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Top 10 Richest Sports Brands in the World

The sports industry is a vast field of international business and is becoming commercialized day by day. The sports business is more competitive than the competitions between athletes. The television networks race between themselves to broadcast certain sporting events. In addition, different sports brands also take part in this competition to sponsor some of the biggest stars in sports. All these sports brands are highly concerned with their value and image. The sports brands have attained huge popularity around the world. They are also earning a great deal of money through these businesses.
Our team have got an idea to enlist the top 10 richest sports brands in the world. The list is consisting of some of the premier television networks and also some sports apparel brands. Their net value were calculated as the amount of business they would fetch in an arm length transaction. The list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world is concerned with sports business and does not include any sports franchises. So, here it is-

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Top 10 Richest Sports Brands in the World:

10. MSG Network: $300 Million

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The MSG Network is a regional radio and television service in United States. The network is specially focused on the sports teams from New York City. The TV channel is hereby named after Madison Square Garden (MSG) and they broadcast games of New York Knicks, New York Rangers and WNBA’s New York Liberty alongside the soccer matches played by the New York Red Bulls of MLS.
They has been broadcasting the exclusive events of New York Giants since 2010. The sister of this channel, MSG Plus also broadcast the NHL games with special attention to the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders. The estimated worth of MSG Network in 2013 was increased by $70 million and now it is about $300 million. MSG Network stands at No. 10 in the list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world.

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9. MLBAM: $480 Million

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Major League Baseball Advanced Media, in short MLBAM is a limited partnership business network of the MLB club owners. It is the internet and interactive branch of Major League Baseball and currently based in New York City. MLBAM operates the official website of MLB. The site publishes news, standings, statistics and match schedules. The site also offers live audio and video broadcasts to the subscribers.
The company distributes ESPN’s online sports video, which include the BCS Championship games. MLBAM also owns the websites of WWE and Guns N’ Roses. With estimated $480 million income, MLBAM is at 9th place in the list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world.

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8. NESN: $510 Million

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NESN stands for New England Sports Network, which is the regional television channel in the six New England states in USA. NESN mainly broadcasts the games of Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins. They also covers the news of regional college basketball games. The channel was launched in 1984 and moved to be the basic cable network later in 2001. They offer a monthly subscription fee of $3.56, which is the 3rd highest fee charged by any regional sports network in United States.
NESN is currently a joint business of Delaware North, who own the Boston Bruins and TD Garden and the Fenway Sports Group, who own the Boston Bruins and English soccer club Liverpool FC. NESN is at No. 8 spot in our list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world.

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7. YES Network: $625 Million

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The Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES Network) is the primary broadcasting network of New York Yankee and Brooklyn Nets. The YES Network is officially based in Manhattan. After launching in 2002, YES have spread their network in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and some parts of Pennsylvania. The YES Network have soon gained the popularity and become the most watched regional sports channel in the United States.
The 20% share of YES Network is owned by the Yankee Global Enterprises and the remaining 80% of the company is owned by 21st Century Fox. Global advertisement is the main money source for the YES Network. They earn more percentage of money than any other regional sports network in the world.

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6. Reebok: $1.1 Billion

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Reebok is the first sports shoe company in this list and they are also the 1st member in the billion club. The company, with a revenue of $1.1 billion, stands at No. 6 in the list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world. Reebok was founded in 1895 in Bolton, England. They have been a subsidiary of another major sports shoe company, Adidas since 2005. In 2012, Reebok earned a profit of $1.2 billion. Their $0.1 billion loss may be attributed that they are no longer the exclusive kit provider for the NFL. Most recently, Reebok seems to be forging multiple partnerships with Spartan Race and Crossfit. Still, Reebok is one of the very popular sports brands throughout the world.

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5. Under Armour: $3.7 Billion

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Under Armour is a famous American sportswear and accessories company, which was founded in 1996. They firstly invented the moisture-wicking shirts that were made from microfibers. These clothing helped the athletes a great deal by keeping them dry and preventing discomfort of being in a sweat soaked shirt. In 1999, the Under Armour clothing company got the task of being the outfitter for two Warner Bros movies, Any Given Sunday and The Replacements. They progressed to a new level in 2000, when the company became the outfitter for the XFL. Now, they sponsor the NFL Combine and also branched out to produce other products like athletic shoes. Currently, The Under Armour company earns 12% of their revenue from footwear sales. Under Armour is at No. 5 in the list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world.

