to add more names. Again, a share will be highly appreciated.