Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most marketable sportsmen on the planet and he takes the advantage to charge a considerable fortune for his services.
Last month’s Forbes report revealed Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-earning footballer on the planet right now. Ronaldo, who took home around a whopping €95 million also ranked second to tennis ace, Roger Federer in the highest-earning athletes list in the past 12 months.
The Portuguese international’s salary of €53 million in a year is considerably lower than his counterpart, Messi’s €65 million a year. Having said that, it is his earnings off the pitch which helped him pip his rival.
Ronaldo amassed €40 million from endorsements and recently, a report from ‘Sportsbible’ outlined how the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner makes his bucks.
Saudi telecom firm, Mobily, in 2013 struck a deal with Ronaldo’s Irish image rights company, Multisport and Image Management. The Telecom firm needed a photo-shoot, five signed shirts, and two plugs across his social media channels. For what turned out to be four-and-a-half of his time, Ronaldo charged around £920,000.
In a “Football Leaks” section presented by Der Spiegel; it was revealed the star signed an agreement with Nike in 2016 to collect €16.2 million each year for the next ten years as long as he plays for a “Category A club”.
Additionally, the 35-year-old receives a €4 million bonus for any individual award he wins.