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    I’m an ex-Premier League star – now I sell swimming pools but fans keep ringing me up to sing France’s World Cup anthem

    FORMER Premier League star Stephane Guivarc’h has swapped grassy pitches for water as he is now a swimming pool salesman.The Frenchman played for Newcastle and won a World Cup during his career.
    Stephane Guivarc’h has a very different career from when he was a footballerCredit: Federation Franchise Natation
    The former Newcastle star now sells swimming poolsCredit: Tanguy Piscines Bretagne | Constructeur de Piscine
    He works for a company that is run by his childhood friendCredit: Tanguy Piscines Bretagne | Constructeur de Piscine
    Guivarc’h played for Newcastle during his careerCredit: Getty
    The Magpies bought the striker for £3.6million in 1998 after he won the World Cup but he ultimately failed at St James’ Park despite scoring on his debut against Liverpool.
    Guivarc’h, 53, arrived at Newcastle with an impressive goalscoring record in France but could not replicate it in England.
    He was sold just months later to Scottish giants Rangers for £3.5m, where he spent one year before returning to France to see out his career.
    Since retiring in 2002, Guivarc’h has drastically switched his career as he entered the leisure business as a swimming pool salesman at a friend’s company.
    Unlike many former footballers, the retired striker is happy not to have spent much time in front of the camera and is happy with his “balanced life”.
    He told RMC: “I have been in the swimming pool business for 17 years.  The boss of the company is a friend of mine.
    “It started off because the business was a plumbing firm that was doing work on my house.
    “My friend then told me he was planning to create a swimming pools division, and that he was looking for a sales rep.
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    “As I was unemployed at the time I told him I’d give him a hand – and 17 years later on I am still working with him.
    “I am out on the road all day, things are going very well and I am back home in the evenings.
    “I lead a balanced life. I don’t need to constantly seek to be in front of a camera or a microphone in order to exist.”
    However, just because he is selling swimming pools doesn’t mean he does not get recognised by French football fans.
    Occasionally he will be spotted and will end up speaking to clients about football for even longer than the swimming pool.
    Speaking to The Times, he said: “The first time I meet a customer, if they’re a football fan, it’s not uncommon to spend half an hour talking about swimming pools and an hour talking football.
    “It’s nice, it allows you to connect with somebody’s passion rather than just talking pools, pools, pools. They like to share a moment.
    “But it’s also a professional relationship. You don’t win every deal, there’s a competitive aspect there too.”
    With the swimming pool business being based in the village of Concarneau in Brittany, France there is a very common topic that comes to mind.
    He scored on his debut against Liverpool for the MagpiesCredit: Getty
    After only playing four times Guivarc’h left to join RangersCredit: Alamy
    He added: “The ’98 finals had a huge impact, as they were the first time France won the World Cup.”
    Guivarc’h’s fame from the tournament even sees him be called up by fans with his phone number available on the business’ website.
    He added: “My mobile number is on the company’s website, and fans still phone me up to sing the France World Cup anthem I Will Survive.”
    Guivarc’h has previously admitted that he could have stayed in football.
    After retiring he was the sporting director at Guingamp for six months but left the club after a fallout with the president.
    He said: “My mum then died, and I looked after my dad while I had my house built.
    “My childhood friend – who is now my boss – was fitting a water tank one day when I jokingly told him I could be a salesman for his swimming pool firm.
    “That put a flea in his ear.  He phoned me later on, we spoke the next day and I’ve now been with his company since.”
    Guivarc’h played 14 times for FranceCredit: Getty
    He helped the team win the World Cup in 1998Credit: AFP
    Guivarc’h left Rangers having helped the club win a Scottish double with the league and cup titles.
    He rejoined his former side Auxerre where he spent the next two years of his career.
    It was his third spell with the club having played there twice either side of a spell at Rennes before joining Newcastle.
    He played 60 games in the French league scoring 25 goals before leaving in 2001.
    In the last year of his professional career, he was at Guingamp, but he only featured 11 times, scoring one goal.
    Guivarc’h played 14 times for France scoring one goal which came in a friendly game against South Africa in 1997.
    He was selected for the World Cup squad in France’s home tournament in 1998, and played in all six games of the tournament.
    He was awarded with a Knight of the Legion of Honour – the highest order of merit in France – following the victory.
    Former UEFA president Michel Platini revealed that the fixture for the 1998 World Cup final was fixedCredit: AFP
    Former France midfielder Michel Platini later claimed that the final was a fix to make sure that the team would not face Brazil until the final of the competition.
    Platini successfully got a change in the rules keeping France and Brazil separated until the final, having been named co-president of the World Cup Organising Committee in 1992.
    Platini added: “If we finished first in the group and Brazil finished first, we could not meet before the final.
    “We did not work until we were bored for six years to organise the World Cup not to do some little shenanigans.
    “When you are at home, you want to be able to enjoy things.
    “You think the others do not do it for their World Cups? France against Brazil in the final, that was the dream of everyone.” More

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    The football team that’s about more than winning

    “WINNING is fantastic but it’s not our goal – it’s supporting each other on the pitch that counts.”It’s not exactly your typical manager’s pre-match huddle talk, but then South London’s Saving Souls FC aren’t your typical football team.
    Kerry Phillips founded Saving Souls FC to help bring people together
    While winning is a bonus, the real focus of the team, who are supported by National Lottery funding, is scoring victories over issues men face with their mental health.
