With the 2018 World Cup kicking off in Russia on 14 May, we've taken a look at the luxurious properties owned by some of the most prominent footballers from around the globe. From England's captain Harry Kane to Portugal's star player Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, the most expensive footballer in transfer history, these players all have multimillion pound salaries that allow them to invest in some seriously impressive real estate.
Many of the footballers give us a behind-the-scenes glimpse inside their homes with social media photos showcasing their personal lives, and despite their wealth they still have items that would be seen in any family home, such as piles of children's of toys and books - although helipads, tennis courts and private swimming pools are not found in your average property! Scroll through to see some of the most lavish properties…
Harry Kane's house:
England player Harry Kane lives in Essex with his fiancée Kate Gooders and their one-year-old daughter Ivy. The couple, who are expecting their second child together, were forced to install extra security at the end of 2017 after his bosses expressed their concern that anyone could walk up to his house. Photos shared by the couple from inside the property show their lavish bedroom, which has a white bedspread and silver throw and cushions and matching decorative lamps on either side of the bed.
Jamie Vardy's house:
Jamie Vardy and his wife Rebekah relocated to Lincolnshire with their family in 2017. The England player shared a peek inside their luxury residence over Easter, and it appears just like any other family home, with their children's toys and games taking over a corner of their living room.
Cristiano Ronaldo's house:
Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo often shares photos of the Madrid home he shares with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and his four young children. The property is said to be worth £4.8million and boasts seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a trophy room.
Jesse Lingard's house:
England and Manchester United player Jesse Lingard has added opulent touches to his £3million Cheshire mansion, with a large decorative mirror, glass lamps and a sleek console table on display in his hallway.
Lionel Messi's house:
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi lives in Barcelona, just a few miles away from Camp Nou stadium, where he plays for FC Barcelona. His mansion is said to overlook the Catalan hills and Mediterranean coast, with plenty of space for his wife Antonella and their three children, Thiago, Mateo and Ciro.
As the footballer behind a record-breaking €222m transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, it's no wonder Neymar is the proud owner of numerous lavish properties. The Brazilian player has a home just outside of Paris and another near Rio de Janeiro worth an estimated £6million, which has its own helipad, gym, tennis court and jetty.
Raheem Sterling's house:
Manchester City and England footballer Raheem Sterling owns a £3.1million family home in Cheshire, where he lives with his long-term girlfriend Paige Milian and their children Melody and Thiago. A photo shared by Raheem with a friend on Instagram gave a glimpse inside his kitchen, which has glossy cabinets and built-in appliances, plus a central island unit with a large bunch of flowers on display.
Sergio Ramos' house:
Sergio Ramos is said to live in the same Madrid neighbourhood as his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, in a luxurious property he shares with his partner Pilar Rubio and their three young children. This photo offers a glimpse inside their garden, which has a comfy al fresco seating area and pristine landscaped lawn with basketball hoop.