Despite Joining Man United In Sensational Move, Ronaldo Still Ranks 3rd In Biggest Boot Deals

Despite Joining Man United In Sensational Move, Ronaldo Still Ranks 3rd In Biggest Boot Deals

Cristiano Ronaldo is ranked third among players with the biggest boot contracts behind Paris Saint-Germain pair Neymar and Lionel Messi.

Brazil's Neymar signed a world-record deal after helping the Parisians play in their first-ever Champions League final, losing to Bayern Munich in the process.

SunSports reveals players with the biggest boot deals as newly-signed United striker Ronaldo could only settle for the third position.

Despite joining Man United in sensational move, Ronaldo still ranks 3rd in biggest boot deals
Ronaldo is ranked third behind Neymar and Messi in terms of lucrative boot deals. Photo by FRANCK FIFE and Man United
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1. Neymar (£23m)

The 28-year-old left sport kit giants Nike for Puma and the move came with loads of cash which became the biggest in history.

The PSG forward's new contract with Puma is twice more than that of Nike which he has been pitched with in the last 11 years.

2. Lionel Messi (£18m)

Messi's deal with Adidas was the highest in 2017 up until Neymar put a pen on paper for Puma's deal a year ago which became the richest boot deal of all time.

The Argentine signed a lifetime contract with the company and was the first footballer to release a sub-brand of Adidas boots called the Adidas Messi.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (£15m)

Ronaldo is currently Nike's most priced asset despite being £8m behind Neymar's deal because he signed a lifetime deal worth £780m with the American sport kit giants.

The Portuguese is the only third athlete to sign a life contract with Nike after Michael Jordan and Lebron James.

4. Kylian Mbappe (£14m)

Fast-rising French forward Mbappe became the poster boy for Nike a year after helping France win the World Cup.

The then-teenager signed a 10-year deal worth around £140m which would be active as long as he plays for a top European club.

5. Mario Balotelli (£5m)

Despite being out of the international scene, Balotelli's 10 year deal with Puma a year fetches him around £5m per year income.

The 31-year-old last played for the Azzurri's two years ago as he currently plies his trade with Turkish side Adana Demirspor.

Here are other top earners in boot deals and their yearly income

6. Gareth Bale (£4m)

7. Antoine Griezmann (£3.5m)

8. Pauyl Pogba, (£3m)

9. Marcos Verratti (£2.5m)

10. Mohamed Salah (£2.5m)

Ronaldo's secret love life revealed

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Natacha Rodrigues a model who said to have had an affair with Cristiano Ronaldo claimed she spent the night with the Portuguese star, Marca, Daily Mail report.

The 27-year-old added that their relationship had been going on when the newly-signed Man United star was dating his ex-Irina Shayk and his current partner Georgina Rodriguez.

According to the model, the affair started back in 2015 when Ronaldo was plying his trade with Real Madrid.

Source: SportsBrief.com