Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo (Credit: Getty Images)

The Portuguese star striker and living legend Cristiano Ronaldo won a lawsuit against Juventus over deferred salaries and according to information that has been released from Italy, the player who currently lives in the Saudi Pro League at Al Nassr 39 years old, will collect a multimillion-dollar sum for a reimbursement of the Portuguese’s salary that the Turin entity had not fulfilled during the time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Three years later there was a ruling in favor of the former Real Madrid and Manchester United player and the Vecchia Signora is obliged to face the pending payment for the Portugal national team player.

How much will Juventus have to pay?

The team from Turin must pay the so-called CR7 a total of $10.3 million dollars, approximately 9.7 million euros, in addition to an extra that would be the interest on the time that passed for the payment to be made. This is in the concept of two months of salaries owed to the Portuguese forward, according to what was reported by the media La Gazzetta dello Sport.

At the time of the beginning of the lawsuit against the Italian club, the player demanded a total of $20.7 million dollars and later the Arbitration Court of the Italian Football Federation, which is made up of Gianroberto Villa, Roberto Sacchi, and Leandro Cantamessa, determined to reduce by half the amount that was being requested by Ronaldo since they verified that there was negligence between the player’s lawyers and those of the Turin club leadership.

Ronaldo’s time in Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus in 2018 after the World Cup in Russia and after having left Real Madrid and a year and a half after his arrival, the conflict with the club began when the activity was suspended due to the restrictions due to the pandemic that affected almost everyone. The leaders asked the players not to collect salaries between the months of March and June 2020, with the promise that payment would be made later. The players accepted and the agreement to delay salary payments included, among others, the players Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini.

This measure was to be able to face the economic crisis that broke out in the midst of all the aforementioned context; At that time, both Ronaldo and the senior leaders of Juventus reached an agreement in which the team deferred the payment of his salary for four months and undertook to pay the 19.5 million euros that the Portuguese forward later claimed.

Ronaldo cared for and looked after his interests

The aforementioned was precisely what Ronaldo had in his favor in the event of a possible non-payment, which was what finally happened. The salary recomposition did not appear at any time in the accounting books of that year at Juventus and they were not paid at all for Cristiano.

Immediate complaint by CR7

Cristiano chose to denounce the club before the ordinary justice system and the club responded by defending itself by saying that the player had waived the payment, but the Portuguese forward commented on the aforementioned postponement agreement as evidence, which led the local Prosecutor’s Office to investigate and copy the This document was found by the Italian financial police on March 23, 2022, according to Corriere.

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The raid took place in the Juventus offices and has the signature of the then sports director Fabio Paratici and that is why with these elements and others that were collected at the end of the investigation, the Italian justice system was able to demonstrate that there was a crime of fiscal fraud.

In his three seasons at Juventus, Cristiano participated in a total of 134 games, scored 101 goals, and distributed 22 assists. In the Italian club, he won five national titles: two leagues (2018/2019 – 2019/2020), two Super Cups (2018 and 2020), and the Italian Cup (2021).

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