Cristiano Ronaldo claims tax investigations are only because ‘he’s Cristiano Ronaldo’

Cristiano Ronaldo denies €14.7m tax evasion in Madrid court

Ronaldo has denied he evaded tax or hid details of his income from the authorities

 It is alleged that he concealed income from the sale of image rights
 Real Madrid and Portugal forward hides from 200 journalists outside court
Madrid court
 Cristiano Ronaldo opted not to speak to the crowd of journalists who were waiting for his statement outside court in Madrid

In a rare attack of camera-shyness, Cristiano Ronaldo hid from the 200 journalists waiting outside the Madrid court where he is under investigation for tax evasion and then, having promised to make a statement, snuck back out without a word.

The Real Madrid and Portugal forward spent 90 minutes in court being questioned by judge Mónica Ferrer Gómez over allegations that from 2011 to 2014 he defrauded the Spanish treasury of €14.7m in taxes.

And the Spanish media reported that Ronaldo argued with the judge during the behind-closed-doors hearing, saying:

“If I wasn’t called Cristiano Ronaldo, I wouldn’t be sat here.”

Ronaldo denied any wrongdoing

“The Spanish treasury knows every detail about my income, because it’s been given to them; I never concealed anything and I never tried to evade taxes,” the player told the court, according to a statement 

“I always make my tax returns on a voluntary basis because I think we all have to declare and pay taxes based on our income.

“Those who know me know what I ask my advisers to do: have everything up date and paid promptly, because I do not want any problems.”

“This is the time to let justice run its course. I believe in justice and I hope that, in this case, once, again, there will be a fair decision,” Ronaldo said.

“In order to avoid any unnecessary pressure, or any contribution to a parallel trial, I’ve decided I won’t make any more statements on this subject until the decision is made.”

Independent

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Some “fair facts” about CR7

Personal information
Full name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date of birth 5 February 1985 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth FunchalMadeira, Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 7
Youth career
1992–1995 Andorinha
1995–1997 Nacional
1997–2002 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Appearances (Goals)
2002–2003 Sporting CP B 2 (0)
2002–2003 Sporting CP 25 (3)
2003–2009 Manchester United 196 (84)
2009– Real Madrid 265 (285)
National team
2001 Portugal U15 9 (7)
2001–2002 Portugal U17 7 (5)
2003 Portugal U20 5 (1)
2002–2003 Portugal U21 10 (3)
2004 Portugal U23 3 (2)
2003– Portugal 143 (75)

Published by technofiend1

Kazan- Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982

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