Cristiano Ronaldo wins salary demand against Juventus

TURIN-. An arbitration court ordered Juventus to pay more than $10 million to Cristiano Ronaldo over a salary dispute.

The case concerned the decision of the Italian club's footballers to defer part of their salaries during the coronavirus pandemic.

The €9.8 million ($10.5 million) that Juventus must pay the Portuguese striker is half the amount that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner claimed from the Turin team in back wages.

Juventus said in a statement Wednesday night that, “with the help of its legal advisors,” it is “reviewing the decision made by the arbitration board, reserving all assessments and initiatives to preserve its rights.”

Ronaldo played for Juventus between 2018 and 2021 and helped the club win two Serie A titles.

The former president, Andrea Agnelli, and the club's entire board of directors resigned in 2023 amid an investigation into false accounting, which resulted in a 10-point ban in the league and a UEFA veto to play in European competitions this season.

Ronaldo now plays for Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia.