Customized soccer jerseys are the most popular trend for soccer fans. The fan who has an official jersey but without one of the team’s players on the back is cool but it is obvious he is not hard core since he does not have a favorite player(s).
The look is not just about having a player’s name on the back but also gives the jersey a 100% authentic look. The official name plate and numbers make every official jersey look that much better.
365.WorldSoccerShop compiled the Top 10 list of the top selling official player jerseys for 2014. This list and numbers only represent the jerseys that a player sold for the club team although the final ranking would change very little if national team jerseys were taken into account.
Best of the Rest – 10. The best and possibly most popular player in U.S. soccer history, Landon Donovan, announced his retirement and then helped the LA Galaxy to an MLS Cup title. 9. Gareth Bale may play second fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo at Real but he is none-the-less one of the most popular player jerseys and was a key in Real Madrid’s great season. 8. Who doesn’t love Zlatan Ibrahimovic! He speaks his mind (on just about any topic) and provides results. 7. Alexis Sanchez made the move from Barcelona to Arsenal and it has made all the difference for the lethal finisher as he was not in the Top 50 Player Jerseys last year but goals and exposure quickly changed that ranking. 6. It is hard to pick the best midfielder for Chelsea but Eden Hazard is always in the conversation for his creativity with the ball and finishing.
Top 5 Selling Player Jerseys of 2014
5. Steven Gerrard – Steven Gerrard is the most recognizable face for Liverpool. The longtime captain was a key as the Reds pushed for a Premier League title, eventually finishing 2nd, and in doing so returned to the Champions League for the 2014/15 season. Gerrard has seen his jersey sales increase recently after announcing this would be his last season at Anfield with a move to MLS in the works.
4. Neymar Jr – Neymar was in the spotlight in 2014 as the captain of the Brazilian national team. His big move to Barcelona in 2013 made him a household name. While his play on the field has made him one of the most popular customized jerseys for Barca. The forward is off to a great start with 11 goals in La Liga and settling in to his role.
3. James Rodriguez – He shot to stardom on his way to winning the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot with 6 goals and was quickly signed by Real Madrid. The mega move to the world’s top club took him from little known talented midfielder for Monaco to one of the sparks for Los Merengues and a top jersey seller.
Drum Roll Please…the battle between the world’s top 2 players and you know who we are talking about extends to the number of jerseys they sell as well as every other major individual award (eg Ballon d’Or). 2014 was no different so without further delay the Number 1 Selling Custom Soccer Jersey was…
1. Lionel Messi – the Barcelona forward continues to impress. He has put home 15 goals on the La Liga 2014/15 campaign but more impressive was his smashing of 2 all-time goal scoring records. The Argentina international broke the all-time La Liga goal scoring record with his 253rd goal on November 22 and followed that up 3 days later with his record setting 72nd goal in the UEFA Champions League. The outburst was enough to send him to the record for jerseys sold in 2014.
But let’s not forget the 2nd place finisher Cristiano Ronaldo. It can hardly be described as an off year for the forward. He has 25 goals on the 2014/15 La Liga campaign and helped Real Madrid to their 10th European Cup/UEFA Champions League title in the spring.
Sadly when 2 of the best players of all time are playing in the same generation and in the same league one player has to finish in second although this never means one is second rate.
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Who do you think will sell the most jerseys in 2015? Leave your opinions below in the comments section.