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Manchester United have regained their status as the world’s most popular football club by sales of official replica shirts according to authoritative new research.

The Old Trafford club sold an average of 1.75m shirts per year in the five-season period from 2011-12 to 2015-16 inclusive.

That puts them in the No1 spot in European football – and the world. The data has been compiled by industry insider Dr Peter Rohlmann and his team at the consulting bureau, PR Marketing, and is published for the first time by Sportingintelligence today.

Real Madrid are No2 in the list, averaging 1.65m shirts per year in the period under review ahead of Barcelona in third, Bayern Munich in fourth and Chelsea in fifth.


There is major financial significance in being able to shift huge amounts of official merchandise. The more gear a club can sell, the more money a manufacturer will pay to be an official kit supplier.

Chelsea confirmed their new £900m, 15-year deal with Nike last week, for example, equating to a contract worth £60m a year. United have a deal with adidas worth £75m a year, while the Spanish giants of Real and Barca both have new deals worth around £100m a year. That quartet beat everyone else by some distance.

Dr Rohlmann is a veteran analyst who has authored a number of in-depth studies into kit supply deals and T shirts sales by Europe’s elite clubs. This website carried an earlier study for the 5-year period 2007 to 2012 in October 2012 here.

By 2014, Real Madrid’s growth had edged just ahead of United’s, putting Real into the No1 spot as both clubs sold more each year, but United’s growth has taken a spurt and they are back at the top in the latest analysis. Just four clubs have had annual average sales of more than one million shirts per year over a five-year period.

It is worth noting however:

a: Dr Rohlmann counts sales of official genuine replica club shirts. Counterfeits and copies are not part of these totals. Methodology is not always clear in other studies.

b: A five-year period of data is seen as vital to overall accuracy as most clubs’ sales will ebb and flow dependent on success and signings, although individual players are often not as influential in sales as some claim.

c: While the replica shirt is the most obvious and visible piece of merchandise that a manufacturer will monetise from their commercial relationship with a club, there will typically be many dozens of other lines of clothing and apparel where money is made as part of the same contract. So, for example, Adidas selling almost 2 million Manchester United football shirts in a year at around £50 each is far from the whole story of that company’s revenue from United. Millions of other items from shorts and socks to hats, bags, training gear, tops, coats and other accessories – often even more expensive than a shirt – are also shifted annually.

Aside from United moving back to the top spot, the other major movers in recent years have been Bayern Munich, PSG, Dortmund and Manchester City moving up the shirt sales rankings as they have returned to global prominence or gained it for the first time. The Italian giants of Milan and Inter are among the fallers as their fortunes have waned.

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.

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.”

Business is acceptable for above Chelmsford adherent angry archetypal football shirt sale tycoon

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Ten years ago, above Chelmsford buck Matthew Dale was a apprentice absence commons in adjustment to armamentarium his apprentice archetypal football shirt sale business.

Today, the above King Edward VI Grammar Academy adherent has a aggregation of 22 alive collapsed out to accumulate up with appeal as the European Championships in France get into abounding swing.

“At the moment, we are really, absolutely busy,” said the 31-year-old.

“Everyone is searching to get a Euro 96 shirt with Gascoigne on the back; we can’t get abundant of them.

“And it is not just UK cheap football shirts; with a lot of the Home Nations involved, it has fabricated a huge aberration to our sales.”

Matthew, originally from Epping, cut his teeth affairs “bits and pieces” at academy afore ablution at the end of university.

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He said: “I was consistently one of those humans who would buy things and again advertise them on at school, whether it was active CDs or whatever I could get my easily on.

“It absolutely took off at the end of university if I would go about affairs shirts from alms shops and car cossack sales and again affairs them on eBay.

“I was aggravating to plan out what I capital to do, whether to acquisition a able job or do something on my own, so I concluded up spending two years in a apprentice abode spending all the money I had on football shirts, even prioritising it over aliment sometimes.”

Matthew is now affairs shirts beyond the globe, including the odd Chelmsford City top, with added than a division of a actor units in his behemothic Manchester warehouse.

“We acutely anticipation there was lots of abeyant in the business, but there is aswell a huge bazaar in Asia, South America and North America.

“We accept had a few Chelmsford City shirts and they accept been awash to places like Brazil and Italy because humans wish to accept cheap football shirts from the aboriginal English clubs.”

As able-bodied as ambience up links with manufacturers about the globe, a lot of the added abnormal items appear from households who are allowance out or above collectors searching for a new pastime.

“We antecedent a lot of our shirts from associates of the public,” Matthew added.

“If humans are allowance out their attic, or if they accept a son or babe abrogation home and wish to get rid of some of their old shirts, they can get in blow with us.”

While the a lot of big-ticket shirt Matthew has awash – a match-worn West Brom top from the 1935 FA Cup final defeat to Sheffield Wednesday – went for £3,500, he added that there is something to clothing every fan, and every amount range.

