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Real Madrid star Ronaldo accused of evading £13m in tax

Real Madrid star Ronaldo accused of evading £13m in tax

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of evading £13 million (€14.7 million)  in tax between 2011 and 2014.

The prosecutor’s office in Madrid has filed a lawsuit against the footballer who is accused of using a ‘business structure’ to hide income made from his image rights, according to the BBC.  

Ronaldo, who earned £72 million from salary, bonuses and endorsements in 2016, has denied the charges.

Following documents leaked in December last year it was alleged Ronaldo avoided income tax by way of offshore accounts. He denied the allegations.

Barcelona football star Lionel Messi recently had his jail term confirmed by a Spanish court after he and his father Jorge were convicted of avoiding €4.1 million (£3.5 million) in taxes to Spain.

Read more about footballers' tax troubles here.

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