Cristiano Ronaldo is world’s highest-earning athlete for 2016 after banking £70m

Real Madrid and Portuguese striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged the highest-earning athlete for 2016 after banking £70m. The former Manchester United star, who had a remarkable 2016, after winning the Champions League and Euro tournament, that saw him claim the Ballon d’Or and the Best FIFA Men’s Player. He was named ahead of his rival, Lionel Messi who sits second, having made £65M while NBA star, LeBron James completed the top three with £61.9M.
Tennis legend, Roger Federer made £54.4M and Golden State Warriors’s Kevin Durant scooped £45.1M to make the top five.

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Messi is worth €141m, while Cristiano Ronaldo is €101m – University report says

According to a new report by a Spanish University, the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Lionel Messi has a higher net value than Cristiano Ronaldo. With the Argentine valued at €141m millon while Cristiano Ronaldo is valued at  €101million.

The final figures according to the University report were determined by an Analytic Hierarchy Process multicriteria method which acknowledges variables such as number of goals, assists per game, bookings, leadership and marketing generated by the Argentine and Portuguese players.

The study is in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

This isn’t the University’s final report as the report also said that Messi and Ronaldo’s valuation will once again be analysed by the ‘Mooc’ course, which will begin on April 25.
Cristiano Ronaldo last year made a $40 million investment into four ‘CR7’ boutique hotels and also has his own game, perfume line, clothing line, underwear line and has mansions in Manchester, Madrid, Portugal, New York (Trump Towers) and Morroco, plus endorsement deals with Sacoor Brothers, Nike, Emporio Armani, KFC, Coca Cola and  motor oil company Castrol.

While Lionel Messi apart from companies allegedly owned by him in tax havens and endorsement deals with Samsung and Adidas, nothing is known of his financial ventures.

Source: Marca

See Neymar’s new leg tattoo of street footballer ‘with big dreams’

Brazilian tattooist Miguel Bohigues posted two pictures on his Instagram account showing a new massive tattoo of one of his clients, Barcelona superstar, Neymar Jr. The tattoo design is an image of a shirtless young lad with a Brazilian cap on his head dreaming of one day having a house, becoming a footballer and winning the Champions League. Another photo after the cut…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!

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I thank you God, for making me see another year; thanks for the gift of life; I’m eternally grateful for all the blessings that you have given me that makes me appreciate a good life, for the struggles you casted on me which made me stronger and helped me realized the ideas of life’s bitter sweet reality and most of all for the love which is supported by guidance and protection which he unconditionally gives through my ever beloved family and friends.

Thank you for all the experience of this past year; for times of success which will always be happy memories, for times of failure which reminded me of my own weakness and of my need for you, for times of joy when the sun was shining, for times of sadness which drove me to you.

Forgive me for the hours I wasted, for the chances I failed to take, for the opportunities I missed this past year. Help me in the days ahead to make this the best year yet, and through it to bring good credit to myself, happiness and pride to my loved ones, and joy to ME.
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