Cristiano Ronaldo broke Manchester United’s daily shirt sales record in less than four hours after it was confirmed he would keep his iconic No. 7 jersey.
The Portugal forward assured of a long-awaited return to Old Trafford in August and is currently isolate ahead of to be first visit to Carrington, expected? on Thursday.
As United confirmed, Ronaldo No. 7 . to wear on Thursday, fans striped online to secure a replica and it only took four hours the break record as the highest daily sales on An sports merchandise site outside North America.
Fanatics, Uniteds official retail partner, confirmed shirt sales hit record numbers and the first hours alone surpassed the best full day of global sale for the club’s online store.
Over the fanatics network, Ronaldo became the best-selling player in the 24 hours after a transfer to a new club – leading Lionel Messi (to PSG), Tom Brady (to Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and LeBron James (to LA Lakers).
It wasn’t just on the internet that was Ronaldo’s newly printed shirt in demand – United States club store at Old Trafford was also a popular destination on Friday morning as fans in queuing to get their hands on on the number.
Sky Sports Twitter numbers around the word ‘Ronaldo’
- Video Views: 21.8m
- Place appointments: 882k
- Range: 1 billion
- impressions: 93.5m
On the air sports website and apps, the three most read articles in the month of August went over Ronaldo while on the air sports Twitter feed, posts involving the Portuguese had a global reach of 1 billion users.
‘Announce Ronaldo’ – The media frenzy
On August 27, United public with their consent met sign Ronaldo on an agreement with Juve.
Since then, there have been 9,986 online articles published online in waking of the news, with 499.3 published words per minute and 37.25 Tweets per minute.
There were 1,269 tonknow in the first 60 seconds (21 tknow per second) after the announcement, and 64,321 in the first hours alone. In total there are in excess of 360.574 posts so far, equal to 37.25 a minute.
A formal announcement came on at 10:15 am on deadline day, with fans take to social media to express their joy. That simple ‘He’s back!’ post clocked over 30,900 retweets and over 250,000 Loves.
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