Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world. The Manchester United striker is one of the biggest names in world football and has won the Ballon d'Or five times in his career.

He started his career at Portuguese club Sporting CP at the age of 16. He then caught the eye of Sir Alex Ferguson and transferred to Manchester United. From there, he was coaxed into joining La Liga giants Real Madrid, where he stayed for a long time.

After a record-breaking stint with the Spanish giants, Ronaldo joined yet another European superpower as he joined record Serie A champions, Juventus. After 12 long years, the prodigal son returned back to Manchester United for his last dance. CR7 has defied father time and has continued to be one of the most dominant goal scorers all across Europe.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Net Worth and Salary

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According to Forbes, Ronaldo's net earning in 2021 is estimated to be a staggering $120 million. That insane sum puts him at No 3 on the list of the world's highest-paid athletes for 2021, behind only MMA fighter Conor McGregor and longtime rival Lionel Messi.

His net earnings include $70 million, which he earned in salary and winnings, while his off-the-field earnings amounted to a massive sum of $50 million.

On-pitch Achievements

Ronaldo joined United during the 2003-04 season and instantly made an impact. With regard to Cristiano Ronaldo's achievements, he guided the Red Devils to Premier League glory during the 2006-07 season and continued to rake in the laurels in the next two seasons.

During the 2009-10 season, Real Madrid found the Portuguese talisman too good to pass up and pounced straightaway. Ronaldo joined Real Madrid for a world-record transfer fee at the time, of £80 million.

Naturally, he made an impact once again, guiding Los Blancos to second in his first season. During the 2011-12 season, after playing bridesmaid for two straight years, Ronaldo helped Real Madrid clinch the La Liga title.

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - JULY 21: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the International Champions Cup match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at the Singapore National Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images)

Cristiano would remain with the Spanish club for a very long time until the 2018-19 season when he was enticed by an offer from Juventus. And Ronaldo continued to add more trophies to an already iconic cabinet.

Adding 2 Serie A titles, 2 Italian Super cups, Ronaldo has continued to be one of the most prolific goalscorers and is showing no signs of slowing down. Juventus might be struggling in the league, but if not for CR7's heroics, they might have slipped away from the top four spots in the league.

He won several league titles and Champions League titles along with the Ballon d'Or five times. In 2016, he finally had some success on the international stage as he led an unlikely Portugal side to the Euro 2016 title.

The Juventus forward also helped Portugal create history as they won the first-ever edition of the Nations League. The only thing missing is the elusive FIFA World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Endorsements

Cristiano Ronaldo signed a four-year contract with Juventus after completing a €100 million transfer. This included an additional €12 million in other fees. The transfer was the highest ever for a player over 30 years old, and the highest ever paid by an Italian club.

Ronaldo is one of few players to have signed a lifetime deal with Nike, which is worth $1 billion. The other two players to sign a similar deal are Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

TURIN, ITALY - AUGUST 02: Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo during a training session at JTC on August 2, 2021 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

He has various endorsements deal with Tag Heuer, Clear Haircare, Altice, DAZN, Herbalife, MTG, Egyptian Steel, etc, it's almost impossible to keep track of them, claims Forbes.

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The Portuguese international also owns his own clothing brand, known as CR7. Ronaldo also has hotels branded under his CR7 Line through the Pestano Lifestyle Hotels company.

Foundations and Charity Work

Cristiano Ronaldo supports the likes of UNICEF, Save the Children, AIDS Still Required, and World Vision among others.

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Age36
Marital StatusPartnered with Georgina Rodríguez
SpouseNone
Height1.87m (6 ft 2 in)
TeamsSporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus
ResidenceGran Madre de Dio
NationalityPortugal
EndorsementsTag Heuer, Altice, DAZN, Herbalife, MTG, Nike
AgentJorge Mendes