Cristiano Ronaldo Remains One Of The Highest Paid Athletes In The World

While most people take their weekends to enjoy their free time, Cristiano Ronaldo was busy signing his multimillion-dollar deal with Real Madrid for a five-year extension through June of 2021. According to Forbes, the Portuguese superstar will remain one of the highest paid athletes in the world with a stupendous $50 Million USD before taxes.

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Ronaldo is undoubtedly among the best soccer players to ever play the game. His club team, Leading Real Madrid, took two Champion League trophies, and he alone won a pair of Ballon d’Or awards, all while scoring 372 goals in 360 games. It’s safe to say he puts impressive numbers on the boards.

The flashy Nike athlete signed for a nine-year deal with the same club back in 2009 and doesn’t plan to leave anytime soon. “As I’ve always said, it is the club of my heart and this is a unique moment in my life, to renew for years.” the athlete said.

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Many fans and analysts are questioning his ability to endure such a long contract since he is already 31-years old, but Ronaldo is in tiptop shape and promises longevity saying, “it won’t be my last contract, that’s clear, because in the next five years I will continue doing the same.”