Nicklas Bendtner, former Arsenal player, is enjoying his retirement life together with his partner Clara Wahlqvist.
The former striker has been enjoying a life less ordinary for him since retiring.
The ex-Arsenal star who is now 35, retired in 2021, following a spell with his boyhood club FC Copenhagen.
But he will always be synonymous with the Gunners – and he was even seen entering the Emirates for Sunday’s game against Brighton wearing a retro top.
When Bendtner was playing, things were not always so straight-forward for the striker.
He revealed that he almost went bankrupt after gambling away almost £5.4million in poker, including blowing £400,000 in 90 minutes at a London casino.
In 2020, he was also placed under house-arrest and had to wear an electronic tag for assaulting a taxi driver.
Since the Denmark international said farewell to football, ‘Lord Bendtner’ as he is fondly called, is enjoying a luxurious lifestyle.
From vacation trips he is enjoying with his Swedish girlfriend Clara Wahlqvist to kickboxing retreats in Thailand, wine-tasting with friends, and also scuba diving in the Philippines.
Nicklas Bendtner has become a reality TV star fronting his own prank show back in his homeland.
Futballnews takes you down the road of the ex-Arsenal star’s lifestyle after he hung his boots in 2021.
Firstly, we need to know who Bendtner is and how he became famous.
Who Is Nicklas Bendtner
Nicklas Bendtner is a Danish former football player who was born on 16 January 1988 and played as a forward.
Bendtner’s best position on the pitch was centre-forward, but he has also played on the right side of attack, and sometimes on the left.
The former striker is a large, tall, and physically strong player and he was known for his ability in the air and possessed a powerful header.
The former attacker’s Instagram is a nice avenue to see how he spends his £7million fortune which he earned over the years.
Nicklas Bendtner is in love with designer clothes, and is an ardent follower of Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with Supreme and Gucci.
Travelling the world and chasing outdoor activities is one of the things the former star enjoys doing.
In February 2023, he was seen scuba diving in Palawan Island, Philippines.
Before the scuba diving, he was seen rekking through the ice mountains of Sweden on an excursion that would have appealed to Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
Also, the former Denmark International was also seen skiing in the exclusive Austrian village of St Anton am Arlberg.
Following those, he also enjoyed a holiday in Mykonos and a retreat in Thailand with aim to brush up on his kickboxing skills which was clearly rusty.
Bendtner enjoyed some wine-tasting, smoking cigars, hunting and horse riding which were additional hobbies he has taken on.
Awesome lifestyles are often complimented by fancy and flashy cars, and one would agree that without a sweet ride, it will just be there.
Over the years, Bendtner has been seen riding incredible cars, including an £120,000 Aston Martin he wrote off in 2009.
Nicklas Bendtner was criticized and called “brainless” and “insane” for trying to buy a £300,000 Rolls-Royce when he was clubless after leaving FC Copenhagen.
That, however, did not stop him from splashing the cash on a Porsche Taycan Turbo S – worth around £230,000.
Recall we reported that he had the car seized in 2021, and subsequently lost an appeal against driving convictions to get it back.
He was seen attending his court sessions last week in a more modest Volvo but on his social accounts, he shared a snap of a glorious 1988 Porsche.
Nicklas Bendtner and Clara Wahlqvist
Bendtner moved on from former flame Philine Roepstorff, who reportedly hooked up with Spider-Man Tom Holland and started going out with Swedish girlfriend.
Clara Wahlqvist – a former Miss Universe Sweden winner – is the woman Bendtner is currently dating.
In January, Clara wished him a happy birthday on Instagram, while calling him “my favourite person”.
Her sweet message was accompainied with a collage of photos of the pair looking loved up.
Clara has joined her partner on many of his high-jinx jaunts and she certainly knows how to make him happy.