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18th Aug 2015

Real Madrid star blows £160k on a diamond-encrusted football (Pic)

Diamond balls...


Footballers are often unfairly labelled as having more money than sense. On this occasion, we’re inclined to agree.

Karim Benzema, who reportedly earns a cool £22,000 a day at Real Madrid, has lavished just over a week’s wages on a diamond-encrusted 1,250 carat football.

He commissioned the costly ornament from celebrity jewellers Dave Bling and Will Da Boss of DWS Jewelry and Co., and paid a handsome £160,000 for the privilege.

According to TMZ, the ball features 72,000 coloured diamonds and is one of a kind. We’ll stick to our battered old Adidas Tango thank you very much…

@karimbenzema ⚽️?

A photo posted by Dave Bling (@davebling) on