Popular Soccer Jerseys
Every year what jerseys are the most popular tends to change depending on not only the design of the shirts and how the team is performing but also who signs for the club. The success of teams on the park tends to be the biggest indicator as to what soccer shirts will be the biggest sellers but this year we have seen the players who sign for clubs influencing the shirt sales more and more, before it is known whether they will be successful for the club.
The best example of this can be seen with Real Madrid this. Real Madrid spent over £200 million in the summer signing some of the best players in the world, the most notable of which were Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo in particular caused a huge soccer jersey buying frenzy when he was signed for a world record fee. Real Madrid shirts sold poorly last season with fortunes on the pitch not living up to their high standards, but this year Real Madrid shirts are set to outsell every other soccer kit on the market.
Barcelona soccer jerseys are also set to be one of the most popular after their success last season, when they won the league, the cup and the Champions League. Barcelona’s shirt sales were boosted again by the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Inter Milan, who when combined with the likes of Messi, Xavi and Henry, to name a few, makes Barcelona jerseys one of the most popular.
Other teams that are likely to be amongst the biggest sellers of the 2008-09 season are the likes of Manchester United, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Liverpool. These teams have a huge following and consistently sell well worldwide. There will of course be a few surprise top selling soccer jerseys this year as teams play well and win tournaments but until the end of the season we won’t be able to tell who these teams are and how many soccer jerseys they will sell.
The sales of soccer jerseys will be boosted by the World Cup next year as well as the African Nations Cup with national team shirts likely to be some of the biggest selling shirts in 2010. In 2008 Spain shirts were one of the biggest selling shirts of the year after their win in the Euro 2008 tournament and this will likely be repeated with whoever performs well and wins the 2010 World Cup. The World Cup soccer jerseys are already getting released in preparation for the big tournament next year.
There is a long way to go in the season yet, so the success and failure of teams could determine the number of soccer jerseys sold for teams but it will take a lot of to topple the Real Madrid and Barcelona soccer kit sales this season. International shirt sales are likely to be the biggest selling jerseys for 2010 with next years World Cup in South Africa set to be one of the biggest yet.