Cristiano Ronaldo leaves spectacular tip for hotel staff after Greek holiday

Robin De Peyer
Big tip: Cristiano Ronaldo: EPA

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo left a €20,000 (£17,850) for hotel staff after spending 10 days holidaying in Greece.

The Portugal forward, who recently signed for Italian side Juventus from Real Madrid in a €100m (£89m) deal, had been staying at the high end Costa Navarino resort in Peloponnese after the World Cup.

He was said to be so impressed by the hospitality of staff at the hotel that he left the enormous tip to be shared equally among staff.

Greek online sports magazine Sportime.gr reported: “The 10 employees, who had been tasked with providing services to Ronaldo’s family and to keep them away from the paparazzi, each received €2,000”.

Ronaldo, 33, spent 10 days with family and friends in the Royal Methoni villa at the resort after Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup in the round of 16 by Uruguay.

The villa boasts a round the clock butler service as well as sand dunes aimed at preserving guests’ privacy, and has hosted the likes of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the past.

Ronaldo’s annual salary is reported to be around €30m (£27m) at Juventus.

His Instagram page included photos from his holiday in which he raised a glass and relaxed in a dinghy.