Ron­aldo in court over tax eva­sion

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS - Forbes

Soc­cer megas­tar Cris­tiano Ron­aldo ap­peared in court near Madrid on Mon­day ac­cused of evad­ing mil­lions of eu­ros in taxes, the lat­est player to fall foul of Spain’s tax­man.

The 32-year-old will be ques­tioned by a court in Pozuelo de Alarcon, a wealthy sub­urb of Madrid where he lives, af­ter re­turn­ing from a sum­mer break with his girl­friend and rel­a­tives and a pro­mo­tional trip to China.

The Por­tuguese star — the world’s high­est paid ath­lete ac­cord­ing to mag­a­zine — fol­lows in the steps of his archri­val, Barcelona for­ward and Ar­gentina star Lionel Messi, who was found guilty of the same of­fense last year.

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