UK based Manchester United is officially the most popular football club in the world when it comes to sales of official replica jerseys.
Using data compiled by Dr Peter Rohlmann and his team at the consulting bureau, PR Marketing, Sportingintelligence reported that the Old Trafford club sold an average of 1.75 million shirts per year in the five-season period from 2011-12 to 2015-16 inclusive.
Spanish giants Real Madrid, with an average of 1.65 million shirts per year, and Barcelona, with1.278 million are second and third on the list.
A Forbes’ list of ‘The World’s Most Valuable Soccer Teams 2016’, put Real Madrid’s overall value at $3.65 billion, followed by Barcelona ($3.56 billion) and Manchester United ($3.32 billion).
According to Sportingintelligence, the British Premier League’s 20 clubs are expected to sell more than five million replica shirts this season collectively, generating revenues of around £265 million.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool between them sell nearly two-thirds of all club shirts sold in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, British retailing group, Sports Direct, has published a list of the players in the Barclays Premier League who have sold the most replica jerseys this season.
Topping the list is the league’s most expensive signing, french international, Paul Pogba,. He is followed by another new Man Unite signing, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Top 10 biggest insurers in the 2015
|1||Paul Pogba||Manchester United|
|2||Zlatan Ibrahimovic||Manchester United|
|6||David de Gea||Manchester United|
|8||Dimitri Payet||West Ham United
|10||Marcus Rashford||Manchester United|