The CR7 effect: Juventus on the world podium of the rich; the numbers

The Cristiano Ronaldo effect. The arrival of CR7 has changed the world of Juventus, allowing the Bianconeri to become in all respects a global club with international thinking. This can be seen from the results of the Global Sports Salaries Survey 2019 prepared by Sporting intelligence (via calciomercato.com), a research on the levels of salaries and popularity of various clubs and leagues in the world.

A relevant figure relating to salaries emerges as follows: Juve is the third club in the world, considering all sports: 9.4 million euros on average, numbers that – as mentioned – project the club on the podium of the wealthies only behind Barcelona and Real Madrid and in front of all NBA franchises and empires such as PSG.

Just a year ago, Agnelli’s club was in ninth place. The reason for the jump? The arrival of five high-salary players: Buffon, De Ligt, Ramsey, Rabiot and Higuain. The second Italian team is Roma, which does not exceed an average of 4.2 million euros. A large and evident gap.

This is also confirmed on social media. Juventus is the first team in Italy with almost 81 million followers in total between Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. In second place there is Milan with less than half of that (38 million).