Cristiano Ronaldo Salary
At only 26 years old, Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary is making headlines. Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese winger who beat a club record for most goals (32) in one season formerly held by Old Trafford hero George Best is making history for good reason. The first player from the English Premier League to lift the FIFA World Player of the Year award, Cristiano Ronaldo was also the first Portuguese to ever play under a Manchester United jersey (now his former club). Ronaldo, the Portugal midfielder considered the best player in the world became the highest paid soccer player in the world in June when the English side Manchester United sold him to Real Madrid for a world record fee of $130 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary is more than $16.5 in the first year, followed by increases of 25 per cent every season. The Madeira Island native signed a six-year contract with Real, and Ronaldo’s major sponsors include Nike, Coca-Cola and Armani. Cristiano Ronaldo salary buzz started when news surfaced that Ronaldo earns 12 million Euros, half a million more than Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, and a million more than Argentine, Lionel Messi earns. In U. S. currency Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary amounts to $16,222,700 every year not including the money he receives from sponsorships, appearances and advertising. The football community is abuzz with conversation related to Cristiano Ronaldo's salary. Some people feel his salary is exorbitant while others think he is being fairly compensated for being (arguable) the best soccer player in the world.