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Ronaldo Leads Forbes List Of Highest Paid Footballers

Ronaldo has finished 2023 as the highest paid footballer and athlete in the world.
This is according to Forbes.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner boosted his earnings hugely when he joined Saudi Pro League club, Al Nassr in December after Manchester United terminated his contract in November following his criticism of how the club was being managed.
Ronaldo’s move to Al Nassr has been a huge blessing for his form and his earnings as he earned a whopping €235 million from wages, endorsement deals, and bonuses.

 

 

Apart from Cristiano Ronaldo, other big-name players like Neymar, Karim Benzema, and Sadio Mane who moved to Saudi Pro League clubs last summer boosted their earnings hugely and they are sitting pretty well in the top ten ranking.
As expected, Ronaldo’s career rival, Lionel Messi who moved from Paris Saint Germain in France to Inter Miami in the Major League Soccer made the second-highest amount of money in 2023.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup winner and record 8-time Ballon d’Or winner earned his money from wages, bonuses, and endorsement deals, according to Forbes.
Below are the top ten highest-paid footballers in 2023 according to Forbes
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – €235 Million – Al Nassr
2. Lionel Messi – €122 million – Inter Miami
3. Neymar – €101 million – Al Hilal
4. Kylian Mbappe – €99 million – PSG
5. Karim Benzema – €96 million – Al-Ittihad
6. Erling Haaland – €52 million – Manchester City
7. Mohammed Salah – €48 million – Liverpool
8. Sadio Mane – €47 million – Al Nassr
9. Kevin De Bruyne – €35 million – Manchester City
10. Harry Kane – €33 million – Bayern Munich
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Cristiano Ronaldo Surprises His Mum With a $73k Porsche Cayenne On Her 69th Birthday (Video)

Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo has made 2023 a memorable year for his mother after gifting her a new Porsche for her birthday on New Year’s Eve.
Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, turned 69 on Sunday and the Portuguese superstar flew back to his hometown of Madeira to celebrate with her.
He splashed out on a new Porsche Cayenne for her, and a video of the moment she was shown her new car has been shared on social media.
Aveiro was taken to the Porsche by Ronaldo’s son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, and she struggled to hold back the tears after realising the gift she had been given.
The car was wrapped with a huge red ribbon tied in a bow, and Aveiro was overcome with emotion as she hugged her grandson before getting into the car for the first time.
She was then briefly shown how the new car works, while her family, including Ronaldo himself, watched on from inside the garage.
Ronaldo’s sister, Katia, hailed her brother on Instagram for his generous gift to their mother.
Katia posted: ‘If she is happy, it is because her son remembers her and not because of the value of the gift. Honour your father and your mother and your days on earth will be long.’
Watch the video below:
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G.O.A.T Debate: Why I Prefer Ronaldo To Messi – Davido Speaks

David Adeleke, the world-renowned Nigerian afrobeats singer, who is professionally known as Davido has cited ‘discipline’ as the reason he prefers Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi in the G.O.A.T debate.

The 30-year-old musician made this known on the sidelines of the Professional Footballers Association awards.

Recall Davido thrilled the audience at the ceremony to a medley of his songs when the awards marked its 50th anniversary.

Asked by GOAL about his thoughts on the greatest footballer of all time debate between Ronaldo and Messi, the singer said, “Cristiano for me, he is very, very disciplined.

“You know, and to have that kind of success and to be so disciplined at the same time is something I’ve always admired about him.

“I like both of them. But, I personally, I’m a Ronaldo guy.”

Ronaldo recently stated that the rivalry with Messi is over despite the rave it enjoyed among football fans.

He said, “I don’t see things like that; the rivalry is over. It was a healthy rivalry, and the spectators liked it a lot.

He said, “Whoever likes Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t have to hate Messi and vice versa, because they are both very good. We’ve done well; we have changed the history of football, and we’ll keep on doing it. We are respected all over the world; that’s the most important thing.

“He makes his way; I make mine, even if we’re playing outside Europe. From what I’ve seen, he has done well, and so have I. It’s about continuing; the legacy continues.

“I’ve said there’s no rivalry. We’ve shared the stage for 15 years, and we ended up being—I wouldn’t say friends—because I never dined with him. We are professional colleagues, and we respect each other.”

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Ronaldo Takes Legal Action To Protect Wealth From Girlfriend, Georgina

According to a report by Portuguese TV Show ‘TV Guia’, via Sportskeeda,  Al Nassr striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly taking legal action to protect his wealth from his long-term partner,  Georgina Rodriguez.

According to the report, Ronaldo’s intent to protect his wealth was contained in the secret agreement put in place in case they part ways in the future.

Ronaldo and Miss Rodriguez have been in a long-term relationship since 2016 and are tipped to get married at one point in time.

The report said they have a prenup in place just in case of a breakup, adding that Ronaldo can protect his massive wealth from his partner due to this agreement.

However, this agreement will also ensure Rodriguez’s future with her children. She gets a monthly allowance of 100k euros from the footballer.

The sum will further increase just in case of a separation. Rodriguez will further get the La Finca house that is on display on the Netflix reality show, ‘I am Georgina’ (via Trendencias).

Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez are co-parents to five children, Ronaldo Jr., Eva Maria, Mateo Ronaldo, Alana Martina, and Bella Esmeralda.

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Messi or Ronaldo: Wizkid Picks Better Footballer

Grammy award-winning Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Balogun, aka Wizkid, has revealed his favourite footballer between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

He picked his favourite during a chat with Red Radio.

