Probably the most famous footballer in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo has barely gone a day without making headlines since his sensational return to former club Manchester United. But after a brilliant career at the pinnacle of world football, what kind of money does he really earn?
Few names in the world of football are as influential as Cristiano Ronaldo, an international megastar who has been locked in an uphill battle to claim the world number one title for over a decade.
Now at Manchester United, Ronaldo’s career seems to be in a bit of a weird phase. Where he has arguably grown accustomed to playing with some of the best teams ever assembled, he finds himself in a transitional team struggling to find its rhythm or its identity.
But despite his team’s struggles on the pitch, Ronaldo the player remains as feared and revered as ever – and the marketability of Ronaldo the man shows no signs of waning.
Ronaldo joined Manchester United at the end of August 2021. In mid-September it was reported that he had already sold £187million worth of shirts, sports bible said.
What is Cristiano Ronaldo net worth?
To say Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is wealthy is a huge understatement – according to multiple sources, he has a net worth of £367m, or $500m.
Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Turin-based Juventus, which he joined for £96m in 2018. The signing was the highest fee ever paid by an Italian side, which caused some upheaval when the legendary striker left just three. years later for just £12.85m.
How much is Cristiano Ronaldo paid at Manchester United?
Back in November 2021, the mirror reported that Ronaldo’s salary stood at £550,000 a week.
Forbes’ The 2021 Revered Sportsman Wealthy List claims the Portugal man is the third highest-paid athlete in the world, behind Ireland’s only UFC fighter Conor McGregor and arch-nemesis Lionel Messi.
The publication claims the former Juventus man has earned just over £50m from on-field earnings in 2021, making up the majority of the £88m he has earned in total for the year.
Cristiano Ronaldo sponsorship deals
The final part of Ronaldo’s huge earnings in 2021, according to Forbes, is made up of off-pitch earnings worth over £36million.
According to the Spanish sports newspaper Mark the list of Ronaldo’s many sponsorship deals includes big names such as Armani, Clear Shampoo, Herbalife and Unilever.
Biggest of all, however, is his massive deal with sportswear brand Nike, which is said to be in the region of £15million.
He also has his own sources of income through his business ventures, owning hair transplant companies operating across Spain and Portugal, says Marca.