Messi distanced by lengths
Ronaldo puts on the coal crown
Cristiano Ronaldo (37) leaves Europe and begins the desert adventure at Al-Nassr. His contract entails horrendous sums, which also eclipse his eternal rival Lionel Messi (35).
Cristiano Ronaldo collects over 190 million francs a year at Al-Nassr.
While Lionel Messi (35) celebrates the climax of his already legendary career with the World Cup title, Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to leave the European football stage. The Portuguese moves to Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia, but collects a mega sum for it.
The 37-year-old has signed for two and a half years. His salary: around 200 million francs – per season! This unimaginable sum comes about thanks to his salary of almost 70 million, various sponsorship contracts and bonuses. He dries his biggest rivals by a long way and becomes the highest paid footballer in the world.
Over 120 million through advertising deals and World Cup message
The Argentinian’s annual salary at PSG is the equivalent of almost 38 million francs. According to “Forbes”, around 31 million more are added to so-called “on-the-field earnings”, i.e. other sporting income such as goal bonuses. This means that Ronaldo’s salary at Al-Nassr is as high as Messi’s salary and bonuses combined.
In terms of non-football income, Messi will also be at a disadvantage in the future. While the magic flea, according to the financial magazine, takes in around 50 million in advertising and sponsorship contracts, according to “CBS” Ronaldo has over 120 million that flow into his coffers through sponsors, advertising deals, bonus awards and brand messages. He will also be the ambassador for the 2030 World Cup, which Saudi Arabia is trying to achieve. There’s coal for that, too.
In summary: Messi can look forward to a cumulative 120 million annually, while Ronaldo’s is around 200 million. In terms of football, Ronaldo says goodbye to the desert, a little off the radar of local football fans. When it comes to money, however, the five-time world footballer is venturing into completely new spheres. (che)