Major League Soccer Unveils 2018 Top-Selling Jerseys
During his first season in Major League Soccer, LA Galaxy striker ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC scored his 500th career goal and his jersey finds itself at the top of the list of MLS player jerseys sold on MLSstore.com for 2018.
LAFC Designated Player and Mexican international star CARLOS VELA holds the No. 2 spot and is one of 18 MLS designated players featured on the list (others include – Josef Martinez, Wayne Rooney, Miguel Almirón, Bastian Schweinsteiger, David Villa, Sebastian Giovinco, Clint Dempsey, Ezequiel Barco (YDP), Diego Valeri, Diego Rossi (YDP), Bradley Wright-Phillips, Giovani dos Santos, Jozy Altidore, Dom Dwyer, Graham Zusi, Darwin Quintero Jr., Paul Arriola).
Atlanta United lead all MLS teams with five jerseys in the top 25 – JOSEF MARTINEZ (3), MIGUEL ALMIRON (5), EZEQUIEL BARCO (10), DARLINGTON NAGBE (15) and HECTOR VILLALBA (18).
Sporting Kansas City defender, GRAHAM ZUSI (21), is the only player to appear on the list for the last five consecutive seasons. Additional highlights are detailed below.
Fourteen different countries represented (determined by birthplace) – Sweden (Zlatan Ibrahimovic), Mexico (Carlos Vela, Giovani dos Santos), Venezuela (Josef Martinez), England (Wayne Rooney, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Dom Dwyer), Paraguay (Miguel Almirón), Germany (Bastian Schweinsteiger), Spain (David Villa), Italy (Sebastian Giovinco), United States (Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Graham Zusi, Cristian Roldan, Paul Arriola), Argentina (Ezequiel Barco, Diego Valeri, Hector Villalba, Luciano Acosta), Uruguay (Diego Rossi), Liberia (Darlington Nagbe), Ghana (Alphonso Davies), Colombia (Darwin Quintero Jr., Diego Chara).
Eight players are 24 or under (Miguel Almirón, Ezequiel Barco, Diego Rossi, Alphonso Davies, Hector Villalba, Luciano Acosta, Cristian Roldan, Paul Arriola) including three on this year’s 22 Under 22 List (Ezequiel Barco (19), Diego Rossi (20), Alphonso Davies (17)).
The rankings are based on overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on MLSStore.com since the beginning of 2018.
For more information on the top-selling MLS jerseys, visit MLSstore.com.