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Robin van Persie Top Selling Premier League Shirt Name

Mon 11th Aug 2014 | Marketing & PR

Robin van Persie’s popularity remains undiminished as the Manchester United striker was the most popular name to appear on the back of Barclays Premier League replica shirts for the second consecutive campaign.

The list of the top-selling is revealed each year as part of the Premier League’s Season Review, which is available to view at http://review.premierleague.com

Global sales data from Sporting iD, which since 1993 has developed the technology behind the official players’ and replica products of the Barclays Premier League, shows that the Manchester United forward was officially the most popular Premier League player on the back of shirts.

Sporting iD determined the top ten by the number of name blocks, the full name lettering on the back of shirts. They found that Liverpool’s challenge for the title last season helped the popularity of their players with captain Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez, the League’s top goalscorer, being the second and third-most popular names on the back of shirts respectively.

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, who signed in August 2013, was the most popular choice for fans of Arsene Wenger’s side, ranked fifth, while Juan Mata, who changed the Chelsea shirt for that of Manchester United in the January transfer window, entered the top 10 after missing out the previous season.

Sergio Aguero remains the most popular player for fans of the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League champions, Manchester City, while Eden Hazard still tops the poll of Chelsea players, climbing to fourth overall.

Robert Thayne, Sporting iD’s Global License Director, said: “After a remarkable season that went to the wire, players such as Van Persie, Suarez, Hazard and Gerrard lit up the league and captivated Premier League fans across the world.

“Supporters are clearly showing their loyalty to these players and their clubs by personalising shirts with official Premier League player names, numbers and sleeve badges.”

Top 10 selling names on Barclays Premier League replica shirts:

2013/14
1. Van Persie
2. Gerrard
3. Suarez
4. Hazard
5. Ozil
6. Rooney
7. Kun Aguero
8. Mata
9. Kagawa
10. Lampard


2012/13
1. Van Persie
2. Rooney
3. Kagawa
4. Kun Aguero
5. Torres
6. Hazard
7. Suarez
8. Wilshere
9. Chamberlain
10. Cazorla

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

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