Taking a break after a long and arduous season is crucial, so footballers travel far and wide to soak up the sun before the next campaign comes around.
Football is one of the most highly-paid positions in the world, so it’s unlikely that Paul Pogba would settle for a damp two-week caravan holiday in the Cotswolds.
But surely the question on everyone’s lips is: ‘Who’s travelled the furthest?’
We know you’ve been dying to find out, but worry no more; the wait is finally over.
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10 Warner Hahn – Excelsior
Nah, I’d never heard of him either, but he gets about a bit. The Dutch SC Heerenveen goalkeeper has given his gloves a rest and put his shades on as he’s travelled a total of 16,331 miles this summer, jetting off to Ibiza and Indonesia.
9 Samuel Armenteros – Heracles Almelo
The Swede plays for Dutch side Heracles Almelo but seems to have had enough of the Northern European climate- he’s shot off to Greece, Spain, and New York before managing to squeeze in a little trip to Dubai. That’s 16,603 miles.
8 Martin Braithwaite – Middlesbrough
It seems as though Boro’s Danish striker doesn’t fancy the Teeside sun (or lack of it).
He’s clocked up 17,217 miles to Dubai and the USA. Seems strange when Scarborough is just an hour’s drive away from the Riverside…
7 Aymeric Laporte – Athletic Bilbao
A long-standing Premier League target, Laporte still doesn’t favour the UK for his summer holidays.
He’s travelled 18,659 miles to the USA and Mauritius.
6 Paulo Dybala – Juventus
The Argentine star striker makes number six on the list, totalling 18,677 miles on his travels.
He’s visited the UAE and his homeland Argentina before returning to Italy, where he’ll continue to be linked with all of Europe’s big clubs.
5 Paul Pogba – Man United
This may come as a surprise but the extravagant Frenchman hasn’t topped our list of air mile loving footballers, although he definitely hasn’t gone to Stonehenge this summer.
He’s clocked 19,363 miles to the USA, China and Colombia- probably to get a new haircut.
4 Kevin de Bruyne – Man City
Just in front of him comes the man from across town, City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.
He’s been busy celebrating his honeymoon in Marbella, Bora Bora and the Grand Canyon, a journey length of 20,634 miles.
3 Luca Marrone – Zulte-Waregem
Another player you may have never heard of, the Italian striker has struggled to stay in one place this summer.
He’s gone to Milan, Ibiza, Bora Bora and Formentera, which is a combined travel distance of 22,312 miles.
2 Cesc Fabregas – Chelsea
Cesc has evidently had enough of Antonio Conte’s brutal training sessions, as he’s put his feet up in Spain, Argentina and Indonesia to get as far away from his boss as possible. That’s 24,162 miles.
1 Gerard Pique – Barcelona
And the footballer who’s travelled the furthest is… Barcelona’s cool guy Gerard Pique.
The Spaniard has racked up an incredible 29,163 miles this summer, visiting Argentina, Lebanon, Qatar, Singapore, China and Japan.
Is it possible to have too many holidays?
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