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Details of Cristiano Ronaldo's €162M Nike Contract Revealed

Details have surfaced of Cristiano Ronaldo's current contract with Nike and the numbers are as impressive as you'd expect them to be. The Juventus forward signed a new 10-year-deal with the Swoosh just three years ago and the agreement, which is valid as long as Ronaldo is playing for a top-tier club, will take the player into his 40s. 

Ronaldo gets a "basic" annual payment of €16.2 million from Nike according to 'Spigel' magazine who reckon they've got hold of details of a draft contract between Nike and Polaris Sports Ltd, the company which owns his worldwide marketing rights. Naturally, CR7 has the opportunity to top up that salary with a number of various performance bonuses. He bagged himself an extra €4 million for winning the Ballon d'Or in 2016, and then again in 2017. His current contract makes him Nike's highest earning athletes through a sponsorship deal, meaning the brand pay him more than they pay Tiger Woods, Roger Federer and LeBron James.

The Portugal captain has been wearing Nike since he joined Manchester United in his teens, and this leaked information is solely for his current decade long contract. Throw in anything he earned from the Swoosh before 2016, and he's been well looked after, and Nike well rewarded for their money. The total value of his contract is €162 million, plus bonuses. Oh, and that's on top of his €31 million per year he banks as his salary from Juventus, plus however much more he makes from flogging pants and other sponsorship deals.

Yeah, he's loaded mate. Upon signing the contract in 2016, Ronaldo described it as "a contract for life". Kerrching.


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