What could you buy in Sydney with one week of Ronaldo’s wages?

Belinda Punshon 25 March 2015

If you earned $2 million in one week you could live anywhere in Sydney – so where would you call home?


After taking home the Globe Soccer Best Player of the Year award, and winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the third time, there’s no wonder that Cristiano Ronaldo receives a six-figure weekly paycheque for his contribution to the international soccer scene.

As the face of TAG Heuer’s Special edition, Ronaldo certainly didn’t #crackunderpressure as he scored the first goal for Real Madrid against Barcelona on Sunday night. As Forbes’ second highest paid athlete in 2014, and voted as the ‘best player on the planet’, Sydney’s property market would be Ronaldo’s oyster if he ever decided to come down under.

Ever wondered what kind of properties you could afford with one week of Ronaldo’s dreamy wage? Well, we certainly have, so let’s take a sneak peek at some of Sydney’s properties that you could buy with Ronaldo’s jaw-dropping earnings of AUD$2 million per week.

Sydney CBD

This property is positioned in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. One of Pyrmont’s most luxurious harbour sanctuaries, this residence is incredibly spacious with a sunny north easterly aspect. After a hard day out on the field, Ronaldo could score the best of both worlds; peace and quiet, as well as the convenient locality of this modern apartment.


The Inner West

Fancy a super trendy apartment in Sydney’s Inner West?

As the recipient of the BBC’s Overseas Sports Personality award, you could find yourself kicking back in this contemporary Birchgrove apartment. With an exclusive setting, this apartment offers a waterfront doorstep with a shared jetty, premium finishes, and three spacious double bedrooms. With underfloor heating, Italian marble baths and a newly renovated caesarstone kitchen, who wouldn’t want a slice of this?

Ronaldo, you’re a lucky guy.


The Eastern Suburbs

In a hypothetical, Ronaldo-kind-of-world, these stunning three bedroom apartments would offer a tranquil coastal lifestyle with the ambience of bustling Coogee. Creating synergy between brilliant architecture, beautiful views and timeless aesthetics, these apartments are breathtaking. The sophisticated design features American oak flooring, Smeg appliances and natural stone throughout its interiors.

Within close proximity to Coogee bay and outdoor exercise facilities, who else could run around in their custom-made CR7 Rare Gold Boots, complements from Nike?


The Northern Beaches

After a week of Ronaldo-style striking, you could potentially kick back at this irresistible residence in Avalon. This oasis provides great opportunity for both indoor and outdoor entertaining, featuring an innovative architectural design and unique atmospheric lighting. With an incredible master bedroom, sandstone terracing that surrounds the 15m pool, and ‘his’ and ‘hers’ ensuites, this residence reinvents the wheel when it comes to luxurious living.


The Greater West

As one the world’s most talented soccer players, and a global ambassador for Emirates, you could potentially ‘strike’ this ultra-classic residence in Castle Hill.

The grand entrance leads to the formal lounge room, overlooking the extensive garden and outdoor area. The contemporary floor plan allows the interiors to flow seamlessly to uncover the alfresco style entertaining area and in-ground pool. With a sandstone terrace, renovated granite kitchen and convenient Castle Hill location, this residence would be right at Ronaldo’s fingertips.


What if you don't earn $2 million a week?

Ronaldo's 2014 earnings ($USD)


  • Total earnings: $80 million
  • Salary/winnings: $52 million
  • Endorsements: $28 million

Source: Forbes 2014

Ronaldo has infinite choice in today’s property market. But as one of the world’s leading soccer players, can we really blame him?

Now, back to reality. Although not all of us have the luxury of getting our hands on $AUD 2 million each week, these properties are still attainable for those who are prepared to make smart and sustainable investment choices.

Photos and properties sourced from Realestate.com.au.

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