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4. Sky Sports: $4.1 Billion

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The No. 4 spot in our list is allocated for the Sky Sports, which is a group of sports television network. Sky Sports was founded in 1991. The channels are operated by the British Sky Broadcasting company. Sky Sports telecasts news from numerous sports, like soccer, cricket, rugby, darts, golf, boxing, wrestling, formula F1 racing. The Sky Sports News Channel does not need any premium package subscription for the viewers.
Sky Sports network is the most eminent sports channel , broadcasting the English Premier League matches. Sky Sports have dominantly provided sports contents in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Sky Sports television network played a vital role in encouraging England’s top football division to break away from the Football League and form English Premier League in 1992. It is the most influential sports media in Europe.

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3. Adidas: $7.1 Billion

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Adidas is a German sports brand that produces sports footwear, jerseys and various accessories. Adidas is a part of Adidas Group (AG), which also includes Reebok, TaylorMade, Rockport and a small percentage of Bayern Munich Football Club. The company was founded by Adolf Dassler, following a split with his brother, who went on to form another Sports brand Puma. Thus the rivalry between Adidas and Puma has started and still remains today.
According to Forbes magazine, Adidas became the only prominent sports brand, which provided over 5,000 sports outfits in 2012 London Olympics. Also, 30% of the medals captured were by athletes wearing Adidas brand. The company has made sponsorship deals with the biggest sports stars in the world, such as Derrick Rose, Steven Gerrard, Dwight Howard, Andy Murray, Robert Griffin III and many more. Adidas is at No. 3 in the list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world.

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2. ESPN: $15 Billion

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ESPN stands for “Entertainment and Sports Programming Network”, who often claims to be the worldwide leader in sports. ESPN is owned by the Hearst Corporation and the Walt Disney Company. ESPN sports network broadcasts live events from almost all sports and also live telecasts sport talk shows, sport documentaries and sports news shows. The channel is available on cable and reached to over 85% Americans. The subscription fee is $5.50 per month, which is the highest monthly subscription fee of any cable television network. ESPN was founded in 1979 and headquatered in Bristol, Connecticut.
ESPN is at No. 2 in our list of top 10 richest sports brands in the world. in 2013, the company earned over $6 billion in cable fees. The current net worth of ESPN is about $15 billion and now they have become the largest sports television network in the world.

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1. Nike: $17.3 Billion

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Here we come, the No. 1 is here. Nike is the No. 1 richest sports brand in the world with a massive $17.3 billion value. They are the worldwide leader in athletic footwear. Nike dominates almost 20% of the sports footwear market and according for Forbes, that Nike has outperformed the Dow Jones United States footwear index by 50% in last five years. After founded in 1964, Nike was initially known as Blue Ribbon Company, which was owned by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. Later in 1971, the Company changed its name into Nike Inc. It is not just a shoe company, but a global giant in producing various sports accessories. Since 2013, Nike has been the exclusive uniform provider of all NFL teams in USA.
Nike was named after the Greek Goddess, who happened to be the goddess of victory. The company can claim to be victorious in all prospective, specially for being the richest sports brand in the world.

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Top 10 Highest Selling Club Soccer Jerseys

Here we are trying to build up a top 10 list of highest selling club soccer jerseys. These number of football jersey sale depends on their trophies, titles, big transfers and famous players count. We are here presenting the elite clubs who have the biggest sales and who make millions in revenues only by selling their club soccer jerseys. Oh, of course this does not include the tens of millions of fake and knock-off jerseys which flood the market every year and everywhere.

Highest selling club soccer jerseys:

It is also is important to keep in mind when going through this list that the figures are for official replica jerseys only.

Let’s check out, which clubs dominate the soccer jersey sales per year!

10. AC Milan – 350,000 jerseys annual

 

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Estimated total sales: 350,000 football shirts per year

Highest selling club soccer jerseys names: Kaka, Balotelli

Most sold unlikely soccer jerseys names: Abbiati

AC Milan is Italy’s one of the most known soccer clubs in history. This name proudly represents the Italians in the European championships almost every year.

