Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world. The Juventus 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. But finally, he made a move to Serie A champions, Juventus.
According to Forbes, Ronaldo’s net earning in 2019 is estimated to be a staggering $109 million. That insane sum puts him at No 2 in the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for 2018, behind only Floyd Mayweather. His net earnings includes $65 million which he earned in salary and winnings while his off-the-field earnings accounted to a massive sum of $44 million.
When he left Real Madrid, citing the need for a new challenge, he took a wage cut. However, Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2020 salary is roughly $663,000 per week with Juventus, or roughly $35 million per year. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Salary at Real Madrid was $50 million a year
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 2nd 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.
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. He won two more silverware with the Italian outfit as he lifted Serie A title for 2018-19 along with the same edition of Supercoppa Italiano.
He won several league titles and Champions League titles along with the Ballon d’Or five times. However, his international trophy cabinet collected cobwebs until 2016, when he guided Portugal 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 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 a signed a lifetime deal with Nike, which is worth at $ 1 billion. The other two players to sign a similiar deal are Michael Jackson and LeBron James.
He has various endorsements deal with Electronic Arts, Altice, DAZN, Herbalife, MTG, Egyptian Steel etc, it’s almost impossible to keep track of them, claims Forbes.
Cristiano Ronaldo supports the likes of UNICEF, Save the Children, AIDS Still Required and World Vision among others.
|Marital Status||Partnered with Georgina Rodríguez|
|Height||1.87m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Teams||Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus|
|Residence||Gran Madre de Dio|
|Endorsements||Electronic Arts, Altice, DAZN, Herbalife, MTG, Nike|