Chelsea football shirts sale Arsenal and Tottenham but Manchester United tops charts


Chelsea have finished top of the league for London clubs in football shirt sales – shipping almost 900,000 a season.

The Blues have been the capital’s most successful club in the past decade and that silverware has seen them pip rivals Arsenal.

Since 2011 Chelsea have sold an average of 899,000 shirts a year, while the Gunners sold 835,000, according to new research by industry analyst Dr Peter Rohlmann.

Those figures put the London clubs as the fifth and seventh most successful across Europe.

Tottenham are way back in 15th, with 268,000 shirt sales per year.

But all three pale into comparison with Manchester United, who sold 1.75m, and Real Madrid, who sold 1.65m, between 2011 and 2016.

How gambling and betting companies have taken over the year’s Premier League football shirts


More Premier League teams are sponsored by bank companies than anytime afore this season, with absolutely bisected of the division’s teams announcement logos for online casinos or bookmakers on their cheap football shirts.

England’s top bank was 10 years old afore Fulham became the aboriginal club to affection a action aggregation on their shirt by bond up with Betfair in the 2002/03 season.

In the years since, the online action industry has exploded and is now represented added heavily on Premier League shirts than any added industry in any antecedent season.


Football shirts sale online bank companies, adequate the allowances of alteration bettor behaviour, were freed to plough money into announcement their brands by the 2005 Bank Act, which fabricated bank commercial on TV acknowledged for both UK and adopted bank companies.

As a result, industry commercial grew by 1,400 per cent amid 2005 and 2012 according to Ofcom.

FA bandy abroad £25,000 account of t-shirts and cards with Sam Allardyce quotes


The Football Association accept had to bin 4,000 t-shirts they had planned to accord to admirers for England’s next bold at home to Malta because they affection a Sam Allardyce quote.

Organisers had planned to accomplish a admirable action as the 61-year-old able for his aboriginal bold at Wembley by handing out shirts printed with the byword ‘The adventure starts with us all affairs together’ – a adduce from Allardyce’s aboriginal day in the job.

He said at the time: “I can about-face things about appealing bound and get amidst teams to try to actualize a acknowledged adventure and a acknowledged adventure starts with all of us affairs together.”

A army circuitous of coloured cards that was aswell planned for the break has now aswell been scrapped, with both bootless gestures costing the FA about £25,000.

There was added embarrassment for the FA on Thursday if it was appear all associates of Allardyce’s aboriginal band that won in Slovakia 1-0 were beatific a postcard which read: “Our adventure has just begun. Looking advanced to seeing you soon.”

The cards were beatific out afore the above Sunderland bang-up accommodated from his column as England administrator afterward bi-weekly allegations he was advising affected businessmen on how to get about FA alteration rules on third-party ownership.

Man Utd, Real Madrid, Barcelona Reportedly Among Cheap Football Shirts Banned by Isis


Cheap football shirts bogus by Nike and Adidas, including those of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona, accept been banned by Islamic State in the Al-Furat arena in Iraq.

As appear by Richard Wheatstone of the Daily Mirror, Isis’ Hisba badge accept fabricated the ruling, and any aperture of it agency a being could accept 80 lashes as punishment.

It agency no replica jerseys can be beat of any of the above sides, as able-bodied as the brand of Manchester City, Chelsea and AC Milan. National aggregation strips beat by England, France, Germany and the United States are aswell prohibited.

In the report, it’s acclaimed MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor, who accumulate tabs on agitator groups, accept declared that bulletins accept been issued to accomplish locals acquainted of the ban on the football shirts sale.

Additionally, it’s been appear that three men were about flogged for arena football in Mosul, per Iraqi News (h/t Bethan McKernan of The Independent). Isis associates are said to accept ripped up a Barcelona shirt beat by one of the men, which had Lionel Messi’s name printed on the back.

McKernan added that according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Isis accede the attempt of the action at allowance with Islam, as it requires a referee.

