Spanish newspaper “Marca” confirmed that Messi surpassed three sporting legends in terms of the number of jerseys sold within the first 24 hours of joining Inter Miami, with Portuguese rival Cristiano Ronaldo among them.
Messi outpaced Ronaldo in this aspect after Ronaldo returned to Manchester United from Juventus in August 2021.
“Marca” clarified that the sales numbers for jerseys bearing Messi’s name in the first 24 hours exceeded the figures achieved by Tom Brady when he became a player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and LeBron James when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers, both of whom are legends in the NBA.
The Spanish newspaper indicated that as soon as the Inter Miami jerseys with the number 10, worn by Messi, were made available, they were sold out immediately in all Adidas stores and outlets. Adidas experienced an unprecedented crisis due to the immense demand for Messi’s jersey, given that the world’s best player, a seven-time recipient of the title, signed with the American team.
The German company affirmed that it is planning to restock its stores with additional authentic Messi jerseys within two months from now, according to “Marca.”
Since his arrival at Inter Miami, the Argentinian star has delivered exceptional performances, propelling his new team to a series of victories after facing 10 consecutive defeats.
Inter Miami has won the last three matches Messi participated in, defeating Cruz Azul (2-1), Atlanta United (4-0), and Orlando City (3-1) successively.
During these matches, the Argentinian star netted 5 goals against the three opposing teams, with an average of a goal every 41 minutes, and he also provided one crucial assist.