After a series of international encounters that for some even lengthened the season, the final holiday season is finally in full swing and some of the game’s biggest stars are sharing their sun-kissed snaps.
From tropical beaches to idyllic getaways to Las Vegas parties, players were willing to share with us a glimpse of their lavish off-season stays via social media.
With treble victories in the league, cup and European competition, Manchester City’s side rightly spent several days celebrating their triumph before most players scattered in all directions, either on international duty, on holiday or, in some cases, both .
No sooner had the City parade bus returned to the depot than star striker Haaland reported for his international match with Norway, where he played two consecutive Euro 2024 qualifiers against Scotland and Cyprus together with Martin Odegaard. Haaland’s relentless form continued as the City powerhouse scored another three goals over the course of the two games.
With national service over and his season finally officially over, Haaland fled to Ibiza for a well-deserved summer break, though not without stopping in Barcelona and reuniting with Rodri to attend the wedding of his City team-mate Aymeric Laporte.
Grealish, the life and soul of the city’s vibrant triple celebrations, finally found time to unwind and spent six nights in one of the world’s most relaxed and restful retreats: Las Vegas.
The England winger was spotted partying with DJ Tiesto after watching the Dutch producer’s show at Zouk nightclub when a huge message congratulated him on winning the Champions League appeared on the electronic screen outside his luxury hotel.
After winning a treble at the age of 23, Foden traveled to Greece for a celebratory holiday. While the young midfielder was likely ordered to rest ahead of the new season, he still made sure to keep his skills up to scratch by quickly indulging in a few keepie-uppies on the porch.
Kevin De Bruyne
De Bruyne left the hustle and bustle behind for a family holiday which happened to coincide with the City playmaker’s 32nd birthday.
This comes after the Belgium midfielder was spotted dancing at a seaside bar with Dutch and Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk, who appears to genuinely love his Beyoncé tunes.
Kevin De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk are vacationing together 😎
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— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) June 25, 2023
After finding room in the cabinet to add more cutlery, City manager Pep Guardiola took his mind off the game for at least a day by hosting and participating in his very own golf tournament in Spain.
Guardiola competed with Ruud Gullit and Gianfranco Zola in the annual Pro-Am-Legends Trophy held with Ruud Gullit and Gianfranco Zola along with several other football stars. This takes place in Girona to collect donations for the Guardiola Sala Foundation.
As seems to be an annual tradition, Salah returned to Egypt, where he chartered a yacht and spent several days soaking up the sun’s rays on deck and posing for a series of beautiful holiday snaps.
The Liverpool striker also celebrated his 31st birthday in June, which he celebrated with a gorgeous cake that featured a miniature model of himself in his red number 10 shirt.
Saka visited Lagos in Nigeria, the country where both of his parents were born. The Gunners forward received a warm welcome from locals as he walked the streets with his entourage before enjoying a meeting with Lagos State Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.
Before fulfilling his international commitments in Norway, Arsenal midfielder Odegaard managed to enjoy a short summer away with his partner Helene. The couple enjoyed a bike ride and spent a lot of time lounging in the sun.
With a big transfer to Manchester United on the horizon, Mount distracted his mind by giving back. In fact, the England midfielder attended a charity event hosted by Disney UK alongside Captain America and Buzz Lightyear.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane made a cameo appearance on Good Morning America, where he reaffirmed his dream of becoming an NFL kicker once his football career comes to an end.
The 29-year-old also demonstrated his potential to all potential scouts in the crowd by scoring a long-range field goal from the air.
Undoubtedly, Vinicius Junior has been Real Madrid’s busiest player so far this summer, accumulating miles on his off-season tour of the United States.
The 22-year-old Brazil international had a busy schedule and met Jay-Z in the opener after flying to London to watch Beyoncé’s performance at Tottenham Stadium in late May.
