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Football Shirts > World’s Best Selling Club Football Shirts

As fans delve into their pockets to buy their team's latest replica shirt, we find out that Manchester United have topped the table for selling the most club football shirts throughout the world, raking in over 1 million sales!

Manchester United football shirts and Liverpool football shirts sell more official replica, for Nike and adidas respectively, than any other teams in the English Premier League. Both are at or close to the top of the global merchandise sales tables according to multi-year research by a leading German consultancy, released to sportingintelligence for the first time.

These exclusive statistics, breaking down the figures for both Nike and adidas, are not just an insight into the fan bases for these clubs, but also re-open the debate over the commercial exploitation of fans. New football shirts seem to be a hot topic at the moment, with almost every club and national team releasing new football shirts every year at the expense of their loyal fans.

We remember a time when clubs were supposed to only release a new shirt every two seasons, but when you see these figures it makes you question whether as fans we are being exploited. If that is the case, then we're not just necessarily looking at the best supported clubs' in the world, but also the biggest culprits of exploitation. Let us know your thoughts...



D keeper.. said:

No surprise in the rankings anyway!

September 2, 2010 4:25 PM

Edenderry Town CB1 said:

no surprize

September 2, 2010 4:43 PM

Ulfinator said:

i thought chelsea would be better than liverpool

September 2, 2010 4:49 PM

Mr Reesety said:

i agree with ulfinator. for the last 12 years one of those teams have one the champions league. thats pretty crazy. except 2004 when porto won.

September 2, 2010 5:14 PM

robinluis said:

no surprise at all. i know villa wouldnt be on there anyway, but so far in 2010 they have had absolutely zero replica shirt sales. and thats because they dont even f*cking release the home shirt till the 16th and the away to the 23rd. absolute p*ss take.

September 2, 2010 9:44 PM

wloesana said:

Glory Manchester United, I really love the home shirt and buy 2 of them :)

September 3, 2010 9:58 AM

daylami22 said:

haha barcelona is second and real madrid is first

September 3, 2010 11:50 AM

joga_bonito said:

yeah come on arsenal !

September 4, 2010 12:20 AM

AE7 said:

Barca is the best

September 4, 2010 2:41 AM

Soccer9 said:

the red devils r always on top

September 4, 2010 7:13 PM

ChivasChelseaFan said:


September 6, 2010 8:25 PM

Anders Stoen said:

I think a team should use a shirt at least two, maybe more, seasons.

September 7, 2010 6:09 PM

RedDevilCR7 said:

man utd are the biggest club as a brand worldwide. liverpool have a great history like united which is why they beat chelsea but real madrid are a european great. quite surprised milan are at the bottom considering their rich history. world's top 5 clubs

1) real madrid

2) man utd

3) barcelona

4) ac milan

5) liverpool

September 10, 2010 4:47 PM

pcm19 said:

good job united

September 10, 2010 10:57 PM

Armando717 said:

ac milan and chelsea should be higher

September 11, 2010 2:00 AM

Monnie15 said:

go adidas


September 28, 2010 2:02 AM

okhotgibop said:

Nike so much better than adidas

September 29, 2010 7:44 PM

peleboots said:

ace shirt from united best ive seen so far

October 16, 2010 5:29 PM

messi_torres_villa said:

2 most hated teams at the top and top most loved teams second.. f me

October 24, 2010 10:56 AM

Getsuga04 said:

got both top 1s. :)

December 17, 2010 1:15 AM

Portugal R live said:

Glory hunter teams..

December 28, 2010 2:56 PM
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