Nicknamed the Rossoneri, AC Milan have one of the classic and most distinguishable jerseys within the complete football world. Since its foundation in 1899, red and black have been the traditional colors of the club. And the traditional away jersey is all white with black and white trim.

Like most other clubs they have another jersey namely the third jersey or the third kit. Milan’s third club soccer jersey is mostly gold in color and it changes in color and design from year to year.

Adidas manufactures the club’s kits and the Dubai-based, Emirates Airline is their sponsor. Undoubtedly the total jersey sale amount per year confirms that they are one of the most wanted of the top 10 highest selling club soccer jerseys in the world.

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Football kits manufacturer: Adidas

Sponsor: Emirates Airlines (Dubai-based)

Naturally most of the AC Milan fans try to have one of the traditional black and red jerseys for them. But when you actually don’t find it, the second jersey (white with black and red trims on every margins) or the so called away jersey is ultimate hope. This one is also the traditional color which everyone can recognize as the expected Soccer club fan.

Ac Milan have some unique players that actually impress the fans and make money for the club. Likely names like Mario Balotelli the center forward and left wing Stephan El Shaarawy generate a great number of club soccer jerseys sale each year. Another noticeable thing is about their former superstar footballers. Kaka, Paolo Maldini and Ronaldinho are still considered cash to the club as for jersey sales. And the most unlikely big sale jersey name is Abbiati.

In the last few years they have made it to the top highest selling club soccer jerseys. The gross sum amount is 350,000 copies football shirts per year. Right now they are considered the 10th of most sold soccer jerseys in the world (beating teams like Paris Saint Germain, Dortmund, Marseille and Manchester City. These teams have recorded for selling soccer jerseys of around 250,000 per year).

9. Inter Milan – 425,000 jerseys annual

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Estimated total sales: 425,000 football shirts per year

Highest selling club soccer jerseys names: Zanetti, Palacio, Nagatomo

Most sold unlikely soccer jerseys names: Mariga

Inter Milan has taken over their city rivals in this jersey selling competition. Last year they have successfully counted around 425,000 club soccer jerseys sale around the world.

Officially known as F.C. Internazionale Milano, Inter Milan is also the league rival for the famous AC Milan. Inter Milan’s home jersey is made up of vertical black and blue bars which lends itself to the club nickname, which is Nerazzurri (means black and blue). Their away jersey is white with black and blue used for the trim on the sleeves and collar.

Inter’s jersey is manufactured by Nike, which is the primary competitor to Adidas. And the Milan-based famous manufacturer Pirelli is their sponsor.

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Football kits manufacturer: Nike

Sponsor: Pirelli (Milan-based)

Having a close look at the color combination for the club’s soccer jersey, it is easy to figure out that their prime rivalry is very much present with the dress code. Though, they passed AC Milan in this marketing competition they have to struggle because this year the chance to win a place in the Europa League competition. The only thing that they have to do is to pass qualification.

The 18th time Italian Champions also make their great amount of revenue from selling jerseys. They have also some famous and big names playing in their team, which in turn responsible for supplying great numbers of jerseys throughout the world market.

Sometimes former big names like Esteban Cambiasso, Luis Figo and Javier Zanetti contribute for the sale. Even we shouldn’t forget to acknowledge the names like Palacio, Ricardo Álvarez and new transfer Nemanja Vidic from Manchester United. And here the most unlikely big selling soccer jersey name is Mariga. Undoubtedly, next year these names will generate such a possibility to rise up in the list of top 10 highest selling club soccer jerseys 2015.

Inter Milan have averaged official jersey sales of 425,000 per year. Italian League and Champions League success is probably another cause of their great amount of official jersey sales.

8. Juventus – 480,000 jerseys annual

 

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Estimated total sales: 480,000 football shirts per year

Highest selling club soccer jerseys names: Pirlo, Pogba, Tevez

Most sold unlikely soccer jerseys names: Quagliarella

The holder of the last three titles in a row in Serie A. They are the record owner of most league titles and also ranking top as the most selling soccer jersey team from Italy last year.

Another Serie A club, Juventus was founded in 1897. They play their home games in Turin, Italy. They are Nicknamed the Bianconeri because of their black and white team colors combination. Juventus have won a record 29 league titles in the history of Italy Football. Juventus soccer jerseys are featured with distinct vertical black and white bars. This is their home jersey. The away jersey is yellow. They have also their third kit which is black.

