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Premier League ballers list their vehicles on Auto Trader just like you and I

This Ferrari 512 was formerly owned by an English footballer and manager.

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When Joe Citizen has to unload a vehicle and selling at the dealership isn't in the cards, listing the model one Craigslist, Auto Trader, or BringATrailer.com are all viable options. When Wayne Rooney needs to get rid of his Land Rover Ranger Rover Sport, he does the same thing - albeit through a third party.

Here's a roundup of the most expensive footballers' cars currently on Auto Trader, with descriptions provided by the company.

Alex Song's Rolls-Royce Wraith, £119,950

Ex-Arsenal player, Alex Song, decided to sell his beloved Rolls Royce after enjoying it for two years, due to his move to Switzerland in 2018. Built in 2014, this two-door 6.6l engine only has just 19,120 miles on the clock. No expense was spared on the vehicle, with a full black leather interior, chrome details and even massage seats.

Vincent Kompany's Ford Mustang, £49,499

Vincent Kompany's Ford Mustang

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Reminiscent of the Transformers Bumblebee, Vincent Kompany's limited edition Ford Mustang Shelby GT-California is one of just 215 made. The former Manchester City footballer is the only previous owner of the 4.6l manual car, which has just 3,000 miles on the clock. It's been fitted with a Ford Racing Power Upgrade Package, and superbly finished in Grabber Orange.

Wayne Rooney's Land Rover Range Rover Sport, £50,000

Rumoured to be Coleen Rooney's run-around, this 3.0l automatic Land Rover Range Rover Sport has done 74,000 miles. The SUV comes with red and black interiors, and is equipped with a freeview TV, no doubt to keep the kids entertained.

Michael Keane's Land Rover Range Rover, £49,990

England and Everton's centre back, Michael Keane, looked after his Land Rover Range Rover well, with the 3.0l diesel carrying just 33,000 miles on the clock. The pristine interiors include a digital tv, full rear seat entertainment system, and even massage seats.

George Boateng's Porsche Cayenne, £39,900

George Boateng's Porsche Cayenne

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This show-stopping Porsche Cayenne is a one-of-a-kind, having been made exclusively for former footballer, George Boateng in 2008. It's been wrapped in metal flake ice white, with chrome details and 22 inch wheels. The automatic SUV has a 4.8l engine and 78,000 miles on the clock.

Christian Fuchs' Land Rover Defender 90, £49,950

This SUV was bought as a celebration for Leicester City winning the Premier League back in 2016, with the team's manager, Ranieri, buying Defenders for each of his defenders – clever. Christian Fuchs' Land Rover Defender 90 has done just 500 miles since then and remained in impeccable condition. The 2.2l manual can do 0-60mph in 15.8 seconds, has cloth black interiors, and a full Overfinch Defender signature on the front.

Mystery Southampton defender, Porsche Macan, £38,995

Previously owned by a mystery Southampton defender, this Porsche Macan can do 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds, and has a top speed of 159mph. The SUV is fitted with GTS sports seats in the front, brushed aluminium and black interiors, and high spec BOSE speakers.

Mark Hateley's Ferrari 512, £174,900

Mark Hateley's Ferrari 512

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This beautiful 1993 two-door Ferrari 512 TR coupe's first owner was former English footballer and manager, Mark Hateley. The iconic car features classic Ferrari designs, including crema leather interiors, Rosso carpets and Cavallino embossed seats. The 4.9l engine is a manual and runs on petrol.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's Porsche 911, £37,500

Originally owned by former footballer, Jerrel "Jimmy" Floyd Hasselbaink back in 2003, this Porsche 911 has since had four other owners. The most recent owner is privately selling the 3.6l automatic through Auto Trader, having restored the car with no expense spared six years ago. The bodywork is immaculate whilst the interiors boast custom alcantara interior with metropole blue leather.

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Running back Dante Hall of the Texas A&M Aggies runs down the field during a game against the Texas Longhorns at Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won the game 51-15.

Photo by Brian Bahr /Allsport

Whether you "gig 'em" or "hook 'em horns", there's a new license plate for you as part of the My Plates Great Plate Auction. The auction allows Texas football fans to exhibit their school pride using unique phrases that double as legal license plates with custom plates that span a variety of subjects from Star Wars to famous Porsche model numbers and favorite colors.

The auction sells each Texas state plate with a five-year term and each plate is legally transferrable. That means that the buyer can pass it on to a friend or family member. Christmas is coming.

