Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United was a big one, the Portuguese forward broke a record before he even stepped on the pitch for Manchester United. According to analysis, Cristiano Ronaldo’a Ronaldo’s jersey generated more than $219 million which was about £186 million. It’s now recorded as the biggest shirt sale in the history of the Premier League.
More sales are still coming in, Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo fans around the world are still placing their orders on Cristiano Ronaldo’s number 7 jersey till today. Online sports retailers reported that Cristiano Ronaldo number 7 shirt for Manchester United had more sales in just a single day than any other person in the world. This record overshadowed Lionel Messi move to Paris Saint Germain, LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers, and Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Lionel Messi’s shirt sale made £104 million and fans are still placing their orders on the Argentine number 30 shirt. Before Cristiano Ronaldo re-joined Manchester United, Lionel held the record for the most recorded sales but weeks after Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed his move to Manchester United he broke the record. Cristiano Ronaldo was not only breaking records on the pitch, he was also setting more records outside football.
It will take someone special to break this World record set by Cristiano Ronaldo, records are meant to be broken.