Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Football Player with Highest Salary in the EPL– Cristiano Ronaldo became the player with the highest salary in the English Premier League (EPL). At the beginning of 2021, he finally returned to his old club, Manchester United after last playing in 2009.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro or commonly known as Christiano Ronaldo is a football player born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal on February 5, 1985. He is one of the greatest footballers with 5 titles in the world’s best football player / FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017. This season, he made the decision to return to his old club, Manchester United. Of course, there are some interesting things regarding the process of his move from Juventus to Manchester United.
The most interesting is the salary he will receive while playing at Manchester United. Based on sources from DailyMail.co.uk., Christiano Ronaldo will receive a salary equivalent to 480 thousand Pounds Sterling per week. This value certainly beats the salary received by other players who play in the English Premier League (EPL) such as Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Jack Grealish, or David De Gea.
Update the list of 10 players with the Highest Salary in The English Premier League until August 2021
|Rank||Name||Salary Per Week|
|in Pound sterling (£)|
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo||£ 480,000|
|2||Romelu Lukaku||£ 450,000|
|3||Kevin De Bruyne||£ 385,000|
|4||Jack Grealish||£ 380,000|
|5||David De Gea||£ 375,000|
|6||Pierre Emerick Aubameyang||£ 350,000|
|7||Raheem Sterling||£ 300,000|
|8||Paul Pogba||£ 290,000|
|8||N'golo Kante||£ 290,000|
|9||Anthony Martial||£ 250,000|
|10||Mohammed Salah||£ 220,000|
|Source : DailyMirror|
The salary received by Christiano Ronaldo at Manchester United is much decreased compared to the salary he received when he played at Real Madrid and Juventus. The highest weekly salary Christiano Ronaldo received while playing at Real Madrid was £603,000 per week. The highest salary amount for the player nicknamed CR7 is of course obtained when he plays for Juventus. At the club nicknamed “The Old Lady”, he received a salary of up to £ 990,000 per week.
The salary and benefits are certainly commensurate with the contribution he gives to the team he is defending. When playing with Manchester United in 2003-2009, he scored 84 goals from 196 appearances for the Red Devils club. During approximately 5 seasons at this Red Devils Club, he has given many titles namely the UEFA European Champions League / UEFA Champions League (2007–08), 3 Premier League titles (2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2008–2009), Cup League (2005–06, 2008–2009), 1 FIFA Club World Cup title in 2008.
His career as a footballer has certainly been more brilliant since joining Real Madrid. His move from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 broke the transfer record at that time with a transfer fee of 80 million Euros (€). From 2009-2018, he made 292 appearances for the club, scoring 311 goals. On average, while playing at Real Madrid, Christiano Ronaldo scored 34 goals each season. He has won various prestigious titles with Real Madrid. These titles include 4 European Champions League / UEFA Champions League titles (2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18), 2 Spanish La Liga titles (2011–12, 2016–17), 2 titles Copa del Rey (2010–11, 2013–14), 1 Spanish Super Cup / Supercopa de España (2012, 2017), 2 European Super Cup / UEFA Super Cup titles (2014, 2017), and 3 InterWorld Cup Titles Club / FIFA Club World Cup (2014, 2016, 2017).
After he lived his golden years at Real Madrid, he then continued his career at Juventus. The club from the city of Turin was willing to spend up to 100 million Euros (€). During approximately 3 seasons with the Bianconerri Juventus, Ronaldo recorded 81 goals from 98 appearances for this black-and-white club. Some of the titles he won with the Old Lady, namely 2 Italian Serie A titles (2018–19, 2019–20), 1 Coppa Italia (2020–21), 2 Supercoppa Italiana titles (2018, 2020).
In the 2021 season, he decided to return to his old club Manchester United for a fee of around 21 million Pounds Sterling (£). He will spend approximately 2 seasons with Manchester United. This will certainly add to the hot competition in the English Premier League this season and in the future. After before, several world football stars tried their luck in the Premier League such as Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho, and the return of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea.
In this season, Manchester United still has the club with the biggest expenditure in buying new players such as Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund with a cost of approximately 85 million Euros (€), and Raphaël Varane from Real Madrid with the cost of 40 million Euros (€). Of course, the existence of these players is expected to be able to boost Manchester United’s performance this season after almost fasting the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson was last coached, who decided to retire in the 2012-2013 season.
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