Cristiano Ronaldo's staggering net worth as Al-Nassr star hit with fine and ban over obscene gesture

Cristiano Ronaldo's staggering net worth as Al-Nassr star hit with fine and ban over obscene gesture

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 29/02/2024

- 11:14

The Portugal international is set to miss his side's next match against Al-Hazm tonight

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for one match and fined £4,190 after appearing to make an obscene gesture during his side's win over Al-Shabab over the weekend.

But the Portugal international is unlikely to be too fazed given he's one of the richest athletes on the planet.

Ronaldo made the gesture during Al-Nassr's 3-2 win over Al-Shabab on Sunday night, having previously netted a penalty during that game.

The veteran addressed fans who had taunted him with chants about arch-rival Lionel Messi by moving his fist away from his pelvis.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for tonight's Al-Nassr match after appearing to make an obscene gesture to fans


Ronaldo has now been slapped with a ban and will have to pay the affordable sum of £4,190 as part of his punishment.

That is just small change for the 39-year-old, however, who has an estimated net worth of £500million.

Ronaldo is believed to earn £177m-a-year while strutting his stuff in Saudi Arabia once his salary and commercial bonuses are taken into consideration.

Ronaldo pockets roughly £14.75m every month in the Middle East, which also works out at £3.4m a week.

To further break down the Portugal international's wealth, he's also paid around £485k a day or £337 every minute while he lives in the Saudi sunshine.

Ronaldo has a lifetime contract with Nike, which further boosts his earnings, making him part of a very elite club.

NBA trio LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant are the only other athletes to have such a deal with the sportswear giants.

Ronaldo has endorsement deals with the likes of Armani, Tag Heuer, Kickoff, Herbalife, Livescore, Clear, Binance, PokerStars and Castrol as well.

Furthermore, the 39-year-old has increased his wealth via his own brand and businesses.

His CR7 brand sells underwear and other clothing, as well as home products, while Ronaldo earns hotels in Spain, Morocco, America and Portugal.

Given his huge wealth, he's unlikely to be overly fazed by the punishment dished out by Saudi chiefs.

And it'll now be interesting to see how Al-Nassr perform in his absence.

The Saudi Pro League side have relied on Ronaldo this term, with the veteran bagging 28 goals across all competitions as he continues to mature like fine wine.

Al-Nassr are currently seven points behind fierce rivals Al-Hilal at the top of the table.

They have 52 points to their name, with the Saudi league leaders having 59 - while being yet to lose a game in the top flight.


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Cristiano Ronaldo was riled by fans as Al-Nassr beat Al-Shabab over the weekend


Meanwhile, speaking earlier this month, former Chelsea star Eden Hazard criticised Ronaldo after the veteran recently said the Saudi Pro League was 'more competitive' than France's Ligue 1.

"To be honest I think the Saudi League is not worse than French league, in my opinion," Ronaldo said last month.

"In [the] French league I think you have two, three teams with a good level.

"In Saudi now I think it's more competitive. They can say whatever they want, it's just my opinion and I played there one year so I know what I'm talking about.

"But I think right now we are better than [the] French league, we still improve."

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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 28 goals across all competitions for Al-Nassr


Yet Hazard, speaking on the Obi One Podcast, disagrees and made his feelings clear by saying: "I'm not agreeing with him but that's just an opinion.

"If you look at the league in Saudi Arabia, they have big players, it's just that they're not big teams.

"In France, maybe now they have fewer big players, but they have big teams.

"I'm sure if a Ligue 1 team played against a Saudi Arabian team, they would win. Maybe not easily, like people might think, but the level in France is good.

"I'm watching their league and they have talent."

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