    “I’m an Arsenal season ticket holder – I go by myself, home and away, and end up talking to so many different people,” says Kerry Phillips, Saving Souls’ founder, manager and “head of laundry”.
    “During lockdown, I realised that for me football is about more than 22 men kicking a ball.
    “It’s a point of connection with other people that nurtures my soul.” 
    Kerry, 36, from Catford, felt isolated during lockdown and reached out to friends on the phone.
    He sensed they were experiencing loneliness too but he couldn’t broach the subject. 
    “It was frustrating. It’s that ‘Men don’t talk about their feelings’ thing.”
    Kerry did some research and realised there was a problem. According to mental health charity Mind, 43 per cent of men regularly feel low but 28 per cent say embarrassment stops them seeking help.
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    Men from minority ethnic groups are even less likely to access help than their white counterparts.
    “In 2017, I had therapy and that helped me understand my own mental health issues,” Kerry says.
    “As a child and young man I was overweight and lacked self-esteem, masking it with an outgoing persona.
    “Even after I lost 14st in my mid-twenties, I lacked confidence. Finally, turning 30, I faced up to my issues. That gave me tools for dealing with things.”
    National Lottery funding helps pay for the pitch hire
    Lockdown knocked his sense of self all over again. He wondered if there was something he could do to improve the mental health of men in his community.
    A couple of years earlier he’d organised a charity football match for his church – over-thirties versus under-thirties.
    “It was an intergenerational bonding session,” he says. “Was there a way of replicating that on a regular basis?”
    Kerry contacted the London Football Association and enquired about setting up a club with the aim of encouraging men to talk.
    Next, he rang Bellingham Leisure Centre, close to his home, and asked about hiring a pitch.
    Within weeks he had bagged a spot in the South London Grassroots Football League. Now all he needed was a team.
    The team are all about encouraging men to talk
    “I came up with the name Saving Souls FC and set up an Instagram account and promoted the first training session in 2021,” he says.
    “Sitting there on my own, I was nervous people wouldn’t turn up. But ten showed. Now Saving Souls has 88 members in its WhatsApp group.”
    Training takes place every other Friday evening, matches mostly on weekdays. And on the last Thursday of every month, Saving Souls holds a men’s forum.
    If people have specific problems they want to discuss, Kerry can signpost them to organisations like Citizens Advice and StepChange, the debt charity. 
    “We’re very diverse, with different religions and cultures,” he says. “Ages too – our oldest member is 58 and his son is the youngest at 18.
    “Friendships form – two members went into business together, while another felt strong enough to come off antidepressants through the boost playing gave him.”
    The team are achieving on the pitch too, winning the Grassroots League in 2022 with a goal difference of 137 and being named London FA Grassroots Project of the Year.
    Last year, Kerry successfully applied for National Lottery funding.
    “The FA gave us funding but I was spending my own money too,” he says.
    “We pay to hire the pitch, for example, but people might be struggling so sessions are free. National Lottery support was a lifesaver.”
    National Lottery players support health and wellbeing projects near you, like Saving Souls FC – the club helping people to improve their wellbeing and mental health through free weekly football matches.
    The National Lottery is also the proud sponsor of The Sun’s Who Cares Win Awards 2023, celebrating people, like Kerry, who put caring into everyday action.
    This season, Saving Souls FC have taken a break from the Grassroots League. “To give other teams a chance,” Kerry jokes.
    Instead, they’re organising matches with community groups, including teams of asylum seekers and Forces veterans.
    The club are welcoming women too, with free self-defence classes and plans for a women’s team.
    Saving souls through winning and, as importantly, cheerfully conceding goals: it’s a simple concept but it works.
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    What is the biggest win in Premier League history?

    THE Premier League has seen its share of ruthless results.Manchester United showed how lethal they can be by putting Southampton to the sword in Tuesday night’s 9-0 win.
    The scoreboard spells out Southampton’s misery in their 9-0 defeat to Manchester UnitedCredit: AP:Associated Press

    It’s the not the first time the Red Devils have been in ninth heaven, thrashing Ipswich Town in 1995. Southampton also have previous when it comes to shipping in nine goals in a game.
    And while an encounter between Portsmouth and Reading in 2007 is the highest scoring Premier League game of all time, a 7-4 win for Pompey, we’re celebrating biggest winning margins.
    Here’s seven mega wins that have stayed in the memory.
    MAN UTD 9-0 IPSWICH TOWN, 1995
    Incredibly, United scored six times in an astonishing second half against strugglers Ipswich during the 1994-95 season.
    Andy Cole was in prolific form, netting five of the nine as Sir Alex Ferguson looked on in glee.
    But United finished runners-up to Blackburn that season, predictably Ipswich finished rock bottom and were relegated.
    Andy Cole celebrates his second goal in the 9-0 rout of IpswichCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    Under Brendan Rodgers Leicester City have been championed for their free-flowing football.
    And with Jamie Vardy in their side, they’re always going to score lots of goals.
    The former England international netted a hat-trick as they thrashed the Saints 9-0, while Ayoze Perez also shared the match ball with his fellow forward.
    Jamie Vardy was in inspired form in Leicester’s 9-0 win over SouthamptonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    TOTTENHAM 9-1 WIGAN, 2009
    Like Andy Cole, Jermain Defoe put in a five star (or goal) performance against the Latics.
