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Forget football – see which nation came out on top when it comes to their watch collection

Watchfinder & Co. has come up with an alternative table for the Euro’s which pitted each national team against each other based on their watch collections.

Understandably, Euro 2020 has been dominating the headlines this summer and England captured the nation after reaching their first major final in over 50 years. Gareth Southgate’s men marched their way through the group stages, blew Germany away in the last-16 before beating Ukraine and Denmark to book their place in the showpiece event. Sadly, the Three Lions fell at the final hurdle as they lost on penalties to Italy following a dramatic 1-1 draw at Wembley on Sunday night. Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho all missed from the spot as Italy came out victorious in London.

To celebrate the success of Euro 2020, Watchfinder & Co. has come up with an alternative table for the Euro’s which pitted each national team squad against each other based on their impressive watch collections. The results are in, and once again England come up short…

The clear winner in this particular competition is Portugal with an estimated watch collection value of around £5.4m. It’s little surprise when you consider the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo is part of the Portugal squad and his personal collection includes a Franck Muller Cintrée Tourbillon and a diamond set Breguet Double Tourbillon, which have estimated values of £1,000,000 and £560,000 respectively. Midfielder William Carvalho also owns two Audemars Piguet Royal Oaks and one Richard Mille RM010 worth an estimated total of £120,000.

France endured a poor Euro’s after crashing out early but they come in a solid second place in this table with an estimated watch collection value of £1.8m. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been seen wearing a white gold diamond set 5719 Nautilus model Patek Philippes while  striker Ousmane Dembele owns a 5976 white gold Patek Chronograph. These two watches alone are worth around £700,000.

England were runners-up in the official European Championships but this time they have to settle for third place as their squad has an estimated watch collection value of £1.2m. While many of us would be delighted with a pre owned Rolex Tottenham hitman Harry Kane owns a 5164R Aquanaut Travel Time and a 5980R Nautilus Chronograph worth an estimated £265,000. Marcus Rashford is the proud owner of a rare Richard Mille RM35-02 watch which is valued at £360,000. The England squad own at least 17 Rolex’s between them but it’s not enough to see them oust Portugal for top spot.

Spain dropped out at the semi-final stages at Euro 2020 and they have to settle for fourth here too as their watch collection is worth just £1m. Like Rashford, Spain’s Thiago Alcantara also owns a Richard Mille and also has an RM35-02 watch while many of the players own Rolex’s, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak’s and Patek Philippe watches.

Germany come fifth in the table with a watch value of £867,000 with Rolex a clear favourite of Joachim Low’s squad. Euro 2020 winners Italy come a lowly sixth with a watch collection value of around £716,000. The most valuable watch in their squad is owned by Lorenzo Insigne as he has a Richard Mille RM 11-03 Titanium flyback chronograph model, that’s valued at £250,000. Hopefully he didn’t lose it during the post-match celebrations after their victory on Sunday!

It’s clear footballers have a special love for expensive watches and they spend their hard earned wages on some of the most collectable timepieces on the planet. R

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