One of the biggest player in world football changed allegiances over the week. Ronaldo who has been the most successful Real Madrid player winning a combined 15 trophies in his 9 year stay.
- Copa del Rey, 2010-11
- La Liga, 2011-12
- Supercopa de Espana, 2012
- Copa del Rey, 2013-14
- Champions League, 2013-14
- UEFA Super Cup, 2014
- Club World Cup, 2014
- Champions League, 2015-16
- UEFA Super Cup, 2016
- Club World Cup, 2016
- La Liga, 2016-17
- Champions League, 2016-17
- Supercopa de Espana, 2017
- UEFA Super Cup, 2017
- Club World Cup, 2017
On an individual level Ronaldo is tied with Messi at five Balon d’or a piece.
Here is the Breakdown of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Basic Salary excluding bonuses and Image Right Fees
To show how astronomical Ronaldo’s Salary is, the next best paid player in the Juventus Squad is Gonzalo Higuain who earns £132,800 a week at the Turin Based Club.
The prolific striker’s No.7 jersey has reportedly sold $60m worth of merchandise in just 24 hours almost half his Juventus salary.
Now anyone can understand why Juventus were not hesitant to pay Real Madrid £105m to sign the 33 year old Portuguese Player and Captain.
Ronaldo Penned an emotional Letter to the Madrid fans saying:
“These years in Real Madrid, and in this city of Madrid, have been possibly the happiest of my life”.
“I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club, for this hobby and for this city. I can only thank all of them for the love and affection I have received.
“However, I believe that the time has come to open a new stage in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept transferring me. I feel that way and I ask everyone, and especially our followers, to please understand me.”
Juventus owners and fans are hoping securing Ronaldo’s signature will help them win the most sought after club trophy, The Champions League.
Wonder what club legend Gianluigi Buffon will think after the club wins it immediately after he left. Considering he spent 17 years chasing that Trophy but missing out every year.
Author : Brian Gachie