We all have been a witness to the surreal life retired footballers have. Post their talent on the pitch, some don’t stop and continue to bank on their god gifted abilities. Others make sure that their years of hard work is paid off, and retirement to them only means relaxing and enjoying the finest things in life.
Remember Thomas Gravesen? The player part of the ‘Galacticos’ in Madrid, who played alongside some big names of the time. Thomas was known for his hard tackles and arrogant style of playing that also earned him the nickname ‘Mad Dog’, given to him by his peers.
When Thomas went on to retire at the age of 33, he couldn’t have imagined a more perfect life in retirement. The famed player is now living in Las Vegas and life is good!
According to reports, Thomas has made a whopping £100m from investments and well, believe it or not, poker! Gaining him the riches that surely put him in the elite. Thomas lives in a mansion in Vegas among some of Hollywood’s biggest stars including Nicolas Cage and tennis greats Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf.
Now hold on, that’s not it. The 43-year-old, to top it all, has settled down with a stunning Czech model. Jealous enough?
While Thomas’ career wasn’t that bad financially, he started investing in financial businesses, that thanks to him, worked out just fine. Thomas then took his fortune and left for the land of glamour and fame, Las Vegas.
After shifting to Sin City, Danish tabloid BT revealed that Thomas took all his eye-watering fortunes in the lavish casinos of Vegas, where he enjoyed playing poker. Because he was not so famous in the US, he was able to go under the radar at these casinos as just another high-roller.
A major reason why ‘Mad Dog’ shifted to the US was that his heart belonged to a lovely woman. The man who once wrestled Ronaldo in training breaking his tooth, now fell in love with a Czech model Kamila Persse. The two are often seen enjoying life in Vegas, making most of their joint love for clubs and bars and of course, poker.
What’s more? Thomas and Kamila settled in the high profile area of Summerlin that is placed at the edge of the Spring Mountains. Houses in the locality are priced as high as £4.5 million. The house sits behind the gated community of Canyon Fairways.
Thomas has everything you’d wish you had, even the hot wheels in the garage. The former Celtic player is said to drive around Vegas in his £400k Mercedes SLR McLaren.
Isn’t that the life you wish for every time? Well, Thomas might not have been a footballing superstar but today, he’s surely living the life of one.