Argentine star Lionel Messi of Inter Miami has achieved impressive numbers in the sale of the American team's shirt since arriving in July.
The newspaper "Marca" Spanish that Messi outperformed 3 of the legends of sports in the number of shirts sold during the first 24 hours of joining Inter Miami, led by rival Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi surpassed Ronaldo after he returned to Manchester United from Juventus in August 2021.
The first 24 hours of Lionel Messi Inter Miami jersey sales were the BEST 24 hours of any player changing teams across all sports. It edged out:
– Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2021)
– Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2020) – LeBron James (Lakers, 2018)
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— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 2, 2023
Marca explained that the number of sales of the shirt bearing the name of the Argentine star within 24 hours exceeded those achieved by Tom Brady when he became a player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and LeBron James when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers, two of the legends of American professional basketball "NBA".
The Spanish newspaper pointed out that as soon as the launch of Inter Miami shirts number 10 bearing the name of Messi was immediately sold in all stores and outlets of Adidas, which lived an unprecedented crisis due to the signing of the best player in the world 7 times for the American team due to the huge demand for his shirt.
The German company confirmed that it is going to provide its stores with another quantity of original Messi shirts within two months from now, according to "Marca".
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Since arriving at Inter Miami, the Argentine star has been in impressive form, returning his new team to winning ways after suffering 10 consecutive defeats.
Inter Miami have won their last three games under Messi, beating Cruz Azul (2-1), Atalanta United (4-3) and Orlando City (1-<>) respectively.
The Argentine star scored against these three teams 5 times, an average of one goal every 41 minutes, and also provided one assist.