Footballers do enjoy verse popularity in suite with their moth-watering wages, which some decide to pile up in course to serve them through their retirement, or better still decide to venture into another profession subsequent to their exit from the football stage. This however , has not been the case of the Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, as he has managed to reciprocate his football success as one of the greatest of all time, to his various off-field activities.
Cristiano Ronaldo Dis Santos Averio, is a Portuguese international football who plays for the Italian side, FC Juventus. He was born on the 5th of February 1985, in Funchal, Madeira in Portugal. He resides in a costly apartment in Turin, north of Italy, as it provides him a faster access to his new club stadium.
Ronaldo started playing football at a tender age, as he was reported to have joined Andorinha at just 7. He would subsequently undergo series of trials at Sporting Lisbon, and would eventually sign with the Portuguese giants. He gained popularity for his great talent, and was scouted by Manchester United team, this led to him signing for the English club, under the reign of former boss, Sir, Alex Ferguson in 2003.
He renewed his contract for the Manchester club, which saw him earn a weekly wage of $120,000. He got the privilege to really showcase his immense talent at the club, aiding them to numerous major trophies including the UEFA champions League, while picking up a few awards of his own. After becoming a Ballon D’or winner in conjunction with some other accolades, he would then make a transfer to Real Madrid, in what was at the time the highest transfer fee.
Ronaldo marked a new chapter in his football career, when he made a shocking move to Seria A side, FC Juventus in the summer of 2018. His four year deal with the club will allow the Portuguese superstar earn a whooping sum of at least $64 million annually.
As the highest followed account on instagram with over 185 million followers, in exclusion of the official instagram brand account, the five times Ballon D’or winner has been able to equally make some revenue through his continually growing social media pages. He is reported to be earning between $35,000 and $594,000 for just a sponsored post. He also has a monetized YouTube channel, which equally provides him a substantial amount.
As part of deal with the Sportswear manufacturing company, he has been able to create his own unique brand, CR7. The CR7 brand produces boots, T-shirts, sports stockings and other sport wears. In addition to these he also has established some other ventures in relation to his trademark CR7, such as a fragrance line, underwear line, and Luxury blankets line to mention a few.
Ronaldo is the proud owner of some other multimillion dollar establishments such as his restaurants and hotels. All these accumulating to the huge assets owned by the football star.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been able to become a great name in the world of football, a status suggested by many as being attributed to his impressive talent, in conjunction with an amazing level of hard-work, which sees him commit to training even hours after his colleagues, showing that not all great things come easy. An equally commendable deed is his will to go beyond his primary role as a footballer to create a number of successful ventures, this has led has led to him becoming one of the most commercial athletes in history.