    Amazingly though, all his five goals were scored in the second half of Wigan’s embarrassing 9-1 defeat at White Hart Lane.
    Luck for Wigan they finished six points clear of relegation, if they were level their goal difference would’ve cost them because it was the worst in the league thanks to this defeat.
    Tottenham destroyed Wigan in 2009Credit: Getty Images – Getty
    This wasn’t even in the era of Kevin Keegan’s entertainers either.
    But they did have a steady hand in Sir Bobby Robson, who loved building an attacking team.
    And with Alan Shearer leading the line, they thrashed a sorry Owls team – with the England legend scoring five times.
    Alan Shearer scored five times against a sorry Sheffield Wednesday team in 1999Credit: PA:Press Association
    CHELSEA 8-0 WIGAN, 2010
    Like Southampton, Wigan have a penchant for a Premier League tonking.
    And this 8-0 capitulation happened remarkably the same season they lost at Spurs 9-1.
    A Didier Drogba hat-trick, two from Nicolas Anelka, and one each from Frank Lampard, Salomon Kalou and Ashley Cole bumped up the scoreline as the Blues lifted the Premier League title.
    Ashley Cole, one of Chelsea’s scorers in the 8-0 rout of Wigan, lifts the Premier League title after thrashing the LaticsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    This must’ve sent those stalwart Mackem fans on the Sunderland Till I Die documentary potty.
    But at least it reminds them they were a Premier League outfit once upon a time.
    Southampton stuffed them 8-0 under Ronald Koeman, and ended up recording a decent campaign finishing 7th and qualifying for the Europa League.
    Jacks Cork beats Vito Mannone of Sunderland to score the third goalCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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    MAN CITY 8-0 WATFORD, 2019
    In what was a football masterclass from Pep Guardiola’s side, the Hornets were torn apart by a rampant City in 2019.
    Inside the first 18 minutes, they were 5-0 up – with Kevin de Bruyne pulling the strings.
    It was Watford’s biggest defeat in English football.
    A season earlier, don’t forget, they were ripped apart again by City in the FA Cup final losing 6-0.
    Watford’s stars were left humiliated after an 8-0 beating at Manchester CityCredit: Getty Images – Getty More

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    Inside Logan Paul’s amazing lifestyle, living in a £11m Puerto Rican home, engaged to a supermodel and driving fast cars

    LOGAN PAUL has built quite the life for himself.The social media influencer, 28, has amassed a fortune from savvy investments, a boxing career and being a pantomime villain of the WWE.
    Logan Paul lives a lifestyle to envyCredit: Social Media – Refer to Source
    The Prime Hydration drink co-founder is said to be worth north of £60million.
    That allows him to enjoy an incredible lifestyle.
    From living in a stunning mansion in Puerto Rico, to driving supercars and his engagement to Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal, it’s fair to say Logan has got it made.
    SunSport takes a look at his wonderful existence, with the slightest bit of envy.
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    The mansion
    Paul has owned a number of amazing homes through the years.
    The first home he ever bought set him back around £5million and was in the Valley in LA.
    Then, he reportedly splashed around £1million on a desert ranch in California that formerly belonged to drugs guru Timothy Leary in the 1960s.
    But he left America behind and fell in love with Puerto Rico.
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    He and his brother Jake Paul are reportedly renting an £11million mansion in the Caribbean on the Dorado Beach East Community at the Ritz Carlton Reserve.
    The mansion boasts five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in a spacious 5,200 sq ft of living space, including marble floors.
    The open-plan lounge area boasts an eye-catching staircase leading to the second floor.
    Elsewhere there’s a full chef’s kitchen and dining room, as well as sunroom with pool table and huge swimming pool.
    There’s also a three-bed guest house on site.
    The luxury gated resort also boasts access to 2,000 acres of golf courses, tropical gardens and sandy beaches.
    Speaking on his podcast, Logan revealed his “gut” told him to move to the property.
    He revealed: “I went out there to scout it, and I fell in love with it.
    “Obviously, I’m impulsive, and I trust my gut, my instincts.
    “I feel like it’s the closing of a chapter and the opening of a new one.”
    YouTuber Paul left America behind to live in Puerto RicoCredit: Luxury Realty Group
    Paul’s Puerto Rico mansion boasts a stunning swimming poolCredit: Luxury Realty Group
    The property boasts five bedroomsCredit: Luxury Realty Group
    Marble flooring decorates plush dining roomCredit: Luxury Realty Group
    The stunning living room boasts high ceilings and plenty of spaceCredit: Luxury Realty Group
    The Ohio native loves cars, plain and simple.
    His mega car collection is testament to that, and boasts some incredible supercars.
    The most elaborate of his collection is a £280,000 Mercedes G550 4X4.
    Finished in white with huge black alloys, the Mercedes off-roader looks stunning, and even has its own digger.
    It’s powered by a 4.0 litre V8 petrol engine that produces 416bhp, with a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
    0-60mph takes 5.8 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 130mph.
    The range starts at £130,000, but Paul’s has all the trimmings.
    Like any true American, muscle cars are also important to Paul.
    The most elaborate motor in Paul’s collection is a Mercedes-Benz SUV with its own digger
    Paul is a fan of muscle cars – but gave his Dodge Challenger away to a fanCredit: Instagram @LoganPaul
    Logan Paul poses with his trendy Polaris SlingshotCredit: Refer to Caption
    In 2017, Paul revealed he broke a £1.5m BugattiCredit: Instagram / @loganpaul
    He had a £60,000 Dodge Challenger SRT8, that he absolutely loved. However, he ended up gifting it to a fan.
