Cristiano Ronaldo breaks sales records again and this time with Manchester United.
Old Trafford will have Cristiano Ronaldo back in their field after 12 years. Photo: Flickr-Austin Osuide
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Old Trafford will have Cristiano Ronaldo back in their field after 12 years. Thanks to this announcement, Manchester United and the player have been the trend of the moment, not only because of the return of a great star to the team that saw him grow for six years (2003-2009), but because CR7 once again breaks sales records of jerseys in less than 24 hours generating a millionaire income for the Red Devils even though he has not yet played in his old house.
A few days after the club revealed that the player was going to wear his iconic and characteristic number '7' on the back, fans of Manchester United and Ronaldo himself lined up at the Old Trafford store, thus triggering sales.
"7 es el número mágico", escribió Cristiano Ronaldo y ya palpita su regreso con el United. pic.twitter.com/bNnf5OnvuI— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) September 6, 2021
It is estimated that earnings exceeded 37.9 million euros in the first 12 hours. Consequently, the demand for these shirts has brought Adidas, their manufacturer, much work as it has been difficult for them to keep up with the promise of the production of these shirts, so much so that some of these garments will not be shipped until the beginning of October.
However, it is not the first time that CR7 and other players have broken records of this area.
Five soccer players who have managed to sell the most jerseys.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus)
CR7 is not only a scoring machine, it also a gold mine. This is not something new for the player, who in recent days has almost left Adidas in trouble due to the high demand for his new jersey after his arrival at Manchester United. It cannot be forgotten that CR7 wherever it passes generates great income. For example, the profits that he produced for Real Madrid and its last club, Juventus. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Italian club sold more than a million jerseys since the moment Ronaldo had joined the team .
Lionel Messi (Barcelona and PSG)
The Argentine has also given a lot to talk about in recent days. Thanks to his retirement from Barcelona, after having been part of the team for more than 20 years, he caused great sadness to his fans. However, this feeling was not reflected in the sales that the player generated for his new Paris Saint-Germain Football Club. Long before the announcement of Cristiano Ronaldo's return with the Red Devils, it is estimated that Messi sold around of 830 thousand pieces in the 24 hours after the signing of his contract with the club had been announced.
Kylian Mbappé (AS Monaco and PSG)
The Frenchman has been one of the few players who have come close to stealing the crown from Cristiano and Messi, as this player has garnered great popularity among fans of Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team. For this reason, his shirt is one of the most desired and popular, so much so that he managed to outsell Neymar Jr in a short time. According to the newspaper L'Equipe, " while Pogba and Griezmann sell a shirt with their names, Mbappé sells at least five of them."
Paul Pogba (Juventus and Manchester United)
Pogba in 2016 managed to break records with his number '6'. At the time he generated 190 million euros in just three weeks wearing the Manchester United shirt .
Neymar (Barcelona and PSG)
Neymar Jr managed to break several records for PSG in 2018, making the team position itself below the greats on the income podium: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United. It was only enough with his presentation so that the 10,000 jerseys with his name that were in the physical store of PSG, were sold out that same day. Neymar managed to increase the interest of the fans by 75% in acquiring a jersey with his number or any team jersey.