Welcome to the April edition of Footballers & Watches, our monthly column where we take to social media to find which timepieces our favourite footballers are wearing. April's edition includes pieces from Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, Audemars Piguet and Rolex worn by the likes of Sergio Aguero, Gini Wijnaldum, Kylian Mbappé and Jesse Lingard. Enjoy!
Nicolò Zaniolo - Roma - Rolex Day-Date 40
Nicolò Zaniolo is one of the most talented Italian footballers of this generation, and at only 21 years old he's set to mark his mark both for Roma and for the Italian national side also known as the Azzurri. Here he is sporting the $68,300USD diamond-encrusted platinum Rolex Day-Date 40.
Patrick Cutrone - Valencia - Rolex Submariner 126610LV
Like Zaniolo, Patrick Cutrone is primed to be an Azzuri all-star in the near future. Currently plying his trade with Valencia while on loan from the English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wolves, Patrick Cutrone was spotted wearing the ever-desirable $9,550USD Rolex Submariner 126610LV.
Gini Wijnaldum - Liverpool - Patek Philippe 5164A Aquanaut
Rumours of Liverpool's midfield power plant moving on have been coming in thick and fast. But as it stands, Gini is still a Liverpool player and is one the key players in the title-defending side. Here he is wearing the Patek Philippe 5164A Aquanaut which retails for $55,200AUD.
Leon Goretzka - Bayern Munich - Rolex Daytona 'Platona'
Leon Goretzka is in the prime of his career and is currently bossing the midfield for Bayern Munich and for his national side, Germany. Leon was seen here wearing the apex predator that is the $75,000USD Rolex Daytona 'Platona'.
Frank Ribéry - Fiorentina - Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Frank Ribéry's story is one of absolute triumph, having made his mark after more than a decade playing for Bayern Munich. Now enjoying the twilight of his career, Frank Ribéry no doubt continues to perform at the highest level with Italian side Fiorentina, all the while enjoying the fruits of his trade, namely with this solid gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak which retails for £44,700.
Aymeric Laporte - Manchester City - Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Aymeric Laporte is one of the world's greatest defenders, and on his best day even the best attackers struggle to get past this man-mountain. Currently playing for Manchester City, Aymeric Laporte was seen wearing the £27,000 gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak paired with a black leather strap.
Nicolás Otamendi - S. L. Benfica - Patek Philippe 5968A Aquanaut Chronograph
The Argentinian has played for a number of teams, namely Porto, Valencia and Manchester City. Now spearheading Benfica's defense,Nicolás Otamendi was spotted wearing the ever exuberant Patek Philippe 5968A Aquanaut Chronograph. Retail is $70,250AUD.
Benjamin Mendy - Manchester City - Richard Mille RM 35-01
Benjamin Mendy is Manchester City's left-back of choice, and it seems that this success reflects on his various vices, namely the incredible and highly sought after $120,000USD Richard Mille RM 35-01 strapped to his wrist.
Sergio Aguero - Manchester City - Richard Mille RM 67-01
Another player from Manchester City also wearing a Richard Mille. This time we have City's favourite adopted son in Sergio Aguero. Primed to leave at the end of the season after leaving a legacy of goals and trophies behind, Aguero was seen sporting the ultra-thin Richard Mille RM 67-01 which retails for $85,000USD.
Kylian Mbappé - PSG - Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu ‘Titanium White’
Kylian Mbappé seems to have developed quite the affinity towards Hublot. The lightning-quick striker is easily one of the most valuable and sought after players on the planet. Here we have the speedster wearing the $25,200USD Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu ‘Titanium White’.
Declan Rice - West Ham United - Patek Philippe 5711/1R Nautilus
Declan Rice is hot property right now. After several stellar seasons, clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal continue to knock on that proverbial door. But he's making a killing at West Ham United right now, as evident with his $83,600AUD Patek Philippe 5711/1R Nautilus worn while holidaying in what looks to be Mykonos. I wonder where he will end up.
Jesse Lingard - West Ham United - Patek Philippe 5712G Nautilus
Jesse Lingard is enjoying his time away on loan from Manchester United with West Ham United. Once touted as one of England's greatest prospects, Lingard is now enjoying a renaissance of sorts, absolutely tearing it up for the Hammers. No stranger to Footballers & Watches, we spotted Jesse Lingard wearing the white gold $70,550AUD Patek Philippe 5712G Nautilus.
Achraf Hakimi - Inter Milan - Cartier Santos
Achraf Hakimi has all of the qualities to be a world class fullback. Having played for Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, he now plies his trade for Italian side Inter Milan. Here he is wearing the somewhat unconventional Cartier Santos which retails for $7,700USD.
Luis Muriel - Atalanta - Patek Philippe 5712R Nautilus
Luis Muriel may not be a household name, but the Colombian forward who currently players for Atalanta probably doesn't care. Muriel was seen here celebrating his 30th birthday with a brand new Ferrari and a $70,550AUD Patek Philippe 5712R Nautilus strapped to his wrist.
Javier Hernández - LA Galaxy - Rolex Daytona
Javier Hernández, also known as Chicharito, has played for a variety of clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Sevilla. Now enjoying his twilight years in the MLS playing for LA Galaxy, Chicharito was spotted wearing the iconic Rolex Daytona which retails for $18,500AUD.