According to Wheatstone, as an alternative, a “Qisas” arrangement has been developed that encourages players to “claim advantage or seek animus adjoin opponents,” with the accepted rules implemented by FIFA accounted “a abuse of Allah’s command and the Sunnah.”

The economics of football shirts sale: Kenyan bank trumps Yorkshire zoo


When Peter Kenyon watched Middlesbrough draw adjoin Brighton in a action for advance to the Premier League, he jumped to his anxiety and animated with the blow of the Riverside. Pure joy abounding the ground, but Kenyon’s apperception anon began to shift. “The next moment I’m thinking: ‘How the hell do I accomplish this work?'” he says.

As able-bodied as getting a bounded lad and fan, Kenyon (no affiliation to the above Manchester United and Chelsea bang-up of the aforementioned name) is arch controlling of Ramsdens, a Middlesbrough pawnbroker and bill exchanger with about 500 staff. Since 2013, Ramsdens has sponsored the team’s cheap football shirts. A five-year accord agency he still does, now at about bifold the fee – a appear £1m – acknowledgment to a advance article in the contract.

“It’s adorable to see our name out there, but I’m now sitting there thinking: ‘Are humans traveling to appear to our website?'” Kenyon says. “We’re a bounded aggregation with actually no all-embracing presence.”

Kenyon is now bond with giants. Britain’s top 20 teams won about £226m in football shirts sale deals for this season. That amount has risen from £100m in 2010/11, if the website Sporting Intelligence started allegory figures. Deals ambit from £47m a year (Chevrolet at Manchester United) to £1m at the bottom. “AON pays £10m just to sponsor Man United’s training kit,” says Keiran Maguire, a football accounts specialist at the University of Liverpool.

As football attracts almanac TV audiences to a average with crumbling examination figures, players’ chests accept never been added valuable. The alliance claims examination abstracts of three billion in 225 countries, including 857 actor in Asia and Oceania. Clubs can apprehend sponsors to pay more, but does it pay back?

Rob Wilson, who studies football accounts at Sheffield Hallam University, says yes – at atomic at the the top. Take American insurers AIG. “When they sponsored Manchester United in 2006, they were bright that the action was to breach into the UK and Europe. They didn’t accept a cogent ballast and now they do, which they put down in no baby allotment to that deal.””But I anticipate it’s bordering at the basal of the league,” Maguire adds. That Middlesbrough’s TV assets has gone from £4m to at atomic £100m illustrates how abundant a bound the aggregation – and Ramsdens – accept made. Does Kenyon anticipate it’s account it? “Ask me next May,” he says, while absolute some aboriginal advance in cartage to the Ramsdens website.

Premier Alliance shirts accept consistently reflected the globalisation of football. Japanese electronics were big in the 90s. Again added Asian companies accumulated in, forth with the online action companies that are basic to action there. Logos this division cover bank brands BetEast (Swansea), Dafabet from the Philippines (Burnley, Sunderland) as able-bodied as China’s K8 (West Brom).

Perhaps a lot of arresting are Hull City’s contempo kit changes. Last year, assignment spelled an end to its arrangement with 12Bet, addition Asian bank site. After a agitated search, Flamingo Land stepped in. The family-run Yorkshire zoo and affair esplanade aswell paid for a abate logo on the aback of Middlesbrough’s kit. Both teams won promotion. “You could alarm us the luckiest sponsors in football history,” says Gordon Gibb, its arch executive, area admission sales are up. But Flamingo Land couldn’t footfall up, and Hull are now sponsored by SportPesa, a Kenyan action aggregation (there are 276m Premier Alliance admirers in sub-Saharan Africa).

“You never saw Chinese book and all these logos in the Championship,” says Kenyon, whose football watching is now added abounding than it already was. He admits it is awful absurd he will renew the arrangement should Middlesbrough break up: “The abysm is enormous, and by again it would just be way above our means.”