Cristiano Ronaldo puts controversy behind him as football icon makes surprising purchase

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Cristiano Ronaldo has put controversy to bed by buying Cofina Media

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 14/11/2023

- 09:27

Updated: 14/11/2023

- 11:11

The Al-Nassr star is still going strong as he approaches the twilight years of his career

Cristiano Ronaldo has made a surprising purchase by opting to buy Cofina Media through a group of investors, according to reports.

The Portugal international is one of the best footballers of all time, having won most major trophies during his glittering career.

Off the field, however, Ronaldo has also expanded his empire.

He owns restaurants, a hair transplant clinic, watches and hotels having amassed a fortune of over £409million so far.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is still going strong as football icon enters the twilight years of his glittering career


And Spanish newspaper Marca say Ronaldo has now surprisingly opted to buy Cofina Media.

It is said he has made the purchase through Expressao Livre, with the 38-year-old part of a group of investors.

Cofina Media own several Portuguese national newspapers, including Correio da Manha, Record and Jornal de Negocios.

And that purchase is particularly surprising given Ronaldo has clashed with some of Cofina Media's groups in the past.

The football legend previously took Correio da Manha to court over alleged privacy violations.

Ronaldo also once threw a microphone into a lake that belonged to a reporter who works for CMTV.

That was prior to Euro 2016, a tournament Portugal ended up winning seven years ago.

Ronaldo refused to answer questions and football fans were stunned by his reaction, with the reporter also taken aback.

Now, however, it seems all that bad blood is in the past.

Ronaldo has instantly moved to address old tensions by giving members of staff a bonus of over £1,000.

He has also thanked staff for all their hard work and looks forward to a positive relationship going forward.

On the pitch, meanwhile, Ronaldo is showing no signs of slowing down.

The veteran bagged his 13th Saudi Pro League goal of the season on Saturday as Al-Nassr beat Al-Wehda 3-1.

He has now bagged 36 goals for the Middle Eastern side since his move from Manchester United 12 months ago.

Ronaldo reacted to his goal on social media by saying: "We keep that winning feeling! Let's continue the good work."

Some thought Ronaldo would retire when he left Old Trafford in November last year.

But he's still performing at an extremely high level.

And Ronaldo indicated last month that he wasn't eyeing retirement and still had plenty to offer the sport.

“Things have happened in my life, both on a personal and professional level, that make me think more in the short term nowadays," he stated.

“People say I’m going to play on until I’m 40 or 41 years old.


"I don’t set these targets.

"It’s a question of just enjoying the moment, which is a good moment.

"I feel good. My body is responding to how I’ve treated it over the years.

"I’m happy both at my club and in the Seleçao [Portuguese national team].

"I’ve scored plenty of goals, I feel in good shape physically. It’s a question of enjoying the moment.”

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