    It comes with a 6.4-litre V8 petrol engine that produces 470bhp.
    Paul also has a trendy three-wheel Polaris Slingshot, worth around £23,000.
    This two-seater is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 203bhp, while 0-60mph takes 4.9 seconds.
    But don’t leave him with a Bugatti Veyron. In 2017, he claimed he broke a £1.5million model.
    Paul’s private life has always been one for the gossip pages.
    He has been linked to a string of beauties in the past, including Justin Bieber’s ex Chantel Jeffries fellow YouTuber Alissa Violet and Josie Canseco, the daughter of baseball legend Jose Canseco.
    However, Paul has finally settled down.
    In 2022, he met Danish-born supermodel Nina Agdal, who previously dated Leonardo DiCaprio.
    Nina Agdal is Paul’s beautiful fianceeCredit: @ninaagdal
    Supermodel Agdal has appeared in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition six timesCredit: Splash
    Paul and Agdal got engaged in Lake Como, Italy
    Danish-born Agdal is Paul’s best friend
    Earlier this summer, he got down on one knee to ask for the stunner’s hand in marriage in Lake Como, Italy.
    “Engaged to the my best friend,” the pair wrote in a joint Instagram post.
    In a separate Instagram Story, she gushed: “”I get to marry the boy of my dreams, my best friend, my rock, my soulmate. I love you soooooo much!!”
    Nina has built an impressive model portfolio, appearing in six Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, as well as the cover of the 50th-anniversary issue in 2014, where she posed with Chrissy Tiegen and Lily Aldridge.
    She has also appeared in various Victoria’s Secret photoshoots and walked the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.
    In 2020, the brunette launched her own fitness brand called The Agdal Method, with an app appearing in 2023.
    Lavish purchase
    Like many an influencer, Paul likes to spend his money lavishly.
    One of his more pricey purchased ended up being recorded as a Guinness World Record for being the most expensive Pokémon trading card sold.
    He is so proud of the rare 1998 Japanese Illustrator card, that he paid £4m for and wore it on a chain for his WWE debut in April 2022.
    Paul is a proud collector of rare Pokemon cardsCredit: instagram/@loganpaul
    Paul paid £4m for a Pokemon – a Guinness World RecordCredit: instagram/@loganpaul
    Paul showed off his card at Wrestlemania 38 – wearing it around his neckCredit: instagram/@loganpaul
    He showed off the “Gem Mint 10” graded card alongside The Miz in a tag-team match against Rey and Dominik Mysterio at WrestleMania 38.
    In 2023, he recalled the purchase on the latest episode of his Impaulsive podcast.
    During a discussion about Pokemon cards with guest Prince Royce, Paul explained: “I love it. I love it dude.
    “I mean if you like video games that doesn’t surprise me but yeah I spent $5.3million on the card. It’s crazy.” More

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    Cristiano Ronaldo’s amazing car collection features a £9m Bugatti, £60k Range Rover Velar and two Rolls-Royce motors

    CRISTIANO RONALDO’S car collection just keeps on growing.The Portugal legend, 38, has earned millions from the game is able to afford the world’s best cars.
    Cristiano Ronaldo boasts a car collection worth £19million
    Ronaldo’s £9m Bugatti Centodieci has appeared in Saudi Arabia
    Bought in 2021, the Centodieci is the most expensive car in Ronaldo’s collection
    His staggering net worth – believed to be more than £500m – means he can continually add to his garage.
    With some of his money, he has continued to build on his impressive fleet – estimated to be worth around £19million.
    The pick of the bunch is a £9million Bugatti, that is one of only 10 ever made.
    While he also loves a Range Rover as his family car.
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    SunSport takes a look at some motors decorating his amazing garage.
    Bugatti Centodieci, £9m
    Back in 2021, CR7 added the most extravagant and expensive car to his collection.
    The £9million Centodieci boasts an 8 litre W16 engine, with special models having 1600hp – some 100hp more than the Chiron and, overall, three times the price of that model.
    It can do 0-62mph in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 236mph.
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    His Centodieci has been spotted in Saudi.
    Ronaldo was recently seen in Riyadh behind the wheel of Range Rover’s new SUV.
    Bigger than the Evoque, but smaller than the Sport, it’s the perfect family car for the forward.
    It’s electric, so it’s good for the environment.
    It’s acceleration is quite slouchy though, measuring 0-62mph from 5.4 seconds.
    This stunning Range Rover Velar is now part of Ronaldo’s Middle East fleet
    Aston Martin DBS, £200k
    When Ronaldo played for Manchester United, he turned heads at Carrington as he rocked up to the gates in an amazing Aston Martin DBS Superleggera convertible.
    The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera boasts a 5.2 litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, providing a mind-boggling 715 hp.
    It has a top speed of 211mph, and can also go from 0-60mph in just 3.4 seconds.
    The car was certainly a worthy addition to Ronaldo’s stunning motor collection.
    When Ronaldo played for Man Utd, he had a Aston Martin DBSCredit: Alamy
    Mercedes G-Wagon Brabus, £600
    What do you buy your boyfriend if he has everything?
