Not every dealership can count Premiership players among its customers, but Land Rover dealers must be celebrating with two top 10 places in the league table of football stars' favourite cars, according to research by Oracle Finance.
The finance broker has analysed five years' worth of its funding records to compile the list before the start of the Premiership season this weekend. For managing director Peter Brook, the winner was never in any doubt.
“We weren’t surprised the Range Rover was top," he said.
“Bentley was extremely close to taking the number one spot in our Premiership poll with the GT, but it’s clear SUVs are a favourite with footballers.
“What’s clear from our list is that SUVs are very popular. Our football clients like their cars to be luxurious with high-up driving positions, which is why they prefer 4x4s to out and out supercars. Few cars offer all that like a full fat Range Rover.”
The 10 most popular footballers' cars funded by Oracle Finance looks like this:
1) Range Rover – 28
2) Bentley Continental GT - 26
3) Range Rover Sport - 24
4) Audi Q7 - 21
5) BMW X5 - 18
6) Porsche Cayenne - 16
7) Lamborghini Gallardo - 13
8) Ferrari 458 - 8
9) Maserati Gran Turismo - 4
10) Aston Martin DB9 - 3