Famous Football Stars Who Own great Football Clubs
There are a lot of things footballers can venture into after retirement. Some of them venture into other sports like tennis and car racing. Some of them venture into politics like Liberia’s George Weah, who is currently the president of the country.
However, majority of them still do things which are football-related, even after hanging their boots. Some of them venture into coaching. Coaches like Zinedine Zidane, Antonio Conte and Mikel Arteta were players during their younger days. Some others become football pundits. The likes of Rio Ferdinand, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes are good examples.
But for those who do not want to became coaches or pundits, they can decide to become club owners, since it’s still football-related. Even active players could still be club owners, if that’s what they fancy.
That said, this article talks about some famous footballers, whether active or retired, who own football clubs. Check out below:
1. David Beckham (Inter Miami)
Retired England international, David Beckham, owns a Major League Soccer club known as Inter Miami. Argentine footballer Gonzalo Higuain plays for the club.
2. Didier Drogba (Phoenix Rising)
Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba owns huge shares of Phoenix Rising, a club based in US.
3. Ronaldo Luiz Nazario De Lima (Real Valladolid)
Brazilian football legend Ronaldo de Lima owns a very large amount of shares of Real Valladolid, a football club based in Spain.
4. Manchester United Class of ’92
A number of Man United players of the 1992 class, own a football club called Salford City. Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary Neville and Philip Neville, are the players involved.
5. Yohan Cabaye, Eden Hazard, Demba Ba and Moussa Sow (San Diego 1904)
A football club based in the USA, known as San Diego 1904, is jointly owned by former Chelsea players Eden Hazard and Demba Ba, as well as Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sow.