LIFE’S a pitch for these footballers who all have football pitches installed in their huge mansions.
Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo were just some of the self-isolating stars that honed their skills at home when football was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic last year.
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Ex-West Ham star Jack Wilshere has a sprawling back garden that he loves to shoot balls around.
Although Jack got himself in hot water with his neighbours who complained that netting around the pitch was an eyesore.
While some like John Terry and Rio Ferdinand have full-sized goals to add that extra bit of realism and get some shooting practice in.
But it’s Paul Pogba, Phil Neville and Benjamin Mendy who have taken it one step further by having indoor pitches inside their sprawling houses.
The Man United midfielder has his ‘PP’ initials etched into the centre circle, just to let you know it’s his pitch. Clever branding.
Mendy has a small strip of astroturf on which he loves showing off his ball juggling skills with his mates.
Alongside the artificial turf the Man City defender has a scoreboard, presumably so he can keep count of how many keepie uppies he can do.
Neville’s looks more like an oversized Subbuteo pitch. He did try to sell his home in 2015 but couldn’t find any takers.
Was it the football pitch that put prospective buyers off? Who knows, but the football bean bags are a nice touch.
Then there’s Steven Ireland’s… a man known for his outrageous taste in cars, his mini pitch is reminiscent of the cage in the Nike ads.
But there’s one thing Messi, Ronaldo, Terry, Rooney, and Glen Johnson all have in common.
They all have kids, which gives these football stars the perfect excuse to have a kickabout in their back yards with their offspring.
After all, they’re pitch perfect.