 

Wizkid was asked to choose between Messi and Ronaldo and after dilly-dallying, he eventually picked Ronaldo.

 

He said, “I don’t watch football [laughs]. Ronaldo, I guess.”

 

Asked who he would rather bring back to life between Fela and Bob Marley, Wizkid said, “Wow! Fela Kuti!”

 

The Starboy also said he would choose money over fame and Nicki Minaj over Cardi B.

 

Wizkid said he was tired of traffic, adding that he would choose wine over spirits.

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You Can’t Tell Them What To Do – Arsenal Legend Defends Messi, Ronaldo

Emmanuel Petit, the Arsenal legend, has defended football icons, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

He defended them amid recent criticisms of the duo.

Messi, 35, and Ronaldo, 38, have dominated world football over the course of the past two decades and have won plenty of trophies.

However, the duo have come in for criticism recently due to their career decisions.

Many have argued that Ronaldo wrongfully chose to head to the Saudi Pro League to join Al Nassr a few months ago, while Messi has drawn the ire of supporters for opting not to sign an extension with PSG.

However, Petit has defended both Messi and Ronaldo by claiming that no one can tell them what to do at the end of their careers.

According to him, both Ballon d’Or winners should be allowed to make whatever decision suits them, adding that they have nothing left to prove.

“Messi and Ronaldo have lit up football for 20 years,” Petit told French outlet Rothen s’enflamme.

“You can’t tell these players what to do at the end of their career when they have nothing left to prove.”

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Ronaldo, Messi, Mbappe Among Highest-Paid Athletes in 2023 (See Top 10)

The list of the highest-paid athletes in the world has been released.
Forbes revealed the list of the 10 highest-paid athletes in 2023, with Ronaldo, Messi and Mbappe occupying the first, second and third positions, respectively.
Following his exit from Manchester United in 2022, Ronaldo joined Saudi Arabia side Al-Nassr for a staggering annual fee of $46million while drawing an additional $90 million from endorsements, licensing income, and other business endeavours, making him the highest-earning athlete this year.
Ronaldo topped the list with $136 million, while his arch-rival Messi came in second with $130 million.
Messi’s teammate Mbappe came third with $120 million.
Others that make Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletics in 2023 are basketball star LeBron James ($119.5 million), boxing star Canelo Alvarez ($110million), golf duo Dustin Johnson ($107 million) and Phil Mickelson ($106million), NBA star Stephen Curry ($100.4million), tennis legend Roger Federer ($95.1million), and basketball star, Kevin Durant ($89.1 million).
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Georgina Rodriguez Breaks Silence Amid Rumours That She’s About To Break Up With Ronaldo

Georgina Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo have been together since 2016Georgina Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo have been together since 2016.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, has responded to reports that she’s about to break up with the Portugal captain, with a cryptic Instagram post.

Ronaldo has been dating Rodriguez for seven years since meeting her back in 2016 in Spain.

They have five children together, with Rodriguez being the biological mother of two of them.

The couple often share glimpses of their luxurious life on social media. Rodriquez also provided a sneak peek into their loving relationship in her Netflix series’ Soy Georgina’.

However, there have been claims that cracks are starting to appear in their relationship.

Portuguese TV show host Leo Caeiro recently said that it is likely that Ronaldo and Rodriguez will split.

According to reports, the Al-Nassr forward is increasingly annoyed by his partner’s ‘selfish behavior’. It has been alleged that Ronaldo feels Rodriquez is less interested in him and their family amidst her lavish lifestyle.

After days of speculation, Rodriguez appears to have finally broken her silence on the issue.

She hit out at people trying to spread reports about her, writing in an Instagram story: “The envious invents the rumour. The gossiper spreads it.”

While Rodriguez seemed to address recent reports about her possibly breaking up with Ronaldo, she is yet to directly rubbish those claims. Ronaldo has also not opened up on the matter.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Stole Many Nights Of Sleep From Me – Sonia Monroy Cries Out

Sonia Monroy, the Spanish actress, has accused Cristiano Ronaldo, the former Real Madrid superstar, of giving her many sleepless nights.

Monroy, who has now claimed she was infatuated with the Portugal international, said he never reciprocated the love she had for him.

Monroy is a Spanish actress, singer, presenter, and influencer renowned for appearing in several programs for Fox Sports.

The actress, who has over 667k followers on Instagram, explained how she met the football superstar, who has been in a loving relationship with Argentine model Georgina Rodriguez since 2016.

She suggested that the former Manchester United and Juventus star led her on and made her believe that something was going on between them by flooding her phone with several messages.

The 50-year-old singer said she was infatuated with the goal machine. Appearing on the program ‘Socialite’ on Telecinco, the presenter said, “Cristiano Ronaldo stole many nights of sleep from me. I was very much in love with him, but… it couldn’t be and that story ended.”

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He Won Everything – Ex-Brazilian Midfielder Names Player He Respects More Than Messi, Ronaldo

Djalminha, a former Brazil attacking midfielder, has explained that he respects Barcelona legend Ronaldinho more than Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and Al-Nassr’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to Djalminha, Ronaldinho won everything during his time at Barcelona.

He said Ronaldinho played his heart out during his time at Barcelona, and even Messi has not yet done any better.

Djalminha told Brazilian outlet UOL: “Of the younger generation, [Ronaldinho] is the one I respect the most.

“More than everyone else. More than Messi, more than Cristiano. Take his two years at Barcelona and see if Messi did what he did.

“He won the Champions League, won the Spanish league, won everything, and put on a hell of a show and played like hell.”