Real Madrid back's star player Ronaldo over Tax evasion

In the indictment, the prosecution alleged that Ronaldo had evaded tax "in a conscious and voluntary manner".

On Tuesday, the Madrid state prosecutor cited the verdict against Messi as legal precedent for the case against Ronaldo. [Ronaldo has never] had a tax problem, contrary to what the Spanish prosecutors insinuate.

Cristiano Ronaldo, the most famous athlete in the world has been hit with criminal charges in Spain for allegedly scheming to screw the government out of millions of dollars.

There was no attempt to evade taxes, Gestifute said.

"There is no tax evasion scheme ... there has never been any hiding nor any intention to hide anything", Gestifute said in a statement.

Cristiano stands accused of failing to pay millions of euros in tax between the period of 2011 and 2014.

In a statement, representatives of the world's highest paid footballer said there had never been concealment, or the slightest intention to hide.

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Ronaldo, who is set to take part in the coming Confederations Cup in Russian Federation as part of the Portuguese team, was recently named the world's highest-paid athlete by "Forbes" magazine.

The paper reports that the Portuguese sport star took advantage of a "business structure" created in 2010 to hide from fiscal authorities income generated in Spain from image rights.

Argentina worldwide and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09- million-euro fine previous year for tax fraud. He is unlikely to go to prison as under Spanish law sentences under two years can be served under probation.

Prosecutors alleged that Ronaldo had defrauded the tax authorities of €1.4m in 2011, €1.7m in 2012, €3.2m in 2013 and €8.5m in 2014.

Ronaldo's agent has denied any wrongdoing and previously declared that the player is "up to date with his taxes'".

The Spanish club said it was "absolutely convinced" that the 32-year-old forward will prove his "total innocence".

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