Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United has been of more economic importance for the club than it has influenced results on the pitch. Ronaldo's transfer fee United paid to juventus has been recouped via jersey sales.
The Portuguese sold £3.25m worth of jersey in the first 12 hours of the availability of the jersey and as of the last time there was an update on the amount sold, it has sold £187m worth of jersey, for a jersey which costs £80 per piece.
Stephen Curry is one of the NBA's biggest stars and plays for the Golden State Warriors. His reputation in the NBA can be likened to that of Cristiano Ronaldo as he dominates headlines weekly with outstanding performances.
Stephen Curry's presence at Golden State Warriors in 2021 secures the club a jersey sponsorship of $20m per year which Cristiano Ronaldo's single sales revenue is 10 times more than. Curry, 33, may be a big name in the NBA but he's not as big as Cristiano Ronaldo.