Right now, Juventus have recorded for the highest selling club soccer jerseys in the peninsula. This is probably all credited for their last success the team they arranged in the past years.

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Football kits manufacturer: Nike

Sponsor: Jeep (division of Chrysler Group)

To be very specific, their home jersey is designed with black and white vertical stripe. While the away kit is yellow with black and white to the neck and sleeve trims. Like all other big names in European club football, Juventus also have some important names. The center forwarder Fernando Llorente, Paul Pogba and striker Carlos Tevez or Andrea Pirlo who makes the fans go out. And probably make buying their jerseys must.

Unusual but truth is that their older and more passionate fans still buy jerseys who belong to the actual captain Gianluigi Buffon. Former players (Alessandro Del Piero) are also contributing here with the soccer jersey sale.

The average yearly official jersey sales of around 480,000 have placed them on number 8 of the top 10 highest selling club soccer jerseys in the world. And first for the Italian soccer clubs.

Being Nike their official football kit manufacturer, they have got sponsorship from Jeep, which is actually the car division of Chrysler Group. Though they are far from the next position. But still they can hope to remain on this list and consolidate their jersey sales. Another thing to be noted, the new transferred player from Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata can be considered a very good opportunity for them to increase the football shirts sale.

7. Arsenal – 800,000 jerseys annual

 

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Estimated total sales: 800,000 football shirts per year

Highest selling club soccer jerseys names: Ozil, Wilshere, Ramsey

Most sold unlikely soccer jerseys names: Bendtner, Diaby

Arsenal is probably one of the most marketable clubs in the world. Their soccer jerseys sale number is magically double of the number 8 place. Arsenal is right now at the 7th of the list of top 10 highest selling club soccer jerseys with near around 800,000 shirts sale per year.

Founded in 1886, Arsenal can be considered as one of the most successful clubs in English football. They have achieved 13 league titles and 10 FA Cups in total. Nicknamed the Gunners, Arsenal play their home matches at the Emirates Stadium in North London.

Arsenal’s home jersey is red with white sleeves. Their away jersey is also yellow. Currently they are getting Nike as their football kits manufacturer. Though probably they are moving for Puma as manufacturer. Their sponsorship is provided by the Dubai-based Emirates Airline (like Milan).

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Football kits manufacturer: Nike (moving for Puma)

Sponsor: Emirates Airlines (Dubai-based)

Arsenal have also got big superstar names with them, which turns the soccer jersey sale increment. Some important names are Teo Walcott, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil. The newly transferred Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona is for sure a great opportunity in jersey selling for the upcoming seasons.

The club management is hoping that their player skill prove otherwise. Especially for the not big selling names like Abou Diaby or Lukas Podolski.

As we know, Barclays Premier League is the World’s no 1 most watched football league. And EPL is expanding its popularity day by day, which is probably another cause that Arsenal rank at number 7 for the soccer t shirt selling list.

6. Liverpool – 810,000 jerseys annual

 

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Estimated total sales: 810,000 football shirts per year

Highest selling club soccer jerseys names: Suarez, Coutinho, Sturridge

Most sold unlikely soccer jerseys names: Kolo Toure

Ranking at number five last year’s League standings, Liverpool topped the number six for soccer jersey selling competition. They are just taking over their rival at no 7th by only 10,000 more jerseys per year. That means right now they are actually selling almost 810,000 club soccer jerseys per year. These great numbers are also boosted by their former members like Jamie Carragher and Luis Suarez from last season transfer.

Liverpool is another giant of English Premier League Football. With 18 league titles, the Reds are the most successful English team in Europe with 11 Cups, notably 5 European/Champions League titles. They have their home jersey completely red. Though there is some form of white trim on the collar and sleeves. Liverpool’s away jersey is white, black and red. Their third kit is a bizarre creation of black, white, purple and grey. Their traditional football kit manufacturer is Adidas and sponsorship is provided by the British bank, Standard Chartered.

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Football kits manufacturer: Warrior (after Adidas deal canceled)

Sponsor: Standard Chartered Bank (British)

Liverpool actually generates their jersey selling revenue with only a few some players like the center forward Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard. At this stage we must point about their former infamous Luis Suarez who have moved to the Spanish giants Barcelona last season. This may vary a little for the football shirts sale.

