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His horrid form back end of 2014 where neymar and suarez tag team was doing bits and bottling 3 international finals in a row 

added with people being down and out on cristiano in 2013 before he bagged that hat trick to win ballon dor and then the CL a poor WC compared to messi even tho he bottled the final brought them back to neck and neck in most peoples eyes

Then those Agony mentioned incidents changed the game and put cr7 in the clear lead

of course with neither retired and looking like retiring soon things can swing again

there will be a world cup at the end of next season either a chance for cristiano to cement his legacy as the stand out player of all time or redemption for messi but it could also further damage man 

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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of €14.8m tax fraud in Spain

Prosecutor alleges footballer used shell company, failed to declare some earnings and under-reported others

 Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League final this month. Photograph: Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images

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Sam Jones in Madrid and agencies


Wednesday 14 June 2017 11.38 BSTFirst published on Tuesday 13 June 2017 15.08 BST

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of €14.8m (£12.9m) in unpaid taxes between 2011 and 2014.

Madrid’s regional state prosecutor alleged that the player used what it deemed to be a shell company in the Virgin Islands to “create a screen in order to hide his total income from Spain’s tax office”.

It said Ronaldo “intentionally” did not declare income of €28.4m (£25m) related to image rights, and declared €11.5m of earnings from 2011-14 when his real income was almost €43m.

The prosecutor also alleged that the Portuguese falsely reported income as coming from real estate, which it said had greatly reduced his tax rate.

Ronaldo’s agents, GestiFute, had previously maintained he was up to date on his taxes. In a statement on Tuesday GestiFute said: “There is no offshore structure for evading taxes … [Cristiano Ronaldo has never] had a tax problem, contrary to what the Spanish prosecutors insinuate. All contractual modifications … have been made to guarantee that the incomes [Ronaldo derives] fully observe Spanish tax regulations.”

In December last year, GestiFute published details of Ronaldo’s £191m assets in response to allegations of tax evasion.

“The player has been aware of his tax obligations right away from the beginning of his professional career in all of the countries in which he has resided and has not and has never had any issue with the tax authorities of any of those countries,” it said in a statement.

Last month, tax officials said Ronaldo had adjusted his tax declarations and paid an extra €6m (£5.3m) in 2014.

Ronaldo, 32, a four-time Ballon d’Or winner, is not the first high-profile footballer to find himself the target of legal action by the Spanish tax authorities.

In July last year, the Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge, were sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud. A Barcelona court found that the Messis had evaded tax on Lionel’s image rights, with more than €4m (£3.5m) owed in back payments.

Because the court’s sentence was less than two years and neither Messi had a criminal record, neither was sent to prison.

Prosecutors alleged that tax havens in Belize and Uruguay were used to conceal earnings from image rights. Messi said he knew nothing about his financial affairs, while his father said he had been told by a legal adviser that the practice was legal.

On Tuesday, the Madrid state prosecutor cited the verdict against Messi as legal precedent for the case against Ronaldo.

In a statement, released on Wednesday, Real Madrid said: “Real Madrid have full confidence in Cristiano Ronaldo, who we understand has acted in accordance with the legality regarding the fulfilment of his fiscal obligations. Cristiano Ronaldo has always shown since his arrival to Real Madrid in July 2009 a clear will to fulfil all his tax obligations. Real Madrid is absolutely convinced that Cristiano Ronaldo will prove his total innocence in this process.”




Transfer rumours always pop up when these man get pocket checked by the tax man 

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€200m for a 32 year old

Take Take Take Take Take

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Spanish government are extorting him

why should he stay in madrid 

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Read on redcafe that the Spanish government changed the law on tax, Ronado paid an extra 10% just incase they hit him with penalty charges but instead of implenting the laws for the new tax year they hit man retroactively for when he was above board, not only that they came at man because he is high profile and want the headlines.

That to me is extortion  

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