OREANDA-NEWS. The magazine Forbes reports that forward of the Italian club Juventus and Portuguese national team, Cristiano Ronaldo, became the first football player in history who earned 1 billion US dollars during his career.

It is specified that the athlete has got 650 million dollars under contracts with football clubs, and the rest of revenues he has received through sponsors and advertising.

Currently, Ronaldo is the third sportsman who managed to earn more than 1 billion dollars (earlier, the golfer Tiger Woods and boxer Floyd Mayweather reached this level). In the Forbes ranking of the highest paid athletes of 2020, Ronaldo is in second place. The footballer earned 105 million dollars, he was surpassed by the Swiss tennis player Roger Federer with 106.3 million dollars.