FIFA World Cup 22 Winner Argentina's Players' Cars
He did it. Lionel Messi, the greatest football player of all time, lifted the World Cup on the fifth attempt, and narrowly but surely beat France to win! It completes his trophy cabinet, with the best to ever do it now winning every prize available. You can bet Messi and his teammates will celebrate this victory more than any others, and maybe they’ll even buy a new car or two. With that in mind, here’s a look at the vehicles the world champions already have in their garages.
The maestro, the man, the myth, the legend, Mr Lionel Messi will go down as the best to ever do it after scoring a bazillion goals and winning everything, including the league title in Spain and France, as well as the Champions League, Copa America and now the World Cup. It won’t come as a surprise, then, to learn that the best player has some of the nicest cars available. His collection includes a Ferrari F430 Spider worth over £200,000, a Pagani Zonda Tricolore with a 7.3L V12 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, a Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale, Cadillac Escalade and a trusty Range Rover. Because what person with a little bit of cash doesn’t own at least one Range Rover?
A little over two years ago, Emi Martinez was struggling to break into the Arsenal first team. Fast-forward to the present day, and the now-Aston Villa player is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. That form has propelled him to unprecedented international success, winning the Copa America in 2021 and the World Cup in 2022. When he’s not showing his goalkeeping chops, Martinez zips around in one of the vehicles from his car collection, like the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with its improved naturally aspirated V8 engine and excellent driving dynamics. A supercar with a superstar owner – what’s not to like?
Another player plying his trade in the Premier League, the Tottenham Hotspur centre-back played a pivotal role in Argentina’s World Cup triumph. Off the pitch, Romero is known for driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. This high-performance SUV has a 6.5-litre V8 pumping out 475 horsepower and comes with a sport-tuned suspension and upgraded brakes over the regular model. A sporty car for a sports player, then. But wait, because there’s more to Romero’s car collection, including an Audi A4. Since launching in 1995, the A4 has been one of the most popular saloons on the market, and it’s caught the eye of Romero too.
Another centre-back, Lisandro Martinez’s nickname is The Butcher, which reveals everything you need to know about his playing style. He didn’t start the final but played an essential role in Argentina’s run to the trophy. When he’s not lifting the World Cup, the Manchester Utd ace likes to spend some of his downtime driving around in an Audi Q8. The mid-size SUV is one of the most popular on the market and a solid choice by Martinez. Of course, having “one of the most” popular SUVs isn’t enough, so he’s only gone and got himself a Range Rover Sport. They’ve all got the keys to the Range, including Lisandro.
Angel Di Maria
If Messi wasn’t a thing, people would say Di Maria is one of the best Argentinian players of the last 20 years. He is, of course, one of the best, but everyone looks relatively meh next to Lionel. Di Maria scored in the final and had an excellent tournament, showing why he’s a world-class footballer. Off the pitch, Angel likes to drive a Lamborghini Huracan, Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS, Aston Martin Vantage, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and a Range Rover. Because, of course.
We Are the Champions
The Argentinian players certainly own the cars of champions, which is a good fit considering they’re champions of the world. 🏆 From Bugattis to Lamborghinis and, you guessed it, Range Rovers, the World Cup winners have assembled a mightily impressive collection of cars.