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Cristiano Ronaldo Scores A Brace In Portugal's 7-0 Win Over Estonia

The recently named richest player in the world shows why he deserves all the money...

Real Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

With Euros less than a week away, Portugal was in action against Estonia in a friendly. Ronaldo would get the start.I can't think of a better way to head into the Euro 2016 with a full head of steam and an in form Ronaldo. There is no easy way to say it, but this was a mugging of large proportions.

Ronaldo would help Portugal in that route by providing two goals. A classic header and one through the use of his foot.

He gets his head on this beautiful cross into the box to score the first goal (of what would be many) of the game. I love seeing these screaming headers from CR7. I've watched the video more times than I can admit to in a public forum.

This one is a very nice give and go that ends with a looping shot over the keepers head that he had no hopes of getting a paw on. Classic Ronaldo.

Ronaldo came off at half time.

In Other Ronaldo News

CR7 was named the richest athlete in the world. This is the first time since 2000 that someone not named Floyd Mayweather Junior has occupied the top spot. Ronaldo earned $88 million up to June 1st. He made a cool $56m from his salary and another $32m in endorsements (James lead Real Madrid with $54m in endorsements).

Ronaldo's total catapults him over fellow footballer, Lionel Messi, who clocks in with just over $84m (though I'm sure a lot of that is going to be used to pay court fines and his taxes back at some point). Coming in third was Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James, who is a football fan himself.

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