Liverpool hopes to remain at the position of highest selling club soccer jerseys next year. Though some say that at the end of the 2014/2015 season, Liverpool is going to lose the jersey selling situation.

5. Bayern Munich – 880,000 jerseys annual

 

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Estimated total sales: 880,000 football shirts per year

Highest selling club soccer jerseys names: Ribery, Lahm, Schweinsteiger

Most sold unlikely soccer jerseys names: Pizarro

In the middle of the list we have the Bundesliga’s last year’s winner. They are the previous last champion of Europe and the most famous German team of all time. This most successful German club ever existed has the 23 league titles and 16 cups by its side.

Bayern is officially known as Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.. Currently they are being called ‘the’ powerhouse of the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich’s home jersey is traditionally red with white trim. Their away jersey is white with black trim. This is somewhat resembling the German National Team jersey. Their team jerseys are manufactured by Adidas and shirt sponsorship is provided by Deutche Telekom.

Bayern Munich is currently the highest selling club soccer jerseys in the german league with 880,000 shirts sold per year. They are expecting to make it until the next season to top 3.

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Football kits manufacturer: Adidas

Sponsor: Deutche Telekom

Bayern have their own star, the nominee for the Ballon d’Or Ribery. And the right wing Arjen Robben, Dante and the former Dortmund player Mario Götze, the right wing Thomas Muller everyone is profitable in sense of selling jerseys only. There are still some big names unforgettable like, Captain Philipp Lahm, the centre Back Jérôme Boateng and many others, who actually make the sales go up.

Last season’s new transfer Robert Lewandowski and the list mentioned earlier will for sure maintain the fifth place for the next year. May be the team with a similar jersey with the German national will rise and occupy a spot higher in the list of highest selling club soccer jerseys of the world sometimes.

Unlikely big superstars and world known players assure the fact that this is one of the bestselling jerseys topping other big clubs and rivals from the German League. Bayern Munich jersey sales have been very strong with an average of 880,000 official jerseys sold per year.

4. Chelsea – 910,000 jerseys annual

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Estimated total sales: 910,000 football shirts per year

Highest selling club soccer jerseys names: Hazard, Oscar, Lampard

Most sold unlikely soccer jerseys names: Hilario

England Premier League was the witness of the quick ascension of London based Club Chelsea. They had a great ascension since the Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich was purchased in the team in 2003.

Chelsea quickly became one of the powers of the EPL and Europe. Nicknamed the Blues, Chelsea have been honored with 4 league titles, 7 FA Cups and a Champions League title already. Their home jersey is blue with white trim. And the away jersey is white with red and blue trim. Their third shirt is all black. Football kits are manufactured by Adidas and currently sponsored by South Korean conglomerate Samsung.

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Football kits manufacturer: Adidas

Sponsor: Samsung (South Korean)

Some of their big names are the national Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois, the powerful Russian right-back Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill. Fernando Torres was another famous member from the blues, moved to the Italian Serie A. But still, Chelsea sell around 910,000 pieces of football shirts per year.

What will come after the new transfers of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid? Another name is Barcelona’s attacking midfielder Cesc Fabregas. Recently their former player Didier Drogba who came to support the team. So why not they raise their sales next year?

Another man who brings fame and help the marketing area to sell more jerseys is the coach himself. Being the very exception, the One, Mourinho is a self-standing brand who can help any team to earn money from the jersey selling business.

3. Barcelona – 1.15 million jerseys annual

 

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Estimated total sales: 1.15 million football shirts per year

Highest selling club soccer jerseys names: Messi, Neymar, Xavi

Most sold unlikely soccer jerseys names: Pinto

Is there anything more to say when you pronounce the name Barcelona? All it rhymes with Messi, Neymar, Ballon d’Or and the most valuable players in the world football history.

Probably they are the first club on this list to break into the millions. The catalan’s are always considered as a La Liga and European giant. Nicknamed as Barça or Blaugrana, Barcelona have won 23 league titles in total. 27 Copa Del Rey titles and five European Cup / Champions League titles which is unbelievably remarkable. Their home jersey is blue and red, formed into distinct vertical bars. Their current away jersey is made up of yellow and red vertical bars. This is undoubtedly from the colors and design of the Catalan flag. Barca’s kit is manufactured by Nike and sponsored by Qatar Airways.

