“A man’s home is his castle” is a phrase that today’s multimillionaire soccer players apparently take quite literally when it comes to selecting a place to live. However, the following 20 modern-day fortresses feature not turrets, moats and gatehouses but rather private cinemas, indoor swimming pools and in one case even a five-a-side pitch. Plus, the homes are positioned in some of the world’s most desirable locations, and unsurprisingly they set their owners back millions of dollars. They’re all, though, quite simply amazing.
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20. Cristiano Ronaldo
Ensconced in Fifth Avenue’s Trump Tower, Cristiano Ronaldo’s $18.5 million, 2,509-square-foot New York apartment had its interior decked out by acclaimed designer Juan Pablo Molyneux. The Real Madrid star purchased the place in 2015, so perhaps it’s a sign that he’s planning to see out his career in the U.S.
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19. Mesut Ozil
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil’s London mansion is the ultimate city pad, boasting as it does a stunning enclosed pool, eight suite-style bedrooms and a fully equipped gym. The 16,300-square-foot property – which Ozil acquired after moving to the Premier League outfit in 2013 – also has an impressive movie theater.