Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to become the third athlete in the world to reach the milestone of $ 1 billion in his career. Ronaldo and his team-mates at Juventus have agreed to cut wages to support the club through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite losing a third of his salary in March, April, May and June, Ronaldo’s overall income is still very large. According to The Sun’s forecast, this year, the Portuguese striker will reach 1 billion USD in income. That’s what only very few athletes do.
Specifically, before CR7, only Tiger Woods and boxing fist Floyd Mayweather surpassed the $ 1 billion income threshold. The former Real Madrid star makes money not just from football. But he also from the image of an athlete most attractive in the world.
Ronaldo has signed with countless sponsors, most notably with the Nike brand. They bring him 25 million euros a year. In addition, the income from his Instagram posts reaches about 45 million euros per year.
In 2019 alone, Ronaldo earned about 118 million euros, the income second only to Lionel Messi, who pocketed 131 million. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more than 700 goals in his career, an impressive achievement for any player. However, Ronaldo will not be able to reach this impressive milestone without the help of dangerous passes.
In particular, Benzema is Ronaldo’s best partner with a total of 42 passes to clear the Portuguese striker after nine seasons playing together at Real Madrid. But in terms of efficiency, Benzema will not be comparable to Mesut Ozil. The German conductor only needed 3 seasons to play with Ronaldo to make 27 assists for CR7.
However, Benzema is appreciated for the durability and sacrifice for his teammates. He was still attached to Real Madrid when his teammates in the attack seemed to leave. Not only that, although always playing as a number 9, Benzema accepted to be the background for his teammates to shine. He become the most assistive player in Real Madrid history.