While many footballers carefully invest all of their hard earned wages in property or business - others have been known to splash their cash on more frivolous pursuits.
From an Italian football maverick to a trio of England internationals hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons - leaks about adult adventure among stars are not uncommon.
With legends from Manchester United and Chelsea among those to be on the front pages as well as the back, Daily Star Sport has taken a look at four of the most wild bedroom-related outings, with Champions League and Premier League winners hitting the headlines for antics behind closed doors.
Former Brazil international Adriano hit the headlines back in 2015 after talks broke down over a move to Le Havre ahead of his final club spell with Miami United.
As reported by Eurosport, the former Inter striker spent dealt with the disappointment by renting out an entire brothel for a night in Rio de Janeiro.
The report adds that the former star spent £34,000, in cash, on 18 prostitutes, though he has never confirmed nor denied..
Adriano called time on his once promising playing career back in 2016, having scored one goal in his first and last appearance in the United States.
Shona River claimed that she provided escort services to three Man Utd players
Shona River, 28, claimed in April this year on the How To Be A Pornstar podcast that she provided escort services to three unnamed Manchester United players.
She went on to say that one player took back the €200 he paid as he expected her to work for free.
She said: "They expect you to be with them because they are famous, but they don’t want to actually date you. Just because they have a lot of money, it doesn't mean they want to be generous.
"It was probably hurting his ego that he was paying me."
Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and Kieron Dyer were involved in one of the most most controversial summers of English football after missing out on Kevin Keegan’s squad for Euro 2000.
Their booze-fuelled holiday was in the papers for all the wrong reasons, with Dyer saying in a Daily Mail column: “It felt like every Premier League player who hadn’t made the Euros was in Ayia Napa that summer."
All three players had to be 21 when the tournament they missed got underway, with Dyer saying that a camcorder was used to recored some of the more intimate moments of the trip.
He added that one of Ferdinand's friends began filming without their consent after entering a room.
Dyer said: "When we realised, I jumped off the girl and told the guy to get lost. It was completely wrong. The girl was mortified. I apologised profusely and took her to get a taxi back to her hotel."
But he added another group consented to being filmed: "Rio and Frank and a couple of others took some girls back to their room."
Adding: "The paper had got footage of some of the sex sessions in Ayia Napa, including where the guy sneaked into my room.
"‘England Stars in Video Sex Shame,’ the headline said. It was spun that the girls had been duped into being filmed when actually, in the case of the girls who got together with Frank and Rio, it had been done with their consent."
Ferdinand later said in his autobiography: "I had sex with one girl, which was taped with her consent, and that was it.
"OK, I've played up to the camera a bit, but she knew it was on and it didn't bother her."
Frank Lampard has never commented on the reports.
Antonio Cassano claims to have bedded 700 women before tying the knot with water polo star Carolina Marcialis back in 2010 - and says at least 20 were celebrities.
The retired former Italy international played for each of Roma, Real Madrid, Milan and Inter during a successful career, scoring 140 club goals and making 39 appearances for his country.
Cassano's fiery temperament sometimes saw him get undressed before leaving the pitch
Off the pitch he was even more prolific, and explained his system in his autobiography.
A passage from his book reads: “In Madrid I had a friend who was a hotel waiter. His job was to bring me three or four pastries after I had sex.
"He would bring the pastries up the stairs, I would escort the woman to him and we would make an exchange. He would take the girl and I would take the pastries. Sex and then food, a perfect night.”