Juventus roped-in Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo, the most anticipated transfer of the year. Ronaldo has not even joined the camp yet and already, the move has an impact on the number of followers of the Serie A club. Though it was expected that the loyalty of a huge number of Ronaldo fans will shift from Real Madrid to Juventus, the numbers we’re seeing are simply outrageous.
Here is a look at Juventus’ social media growth —
Instagram — More than 1.5 million followers
Twitter — More than 1.1 million followers
Facebook — More than half a million followers
As well as Juventus’ stock price going up 20% with the signing of Ronaldo, he has also notably boosted Juve’s social media platforms: Instagram: + 1.4m, Twitter: + 1.1m and Facebook: + 500k. More than a footballing deal.
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) July 12, 2018
Juventus gained more than 1.5 million followers on social media in just over a day after the @Cristiano announcement. And they haven’t revealed him in Juve shirt yet. The Ronaldo effect. https://t.co/PE8jDcnUaX
— Aysha Ridzuan (@ayshardzn) July 12, 2018
Followers on social media
Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus
Facebook: 122 million – 32 million
Twitter: 74 million – 6 million
Instagram: 134 million – 10 million
Juventus stock price also rose over 10% when he signed for Juve’.
CR7 literally brought a whole new brand
— World Cup (@FIFAWCGoals) July 10, 2018
Only a hint of Ronaldo coming to Juventus, Juventus stock goes up, their social media accounts have more followers and DSTV add Seria A to their platform. One player, huge impact. #GOAT pic.twitter.com/hA0yueoBdv
— Biodun (@amourab) July 10, 2018
CR7 has more then 40m followers on social media. If 5% of those followers buy his Juve jersey at €150 that’s over €300m in shirt sales. That’s his transfer fee and his salary dusted. Let’s not forget a possible lure of Nike to offer more then Adidas to be Juve’s main sponsor
— Special Informal Advisor To Marina (@Poomps1) July 12, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo himself still dominates the world of football social media with his personal account having a staggering 74 million followers with Neymar in second place on 40 million. [Marca] pic.twitter.com/XVrrN7QemW
— Cristiano Ronaldo ▫️▪️ (@CRonaldoNews) July 12, 2018
Not just social media, Juventus’ stock price has also gone up by 10 per cent. The announcement of Ronaldo joining the club garnered 2.9 million likes on Instagram compared to other photos which struggled to reach a million likes.
The followers are expected to increase on every platform as Ronaldo dons the Juventus jersey and takes to the field. Currently, the Portuguese has 74.6 million followers on Twitter, 122 million followers on Facebook and 134 million followers on Instagram.
Juventus are bound to gain more followers and impressions on their social media handles in the coming days.