Florentino Perez’s $ 300 million club is struggling to gain silverware this season and its elimination from the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League has financially affected the club. However, Cristiano Ronaldo’s world record £ 80 million transfer fee has now been covered after Real Madrid managed to sell more than 1 million Cristiano Ronaldo shirts in Madrid only already!
This report from A Bola, a Portuguese publication, appears as very good news to the Spanish giants who just suffered a setback in their La Liga title ambitions following a 2-0 loss to Barcelona in El Clasico last Saturday. Many may doubt the truth of this report. Well, Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey just made business like it has never happened at the club.
Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Luis Figo, and Brazil’s Ronaldo didn’t even reach those figures in their first year at Real Madrid. It is believed that Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt is the fans’ favorite and that people from around the world flood the official Real Madrid store on a regular basis to pay and pick a Cristiano Ronaldo jersey. Approximatively, 1.2 million Cristiano Ronaldo shirts have been sold in Madrid only and since one jersey costs € 85, Real Madrid have already earned more than € 100 million.
Do you think the Cristiano Ronaldo fever will ever leave Madrid? Perhaps it will only if the Portuguese superstar moves from the club in future.
Angela Asante, Footballfantalk.com