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Nicklas Bendtner has lived an absolutely crazy life since retiring from professional football aged 33.

Nicklas Bendtner has lived an absolutely crazy life since retiring from professional football aged 33.

The former Arsenal man splashes his cash on holidays, cars and his new sports team

Former Danish superstar Nicklas Bendtner has become the envy of the elite since he retired from professional football back in 2021.

The gifted forward joined Arsenal back in 2004 and had his first senior start for the club a year later.

After various loan seasons, Bendtner signed on for stints with VfL Wolfsburg and Norwegian side Rosenborg before finishing his career off at his childhood club, FC Copenhagen.

Following his departure from the pitch, the 35-year-old has recently been spotted at a Gooners game as well as making extravagant purchases and appearing on the small screen.

Before dating current girlfriend and Miss Universe Sweden winner, Clara Wahlqvist, Bendtner starred in a reality TV series with his ex, Philine Roepstorff.

The pair’s show - aptly titled Bendtner & Philine - ran for two seasons, and kept up with their day-to-day lives.

Unfortunately, the TV venture was cancelled in 2022 after the duo went their separate ways.

Since the retired centre-forward made his relationship with Wahlqvist official, the couple has made a habit of jetting off on picturesque retreats.

The 'Lord' often jets away to spend his free time abroad.

They’ve also adopted a gorgeous Doberman together.

In his free time, Bendtner has been filling his Instagram Feed with stunning photographs from his many travels.

Recently, he’s been scuba diving in crystal-clear waters, visiting Austria for a spot of skiing and heading over to the island of Mykonos for some deserved fun in the sun.

As well as splashing the cash on lavish holidays, the ex-footballer has kept up his habit of purchasing expensive automobiles.

According to The Sun, when Bendtner was playing his trade in North London, he managed to write off a £120,000 Aston Martin.

Since then, the retired icon has bought himself a luxury Porsche Taycan Turbo S.

Nicklas was recently spotted at an Arsenal game.

However, his luck with cars hasn’t changed, as the £230,000 Porsche was apparently seized in 2021.

The Dane is currently behind the wheel of a downgraded Volvo, but we can bet he’s got his eye on another luxury vehicle.

Just before quitting his career as a footballer, Bendtner also turned his hand to a different kind of sport.

During the 2020 lockdown, he decided to create an eSports team after falling in love with the first-person shooter game, Counter-Strike.

He said: “When the coronavirus came and I was bound by isolation, I started playing Counter-Strike.

“It gave me a sense of connection to the outside world. My knowledge and interest started to grow.

“I learned about the eSports industry and the impact it has on young people who are working very hard to reach the top,” he added.

His eSports team, Prosapia, consists of five talented players, all aged between the ages of 16-19.

According to the team's website, the quintet were chosen “because of their current level of willpower, determination and talent.”

While still busy with sports, it’s clear that Bendtner’s heart still lies with Arsenal.

He was recently spotted attending a Premier League game at The Emirates wearing a retro Gunner’s shirt.

The game was the Gooner’s 3-0 defeat at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@thesecretscout/Instagram/@bendtner

Topics: Arsenal, Football, Premier League, Sweden