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09th Dec 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent reveals the Real Madrid star made almost £200m in just one year

No wonder he's laughing

Rob Burnett

Cristiano Ronaldo’s staggering total earnings for a single year have been revealed because of a row over his tax payments.

The Real Madrid superstar made an incredible £191million in 2015 from his club salary plus income from myriad commercial endorsements and investments.

Ronaldo’s management company Gestifute – which is run by agent Jorge Mendes – released the information in response to claims that the Portuguese skipper had not paid enough tax in Spain.

Gestifute put the tax form, known as the ‘Model 720’, online and insisted the Spanish tax authorities also have all the relevant information.


The form shows that ex-Manchester United favourite Ronaldo declared €23.5m (£19.8m) of his income from inside Spain, with the vast majority of his earnings – some €203.7m (£171m) – coming from outside the country.

The statement released alongside the documents said: “This document confirms that Spain’s Tax Agency is knowledgeable of all of Cristiano Ronaldo’s assets and income. From now on, the player will not make any further statement on this subject.

“As reported in recent days, the player has been aware of his tax obligations right away from the beginning of his professional career in all of the countries in which he has resided, and has not and has never had any issue with the tax authorities of any of those countries.

“This communication, which was not required by law, constitutes irrefutable proof that Cristiano Ronaldo and his representatives are in good faith and cooperate with the authorities in a spirit of transparency and compliance with legality.”

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