Nicknamed The Fake Ronaldo when he first started out, Ronaldo has fought tooth and nail to eclipse the Brazilian Ronaldo’s footballing exploits, and move away from his shadows. Cristiano Ronaldo is now a household star and one of the most marketable athletes in the world. The footballer is the recipient of 2 Ballon d’Or awards; he achieved the phenomenal feat in 2008 and 2013. His 17 goals in the 013/014 Champions league is the highest number of goals scored in a Champions league season.
Listed below is Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary history
Cristiano Ronaldo Annual Salary in 2014 excluding bonuses = $27.21 million
Cristiano Ronaldo Annual Salary in 2013 excluding bonuses = $28.6 million
Cristiano Ronaldo Annual Salary in 2012 excluding bonuses = $28.6 million
Cristiano Ronaldo Annual Salary in 2011 excluding bonuses = $28.6 million
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The footballer created headlines all over when he moved to Real Madrid from Manchester United for a record $132 million. If reports are to be believed, Ronaldo’s buyout clause is valued at over $1 billion. Ronaldo accumulates a salary of $27.21 million annually for his services at Real Madrid, making him the highest earning footballer in the world.
Recently in a research conducted by Forbes, Ronaldo was listed as the highest paid footballer in the world with estimated earnings of $73 million in the 013/014 season. The estimated revenue included endorsement earnings, salaries and bonuses. Ronaldo’s name is highly sought after in the market.
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Several companies such as Nike, Emporio Armani, Castrol, Coca Cola, Fly Emirates, KFC, and Herbalife etc have used Ronaldo to enhance the reputation and goodwill of their products. His lucrative deals alone helped him amass a fortune of $21 million in the past year.