As an avid fan of any football team you are likely to want to purchase a replica football shirt for the player you like the most. In fact, replica shirts are big business in the UK with all teams in each league having both their home and away shirts for sale. The following guide will enlighten you on which players’ shirts have been the most popular and most sought after ones with fans of Premier League teams.
In 2000 a Premier League Charter was agreed which stated that Premier League teams would only change their home and away kit every two years. However, sadly that Charter has fallen by the way side with teams now changing their kits every season. One of the main reasons for that is that many teams change their sponsors every season and one kit is required for Home matches and one for Away matches as many other teams may have a similarly coloured home kit which would clash with another team’s home kit if they wore them.
Keep in mind that as well as a new home team shirt being launched every season, you are also going to find that the away team shirt will change too. If you do want to remain the most loyal fan then getting both an away team shirt can be a very expensive thing to do, however it is something many fans do each year to show their undying loyalty to their favourite football club.
It is not necessarily the football teams that are at the top of the Premier League that sell the most replica shirts throughout the season, and the ones which tend to sell the most are associated with teams that have the largest fan base and the players who are the most successful on the pitch.
It will however not surprise you to learn that in terms of the Football Clubs that do sell the most shirts each year, it is teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea and also Arsenal that top the list of the most shirts sold.
As all three of those teams do have a huge following of fans not only in the UK but the rest of the world you will often come across people in many other countries that are proudly wearing the shirt of the team player they enjoy watching the most.
Manchester United for example have fans spread all over the world including in Europe, Asia and the Americas, as is the same for Chelsea whose team members are from many different parts of the world too.
Thanks to the comradery of football teams across the globe, each year there are many pre-season tours and friendly games played, which in terms of extending the reach of each footballs teams branding efforts and popularity does go a great way in doing just that.
Below you will find in order, the most sold players shirts in regards to players in the Premier League for the 2016/2017 season. Please read on for this listing may surprise you!
1. Paul Pogba – The Manchester United Midfielder Paul Pogba has proven to be a very popular player and his number 6 shirt is the most sold Premier League replica shirt.
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – The 35 year old Striker for Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is another hugely popular player proven by the fact his shirt is the second best selling one!
3. Alexis Sanchez – It is an Arsenal player that being Alexis Sanchez that holds the third best selling shirt spot in the UK, he is in case you didn’t know a Forward for that team.
4. Mesut Ozil – The fourth best selling Premier League shirt is the Mesut Ozil shirt who is another popular Midfielder who plays for Arsenal and earns a huge £7.28m a year.
5. Philippe Coutinho – Playing in the number 10 shirt the Liverpool Midfielder Philippe Coutinho is a money spinner for that team as his shirt is the fifth best selling one.
6. David de Gea – The handsome David de Gea who is Manchester United’s Goal Keeper is the number six best selling replica shirt in the Premier League.
7. Sadio Mane – Playing in the number 19 shirt, Sadio Mane who is a Forward for Liverpool is another popular player and his shirt is the seventh top selling one in the Premier League.
8. Dimitri Payet – It might surprise you to learn that the eighth best selling Premier League shirt is the one that belongs to the West Ham Midfielder Dimitri Payet.
(Source: Daily Mirror)