The Staggering Amount of Followers Juventus Lost With Cristiano Ronaldo Departure

Published 08/30/2021, 2:28 AM EDT
UDINE, ITALY – AUGUST 22: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus smiles prior to the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio v Juventus at Dacia Arena on August 22, 2021 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Emmanuele Ciancaglini/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)


The 2021 transfer window has been wild so far seeing two of the biggest superstars join new teams. First it was the news of Lionel Messi signing with French giants Paris Saint-Germain and then it was the shocking departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus to join Manchester United.

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Ronaldo was certainly the most important player in the Juve lineup. Their major outlet for goals, the Portuguese was an absolute goal scoring beast with Juventus as he chipped in with 101 goals in the 134 games he played with the Italian giants. The 36-year-old will hope that he can replicate this form in his second stint in the Premier League.

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Juventus lose multiple followers with the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the most popular player in the world. Ronaldo has an incredible following and is the most followed sports personality in the Internet. Given his immense popularity, the Portuguese not only adds quality to the team, he also brings a number of fans.

This was evident when Ronaldo moved to Juventus. Back in 2018, when CR7’s departure from Real Madrid was a shock, Juve were the ultimate winners as they reportedly gained 6 million followers in social media after the move.

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This trend has continued in the 2021 transfer window as well. While Manchester United have reportedly gained millions of followers after the move, the transfer hasn’t bode well for Juventus.

According to Social tracker, ever since the Ronaldo departure was announced, Juve have lost around 248,288 followers in the last three days. This certainly speaks volumes about the impact of a player like CR7 on a club. This move by the Italian giants might comeback to haunt them.

UDINE, ITALY – AUGUST 22: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus looks on during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio v Juventus at Dacia Arena on August 22, 2021 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

While Ronaldo did take up much of the wage budget with his whooping contract demands, the 5-time Ballon D’or winner made it up with his incredible goal output. Scoring 101 goals, the Portuguese was a poacher. With Ronaldo’s departure, Juventus now lack a bona-fide goalscorer in their side.

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Despite having the likes of Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala, the duo are pretty streaky. This was visible in the latest loss against Empoli who defeated Juve 1-0. Do you think Juventus will regret selling the 36-year-old?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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