Nike’s second highest selling club soccer jerseys belong to important names of the football industry, Barcelona.

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Football kits manufacturer: Nike

Sponsor: Qatar Airlines

Barcelona’s title winning list is not at all the only information that generates jersey sales. The five-time FIFA Ballon d’Or and World Player of the Year Lionel Messi alone can bring a lot of fans to the shop to buy the club soccer t shirt. Another present time megastar, the Brazilian young hope, Neymar should be reminded as the future of Barcelona’s soccer jersey sale.

They have also names like Gerard Pique, Xavi, Sergio Busquets, Dani Alves and other complex players. Together these names boost up the sales of shirts which make them the first team to overcome 1 million shirts sold per year. To be very specific, Barcelona have 1.15 million club soccer jerseys purchased by their fans worldwide.

The club’s success and worldwide fame drives most of its official jersey sales. It doesn’t hurt that they have three-time FIFA Ballon d’Or and World Player of the Year Lionel Messi motivating fans to buy jerseys either.

2. Manchester United – 1.4 million jerseys annual

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Estimated total sales: 1.4 million football shirts per year

Highest selling club soccer jerseys names: Rooney, Van Persie, Mata

Most sold unlikely soccer jerseys names: Cleverley, Fellaini

After the loss of their coach Sir Alex Ferguson, the team struggles to keep up with the other competing teams in English Premier League.

Despite recently falling on tough times domestically, Manchester United are one of the all-time biggest clubs in England and the world. MANU was originally founded in 1878. Nicknamed as the Red Devils, they currently play their matches at the 75,000-seat Old Trafford. Since the very foundation, United have won 20 league titles, 11 FA Cups, and 3 European Cup / Champions League titles.

The home jersey is red with black trim and the away kit is blue and black. Manchester United’s soccer kits are manufactured by Nike and current shirt sponsor is insurance and brokerage firm AON. The famous Chevrolet is set to sponsor United’s jerseys in the 2014/15 season.

At the time of selling jerseys, they show us that the fan base is getting stronger and now when times are harder they don’t give up.

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Football kits manufacturer: Nike

Sponsor: AON (insurance and brokerage firm)

The fans are a continuing source of money. They still buy their favorite jersey from players like Kagawa, supported by the Asian market and the usual names like Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.

Not to forget some players like Juan Mata or Ashley Young, Nani. There are many more former players who are some of the best players from the team. They can also generate sales but in a smaller way.

Several years ago Manchester United was at the top position of selling club soccer jerseys list. But being at the second, United still is a major name on the fan market even though their game changed and everybody misses Sir Alex Ferguson.

United’s average yearly official jersey sales of 1.4 million is not hard to believe considering the club’s success and worldwide appeal all-time.

1. Real Madrid – 1.4 million jerseys annual

 

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Estimated total sales: 1.4 million football shirts per year

Highest selling club soccer jerseys names: Ronaldo, Bale, Xabi Alonso

Most sold unlikely soccer jerseys names: Illarramendi

Even though the number is the same they all know that Real Madrid is the world leader when it comes for selling jerseys. Oh, of course almost all the other events have already been achieved by this giant of them all Football Club. Some of you ask why or try to deny this fact but we have only one argument for you.

Tied at the top with Manchester United is Real Madrid. Nicknamed Los Blancos, Real Madrid is the richest football club in the world according to accountancy firm Deloitte. Real Madrid had enjoyed considerable success in La Liga. In total they have secured a record 32 league titles in addition to 18 Copa del Rey titles. Real Madrid have won 9 European Cups / Champions League titles in history, which is the most of any team ever. Madrid’s home jersey is white with grey stripes and orange and black details. Their away kit is blue with white stripes and orange trim. Like all the others, there is a third jersey (third kit) for the Los Blancos. And that is orange and black. World famous Adidas is the football kits manufacturer for Real Madrid. Sponsorship is provided by the Dubai-based Emirates Airlines.

They have the winner of the Ballon d’Or and the player who sells more jerseys than any other players on earth. Sometimes it is calculated that only Cristiano’s jersey sale can overtake some newcomer club’s yearly budget.

Trying to compete to Real Madrid is like impossible even for Manchester United who is supposed to have the biggest number of fans in the world.