This also means that the plates can be sold. Any future recipient gets the ongoing transfer rights.

The 50 plates being offered up include:

  • AAAAA
  • 23
  • PARDNER
  • TEXA5
  • YEE HAH
  • ART
  • 200
  • GREEN
  • LUCKY ME
  • DEVOTED
  • 911
  • BOXTER
  • QB
  • BEEVO
  • GIGEMM
  • 1999
  • AUS
  • PURE
  • 24
  • HOOPS
  • 1 MAVS
  • 1 SPUR
  • 55
  • UUUU
  • MARS
  • 1K
  • TEXIAN
  • TXUS
  • AMERICN
  • LIBERTY
  • 1960
  • CUSTOM
  • CHEVY 1
  • DODGE 1
  • DEMO
  • BOSTON
  • 60
  • TEJAS
  • NNNNN
  • EXPLORE
  • GURU
  • 80
  • HAN SOLO
  • AB
  • EEEE
  • IGNITE
  • HELLO
  • JJJJJJ
  • TXS
  • NORTH

All of the plates have an opening bid of just $500. A few have a reserve that is beyond that.

All of the plate messages offered in this auction have an opening bid of only $500, with only a few with a reserve beyond that price. Hence, on most plate messages, an opening bid could be the winning bid for that lot if no other bids are received.

The prices are expected to go way up from there. In 2013 the plate message 12THMAN sold for a Texas record of $115,000. HOUSTON sold for $25,000 in January 2013 and ALAMO sold for $10,250 in March 2016.

All plates are authorized for use by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

The My Plates Great Plate Auction will be online-only through October 21 and may be accessed via www.myplates.com/auction.

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Audi Q8s are utilizing new technology to help study how technology can make roads safer.

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The future is multi-way communication. Not just human or computer, but multi-channel communication for businesses and transportation, among others. There are many players in the space, many working cooperatively to test and deploy these technologies.

Audi, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and Qualcomm are working with American Tower Corporation, Commsignia, and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) to deploy cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication technology. It's the result of an effort between Audi, VDOT, and Qualcomm Technologies aimed at making Virginia's roadways safer and reducing the number of road hazards and fatalities.

Audi Q8 The Audi Q8 shows information from road hazards on the car's driver information screen.Photo courtesy of Audi AG

VTTI and V2X solutions provider Commsignia are using the 5.9 GHz wireless communications band that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently proposed to allocate for C-V2X enhanced surface transportation safety to deploy the tech.

The collective has given several use cases for the technology. In work zones, the tech can offer greater awareness for drivers who can "receive messages through low-latency direct communications" while maintenance personnel who can also receive messages and warnings that a vehicle is approaching using a C-V2X-enabled vest.

In the case of traffic lights, VDOT's signal controllers are broadcasting signal status information through roadside infrastructure provided by Commsignia. That information supplements Audi's Traffic Light Information service, which is part of the MIB 3 infotainment system in the Audi Q8 testers.

"We expect neutral host models and shared roadside unit enhanced infrastructure to play a key role in the deployment of C-V2X in the Virginia Connected Corridors, a connected vehicle environment in Northern Virginia," said Ed Knapp, CTO, American Tower. "We are pleased to be working with industry-leading organizations to identify ways to accelerate C-V2X technology adoption and 5G edge infrastructure at scale. Widespread adoption will deliver on the vision of intelligent roadways and intersections for enhanced safety and connectivity while also improving the environment and overall quality of life."

"The deployment of C-V2X on the Virginia Smart Road Corridor allows a new generation of vehicles capable of communicating not just through cellular towers but also directly with roadside infrastructure and vulnerable road users," said Pom Malhotra, director, Connected Services, Audi of America. "Today's milestone will allow Audi to accelerate the deployment of innovative use cases that have the potential to increase driver confidence on the road by providing warning – and in the future, take autonomous action – when sensing an impending collision or even a traffic rule violation."

"We are proud of the work we've done with Audi of America, VDOT, American Tower Corporation, VTTI and Commsignia to not only showcase momentum and value of C-V2X to communities and stakeholders, but to also innovate on deployments such as these to continue opening paths to widespread adoption," said Jim Misener, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "The Virginia deployment is a significant milestone, serving as a successful proof point showing public and private organizations working together to apply C-V2X to achieve transformative safety and mobility benefit."

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