RONALDO INVESTS IN
The star has pumped $40m into the creation of a new video game
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has gone down as one of the greatest soccer players of all time.
Over the past two decades, the star has scored more than 860 goals for Sporting CP, Man United, Real Madrid, Juventus, Al Nassr and Portugal.
Away from the pitch, meanwhile, Ronaldo has carved out a successful business career. His range of ventures bring in over a billion euros a year.
The 38-year-old boasts a business empire that includes hotels, real estate, gyms, beauty clinics, perfumes, fashion - and now video games.
He’s invested $40m in the creation of a soccer sim called UFL. It aims to rival EA FC, the long-running series of games formerly known as FIFA.
Ronaldo was previously one of the faces of FIFA for a number of years, appearing on the cover of the EA Sports video game.
UFL’s exact release date remains unconfirmed, but we do know it’s due out in 2024. It'll be for PS5 and Xbox, and will be free-to-play.
UFL’s developers, Strikerz Inc, have put out sneak-peek images of the game, releasing a trailer starring Ronaldo.
UFL has partnered with FIFPRO, the union that represents over 65,000 pro soccer players, and clubs such as Celtic, Monaco and West Ham.