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Football kits manufacturer: Adidas

Sponsor: Emirates Airlines (Dubai-based)

Famous players like Bale, Xabi Alonso, Pepe, Karim Benzema or Marcelo wear the jersey with pride because they are Real Madrid players.The amount of selling jerseys can be improved. New talents are also bought here recently. Names like Tony Kroos from Bayern Munich and James Rodriguez from As Monaco are surely going to increase the total jersey sale for the world giants.

Although they are the best team out there. Still they have to compete with big names like Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and English giants in Europe Championships. But as the jersey selling business mostly relies on famous players, so one player can change the game, or one award can boost the team up in sales.

Los Blancos have had many famous names play for them over the years. There is one primary name today which drives most of the 1.4 million jerseys sold. Undoubtedly Cristiano Ronaldo, the FIFA Ballon d’Or and World Player of the Year winner, is the best-selling jersey and most common name emblazoned on the back of official Real Madrid replica jerseys ever.

Club Teams Soccer Jerseys:

Fans all over the world support their teams in a variety of ways. Ways are like getting a team logo tattooed on, spending a small fortune on tickets and sometimes buying the top satellite packages for watching all the games. Another task that supporters need to accomplish is to wake up early morning or staying up late nights to watch games depending on their world location. But above all, may be the least painful and most popular way of showing support is to wear the team jersey.

It actually feels like joining the supported team, when wearing our favorite team jersey, especially right on the instant, on the field of battle. We easily feel our opposition is fearing our team colors and probably they will take a step back. Sometimes fans are found refusing to wash their soccer jerseys as it may lose its good luck powers. That’s why Sports jerseys are part of a multi-billion dollar industry now a days.

Almost everybody from every countries like sports. And especially for Europeans, they like soccer very much. Some of the big names in European football have a great wide range of fans here. Supporters from every corner of the countries shout out loud every time their supported teams score.

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Top 10 highest selling club soccer jerseys:

Undoubtedly soccer is the most widely followed, in fact most watched sport in the world. No surprise, soccer plays the most important role in Jersey industry business. Adidas and Nike can be considered the top two leading sporting goods manufacturers. They control three-quarters of the soccer market and had a combined $4.2 billion in soccer related income each year. Ever growing television coverage is responsible for the rapidly expanding market. So we can expect this figure to grow bigger in the years ahead. Why not, especially when the top European league football like, English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga are continuing to gain world wide appeal and spectators.

It is no surprise then that the football kits manufacturers – Adidas and Nike are willing to spend upwards of $50 million a year per club to ensure their logo is the one on the targeted player’s shirts. There are two major other football kit sponsors – Emirates Airlines and Samsung. Now a time they are willing to pay an additional $30 – $50 million so that their logo is on the front of club soccer jerseys. Like the way, every sold jersey will definitely become a walking billboard for promoting authorities.

People from all over the world some teams reunite in the same colors (no matter languages, religion or borders). These millions of people are the dedicated supporters of their team or club. And as always big Soccer clubs manage to cover foreign markets and develop worldwide business on selling their club soccer jerseys. Naturally they expand their markets through marketing and promotional matches.

Mostly, the football kits manufacturer and sponsors are interested about highest selling club soccer jerseys. As they need to translate this information for more advertising with them.

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A very recent data shows that Adidas and Nike are the two most dominating companies of the top 10 highest selling club soccer jerseys. That means, they serves mostly sold numbers of football shirts around the world. Undoubtedly there are biggest teams out there who signed the best footballers on earth. So naturally they can have the biggest brands on their club soccer jerseys for sale.

 

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Top 10 Best Sold Soccer Jersey Names

Soccer is not just a sport anymore. Being the most popular sport, it has become business with every possibilities. Along with TV rights and sponsors, selling football shirts is another way of generating revenue for the clubs.

There are giant clubs in Europe. Those are famous for their historical achievements and contract with infamous soccer names. Clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United have perfected the art with their world famous brand names.

Let’s find out, which players are actually generating the most money for their club?

And the best sold soccer jersey names of European club football:

 

10. Shinji Kagawa

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Present Club: Borussia Dortmund

Jersey No: 7 (midfielder)

 

Barclays Premier League is probably the most popular of all leagues for the Asian fans. So when an Asian player is playing in the most popular league in the world, he is not only a national treasure but a continental treasure.

