Ronaldo, who joined Juventus in 2018, after trophy-laden spells with Real Madrid and Manchester United, has had a contract with the US clothing giant since 2004 which “guaranteed him a base fee of 3.65 million euros”.“For as long as Ronaldo plays for a Category A club, he was to be paid 16.2 million euros (Sh1.9bn) each year,” the German publication said.Nike responded to the reports saying: “We do not comment on athlete contracts.”The best-paid German included in the report, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, earns 1.2 million euros (Sh137mn) a year from Adidas.The figure dropped by 800,000 euros (SH91mn) after he retired from international football in 2018.0Shares0000(Visited 42 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Champions League title on five occasions © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOPARIS, France, Sep 6 – Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo will earn Sh18.6bn ($139 million) from his contract with Nike, documents in the latest Football Leaks revelation carried by Der Spiegel magazine showed on Friday.His most recent deal, which is to run until 2026, also included a bonus of Sh458mn for winning the individual award, according to a draft contract.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Benoit PairePrajnesh Gunneswaransecond roundtop seed First Published: August 21, 2019, 3:24 PM IST North Carolina: A profligate Prajnesh Gunneswaran went down to world No.30 Benoit Paire in the second round to crash out of the Winston Salem Open ATP 250 tournament here.The left-handed Indian, ranked 89, could convert just one of his five break chances to suffer a 3-6 5-7 loss to his French opponent in a match that lasted one hour and 10 minutes on Tuesday night. Prajnesh struggled from the beginning as Paire broke his serve to take an early 2-0 lead. The Indian could not recover from that, conceding the first set tamely.In the second set, Prajnesh held his serve but faltered in the 11th game giving Paire the match-winning lead.Serving for the match, the Frenchman made no mistakes and avenged his Indian Wells loss from earlier this year.Although Paire committed more double faults than Prajnesh, he hit 14 aces compared to the Indian’s three.In the doubles event, wild card entrants Leander Paes and his Israeli partner Jonathan Erlich, crashed out in the first round.The Paes-Erlich pair lost to the duo of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 2-6 3-6.