Madrid star doesn’t keep track of his finances.
Real Madrid megastar Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that he has no idea how much money he has in the bank, according to the Daily Mirror.
Ronaldo, who reportedly earns a £288,000-a-week salary in Spain, claimed that he no longer keeps track of his bank balance, despite his difficult upbringing in Madeira, Portugal.
Recently billed as the most marketable footballer on the planet, the 29-year-old has insisted that it is not financial gain that drives him on, but the desire to be recognised as the best player ever.
“I don’t know how much money I have. It’s not the money that moves me,” he said.
“It’s true that at first it did, when I had nothing. Then I wanted to have money for me and my family because I was raised with nothing, we were very poor. I had no toys or presents at Christmas.”
Ronaldo also stated that he hopes to be talked about in the same breath as Pele and Diego Maradona when he finally decides to call it a day.
However, Ronaldo, who crowned a superb season with a Champions League win last week, has stated his intentions to go down in football history as one of the very best the game has ever seen and intends to play on until he is 40 to make that happen.
“I love football. It’s my life,” he added.
“Without football, I don’t know what to do. I have seven or eight years left. Maybe more. If my legs allow me to play until 40, I want to play.
“And I hope one day to be on the first page of the history of football, on the same page as Maradona and Pele. I want to get there.”