Tournament favourites France and Portugal may have crashed out of Euro 2020, but they’ve won another contest – having the most valuable watch collections.
Horology experts have calculated the combined value of timepieces from a host of European squads.
The clear winner was Portugal with a watch collection estimated to exceed at least £5.4 million.
Players like Cristiano Ronaldo have personal collections including a Franck Muller Cintre Tourbillon and a diamond set Breguet Double Tourbillon – estimated to be worth in excess of £1,000,000 and £560,000 respectively.
Defensive midfielder William Carvalho owns at least two Audemars Piguet Royal Oaks and one Richard Mille RM010, worth an estimated total of £120,000.
The report, compiled by pre-owned watch specialist Watchfinder & Co also revealed that despite a disappointing exit at the hands of Switzerland, France have the second-most valuable collection priced at just over £1.9 million.
Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele share an affinity for rare and expensive Patek Philippes, with Dembele enjoying a 5976 white gold Patek Chronograph, which was produced to celebrate 40 years of the Nautilus.
Meanwhile, Pogba has been spotted wearing an ‘iced out’ factory diamond set 5719 Nautilus model in white gold – these two timepieces alone are estimated to be worth £700,000.
England – fresh from tournament glory after beating Germany 2-0, placed third on the list with a collection estimated at approximately £1.8 million.
With 17 Rolexes taking up a large chunk of the team’s collection, it’s safe to say they have a penchant for the Genevan watchmaker.
Other notable pieces in the squad ‘cabinet’ include Harry Kane’s 5164R Aquanaut Travel Time and a 5980R Nautilus Chronograph worth an estimated £265,000.
Marcus Rashford is in possession of an exceedingly sought-after Richard Mille RM35-02 (aka the Nadal) – this watch alone is valued at around £360,000.