The Commander returned to Manchester and has driven the whole of England crazy because without having played his first game with the Red Devils yet, Cristiano Ronaldo has already set a new world record in terms of shirt sales, surpassing other sports legends.
Shortly after United reported that Ronaldo will wear the number 7 that has accompanied him practically throughout his legendary career, while Edinson Cavani was "taken away" to leave him 21, the CR7 shirt became the best-seller in a period of 24 hours after the announcement of your hiring, this considering any sport in the world.
British media such as Sky Sports, Inside Sports and 90 Min are based on figures from the specialized portal Love The Sales, dedicated to tracking purchases on more than a thousand online platforms in the UK. According to their data, Cristiano Ronaldo sold between 300,000 and 400,000 shirts in the first 12 hours after the confirmation that he would wear the 7.
With these figures, it is estimated that Manchester United generated up to 32.5 million pounds in sales of jerseys from CR7, which is equivalent to 895.5 million Mexican pesos, considering that each shirt of the Portuguese star is sold for 80 pounds (2,200 pesos) on the official website of the club.
Information from the Fanatics company, in charge of the administration of the Red Devils virtual store and other teams in the world, Cristiano's uniform is the best-selling in history above Lionel Messi with PSG, Tom Brady with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL and LeBron James with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA, all of them under the same parameter of the 24 hours after their team change.
Sky Sports complements about the fever for Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford that its three most read articles in August were about the Madeira-born, while the posts about him on the official Twitter account of the aforementioned medium had a reach of one billion users.