Now this is what we call a Christmas blowout.
If you follow the Real Madrid football team on Instagram, you may have come across a recent post by the team showing off players like Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo Vieira, Karim Benzema, and Raphaël Varane posing with some rather slick-looking Audis. Well, this isn’t just a promo—they actually own the vehicles now. Look:
“Big deal. They make millions of euros a year,” you’re probably thinking. True, but these guys didn’t have to pay a single dime for their new ride. According to a report by Business Insider, each player on the Real Madrid first team was allowed by team sponsor Audi Spain to choose one brand-new ride as a gift.
The report goes on to add that team captain Sergio Ramos chose the priciest model of the bunch, an Audi A8 with an estimated price of around $133,000 (P6.7 million). Meanwhile, the most modest choices of the group belong to team manager Zinedine Zidane, Karim Benzema, and Thibaut Courtois, who all drove home $75,000 (P3.8 million) RS 3 Sportbacks.
The total cost of supplying an entire 27-player football team with fancy new Audis? Around $2.4 million (P122 million), the report says. That’s one hell of a holiday giveaway.
We can sum up our reaction to this news in two words: Sana all.