In 2017, Ronaldo was accused by Spanish prosecutors of four counts of tax fraud worth $16.7m between 2011-14 [Burak Akbulut/Anadolu]

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has pleaded guilty to tax evasion, accepting a fine worth 18.8 million euros ($21.4m) and a suspended 23-month jail term after a pre-agreed deal with Spanish tax authorities last year. 

The 33-year-old Portuguese captain appeared in a court in the Spanish capital, Madrid, on Tuesday, over accusations of using shell companies outside Spain

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