    Well, if you’re Georgina Rodriguez you get a massive, gift-wrapped Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
    The gorgeous former shop assistant made sure CR7’s had the best birthday ever for his 35th – gifting him a stunning Mercedes G Wagon Brabus that can cost as much £600,000.
    And the brilliant SUV can reach top speeds of 137mph.
    This customised Mercedes G-Wagon was gifted to Ronaldo by Wag Georgina Rodriguez
    Bugatti Chiron, £2.15m
    In 2017, Ronaldo’s need for speed saw the mercurial forward splash the cash on a stunning silver Bugatti Chiron.
    Incredibly, it can reach speeds of 260 mph, and does 0-60 in just under 2.5 seconds.
    As we said, he likes two of everything – and this was the second Bugatti he bought, although he denied buying a third  – the Bugatti La Voiture Noire.
    That was reckoned to be the most expensive car in the world EVER at £9.49million, and was snapped up by a mystery buyer.
    In 2017, Ronaldo bought a Bugatti Chiron – now worth over £2m
    Bugatti Veyron, £1.7m
    Only 450 Veyron 16.4 Grand Sports were built, so of course Ronaldo wanted a slice of that rarity pie.
    It cost him £1.7m, and the Portuguese legend bought the car as a treat after winning Euro 2016 with his country.
    Though the car was involved in a crash in 2022 in Majorca. The driver, who was reportedly not Ronaldo, lost control and the car skidded into a wall.
    The front of the Bugatti was believed to have been wrecked with investigators revealed no other vehicle was involved.
    The driver of the car did not suffer any injuries and signed an accident report.
    In 2022, Ronaldo’s Bugatti Veyron was involved in a crash
    Lamborghini Aventador, £260k
    Simply because a Bugatti Veyron won’t fulfil Ronaldo’s love of fast cars, in the same year he bought that motor he splashed on a Lamborghini Aventador.
    Made in 2011, it’s the most celebrated model by the Italian car designer – and owned by footballers all over the world, not scared of the outlandish price.
    Ronaldo celebrated his purchase on Instagram in 2016, with a picture with the caption: “Bom dia (good morning)”.
    Ronaldo poses with his £260k Lamborghini AventadorCredit: Instagram @Cristano
    Rolls-Royce Cullinan, £330k
    In 2020, Ronaldo added a Cullinan to his collection, having previously owned a Rolls Royce Phantom worth around £363,000.
    Showing his loyalty to his new employers, CR7 even personalised the interior with black and white leather.
    Standing at five metres long, the Cullinan boasts a V12 engine and a horse power of 571.
    It is the only SUV Rolls Royce have ever produced.
    CR7 is a huge fan of Rolls-Royce and has a stunning Cullinan
    Ferrari F12 TDF, £350K
    In 2017, Ronaldo bought an F12 TDF – another collector’s item with only 799 made in the world.
    It is certainly one of the favourites he owns, and is zippy with a top speed of 211 mph, and capable of doing 0-62 in 2.9 seconds.
    Needless to say, pet-friendly Ronaldo won’t let his pooches in though.
    A lover of supercars, this amazing Ferrari costs £350k
    Chevrolet Camaro, £35k
    Maybe he learned something from Sir Alex Ferguson about American cars, after all the former Manchester United boss drove a Chevrolet to training when he was Red Devils manager.
    A more economic motor than others in his garage, the Camaro has a 6.2-litre V8 engine that delivers 453 horsepower.
    It’s cheaper than anything else he owns, and was bought in 2016 as a family car.
    Showing that he doesn’t have to always drive flashy cars, Ronaldo was seen in an affordable Chevrolet
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    McLaren Senna, £1m
    A car made as a dedication to the legendary Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna, it would’ve set Ronaldo back around £1million – with only 500 models ever made.
    So enamoured by its performance on Top Gear, former presenter Jeremy Clarkson said of the McLaren Senna it has ‘rewritten the supercar rule book’.
    Powered by a twin-turbo charged V8 engine that produces 800 horse power, it can hit 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds.
    Mika Hakkinen is another sports star who owns one of these beauties.
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    I cured Lionel Messi of vomiting on the pitch with this simple remedy you can buy in Boots for less than £10

    WHEN looking after the highest-profile athlete on planet earth, you might expect the most extravagant and expensive methods and materials would be used get them in tip-top shape.However, it turns out all you actually need is a flower remedy which can be picked up from Boots for less than £10.
    Lionel Messi was at a crossroads in his career in 2013Credit: EPA
    Messi paid Dr Giuliano Poser a visit in 2013
    Poser said him treating Messi changed his life
    At least that is the case if you are Dr Giuliano Poser, who oversaw the treatment of Lionel Messi from 2013 until 2018.
    Messi’s stunning career which has seen him win the World Cup and seven Ballon d’Or awards was threatening to unravel following a string of injuries which were impacting his form.
    The then Barcelona and Argentina star, already a legend of the game aged 26, enjoyed a diet of pizza, fizzy drinks and red meat.
    But as he got older, his body could no longer deal with the intensity of professional football and his lifestyle after bouts of vomiting on the pitch.
    Something had to give.
    And that is where Italian nutritionist Dr Poser comes in.
    Messi flew to Sacile, in Italy to discuss his issues at Poser’s clinic.
    With a two-decade background as a sports medicine practitioner, Poser preached some unorthodox methods compared to his colleagues.
