• Ronaldo publishes details of €225m income denying accusations of tax fraud

    Ronaldo publishes details of €225m income denying accusations of tax fraud

    Cristiano Ronaldo published his financial records on Thursday which showed the Real Madrid star declared income of more than 225 million euros in 2015 as he battled accusations of tax evasion.

    An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed the Portuguese skipper hid 150 million euros ($160 million) from image rights in the British Virgin Islands.

    But the 31-year-old has released details of his income in 2015 which he had already passed on […]

  • Explained: Ronaldo’s tax case and what it means for the Real Madrid forward

    Explained: Ronaldo’s tax case and what it means for the Real Madrid forward

    The Portuguese attacker has been accused of avoiding payments on €150 million of his earnings in a new investigation after revelations by Football Leaks last week.

    “The best year of my life.” That is how Cristiano Ronaldo recently described 2016 after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid, claiming the Euro 2016 title with Portugal and signing a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu. All of a sudden, however, the news is not so good.

    Ronaldo remains favourite to secure the Ballon […]

  • Tax Fraud: Madrid demand ‘maximum respect’ for Ronaldo

    Tax Fraud: Madrid demand ‘maximum respect’ for Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s club Real Madrid feel the star deserves “maximum respect” amid allegations of tax avoidance in Spanish football.

    Real Madrid have issued a statement calling for the “exemplary” Cristiano Ronaldo to be respected amid reports of widespread tax evasion in Spanish football.

    A coordinated leak of confidential information by a consortium of 12 European newspapers is set to cast the spotlight on the affairs of numerous high-profile players in LaLiga and elsewhere.

    Gestifute, the company operated by Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, insisted […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo could face six years in jail in tax case – Spanish official

    Cristiano Ronaldo could face six years in jail in tax case – Spanish official

    Cristiano Ronaldo could face a prison sentence of six years if tax charges are brought against him, according to an official attached to Spain’s tax authority GESTHA.

    Ronaldo’s tax affairs are making headlines in Spain after documents released by Football Leaks and featured in major newspapers alleged the Real Madrid superstar has diverted €150 million of income to offshore tax havens.

    In December 2015, an investigation was reportedly opened into Ronaldo’s tax declarations in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

    Jose Maria Mollinedo, secretary general […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo could face prison sentence after huge demand for prosecutors to check tax returns

    Cristiano Ronaldo could face prison sentence after huge demand for prosecutors to check tax returns

    Spain’s tax workers’ union Gestha has called on the country’s Inland Revenue bosses to pass any files they have on Cristiano Ronaldo to prosecutors.

    They insisted state prosecutors should be given the chance to decide whether to launch legal proceedings against the Real Madrid star over alleged tax dodging.

    A group of European media outlets including the Sunday Times and Spanish daily El Mundo accused Ronaldo of financial impropriety over the weekend.

    They also pointed the finger at Arsenal star Mesut Ozil and […]

  • Mourinho ‘has nothing to hide’ over tax affairs

    Mourinho ‘has nothing to hide’ over tax affairs

    Jose Mourinho has issued a strong denial of any wrongdoing after being questioned about claims from ‘Football Leaks’.

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted he has nothing to hide over his tax affairs.

    A consortium of 12 European newspapers has said it will publish the findings of what is described as “the largest leak in the history of sport” under the banner ‘Football Leaks’ over the next three weeks.

    As part of that leak, several media outlets have alleged that Real Madrid […]

  • Mesut Ozil implicated in tax fraud case from time with Real Madrid

    Mesut Ozil implicated in tax fraud case from time with Real Madrid

    Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil could be in trouble with Spanish authorities for unpaid tax on income from his time with Real Madrid, according to reports.

    The Germany international made a £42million switch from Real to Arsenal back in 2013, and has been known for his superb on-pitch performances alongside keeping a low profile off it.

    However, Ozil may now be in hot water for some suspicious financial management involving his company Ozil Marketing, whose income went unnoticed in Spain until 2014, according […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho tax claims denied by Jorge Mendes’ company

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho tax claims denied by Jorge Mendes’ company

    Reports this evening have emerged of possible tax evasion by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, though the company representing the pair has swiftly denied the claims.

    Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has also been the subject of stories appearing in the German press regarding alleged unpaid tax while at Real Madrid, but it is as yet unclear how serious the issue is.

    Both Mourinho and Ronaldo are represented by agent Jorge Mendes, whose company Gestifute have released […]

  • Samuel Eto’o laughs off threat of prison sentence as is snapped joking with his wife in Milan

    Samuel Eto’o laughs off threat of prison sentence as is snapped joking with his wife in Milan

    The former Chelsea and Barcelona striker is under pressure from Spanish authorities to face a ten-and-a-half year prison sentence for tax fraud.

    According to El Pais, he owes almost £3million in tax from 2006 to 2009, while he was at the Nou Camp.

    However the Cameroonian was all smiles as he was snapped with his wife Georgette in Milan.

    Wearing a trendy scarf and flat cap with a gold watch, Eto’o and his wife were in a fit of giggles at one point.

    As […]

  • Eto’o faces over 10 years jail time for alleged tax fraud

    Eto’o faces over 10 years jail time for alleged tax fraud

    The four-time African Footballer of the Year stands accused of failing to reveal his full income to the authorities, which could land him a long spell behind bars if found guilty.

    Samuel Eto’o could face a jail sentence of over 10 years, according to respected Spanish newspaper El Pais, which reports that a Spanish prosecutor is pursuing the striker for alleged tax fraud while at Barcelona.

    The former Cameroon international striker, 35, who is currently playing for Antalyaspor in Turkey, has been […]

  • Neymar to face trial after judge accepts corruption charges

    Neymar to face trial after judge accepts corruption charges

    Neymar looks set to stand trial after a judge accepted charges of corruption against the Barcelona star.

     

    It is the latest development in a case brought by Brazilian investment company DIS following Neymar’s move from Santos to Camp Nou in 2013, which has come under scrutiny.

    National Court judge Jose de la Mata initially threw out the case in July over a lack of evidence, but that decision was overturned and the charges are now set to be processed.

    DIS claims it is […]