Register Login Scores

Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Ronaldo Furious With His Valuation

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly let his frustrations be known when he found out a certain website had valued him way below what he thought he was worth.

The Top 10 Scorers This Season So Far

The Portuguese forward reportedly took issue with an Instagram post from Transfermarkt in March 2020, when the publication valued an XI that consisted entirely of super-agent Jorge Mendes' clients.

In the graphic, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was valued at €75 million (R1.3 billion).

Explaining how the incident transpired, Transfermarkt co-ordinator Christian Schwarz told The Athletic that Ronaldo was the one who got in touch with them first, expressing his displeasure before he blocked their account on Instagram.

"He sent a message first to our social media guys. They answered him, explained why, and told him, 'The people in your age group, you are by far the number one,'" he said. 

"It was £30-50 million difference [between Ronaldo and the next player on the list], and then he sent some smilies, and then he blocked us."

In the Mendes XI, only Bernardo Silva was valued higher, at €100 million (R1.7 billion), than his compatriot.

Schwarz also emphasised that age has a big part to play when constructing a value for a player.

"Age is now one of the most important factors," he added. "And Cristiano Ronaldo is old, same with Lionel Messi, and they will get their value reduced just because of their age."

Here is where Ronaldo currently ranks among the highest-paid players in the Premier League:

Official: 4 Deals Announced In Last 24 Hours

Haaland Snubs CR7 As He Names His 'Top 3' Forwards In The World

Official: Man Utd Announce High-Profile Departure

6 comments

Top 5

Bucs Suffer Confed Cup Heartbreak On Penalties

490 May 20, 2022 11:51 PM in Orlando Pirates

Gallery: Pep, Man City Celebrate EPL Title

May 23, 2022 08:24 AM in English Premier League

De Gea Sends Brutal Message To Man Utd Teammates

3 May 23, 2022 09:24 AM in English Premier League

Exclusive! Latest On Chiefs & Maart…

53 May 18, 2022 10:01 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs Open Negotiations For Top Target

37 May 22, 2022 11:57 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

7 Soldiers Left Behind As Pirates Prepare For War

44 May 20, 2022 12:24 PM in Orlando Pirates

Vrrrpha! Another Sundowns Star Bags Golf 8 GTI

1 May 19, 2022 03:38 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Hunt, Khune And More Reacted To Pitso’s Big Announcement

15 May 19, 2022 03:09 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Mbappe Releases Statement After Shock Real Snub

10 May 23, 2022 07:35 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Downs Coach Says Chiefs And Bucs Are Edging Closer

21 May 19, 2022 09:37 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Downs Coach Says Chiefs And Bucs Are Edging Closer

21 May 19, 2022 09:37 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns