FC Barcelona players are still reaping the rewards of their tremendous exploits last season, and this time around German car maker Audi who is an official sponsor of Barcelona decided to award each player with a free car, yes you read that right FREE car for EACH player, including newbie Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“It is a great honor for us to partner with one of Europe’s best club teams again in the new season. Ever since our partnership started three years ago we have been able to experience many sporting highlights together,” said Peter Schwarzenbauer, Audi Executive Board Member for Marketing and Sales.
The players and coaches were also provided with an hour of driving lessons with Audi instructors on a handling course as well as a slippery skid pad, which gave the club’s soccer stars the chance to improve their driving skills instead of their dribbling.
As for the models chosen, the squad declared the Q7 3.0 TDI as their favorite. Striker Lionel Messi was the only player to choose the color Mugello blue pearl effect, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic opted for the deep black color. On the other hand, Thierry Henry chose his Q7 in ice silver. However, there were also a couple of Q5s and A5s that were selected by some players as well.