Months Before Landing $200 Million Al Nassr Deal, Cristiano Ronaldo Almost Lost His Stunning $2.5 Million Bugatti in a Crash

Published 03/14/2023, 8:40 AM EDT

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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the biggest stars in soccer. Apart from the respect of his vast fanbase, he has earned millions and millions to live a luxurious, lavish life. From million-dollar watches to almost every expensive car in the world he owns many things that fans can’t even dream of. Being the highest-earning soccer player definitely comes with its merits. He has been on the top of the soccer world for a many years  and after a slump; he is now back to single-handedly win matches for the Al-Nassr.

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In November last year, he had a very public feud with his club Manchester United. It all started when Manchester United brought Eric ten Hag as the manager of the club. He had a public fallout when ten Hag decided to put him on the bench. Ronaldo left the pitch mid-game and proceeded with ferocious statements against the club in an interview with Piers Morgan. He was released from his contract to search for new opportunities.

Crashed Bugatti of Cristiano Ronaldo

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Back in June 2022 with his feud with the club to be months later, Ronaldo would get bad news. His bodyguard had lost control over his 2 million USD worth of Bugatti Veyron Vitesse. The incident thankfully wasn’t fatal. The car at the time was part of the soccer star’s convoy but Ronaldo was in the other car. After the incident, according to reports, the bodyguard took full responsibility and left the site with Ronaldo leaving behind the staff members to deal with the authorities.

One source said, “The car smashed into a wall but there was only material damage with no-one injured and the driver accepted full responsibility for what happened. The information about who was behind the wheel and what occurred is registered on a police database and is there for a court or officers to access if any further investigations need to be conducted.

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Thankfully, the car wasn’t damaged beyond repair. Experts at that time believed that the car would return to Ronaldo after a few tweaks. Which turned out to be the case.

When Lionel Messi outbid Ronaldo

This story is from 2016. Lionel Messi got his eyes on a vintage Ferrari car and he made up his mind to attend the auction for it. The 1957, 335 Sport Spider Scaglietti driven by Stirling Moss in the 1958 Cuban Grand Prix was also on the wish list of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Lionel Messi came out top with the highest bid for the car. Although it was never confirmed, according to multiple sources, the Argentinian soccer star made the final bid of a whopping 35 million USD. A few days later he posted a photo holding a toy version of the same car saying, “my new car“.

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The car at that time was the most expensive car in the world. To this day it remains in the top five list. Messi has gone on to own more expensive things, including his own left leg.

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Rishabh Chaudhary

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Rishabh is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports, coming with a year of experience in digital marketing and 19 years of being a sports fan. Like most people in India, he started by watching cricket and then all sports. He writes poetry and songs in his free time and plays FPS games like Valorant and CSGO.
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