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Ronaldo Earns Double Khune's Salary Per Goal/Assist

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo earned about double the amount of Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune's annual salary for each goal he was involved in last year.

Read: Ronaldo Beats Messi As Highest Paid Footballer Again

Forbes recently announced the earnings of football's highest paid players, with Ronaldo once again topping the list.

According to the report, the Portuguese pocketed $82 million (R1.3 billion) in 2015 – $53 million (R839 million) in salary and bonuses, plus an additional $29 million (R459 million) in endorsement deals.

The world business magazine also worked out how much he received for each of the 71 goals he was involved in last year, revealing that he earned $750 000 (R11.8 million) per goal or assist based on his salary and bonuses, excluding income from his sponsors.

These figures often seem farfetched and difficult to portray in a South African context, but we had a look how Ronaldo compares to Khune, who is understood to be one of the country's top earners.

The Amakhosi superstar receives an estimated R5 640 000 a year – less than half of Ronaldo's income per goal or assist (R11.8 million) in 2015.

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Overall, the 31-year-old Los Blancos star pockets about 149 times Khune's annual salary. Let that sink in... one hundred and forty nine times one of South Africa's best paid players.

Do you think it's fair how much more top European stars earn in comparison to their SA peers? Have your say in the comments section below.

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