Cristiano Ronaldo is the first football player to reach $1 billion in career earnings
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Cristiano Ronaldo is the first soccer player and third athlete in the world to cross the $1 billion mark in career earnings. Even though the Serie A cup was frozen due to the current events and his salary at Juventus was reduced with nearly 4 million, he will still earn an impressive $46 million this year from his salary alone.
Juventus said that by reducing the player compensation from March to June by 30% they will save $100 million. This will help them control the costs while sporting events are shut down because of the on-going lockdown. And if you like football and betting, you can have the best of both worlds and enjoy your time with some bonuses. Fell free to browse around the KingCasinoBonus deals and discover the best offer for you.
Since he made his professional debut in 2002, Ronaldo has earned over 1 billion dollars from endorsement deals and the CR7 underwear collection. His deal with Nike itself could be worth as much as $1 Billion. The Ronaldo-Nike partnership started in 2003 when the Portuguese prodigy joined Manchester United before moving to Real Madrid in 2009. Over 17 years he has worn 60 different kinds of Nike soccer cleats. However, he is only third to Lebron James and Michael Jordan, who have lifetime deals with the sportswear giant.
Heís also one of the most talented soccer players in the world and holds the record for the most number of goals in the Uefa Champions League and the Fifa Club World. Despite his salary reduction, the estimated income for 2020 is close to the 100 million dollar mark, compared to the impressive 109 million dollars the Portuguese captain earned last year. As you can see, the current situation barely affects the athlete's revenue, even though there wonít be any championship matches this year. According to Forbes, Juveís best-paid player only sacrificed 4.24 million dollars, which is definitely not enough to make a dent in his annual earnings.
At the moment, Cristiano Ronaldo is stranded in his hometown of Madeira and he is unable to attend the Juventus training. According to the Mirror, the 35 years old superstar was unable to leave Spain with his private jet and fly to Turin where the training will be held, due to the current restrictions.
Everybody knows that despite the current situation, Ronaldo will not become a couch potato and binge watch TV series in his luxurious home. Heís been posting lots of workout photos and videos on his Instagram to remind his fans that no matter the circumstances, you should never stop working out. The striker has a huge follower count on his social media accounts, and he recently reached the 216 million followers mark on Instagram. The internet is another income source for Cristiano Ronaldo, as he is getting paid thousands of dollars to post certain sponsored posts promoting brands such as Konami, Motorola, KFC, Coca-Cola, Castrol, Herbalife and more.
As one of the most iconic soccer players in the world, Ronaldo could retire anytime and live in luxury for the rest of his life. But money isnít everything for the 35-year-old. He loves the feeling of being on the field and leading his team to victory. During his long career, the athlete has won 31 trophies, including six league titles, a European Championship, and five European Cups, and we are all expecting that there are more to come.
Letís hope that his teammates Paulo Dybala, defender Daniele Rugani and midfielder Blaise Matuidi will soon recover and Juventus can resume training in full formation for the upcoming season.
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