Recently Kagawa is struggling a bit at Manchester United and transferred to Borussia Dortmund, Germany. Still, he is the most famous Asian player in World football right now. Shinji Kagawa – no. 7 is the 10th best sold soccer jersey names at the moment.

 

9. Fernando Torres

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Present Club: AC Milan

Jersey No: 9 (forward)

 

Fernando Torres is another great striker, who already had better years. The Spaniard may not be getting goals for Chelsea. Transferred to AC Milan last season. Still he ranks at the top 10 best sold soccer jersey names and making money for the club.

£50 million record transfer fee from Liverpool to Chelsea is probably another factor for his high sales of soccer t shirts. Undoubtedly he is one of the most famous strikers of Chelsea and AC Milan.

 

8. Sergio Aguero

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Present Club: Manchester City

Jersey No: 16 (forward)

 

Sergio Aguero is undoubtedly Manchester City’s star man. Recently he had gained a huge boost in shirt sales after his last minute winner stole them the Premier League title in 2012. Argentines as well as many City fans have been buying Aguero’s shirt, as he is also one of his nation’s youth sensation. Sergio Aguero – no. 16 is the 8th best sold soccer jersey names at the moment.

 

7. Neymar

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Present Club: Barcelona

Jersey No: 11 (forward)

 

The Brazilian is a hero in his home country. Last season, his move to Barcelona in the summer meant that his shirt sales flew through the roof. At the age of only 21st, he had already proven that he has the potential to become whatever he wants to be.

Barcelona had to count near around (probably more than) £50 million while signing in the Brazilian sensation. But we can assume, the 7th of the top 10 best sold soccer jersey names, has already paid back most of that fee in shirt sales.

 

6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Present Club: Paris St. Germain (PSG)

Jersey No: 10 (forward)

 

The most expensive shirt on the list in terms of paying for each letter. Ibrahimovic is the star man at Paris St. Germain, probably the main man when it comes to sell football shirts from the club.

The Swedish superstar is well known for his personality as well as his football skills. Being at the 6th position of selling football shirts names assures that he has become extremely popular.

 

5. Wayne Rooney

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Present Club: Manchester United

Jersey No: 10 (forward)

 

Manchester United is one of the most popular football team on the planet. And also the second club in selling soccer jerseys per year. They may not be performing as well as they might have liked, MANU still generating a lot of money.

Wayne Rooney can be considered one of this club’s big money machine. Rooney is arguably the most famous member of the united squad that is probably the reason for his high position on this best sold soccer jersey names list.

 

4. Robin Van Persie

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Present Club: Manchester United

Jersey No: 20 (forward)

 

Another Manchester United star. While Rooney might be the most famous, Robin van Persie has shown why he is arguably the most talented of the united squad. He has been the top scorer in the Premier League last season.

Naturally his fans across the planet would rush to get a van Persie t shirt very soon. Popularity of Premier League confirms his 4th rank at the list of top 10 best sold soccer jersey names.

 

3. Mesut Ozil

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Present Club: Arsenal

Jersey No: 8 (midfielder)

 

Mesut Ozil was the big transfer in English football at his time. His £42.5 million move has meant a windfall in shirt sales. Ozil also had impressive impact on the Premier League for Arsenal.

His overall personality made him superstar even being at the giant club Real Madrid. And residing at Arsenal he is the 3rd best sold soccer jersey name of the world.

 

2. Lionel Messi

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Present Club: Barcelona

Jersey No: 10 (forward)

 

The main reason why Messi is second is most likely due to the signing of Neymar. So the shirt sales from Barcelona is now divided by these two sensational football stars.

Surely I will not discuss much about him as I believe players like Messi doesn’t need to be explained. The Argentine is still arguably the best player in the world. Naturally his status will only continue to sell football shirts for Barcelona, which makes him the 2nd of selling soccer jersey names.

 

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

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Present Club: Real Madrid

Jersey No: 7 (forward)

 

As aforementioned, I believe – everyone has already guessed this name before me. It is always going to be a battle between Messi and Ronaldo.

But undoubtedly Cristiano Ronaldo provokes the sensation that much that his fans can’t but buy his jersey. Being the most popular athlete on the planet CR7 is the call for highest sold soccer jersey name at the moment..

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