12/06/2016 The first footballer tops Forbes Richest Athlete list
Cristiano Ronaldo tops Forbes' 2016 list of highest paid athletes
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He made his senior international debut in August 2003 at age 18, and has participated in seven major tournaments. With 140 caps, he is Portugal's most capped player of all time and the nation’s all-time top goal scorer. He was ranked the world's highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2016 and 2017.