Vinicius then traveled to Orlando, Florida, where he was scheduled to attend a charity game organized by Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos. As one of many big names, the Real striker played for both sides during the game, however, unfortunately the game had to be abandoned in the second half due to bad weather and ongoing crowd problems.
After escaping the chaos unscathed, Vinicius finally managed to get a brief moment of calm down on the Miami shore.
Then he got back together Selecao Teammate and friend Neymar as the pair were spotted at the Kaseya Center in Miami at the NBA Finals when the Miami Heat took on the Denver Nuggets.
After Vinicius got his basketball kick in Florida, he flew on to Rio de Janeiro, where he got a chance to try another sport. In fact, the Real Madrid winger was spotted showing off his NFL manners during a light practice session with Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson.
After officially completing his move to Real Madrid, Bellingham traveled to the south of France for a family holiday, where he frolic by the river and strolled around the Riviera with his younger brother Jobe.
Dressed to the nines, the Bellingham siblings then flew to the French capital in time to see Pharrell Williams take center stage at the Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week.
Dressed similarly smartly, Alaba began his summer break by sight-seeing and even checking out the pit lane at the Monte Carlo Grand Prix in Monaco.
After returning to Austria for international duty, the veteran defender flew to Paris for Fashion Week, even attending a photo shoot and hosting a gala show on behalf of fashion brand Wales Bonner.
Camavinga’s summer vacation began with a trip to Morocco, where he also reportedly spent time with compatriots Les Bleus National player Dayot Upamecano, Ousmane Dembele and Randal Kolo Muani, as well as Moroccan internationals Sofyan and Nordin Amrabat.
It wasn’t all palm trees, open shirts and beach vibes for Camavinga, however, as the France midfielder also shared a few pics of him sweating off the excess while running on the treadmill at his private gym.
After scoring 41 goals in 43 games for Paris Saint-Germain last season, Mbappe traveled across the Atlantic for a summer vacation that began with a trip to Miami Beach in Florida. The forward has been spotted playing paddle tennis and even taking part in a thrilling game of giant jenga on the sun-kissed sands while spending the hours with his friends.
As night fell, Mbappe donned his finest satin shirt and made his way into town, where he lounged by the pool in what appeared to be a completely empty house before settling comfortably on the couch and putting his feet up.
Seemingly on permanent holiday, Neymar’s big summer tour began with a trip to Monte Carlo to catch the Formula 1 action while mingling with a host of famous faces including Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton at the Monte Carlo Grand Prix.
The PSG forward then accompanied his Brazilian teammate Vinicius Junior to Miami to watch the Heat host the Nuggets in the NBA Finals and even shook hands with Heat star Jimmy Butler on the sidelines.
Neymar then threw a lavish gender reveal party where pink pyrotechnics were used to confirm that he and partner Bruna Biancardi are expecting a baby girl.
The 31-year-old also received a number of awards at the Fui Clear Gala in the Hotel Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro. The awards ceremony, which will be held for the first time in 2022, recognizes the best performing Brazilian footballers at home and abroad and presented Neymar with a trinket or two along with fellow winners Richarlison and Vinicius.
After a disappointing debut season in the Saudi Pro League that saw Al Nassr finish without a trophy, Ronaldo was relaxing on holiday with his family. The Portuguese veteran smiled as he shared a photo of him in the pool with a couple of his kids.
Having endured one of the longest, toughest and ultimately most successful seasons of his entire career, Messi was finally able to enjoy a little downtime ahead of his highly publicized move to MLS.
With a little help from his children, Messi blew out the candles on his 36th birthday cake before heading to the Bahamas with his wife Antonella for a long-overdue holiday and beach before having to report for his first Inter training session Miami players later this month.
After securing a lucrative transfer from Real to Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad, Benzema left the footballing world far behind and sought some rest and relaxation on Reunion Island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Ahead of his new challenge in the Saudi Pro League, the veteran striker recharged his batteries with some family time by the pool at his luxury villa.