Ben Foster predicts staggering cost of shirts Man Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo handed out during his career
BEN FOSTER tried to calculate the cost that Cristiano Ronaldo had to pay to donate his shirts during his career.
Professional footballers are usually given two shirts per match – but usually have to pay their club to cover expenses if they give any away to opposition players or fans.
The Watford goalkeeper Foster, Ronaldo’s team-mate at Manchester United for two seasons, tallied his prediction on the number of kits the Portuguese star has given away.
And multiplying that number by the average cost of a match jersey – not the cheapest replica version – comes out a crazy total.
Foster told his TheCyclingGK Youtube channel: “Well guys, Cristiano Ronaldo donates his shirt pretty much every game, but what you don’t know is that we footballers actually have to pay for every shirt we donate
“Now don’t get me wrong, this won’t affect Cristiano’s bank balance sides, however, let’s look at how many shirts this guy has given away.
“So he’s played 1,100 games in his career and you get two shirts per game.
“I’m not saying he gives away every shirt in every game but, in those 1,100 games, you’d like to think he’s given away one in every game, roughly, roughly one or two.
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“So we’ll start with that figure: 1,100 games. If you look at the price of what these shirts cost these days, the current Man Utd home shirt is £100.
“Don’t get me wrong, at the time they were a bit cheaper, £50 or £60. So let’s work on that, they’re on average £70.”
A stunned Foster then added: “1,100 shirts times £70 is £77,000. What is that?”
That might seem like a gigantic amount, enough to buy a really nice car or two, from the very generous Ronaldo, who last year raised money by auctioning off a Portugal shirt for the victims of a volcanic explosion in La Palma. .
But Foster rightly points out that it hasn’t cost Ronaldo too much, who is paid around £480,000 a week at Old Trafford.
And even if that drops to £360,000 if United fail to qualify for the Champions League, they will surely survive with £100 or £200 a week picked up by the Red Devils to ensure they have a kit to wear. for the next one. Game.
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