This can make them easy targets for some people, but it can also lead to comforting stories, as we saw with Brandon Williams.
The Manchester United teenager, who made his team debut this season and signed a new long-term deal in October, surprised his father earlier this week with the purchase of a Mercedes for his birthday.
Here are some examples of other footballers who recently bought eye-catching gifts for their loved ones.
Sterling is close to his mother and has shown appreciation for all that she has done in buying her a new £ 2.5 million house, and he has stressed how important it is to him.
Sterling grew up in London’s Brent district after leaving Jamaica with his mother when he was a baby, and used to help his mom clean the toilet when he was a child.
“My whole mission was to get a suitable contract so that my mother and sister no longer had to worry,” wrote Sterling for The Players Tribune in 2018, recalling how his family was forced to move a lot during his childhood. .
“The day I bought a house from my mother, it was probably the happiest I have ever been. “
Owen, born in Chester and went to school in Wales, spent £ 750,000 on a whole row of houses for his family in 2001 so that they could live near him near the Anglo-Welsh border.
The properties in North Wales were purchased for the attacker’s parents, sisters and brothers from England.
All the houses were on the same street, a short walk from his home at the time, in Flintshire. Despite playing in his Liverpool football club, he had a short jump over the border.
The Manchester United striker is another who bought a home for his mother, joking that it was a way of making sure he was not being told to play indoor soccer.
“You’re going to get me in trouble here! But I think it’s something we all do. Anyone who loves football – when there is a ball in front of you, it’s hard not to hit it, “he told FourFourTwo.
The English striker, who was still 18 when he entered the club and the country and was only 22 at the end of last year, still lived with his mother when his career in the United -United States and England began, and the change only happened recently.
Mane’s mother and other family members still live in Bambali, the Senegalese village in which he grew up, and he regularly returned to his mother and his close-knit community.
In 2018, he sent 300 Liverpool shirts home before the Champions League final, where he scored against Real Madrid.
He also funded a school in the village, as well as a hospital due to open this year: when Mane’s father died, he had to be taken to another city for treatment, and the attacker said the circumstances surrounding his father’s death had played some of the work he did and continues to do at home.
If you are as successful as Beckham on and off the field, you can be creative with your gifts, and this is certainly the case with a 2008 gift he bought for his wife Victoria’s birthday.
Was it a car? No. A house? Guess again. It branched off over an entire vineyard.
According to CBS News, the vineyard is located in the famous Napa Valley in California, and was purchased during the fate of Beckham playing for LA Galaxy in MLS.
He would have pushed the former English midfielder back seven digits.
Before moving to the Premier League, Dutch midfielder Fer was at the center of a viral story about a gift he bought for his girlfriend Xenia – in particular a € 30,000 horse, which would have been a nice gift. … If only she didn’t live in an upstairs apartment.
However, as he will reveal later, he is bidding at an auction without really expecting to win.
“Xenia was not with me, so I called her and said,” Baby, I bought you a horse. “I had to repeat it. She loves horses, I joked with her before I was going to buy her one. But she couldn’t believe it when I called, “Fer told the Guardian.
“Fortunately, about 10 minutes later, someone came up to me and said,” Do you really want this horse? “I said,” No, I was just playing. ”
He offered to buy it for € 35,000, so I made some money. But for 10 minutes, I said to myself, “S ***, I have a horse. Where should I leave it? “”