Ronaldo jersey sales explode as demand for Man Utd Star kit surges 3,000%
DEMAND for Cristiano Ronaldo’s No.7 shirt has increased by 3,000 PERCENT since he stepped down for Manchester United.
The Red Devils signed the Portuguese superstar from Juventus this summer and the appetite for one of his replica shirts has exploded since.
Ronnie draws a tempting sum of £ 480,000 a week at Old Trafford.
But it looks like the club have been able to recoup some of that from sales of replica shirts.
Ronaldo’s No 7 shirts were all over the party atmosphere ahead of his debut against Newcastle.
And 888 Sport’s research has helped show why.
Their report states: “Ronaldo’s move to Manchester Utd was huge – but not as huge as the demand for his No.7 shirt.
“In fact, searches for ‘Ronaldo Man United shirt’ since September 2020 have increased 3,173 percent, with ‘Ronaldo shirt’ up 408 percent.”
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The average cost for a Man Utd replica shirt is £ 64.95 with a ‘Ronaldo 7’ at £ 79.95.
An authentic match-quality version earns punters £ 120.
United’s shirt prices are near the more expensive end, but not in the top 10 most expensive in Europe.
Barcelona’s Nike jersey costs an average of £ 81.64 this season and Cagliari’s Adidas top costs the same.
The Fiorentina kit is made by Kappa and ranks as the cheapest jersey in Europe with an average cost of just £ 33.52.
And the Premier League scores well on the ‘value for money’ table with Burnley (£ 45), Brentford (£ 48), Crystal Palace (£ 50) and Norwich (£ 50) completing the list of the cheapest five .
The most expensive UK shirts are Tottenham (£ 70), Chelsea (£ 69.95) and Liverpool (£ 69.95).
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United is the 60th most expensive shirt in Europe.
Of the five big European leagues, the Premier League has the cheapest shirts overall, with an average cost of around £ 58.
Ligue 1 has been named the most expensive league in Europe for replica shirts. French fans can expect to pay an average of £ 70 for a shirt.
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