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.
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.
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Manchester United centre forward Radamel Falcao is resigned to his stay at Old Trafford being short-lived.
Sources close to the Colombian striker now convinced the 29-year-old simply joined the wrong club last summer.
In the wake of being relegated to United’s Under 21 team on Tuesday night, it is understood Falcao realises that his dream of a long-term deal at United is over.
Chelsea as the English side exited the Champions League following a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea were eliminated as the tie went into extra-time as 10-man PSG twice came from behind to win an ill-tempered last-16 tie on away goals.
‘I finished at Chelsea and then I got a great opportunity from PSG – they gave me a great opportunity to continue my career and I was very happy at Chelsea and won titles here but I finished and then I respect everyone.
‘It was good for me to score. I said before I didn’t celebrate but there as so much emotion I cannot control (it) and sorry because I celebrated because of the emotion but I am so happy to qualify.’
Nigerian striker Asisat Oshoala who plays for Liverpool Ladies met some of the players from the men team. She shared this collage with the caption: Was cool meeting the men yesterday…… #LFC #YNWA
ormer Olympique Marseille left-back/Super Eagles player, Taye Taiwo who plays now for Bursaspor of Turkey, is a father of 2 adorable children Ahliy, and Azeem, and is happily married to the gorgeous Nimot Taiwo.