Real Madrid star Ronaldo earns more than £20m in three years

Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo has earned more than $20 million (£15m) in three seasons at the club he helped to win the Champions League last season, according to calculations by The Sport Betting Database.

The 28-year-old, who joined the club in 2013 for $20m, made more than the entire club in wages last season and earned a combined total of $21m (£14m).

His tally for this season would put him in pole position to be crowned FIFA World Player of the Year, according the database.

Ronaldo is also the club’s top-earning player, earning $16.8m (£11.6m) for the first six months of the new campaign.

His wages are equivalent to more than half of the total revenue of the club and would equal Ronaldo’s earnings for the year.

His haul of $15.8 million (£10.9m) puts him in the same league as Cristiano Messi, the Argentine playmaker, who was valued at $21.5m (£17.7m) last year.

Ronaldo’s wages would also beat Messi’s $21 million (£16.6 million) for a year.

The database’s calculations assume that Real Madrid’s total revenue this season will be $40.7 million (£29.5 million), which equates to a profit of $13.9 million (£9.7%) in 2016-17.

The Real Madrid board have agreed a record transfer fee of $115m (£87.2m), which they hope will help boost the club on the back of their World Cup success and to help them secure another domestic title.

Ronaldinho is a top-class player who is known for his attacking style and his high standard of play.

He scored 18 goals and assisted 12 in 39 games for the club last season.