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The global phenomenon that breaks the historical record of Messi and Cristiano in less than 48 hours

By Wilian Estrella

The global phenomenon that breaks the historical record of Messi and Cristiano in less than 48 hours

The new Los Angeles star seems to have won over the fans with just a few days of being part of the team.

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Shohei Ohtani became the player who has sold the most jerseys since his signing with the Dodgers was announced, leaving behind the record of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. According to the Fanatics page, in charge of distributing the jerseys of the best leagues in the world, since Ohtani was announced as a new Dodgers player, his jersey sold like hot cakes, because 48 hours after it went on sale it was sold. became the best seller.

Without giving details, the sports clothing store also published that the Japanese had left behind the record of the Argentine soccer player, who set new records with his number 10 jersey upon his arrival at Inter Miami. Cristiano is next on the list with his number 7 in Manchester United, Justin Fields' number 1 in the Chicago Bears, and the top 5 is closed by Bryce Harper with the number 3 that he uses in the Philadelphia Phillies.

But not only that, because in that same period of time he became the best-selling in history, leaving behind the record that he had set for Messi with Inter Miami and Cristiano Ronaldo with Manchester United. On the jersey sales site's all-time list, the top five is completed by Justin Fields with the Chicago Bears and Bryce Harper with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The replica jersey is worth $134.99, while the game jersey is $174.99 on the Fanatics site. Sho-Time was signed this Saturday in a 10-year, US$700 million deal, the most lucrative contract in sports history. Ohtani is coming off his best season at the plate, in which he led the American League in home runs (44) and on-base percentage, while also finishing as the major league leader in slugging and WAR.

The global phenomenon

Next Thursday the presentation of the Japanese player will be held at Dodgers Stadium, it is expected that Ohtani will be able to see action in the preseason games in the spring, this before the start of the regular season in the Major Leagues. Shohei Ohtani has begun to break records in the MLB and this one, the jersey one, may not be the first one set by the new Los Angeles Dodgers player.

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