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    Diet Overhaul
    Starting out, Poser ordered Messi to radically overhaul his diet.
    According to Argentine journalist Veronica Brunati, Messi was told to only eat what his body needed, rather than what it wanted.
    That meant foods not tolerated by the body were purged from his diet.
    Flour, yeast and wheat found in pizza, pasta and white bread were all out.
    Pork, beef, eggs, shellfish and diary products were cut too, meaning Messi would have to go without the Argentine favourite of asado – a driving force behind the reason Argentina stayed in Student Halls during the 2022 World Cup instead of a five-star hotel.
    Naturally, the ban extended to fizzy drinks and alcohol.
    While it was a lot to remove, Poser ensured they were replaced with a number of high-quality options.
    Organic and fresh foods such as vegetables and seasonal fruits, mineral water and a caffeine-rich tea drink called Mate – a South American speciality – came in to fill the void.
    Messi went on to lose 3kgs by the time the 2014/15 season rolled around.
    Poser explained: “Vegetables, seasonal fruits and good mineral water are essential fuels for our muscles.
    “You have to reduce the intake of processed foods or foods contaminated with pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics and medications.”
    Cheap but cheerful
    However, the new diet was just the first step of this new way of life.
    Poser also set Messi down a path of trying to find mental and physical equilibrium by recommending emotional work and psychotherapy.
    But perhaps the most unusual treatment Poser prescribed was Bach flower remedies, developed by Edward Bach in the 1930s.
    The remedies are said to help reduce negative emotions such as anxiety by targeting the limbic system, the part of the brain which deals with emotions.
    A number of high-profile celebrities including Jennifer Aniston and Emma Watson have previously revealed they use the remedies.
    You can pick up a bottle of this miracle remedy for less than £10 in Boots, although be aware that according to Medical News Today, there is no direct evidence of them being effective.
    Regardless, Messi returned with a bang in the 2014/15 season, scoring 58 goals and adding 31 assists from 57 games.
    This was a stark improvement over the previous season when Messi had managed just 46 games, though he naturally still turned out an impressive 41 goals and 14 assists in all competitions.
    Messi used to be an avid enjoyer of red meat and pizzaCredit: Instagram/@leomessi
    Poser told Messi to use Bach remedies to help with his mental stateCredit: Getty – Contributor
    Smile because it happened
    With Poser’s methods proving to be effective, Messi stayed under the doctor for a number of years.
    However, all good things must come to an end, and Messi’s visits to Poser came to an end in 2018 when he succeeded Andres Iniesta as Barcelona captain.
    Thereafter Messi entrusted his health to Dr Maria Antonia Lizarraga Dallo, who leads the Spanish giant’s nutrition team, until he left Spain for Paris Saint-Germain in 2021.
    Messi has continued to go from strength to strength since, finally lifting the World Cup with Argentina.
    For Poser, their split was an overdue return to normalcy, though he is thankful for Messi’s contribution to his career.
    He explained to Mundo Deportivo: “I’d say the Messi effect turned my life upside down, especially during the first three months, because the phone never stopped ringing and journalists appeared from all the corners of the world, who I didn’t see, of course.
    “That affects anyone’s day-to-day, ever more for a person like me, living a very calm life.
    “But, all around the world they’ve seen and they see Messi, and since then they can’t no longer doubt my method. It can be seen every week.”
    Messi’s impact on Poser’s career has been profound.
    Poser now has a clientele including a number of other Argentina aces.
    The Italian was visited by Gonzalo Higuain in 2015 and later Paulo Dybala in 2018.
    Both went on to feel the impact of Poser’s teachings.
    In the case of ex-Chelsea star Higuain, he went to the Italian to help him break through a crisis of confidence.
    Like he did with Messi, Poser ordered Higuain to cut out red meat but also told him to limit his fish intake and to replace sugar with honey in his diet.
    Higuain went on to lose 4kgs and then embark on his best-ever season, netting 38 goals in 42 games at Napoli.
    Similarly, Dybala called on the good doctor’s help to get him fit again to face Tottenham in the Champions League Last 16.
    Despite missing the first leg of the tie Dybala returned to haunt Spurs in the second leg, scoring the winner as Juventus performed a remarkable comeback.
    Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala both felt the positive effects of Poser’s attentionCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    Higuain had the best season of his career after visiting the doctorCredit: EPA
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    Inside KSI’s glam lifestyle, from driving a £280k customised Lamborghini to £390k diamond necklace and Prime business

    KSI is getting ready to appear in the ring once again.The YouTuber/rapper/entrepreneur, 30, will face off against Tommy Fury at MF & DAZN: X Series 10 on October 14.
    KSI is now reportedly amassed a £25m fortuneCredit: Getty
    YouTuber turned boxer KSI lives a lifestyle to envy
    Already, he fancies his chances – admitting he’s going to place a £1million bet on himself to win.
    But that’s just a drop in the ocean for a man reportedly worth around £25million.
    KSI’s wealth enables him to live a life of luxury.
    From an amazing car collection to bespoke jewellery and his various business interests, including Prime, this is a man who has it all.
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    KSI, real name Olajide Olatunji, has become quite the petrol head over the years.
    So it was no surprise that he added a customised Lamborghini Aventador to his garage – worth around £280,000 – in 2014.
    He has since called it his “pride and joy” and it’s easy to see why.
