Messi’s jersey record! Lionel Messi has already taken American club football by storm in Europe. Ever since he set foot in the club in Florida, there has been a revolution. Within a few hours, Inter’s Miami surpassed many clubs in the number of followers on social media.
Spectator demand was at its peak, followed by record viewership for live matches and high ticket prices. This time the Argentina captain has set a rare record in Miami’s jersey. Messi signed a two-year, six-month contract with Miami at the beginning of July. That means he will play for Miami until December 2025. However, at the end of this period, Messi has the opportunity to renew the contract for another year with the consent of both parties.
Since then, Messi has played three matches in the club’s pink jersey. Where he contributed five goals as well as an assist. Messi’s streak has lifted Miami into the last 16. Messi Mania is going on outside the field. Messi broke all jersey records.
Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami number 10 jersey is now the world’s best-selling jersey, overtaking Fromm Brandili, LeBron James, and Cristiano Ronaldo. Even this record was made in just twenty-four hours. MLS’s e-commerce subsidiary Fanatics reported this information.
Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for the most sold jerseys in football so far. He achieved this feat when he returned to Manchester United for a second spell in 2021. But it took Messi only 24 hours to break this record when he went to Inter Miami. Also, the previous record for the highest-selling jersey in America was held by Tom Bradley.
The jersey market was turned upside down in 2020 after joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The legendary American basketball player LeBron James signed with the Lakers name in 2018 and held this record for two years.
Lionel Messi will play outside their own DRVPN King Stadium for the first time on August 6. Miami will face FC Dollars in the last 16 matches at the Toyota Stadium today, but the venue with a capacity of 20,500 spectators sold out in 10 minutes.
At the same time, Miami’s number 10 jersey has also become a golden deer. Stock out has been declared in official shops. It has become difficult to get a touch of the jersey even after spending a lot of money. German-based sports brand Adidas has said that they can’t come up with new jerseys before two months.