Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Rafa Benitez and Anthony Martial are the latest football stars who have had financial figures revealed by Sportsmail’s exclusive extracts from German book Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football.
The book was written by Der Spiegel journalists Rafael Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger, who are working alongside with the Football Leaks website.
Real Madrid’s record goalscorer is of course contracted to Los Blancos so unfortunately you can’t pay out your pocket money to have him turn up and play for your Sunday League team.
But the global phenomenon is available for half a days work, and as a Saudi telecoms firm found out in 2013, Ronaldo will cost an eye-watering amount to hire.
The book reveals that Mobily struck a deal with Ronaldo’s Irish image rights company, Multisports & Image Management, whereby they would get four-and-a-half hours of his time.
The service consisted of a photo-shoot, five signed shirts and two plugs across his social media channels, where CR7 has an enormous following, reports the Mail.
Moreover, the firm were allowed to use images of the former Real Madrid that were taken on the day, but the advertising was limited to the Middle East and north Africa area.
For all of the above, Ronaldo and his representatives charged the company a monumental £920,000, which is more than 1M$.
So if you want the Real Madrid star to do some work for you,you better become some billionaire.
But it shows how much extra money 32-year-old star Ronaldo can earn, on top of the £400,000-a-week he earns after tax at Real.
That is before you get into how the man worth £190m pays less tax from these sponsorship gigs, the book claiming there are companies in Panama, Switzerland, Bermuda, Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands helping out.