Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is generally known as C. Ronaldo is often considered the best soccer player in the world and is regarded as one of the greatest of all time. He’s currently playing for the Italian team, Juventus, and the Portugal national team.
The Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has changed the game and become the richest ever footballer past or present in the process. This actually means that Ronaldo has racked up an extraordinary net worth as part of a career that has seen him represent Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo has dominated the world of sport along with Lionel Messi for over a decade and is a five-time winner of the prestigious Ballon d’Or.
The 37-year-old has won seven league titles in his career across three different countries, in addition to claiming an incredible five Champions League winners’ medals. The sensational forward plays international football for Portugal, having made his debut back in 2003.
At the moment, he currently holds the country’s all-time records for caps and goals. Ronaldo helped his country to Euro 2016 glory in one of the crowning moments of his career. Aside from that, he also is the highest scorer in the history of international football, breaking Ali Daei’s record in September 2021.
But nevertheless, Cristiano Ronaldo has also achieved some astonishing feats off the pitch, earning eye-watering amounts of salary and commercial income.
In the 2021/2022 season at Manchester United, Ronaldo’s career appears to be in a slightly strange phase. This is because where he has no doubt become accustomed to playing with some of the finest teams ever assembled, he finds himself in a transitional side struggling to find their rhythm or identity. The Portuguese talisman, Ronaldo re-joined Manchester United in late August 2021. By mid-September it was reported he has already sold £187 million worth of shirts.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth
Various sources reported that Cristiano Ronaldo have a net worth of around $500 million (£363m), but no one can really claim to have a bulletproof idea of what Ronaldo is worth except his management company.
According to the report, the estimated net worth of Ronaldo is slightly higher than that of his long-time rival Lionel Messi, though the Argentine has won more lucrative contracts in recent years. The Portuguese star was ranked third on Forbes’ 2021 list of the highest paid athletes in the world, with earnings of $120 million (£87m) – $50 million (£36m) of that was accrued through off-field ventures.
On that occasion, the Manchester United captain was behind UFC fighter Conor McGregor, who topped the list, and Messi, who was second.
The five times Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Turin-based side Juventus, who he joined for an eye-watering £96 million back in 2018. According to report, the signing was the highest fee ever paid by an Italian side, causing quite an upset when the legendary forward left just three years later for just £12.85m.
However, the forbes’ revered sporting rich list 2021 claims the man from Portugal is the third highest-paid athlete in the world, coming behind only Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor and his arch-nemesis Lionel Messi.
According to the publication, it is clamed that the former Juventus man pulled in a little over £50 million through on-field earnings in 2021, making up the majority of the £88 million he made in total for the year.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary
Cristiano Ronaldo was initially expected to earn roughly £480,000 per week at Manchester United, but subsequent reports suggest that the salary is closer to £385,000 a week, or £20 million ($27m) a year.
As a matter of fact, that figure represents a significant pay cut from his €30m ($34m/£26m) a year salary at Juventus.
Prior to his switch to Juve, Ronaldo had signed a contract with Real Madrid in November of 2016, which was reported to be around £365,000 a week before bonuses.
The Portugal captain’s contract earnings mean that he is among the most lucratively rewarded footballers in the world.
Ronaldo’s sponsorship deals
According to Forbes, the final section of Ronaldo’s huge 2021 earnings, is made up of off-field earnings worth over £36 million.
Report from Marca, the list of Ronaldo’s many sponsorship deals includes huge names such as Armani, Clear Shampoo, Herbalife and Unilever. The report has it that the Biggest of all, though, is his massive deal with sportswear brand Nike, rumoured to be in the region of £15 million.
According to forbes’s report, the agreement with Nike is said to be the second lifetime contract the sportswear giant has handed out after it offered similar terms to three-time NBA champion LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers icon’s deal has been speculated to be worth in excess of $1 billion in total, though exactly how that breaks down year-by-year is kept under wraps.