Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal star, earns £146.8m from Nike endorsement deal

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal star, earns £146.8m from Nike endorsement deal

- Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly now one of the highest-paid athletes in world sport after his Nike deal was leaked

- The Portugal international pockets a massive €162 m (£146.8m ), and an annual fee of €16.2 m (£14.68m)

- Ronaldo also has a €4m bonus clause he enjoys whenever he wins a global award

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal and Juventus forward, is no doubt one of the world’s highest-paid athletes after details of his recent endorsement were made public.

According to The Mirror report citing Football Leaks (via Der Spiegel ), Ronaldo was at the middle of a storm over sponsorship between sports kits giants Nike and rivals Adidas, but opted to pen a 10-year extension with the former in 2016.

In addition, the report revealed that Ronaldo's deal is valued at €162 million (£146.8m), aside from an annual fee of €16.2 million (£14.68m) he also pockets.

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But that is not the end as Ronaldo was paid a massive €20.2m (£18.3m) in 2016 and 2017 respectively as base rate.

Equally, the forward has a €4m bonus clause in the current deal, which he enjoys whenever he wins a global award like Ballon d'Or or FIFA Best player.

At the moment, Ronaldo, who doubles as a global ambassador, is reportedly Nike's highest paid contract among top athletes.

Reacting to Der Spiegel claims, the sports kitting company maintained that Ronaldo’s contract is not for public consumption, even as his representatives declined to comment.

"We don't discuss our athletes contracts in public."

Ronaldo was still a Real Madrid player at the time he penned the deal, before departing for Juventus in a shock move in 2018.

Interestingly, Ronaldo was at Real Madrid player when he signed the deal, but he moved to Juventus in the summer of 2018.

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At Juventus, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner reportedly pockets about €120m (£108m), broken down to £30m per year after signing four-year deal.

Meaning his yearly salary is almost twice of the figure he gets from his Nike deal alone – excluding his other juicy endorsements not listed.

Legit.ng reported earlier that Cristiano Ronaldo has been rewarded with another prestigious prize after seeing off the likes of Joao Felix and Bernardo Silva to claim his 10th Portuguese Player of the Year award.

According to Daily Mail report, the 34-year-old Juventus forward has continued to reign supreme in his country's annual awards night in the last decade, winning the annual prize since 2007 except in 2010 and 2014 when Simao and Pepe carted home the awards.

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