    When he bought the supercar, KSI had it wrapped by famed customiser Yiannimize in an eye-catching purple hue.
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    He has also had that flashy motor modified twice with Tron-inspired lines, as an ode to the sci-fi flick.
    Such was his love for that car, he released a rap track called ‘Lamborghini’ in 2015.
    But, he reportedly parted ways with the Lambo at a cost.
    Now, he seems to have become a Porsche aficionado after acquiring a 718 Boxster valued at £65,000, that boasts a drop-top roof and a top speed of 171mph.
    Of course, the licence plate is customised too – which reads ‘K51 FLY’.
    Fans online have also been wowed by a £60,000 Porsche Cayenne he showed off in a series of Snapchat stories.
    The Cayenne is the more luxurious of Porsche’s SUVs and faster boasting a 3.0L Turbo V6 engine.
    While in LA, KSI has been seen driving a very plush £250,000 Rolls-Royce Wraith.
    Yiannimize customised KSI’s £280k LamborghiniCredit: Andrew Styczynski – The Sun
    KSI had an obsession with sci-fi film TronCredit: Instagram / @therealksi via @yiannimize
    This stunning Porsche 718 Boxster is also in KSI’s car collection
    When he’s been in LA, KSI has been spotted driving a Rolls-Royce Wraith
    We’re used to footballers, like Cristiano Ronaldo owning incredible jewellery, but don’t forget KSI.
    He loves diamonds just as much as CR7.
    His most elaborate purchase stems from his love of cartoon Dragon Ball Z.
    In 2019, he commissioned Pragnell Jewellers to create a bespoke diamond necklace of Beerus – the antihero from the Japanese anime.
    It really is astonishing. The piece has around 2,000 stones gems like sapphires, yellow diamonds, and is 18 carat gold.
    While, it took over 550 hours of craftsmanship to make and is said to be worth around £390,000.
    Being so valuable, KSI has admitted that he doesn’t keep it at home and has the item locked up in a safe.
    KSI is also fond of having an expensive timepiece.
    Pragnell Jewellers also sold him a £150,000 Rolex that’s covered in diamonds.
    Jewellery lover KSI had a custom-made necklace made of Beerus from Dragon Ball Z
    KSI shows off his amazing Beerus necklace worth around £390k
    This stunning £150k Rolex is also part of KSI’s amazing jewellery collection
    It was a gift to himself for an epic 2018.
    His only demand was that he wanted to be “iced out and covered in diamonds.”
    Loves his trainers
    Kicks are incredibly important for KSI.
    Which is why he linked up with Adidas last year to collaborate on a series of stylish high-tops.
    But, he is also a huge trainer collector.
    Whenever he drops in to LA, he heads to hipster shop Flight Club to stock up.
    On one particular trip, he dropped £8,000 on multiple footwear.
    The best being a pair of Off-White Nike Air Vapor Max’s that cost almost £2,000, the most surreal being the Nike Kyrie Lucky Charms sneakers that shared the colours of the popular American cereal
    In fact, he joked on a YouTube video that he had never seen Lucky Charms before until he’d bought those trainers.
    KSI loves collecting trainers
    These Off-White Nike Air Vapor Max trainers cost KSI £2k
    Despite being a trainer collection, KSI once regrettably gave away a pair of Red October Yeezys worth £30k
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    KSI also splashed his cash on Yeezy Boost 350 trainers, and Air Jordan Air Retro’s.
    However, he regrettably admits giving away a pair of Red October Yeezys that in good condition could be worth around £29,000.
    Designer cat
    KSI’s love of animals is not in doubt.
    Earlier this year, he added a furless companion to his family. And a beauty it is.
    He bought a Sphynx cat, the breed best known for being hairless back in May.
    They can be expensive – sometimes costing up to £2,000.
    Earlier this year, KSI revealed he bought a Sphynx catCredit: Instagram / @KSI
    Buu, his trusty companion, could have cost as much as £2kCredit: Instagram / @KSI
    He has called it Buu, and he regularly now appears on his YouTube videos and Instagram shares.
    Savvy KSI has used his social media standing to build an empire.
    The most incredible and impressive is his Prime drink, he set up with fellow YouTuber Logan Paul.
    They revealed astonishing figures of $250million (£201million) in retail sales and $110million (£88million) gross internally.
    And now they are conquering the sports world, with sponsorship deals with his beloved Arsenal, Bayern Munich and footballers Erling Haaland and Alisha Lehmann.
    He is also the CEO of Misfits boxing, who inked a deal with streamer DAZN to showcase fights between influencers, YouTubers and the like, XIX Vodka and a restaurant chain known as Sides.
    On top of all that, he is also the co-founder of The Sidemen – a YouTube group who have delved into the world of charity football.
    KSI teamed up with fellow YouTuber Logan Paul to launch Prime Hydration drinksCredit:
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    Their most recent match raised a commendable £2.4million with proceeds going to charities – Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), youth charity Teenage Cancer Trust and wish-granting charity, Rays of Sunshine.
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    Inside Alexis Sanchez’s amazing £750,000 fleet of supercars including monster £160k Bentley and £130k Audi he crashed

    ALEXIS SANCHEZ had a less-than-desirable end to his Premier League career with Manchester United. However, this did not stop the Chilean from earning a pretty sum from his time at the club thanks to his £350,000-a-week contract.
