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‘There is no tax evasion scheme’ – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid during the Champions League final (Image credit: GETTY IMAGES)

Real Madrid great Cristiano Ronaldo has denied, via his representatives, ever hiding any income from the taxman or committing any tax fraud in Spain. The denial was released on Tuesday evening, hours after a tax fraud lawsuit had been filed against the 32-year-old in Madrid. Gestifute, the agency representing Ronaldo, said in a statement: “There is no tax evasion scheme. ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid during the Champions League final (Image credit: GETTY IMAGES)

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player. He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014. The world’s highest-paid sports star had previously said he was ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo hit with alleged tax fraud.

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Spain’s prosecutor’s office in Madrid said on Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo for allegedly defrauding Spanish authorities of £13m between 2011 and 2014. In a statement, the prosecutor’s office said Ronaldo had knowingly used a ‘business structure’ created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights. The lawsuit is based on a ...

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Atletico Madrid transfer ban upheld by Court of Arbitration for Sport

Atletico Madrid said the decision to uphold the transfer ban will cause "irreparable damage" to the club (Image credit: Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid will not be able to sign new players this summer as their transfer ban has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Spanish side were banned in July 2016 from registering players for two transfer windows for breaching Fifa rules over the signing of minors. “This ruling is unfair and causes an irreparable damage to ...

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Barcelona: Ernesto Valverde replaces Luis Enrique as manager

Ernesto Valverde was Athletic Bilbao boss for the past four years (Image credit: Getty Images)

Barcelona have appointed Ernesto Valverde as their head coach on a two-year deal, with an option for a third. Former Barca forward Valverde announced last week that he was leaving Athletic Bilbao after four years in charge. He replaces Luis Enrique, who revealed in March that he would leave the club – who finished second in La Liga – at ...

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Lionel Messi and father Jorge lose Supreme Court appeal

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and his father Jorge have lost their appeal to Spain’s Supreme Court against a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud. The 29-year-old, five-times world player of the year, was found guilty by a Barcelona court last July on three counts of tax fraud between 2007 and 2009, resulting in a suspended 21-month prison sentence and fine ...

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Former Barcelona President Sandro Rosell Arrested

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Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a money laundering investigation. Per El Mundo (h/t Marca), Spain’s National Court ordered the probe, and a joint task force, comprised of the civil guard and police, arrested him after the investigation indicated he “collected irregular commissions, obtained through the sale of the image rights of the Brazilian ...

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Real Madrid beat Malaga to win La Liga

Zinedine Zidane has won La Liga, the Champions League and reached another final in his first 18 months in charge (Image credit: Reuters)

Real Madrid won their first La Liga title since 2012 thanks to a final-day victory at Malaga. Cristiano Ronaldo scored early on to settle the nerves, latching onto Isco’s through ball to step around Carlos Kameni and tap into an empty net. Karim Benzema added their second goal after the break after Kameni parried Sergio Ramos’ shot. Real, who had ...

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K.P. Boateng agrees 3-year extension with Las Palmas

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Former Black Stars midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng, will be staying with Las Palmas for the next three years after the club announced an agreement with the player on Thursday. Boateng joined the club before the start of the current season and has gone to feature 28 times (1990 minutes in all) for the team. He is the team’s current top scorer ...

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Ronaldo breaks Greaves record to put Real Madrid closer to La Liga title

Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to 24 goals in 29 La Liga games this season

Cristiano Ronaldo broke Jimmy Greaves’ 46-year European scoring record as Real Madrid moved within a point of their first Spanish title since 2012. Ronaldo, 31, fired Madrid ahead with his 367th goal in one of Europe’s top-five leagues, eclipsing the mark set by former England striker Greaves in 1971. Ronaldo slotted in a second and, after John Guidetti gave 10-man ...

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