“There is actually something for everyone.

“We accept Premier League shirts from the endure brace of seasons, but it isn’t just the big teams that we accord in.

“We’ll aces up shirts from Ukraine or Mexico, basically annihilation we can get our easily on if it’s at the appropriate price.”

Popular 2016/17 Cheap Football Shirts loved by UK

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European football is set to return for the 2016/17 season in August. And as with the beginning of every new season, this means new and improved team kits.

All of the biggest football clubs around Europe have now officially released their latest strips for the upcoming season.

Real Madrid, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have all completely revamped their kits. The trio have all released new home, away, and goalkeeper jerseys.

But who else makes our list with their stylish new designs?

DESIblitz brings you 7 of the top replica football kits that you should consider investing in for the 2016/17 season.

Liverpool FC Football Shirts

Liverpool FC Football Shirts

Liverpool’s newly released kits are some of the cheapest for a globally recognised team. A short sleeve jersey will cost £50, making it the least expensive strip on our list.

Their shirts have been made by New Balance and are again sponsored by Standard Chartered. An emblem will be on the back of each jersey to remember the 96 who lost their lives at Hillsborough.

The home kit is again a familiar shade of red. All logos are in gold, and the top has gold trim around a two-button collar.

Arsenal Football Shirts

Arsenal Football Shirts

Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla and Hector Bellerin model Arsenal’s new home kit for the 2016/17 season. Fly Emirates remain as the club’s official sponsor on the Puma jersey.

Chilean superstar, Alexis Sanchez, has been pictured wearing his new No 7 shirt. He takes the number from Tomas Rosicky who has been released from the club.

The most notable edition to the jersey is the dark stripe down the middle. Giroud says:

“Puma has done a great job with the new home kit. They have designed a shirt that is influenced by our classic home kit and added modern features. It’s a very nice looking shirt and I’m looking forward to wearing it this season.”

Borussia Dortmund Football Shirts

Borussia Dortmund Football Shirts

Puma are also the designers of the iconic Borussia Dortmund kit. Their home strip for the 2016/17 season will again be in their renowned yellow and black colours.

There has been a specific focus this year on materials. Puma have used dryCELL and a bio-based wicking finish to draw sweat away from your skin and keep you dry.

Gagan says: “I purchased Dortmund’s home and away tops last year to showcase my support. The new home shirt looks better than the away one which I’m not too keen on. I can’t wait to play football in Borussia’s new strip!”

Underarm mesh panels have also been included for added breathability. This moderately priced kit is ideal for those who want to play as much as they want to support.

Barcelona Football Shirts

Barcelona Football Shirts

Barcelona have gone retro with their kit for 2016/17, which will cost just over £100.

Qatar Airways have not renewed their deal with the Catalan club for the upcoming season. And official picture releases show no sponsor on the front of the jersey. Although it is expected that there will be one in time for the beginning of the season.

Nike have designed the latest strip which will see a return to the usual striped pattern.

Manchester Football Shirts

Manchester Football Shirts

With the arrival of Pep Guardiola, it is sure to be a momentous season for Manchester City.

Supporters got a glimpse of the new City kit when Guardiola was presented to the fans for the first time. Striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Manchester City ladies captain, Steph Houghton, were among the players there to model the shirts.

Sky blue is once again the main colour of the home strip. There is a slightly darker shade of blue on the shoulders and top of the arms.

At the request of the fans, a new crest will appear on the 2016/17 jersey. The new Manchester City badge features the Manchester ship and the red rose of Lancashire.

Real Madrid Football Shirts

Real Madrid Football Shirts

Adidas are the designers of the new Real Madrid kit for the 2016/17 season. The Galacticos home kit is once again a pure white colour with purple Adidas stripes, and the Fly Emirates logo.

This year, the European champions will play in a traditional polo neck with the badge embroidered on the back.

Purchasing the new Madrid strip will set you back £103, which is the joint most expensive on our list.

Manchester United Football Shirts

Manchester United Football Shirts

Manchester United continue their partnership with Adidas for the 2016/17 season. The home strip is yet to be released, but their away kit is a significant change from last season’s white shirt.

For their Premier and Europa league campaigns, Manchester United’s away jersey will be a collegiate blue colour. The club badge and Adidas logo are in red, and the shirt features dark blue detail and red trim.

In order to see Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and United playing competitively in their new kits, be sure to tune in to the beginning of the 2016/17 English Premier League season on August 13, 2016.

Barcelona and Real Madrid, meanwhile, kick-off their La Liga campaigns on August 21. And Borussia Dortmund will face Mainz 05 in their new home kit on August 27, 2016.

Whoever your favourite team may be, purchasing any of these 7 football kits will have you supporting in style.