Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 50 goals and earned a cool £175MILLION this year... but the Portuguese superstar has endured housing problems, had to deny 'completely false' cheating claims and faces a $1BILLION US lawsuit as he looks to a better 2024. - soocer442
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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 50 goals and earned a cool £175MILLION this year… but the Portuguese superstar has endured housing problems, had to deny ‘completely false’ cheating claims and faces a $1BILLION US lawsuit as he looks to a better 2024.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 50 goals and earned a cool £175MILLION this year… but the Portuguese superstar has endured housing problems, had to deny ‘completely false’ cheating claims and faces a $1BILLION US lawsuit as he looks to a better 2024It has been a year to remember for Cristiano Ronaldo, both for reasons good and bad. The last 12 months has seen perhaps the biggest change for the Portuguese superstar during his footballing career. Ending his time at the top of the European game and becoming the first big-name player to take the plunge in the Saudi Pro League.

There were many who thought his move to Al-Nassr would mark the end of his legendary career. However, after a miserable 2022, he has returned to form for both club and country.However, there have been a number of issues off the field he has had to combat with in 2023.

 

So, Mail Sport takes a look at Ronaldo’s hit and miss year. Scoring 50 goals for club and countryMISS

 

Business issues

 

Ronaldo has a vast business empire which includes a growing hotel chain and a media company.

 

His business interests appears to only be growing as he enters the twilight of his playing career, which will ensure the Portugal legend has plenty to keep his hands full when he eventually decides to hang up his boots.

 

The forward even co-owns Insparya Medical Clinic hair transplant clinics, but as reported by Spanish outlet Sport last month, the Tax Agency in Spain have opened a file against them after they issued several invoices without VAT to hundreds of clients between 2019 and 2021.

 

The business claim in defence that alopecia ‘is a disease’ and therefore ‘medical services of diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure’ are exempt from VAT.

 

However, the Treasury in Spain have reportedly been claiming that instead transplants are ‘purely for aesthetic purposes’ and therefore their prices must include VAT, which is currently 21 per cent in Spain.

 

The clinics have handed responsibility over the process to lawyers but insist they have

 

Ronaldo went into 2023 on the back of the most disappointing season during his iconic playing career.

 

In 2022, he scored his fewest amount of goals in a calendar year (16) than he has recorded in any year since 2005 (15) – when he was just 20-years-old.

 

Now 38, he has returned to form – albeit, playing in a much weaker league – scoring 50 goals in all competitions for club and country with three games left to play.

 

He has netted ten times in nine games for his country, while also scoring 40 in 46 matches for Al-Nassr.

 

His goals helped Portugal qualify for next summer’s Euro 2024 tournament with a perfect record, while he is the top scorer in the Saudi Pro League – ahead of the likes of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Karim Benzema and team-mate Sadio Mane.

 

It is the eighth time he has scored 50 goals in a calendar year, though he would need another 19 goals in his remaining three games to match his career-high tally of 69 in 2013, when he played for Real Madrid.

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