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Court orders Juventus to pay Ronaldo £8.3m in owed wages



An Italian Court has ordered Serie A giants Juventus to pay their former striker Cristiano Ronaldo £8.3m in owed wages.

39-year-old Ronaldo agreed to defer wages when football in Italy was halted by the Covid pandemic in the 2020-21 season.

The Portuguese had claimed he was owed more than £17m by his former club, and the Court of Arbitration said the club should pay what the player would have received after tax and other deductions.

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Ronaldo spent three seasons in Italy with Juventus between 2018 and 2021, helping them win two Serie A titles.

He left for his second spell with Manchester United and after 16 months at Old Trafford joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was ranked by American business magazine Forbes as the world’s highest-paid sportsman in 2023, with earnings of £109m.

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