    Alexis Sanchez has earned more than £115million over his playing careerCredit: AFP
    Sanchez lit up the Premier League in three-and-a-half stunning years at ArsenalCredit: Getty
    Add his three-and-a-half years at Arsenal to his time at Barcelona, Inter Milan and Marseille, and Sanchez has earned well over £115million throughout his football career.
    And Sanchez has not spared any expense on some of the nicer things in life.
    The loves of his life, a company of four dogs including two golden retrievers named Atom and Humber, enjoy a lavish life with the forward.
    But Sanchez’s splurges do not end there, as proven by a fleet of supercars worth over £750,000.
    Not to mention the other modes of transport Sanchez has at his disposal – including the chartering of a private jet.
    Although, Sanchez is far from a saint on the road.
    He was once banned from driving in his homeland of Chile after being caught speeding at 96mph in a 75mph zone just outside the capital of Santiago.
    SunSport has taken a look at Sanchez’s garage of supercars.
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    Bentley Bentayga Black Edition – £160,000+
    In 2019 Sanchez opted to add an SUV to his collection.
    Much like former team-mate David de Gea, who has an impressive car collection of his own, Sanchez added a luxury SUV to his collection.
    However, unlike ex-club-mates Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku – who splashed £250,000 on a Rolls Royce Wraith – Sanchez went for a Bentley Bentayga.
    The monster Bentley, capable of going from 0-60mph in just four seconds, could set punters back anywhere between £156,000 to £259,000.
    This five-door 4×4 comes equipped with a V8 engine, – last used by F1 cars in 2013 – four-wheel drive and can reach a top speed of 180mph.
    The Black Edition which Sanchez opted for came with a little juice up on both its performance and design.
    Mansory, a luxury car modification firm from Germany, added some of their unique flare to the mix on the wheels and its diamond-polished rim surface.
    In addition, the rework with Mansory saw the car given a power boost, with an extra 10mph of top speed and increased torque.
    The luxury Bentley Bentayga can be sold for up to £259,000Credit: Eamonn and James Clarke
    Bentley Continental GT – £186,000
    The Bentayga is not the only Bentley in Sanchez’s collection.
    He also owns a Continental GT, another Bentley beast in its own right.
    Like the Bentayga, the GT has a V8 engine.
    However, the GT possesses more power than its sister car and can therefore reach a higher speed of 198mph.
    It can also reach 0-60mph in just 3.9 seconds.
    The price of the GT is also more than a match, with estimates placing it between £186,000 and £273,000.
    Sanchez also has a luxury Bentley Continental GTCredit: Cavendish Press
    Range Rover Sport – £84,000
    Keeping with the theme of British cars, Sanchez also has a Range Rover Sport.
    The car is far slower than the aforementioned Bentley’s off the line, taking 6.6 seconds to reach 60mph.
    It is also far slower with a top speed of 135mph – not that Range Rovers are typically designed with speed in mind.
    Range Rover set the price of this model at £84,000, but that did not prevent Sanchez’s motor from seeing its share of bumps and bruises in 2018.
    Following a meal at a restaurant, Sanchez returned to his car to find that his front wing had been scraped – an overall minor but nevertheless expensive to fix piece of damage.
    Two weeks later the bad luck continued as Sanchez was struck with a fine from a traffic warden after parking his car on double yellow lines outside another restaurant in Wilmslow.
    Sanchez had two weeks of hell with his Range Rover Sport in 2018Credit: Eamonn and James Clarke
    Audi R8 – £135,000+
    Talking of damage, Sanchez was fortunate to not be killed in a car crash when he was still at Barcelona.
    Sanchez was driving his Audi following Barcelona’s Copa Catalunya final win over Espanyol in 2013 in the early hours of the morning.
    However, at 2:30am Sanchez crashed into the central barrier on a motorway close to the city centre.
    The incident saw Sanchez land in hot water with the law after he abandoned his mangled car in the road without notifying the police.
    Sanchez had been picked up by an unnamed team-mate following the crash.
    Local press shared pictures of the stunning incident and described Sanchez avoiding injury as a “miracle”.

    Local press described Sanchez avoiding injury in his crash as a ‘miracle’
    Lamborghini Huracan – £200,000
    Lamborghini’s prowess in making supercars is matched by very few, so it would make sense that Sanchez would pick one up during a trip to Miami in 2016.
    The Italian-made car is one of the fastest ever made, reaching 0-60mph in just 2.8s.
    It is also capable of reaching speeds of up to 201mph – not that he would be able to reach such heights due to Miami speed limit laws setting highways at 70mph.
    It is a common practice to grab a rental car when visiting another country, and this was likely the case for the then-Arsenal ace too.
    Such activity is expensive, however, with renters charging between £483 to £2,421 a day depending on the model.
    At retail, the Huracan can go for between £164,000 to well above £200,000 depending on the model.
    Sanchez hired a Lamborghini Huracan while on holiday in MiamiCredit: Instagram/Alexis Sanchez
    Planes, trains and automobiles
    Sanchez has also been seen enjoying trips on luxury private jets, yachts and helicopters.
    He has been spotted on a yacht with his dogs, while he also took ex-girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez on a romantic helicopter ride that landed on a private stretch of beach in South America.
    Sanchez has previously chartered private jets for flights with his dogsCredit: Instagram / @alexis_officia1
    They even join him for luxury yacht tripsCredit: Instagram / @alexis_officia1 More