Cristiano Ronaldo’s new five-year contract extension has reportedly made him the highest paid footballer in the history of the sport, earning €21 million per season.According to Spanish sports daily, AS, Cristiano’s new salary is not made publically available due to a confidentiality clause, but the report states that the Portuguese star will earn €21 million per season.Annual costAs part of the new contract, Real Madrid will pay all the taxes, at a rate of 52%, meaning their annual cost of retaining the former Ballon d’Or winner will be a whopping €40 million per season.Cristiano’s old contract was under Spain’s ‘Beckham Law’ which hoped to draw more top flight footballers to Spain and reduced their tax rate to 24% but was abolished soon after Ronaldo signed in 2009.Prior to Sunday, Samuel Eto’o held the record for the highest paid footballer in history, earning €20 million per year in his two years at Anzhi, which Cristiano breaks by earning one million per year and Eto’o has since reduced his salary in order to join English Premier League side, Chelsea. BonusParis Saint Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the third highest paid player earning €14.5 million per season.In an added bonus to fuel the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona, Ronaldo’s salary blows Leo Messi’s out of the water, as the Argentine earns €13 million per season and earns double what Neymar earns at €10 million.
It should be remembered that Rayo-Albacete was 0-0 and the La Mancha had one player less, due to the expulsion of Eddy Silvestre. For the resumption, both technicians will be able to align onces different from those of that day, although with a nuance: they must be players who were registered at that time (signings are excluded).Appeal dismissed the appeal of LightningThe Appeals Committee dismissed the appeal last week presented by the Ray against the sanctions that, in its day, imposed Competition and that will finally have to comply: € 18,000 fine and the partial closure of the stadium from Vallecas, more specifically from the fund where the events occurred, during two games (Huesca and Elche). The Rayo-Albacete will take place ten days before the meeting that will face them again in the second round: on Saturday 29, 20:30, at Carlos Belmonte. That February 19 was also set on Mirandés-Zaragoza (21:00) that had to be postponed due to heavy rains. Then, the bad conditions of the Anduva pitch forced Sagués Oscoz to make this decision. LaLiga made official the Rayo-Albacete schedule suspended on Wednesday on December 15 for the banners and songs delivered by the franjirroja fans against Zozulia. Finally, The match will be held next Wednesday, February 19, at 8:00 p.m.. Of course, the second part will resume behind closed doors, just like announced Competition.