His move to Juventus sent shockwaves around European football last summer and Cristiano Ronaldo‘s arrival at Turin has had a massive impact on both the Old Lady and the Serie A.
Although every team and football player should be judged at the end of each season, his impact has already been apparent in the Italian league.
The Portuguese has already netted 21 times and has assisted another eight, directly participating in 55 percent of Juventus‘ goals so far this season.
There is no denying the influence of Ronaldo on Massimiliano Allegri’s team.
Although he would relish a possible reunion with Marcelo next summer, Ronaldo has already made his circle of friends with Paulo Dybala and Joao Cancelo.
In addition to his effect on the field, the former Real Madrid forward has also assisted the growth in Juventus‘ brand.
While the first kit of the team sold out in just one month, Adidas Spain have also reported a boost in Juventus shirt sales in the country.
A study carried out by the club concerning their social media has shown that their networks have grown by 30 percent, increasing the number of followers to 16 million users.
While their YouTube channel saw a 136 percent boost, their Instagram account grew by ten million followers.
Their Twitter account experienced an increase of 10.73 percent, translated to more than 600,000 users, while three million people joined their Facebook page, which has reached 36,840,020 million followers
Meanwhile, according to stadiapostcards, the overall number of fans in Serie A increased by 2.30 percent and Juventus’ attendance has gone up by 4.54 percent.
Finally, the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu average attendance has seen a decrease, from 65,027 to 62,340, although LaLiga Santander have seen a 1.25 boost in the number of spectators in the first round of the campaign.