Cristiano Ronaldo releases income details, earned over EUR 227m in 2015
Gestifute, run by super agent Jorge Mendes, released Ronaldo's "Model 720" tax form online.
New Delhi: Cristiano Ronaldo's management company Gestifute released income details of the Portuguese super-star on Thursday to counter the accusations of tax evasion.
According to the online revelation, the 31-year-old Real Madrid frontman had earned €227.3 million in 2015.
An consortium of international media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed the Portuguese skipper hid 150 million euros from image rights in the British Virgin Islands.
Gestifute, run by super agent Jorge Mendes, released Ronaldo's "Model 720" tax form online, claiming that the data released was previously supplied to Spanish tax officials.
"This document confirms that Spain`s Tax Agency is knowledgeable of all of Cristiano Ronaldo`s assets and income. From now on, the player will not make any further statement on this subject," said a statement released by his management company, Gestifute.
"As reported in recent days, 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.
"This communication, which was not required by law, constitutes irrefutable proof that Cristiano Ronaldo and his representatives are in good faith and cooperate with the authorities in a spirit of transparency and compliance with legality."
Ronaldo's club also came in defence.
"Real Madrid demand the maximum respect for a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, whose behaviour has been exemplary during his entire time at our club," Madrid said in a statement.
(With Agency Inputs)