Worlds Top 10 Players With Most Shirt Sales
According to statistics from sports goods distributors like kitbag and sportsdirect Lionel Messi’s no.10 Barcelona jersey was the highest selling by any player closely followed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s no.7 Real Madrid shirt. Surprisingly enough United’s new summer signing Ibrahimovic and Pogba shirt sales surprised even United’s kit suppliers.
1. Lionel Messi
Messi retains his spot at top of the popular charts as far as football replica shirt sales are concerned. However 2016 did saw 20% decrease compared to 2015-16 season.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo jump to second in the shirt selling charts after his personalized replica shirts saw 108% increase after the Euro 2016. In 2015-16 season he finished 3rd in overall shirt sales revealed by kitbag.
3. Paul Pogba
Manchester United’s new summer signing Paul Pogba absolute dominated shirt sales in the UK and his numbers are only better by Messi and Ronaldo worldwide. According to kitbag statistics, Pogba shirt sales has been constantly increasing since his move to United.
4. Zlatain Ibrahimovic
795% increase in shirt sales as a result of his move to Manchester United got former PSG man from 12th place to 4th at the start of 2016-17 season. Increase was helped by the fact him making a superb start with United in August and September. However, October saw major decrease in shirt sales.
5. Mesut Ozil
Ozil has enjoyed absolute class start to the new season and that is represented in the massive increase in his shirt sales compared to last season where his named replica kits sales were outside top 10.
Neymar who was second in the shirt sale rankings in 2014-15 season surprisingly drifted down, largely down to Premier League players getting more exposure. Adidas and United tried to lure Neymar away with 190 million GBP bid but player rejected the move.
6. David De Gea
In last 7 to 8 years, De Gea is the only keeper to have make it in the Top 10 players list with highest shirt sales. Three times United player of the season, has made a major impact on United.
7. Phillippe Coutinho
440% increase in shirt sales with Coutinho name over the last 12 months has put him in the top 10 shirt sellers list for the very first time in 2016. He has been Liverpool best kit seller in the past two years.
8. Alexis Sanchez
After a superb first season with Arsenal resulting in huge demand of Sanchez shirt taking him to 6th in the shirt sellers list. Sanchez jersey saw decrease in popularity this season.
#8. Sergio Aguero
Aguero has been in and out of the top shirt sellers list but at the start of 2015-16 season his replica personalized kits sales registered a 60% increase. as he jumps back into the top 10 list.