Renowned not just for his on-field prowess but also for his entrepreneurial ventures, Cristiano Ronaldo has extended his reach into the media landscape. The Al Nassr player, known for diverse business interests, including collaborations in water, hair grafts, watches, fashion, hotels, and sports centers, recently delved into media ownership. His investment group, Expressao Livre, acquired Cofina Media, which manages prominent Portuguese newspapers like Correio da Manha, Record, and Jornal de Negocios.
Notably, Ronaldo’s foray into media involves reconciling with past conflicts. Previously entangled in legal disputes and a boycott against a television channel and newspaper within the Cofina Media group, Ronaldo expressed dissatisfaction with their coverage, asserting that it negatively impacted the national team’s atmosphere. Legal battles ensued in 2011 and 2015, marked by Ronaldo’s public criticism of the newspaper’s tendency to fabricate controversies.
Despite past disagreements, Ronaldo, on November 8, exhibited a gesture of goodwill. Acknowledging the efforts of the media company’s employees, he granted them an additional payment of 1,250 euros as a token of appreciation. In an email, he conveyed gratitude to those contributing to the success of the company, emphasizing their dedication and hard work.