There are some footballers who turn into businessmen right after retirement. They use their handsome profits and come up with new projects. Some have made it to wine companies. Let us take a look at the top 5 players who own wine companies.
4. Ronaldinho – “Wine of Champions”
In 2017, Ronaldinho announced a collaboration with Italian businessman Fabio Cordella. They launched a ‘wine of champions’ range with 11 different labels of the drink, creating a starting line-up of iconic footballers. Ronaldinho, 37, was thrilled at the opportunity to be part of the project.
“My good friend Fabio decided to launch a range named after athletes he admires. […] This is a tribute I never imagined I would receive. Without a doubt, this is a company which will satisfy even the biggest wine connoisseurs.” He continued.
3. Gianluigi Buffon – “Buffon #1”
Just like some other footballers, Buffon enjoys tasting a glass of his own wine. Recently in 2017, Buffon launched his own brand of wine under the of “Buffon #1”. He is keeping the production limited to 90,000 bottles per year with 30,000 each of red, white and rose. He also produces 30,000 bottles of olive oil per year. The price of the wines ranges from $22 to $33.
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Fabio Cordella is the man who is helping Buffon in this new venture and owner of the cellar. “Knowing about Gigi’s passion for wines, I pitched him the idea of Buffon having his own line of wines,” Cordella told CNN Sport.