Make a list of the most beautiful cities to live in Europe and chances are that Cesc Fabregas has played there.
On the pitch, since making his professional debut in 2003, Fabregas has amassed an amazing haul of trophies after spells at Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea and Monaco, as well as with the Spain national team from 2006 to 2016.
The list includes virtually everything you could want to win as a footballer, with the UEFA Champions League being the only notable exception:
Arsenal: FA Cup, Community Shield
Barcelona: La Liga, Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup (2), UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup
Chelsea: Premier League (2), FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Europa League
Spain: FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship (2).
Off the pitch, Fabregas’ Instagram account shows how much he has enjoyed living in some of the best cities in Europe.
Beginning his career at Arsenal, after a stint at the Barcelona academy, England’s capital offered him everything a young player could want.
The hustle and bustle of one of the best cities in the world … and occasionally even some stunning weather.
Moving back to his home town in 2011, it’s no great surprise that Fabregas’ Instagram account really started to document his life from this point onwards.
Plenty of success on the pitch, and meeting some major celebrities like tennis star Rafael Nadal (a well-known fan of Real Madrid) off it.
A move back to London and Chelsea brought success in 2014, but five years later the midfielder headed to the beautiful city of Monaco. A playground for the rich and famous, as well as having some of the most stunning views around, with the Stade Louis II right in the middle of it all.
And now, at age 35, Fabregas has arrived at a club nestled next to Lake Como. His family certainly seem keen.
Of course, as a wealthy footballer, Fabregas has also been able to enjoy himself on holiday over the years.
Whether that’s on his own …
With his family …
Or chilling with his friends Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
You have to wonder what’s left on Fabregas’ list of places to see. He’s still got time left.