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Full house: Footballer Ryan Babel's property portfolio dabble

Published 0946 GMT (1746 HKT) October 16, 2020
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Ryan Babel is not your typical footballer -- as well as playing he's moved into property investment. Pro Shots/Sipa USA/AP Images
His first purchase dates back to when he was 20 and had left home for Liverpool. Ben Radford/Corbis/Getty Images
The majority of his properties are located in Amsterdam, where he began his career with Ajax, and also Miami. Alejandro Rios/DeFodi Images/Getty Images)
Babel returned to childhood club Ajax before the Covid-19 pandemic brought an early end to last season in the Dutch top flight. Jon Buckle/PA Images/Getty Images
Having been loaned to Ajax, he has since returned to Galatasaray to see out the final two years of his contract with the Turkish side. David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images
At both club and international level with the Netherlands, Babel is keen to use his financial know how to pass on advice to his teammates. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images