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Van Persie And Rooney Most Popular Shirts In North America

Based on name and number sales for the 2012/13 season to date, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney top the charts for the most popular Premier League player in North America.

1. Robin van Persie (Manchester United)
2. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
3. Fernando Torres (Chelsea)
4. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
5. Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
6. Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur)
7. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
8. Javier Hernandez (Manchester United)
9. Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United)
10. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Strik3rr says:

    lol, nice

  2. Diego says:

    That’s the Shirt selling cup in the bag then.

  3. 20le7egend says:

    Go on lads that’s another table well an truly sorted out by uniteds strike force

  4. Cantona's Collar says:

    that no.3 guy…how did he even made the list?

  5. xluciusx says:

    guess which team didn’t make the list? *coughShittycough*

  6. TheCANTONA says:

    well, 24 millions for RvP seems really a cheap price now. Top of the league football, Top of the shirts seller table too. Robin van Persie was worth every fuckin penny.

  7. mara says:

    Japanese are also in the top 10…nice Americans love Japanese..

  8. Nikegunit says:

    RVP 20 + United, match made in heaven

  9. tose says:

    great to hear that,….i would like it to see in comparison with la liga teams

  10. cleggster says:

    Looks like Shinji was worth it for shirts. Get fit quickly and show us your class

  11. wayne says:

    Ha HA look at all the City players in the top ten,MASSIVE club loved throughout the world,small time wankers

  12. madteves says:

    No citeh player?brilliant.

  13. Wee Toms Ligaments says:

    Now you know why football will always be a second tier sport here in America. The tranny is at #3. Disgusting.

  14. WeAreUnited says:

    Fernando Torres

    sold so much shirts when he was transfered in the beginning, that they though he was the messiah for them.

    Everyone ordered his shirt so much that they haven’t shipped yet, but now because people want their money back, they can’t decide what to do , se torres’s shirts are always ranked high, they are stucked hhhaha. + so many chelse “fans” gave up to their team and started supporting city, they never shipped so the sale is high.

    did that make any sense? haha :P

  15. Kiko_MUFC says:

    I have Carrick on the back of my Home shirt, however I’m not surprised he didn’t make the top 10!

  16. bresh says:

    I’m from Canada so its about the same culture as America, and I have to say that the majority of people who follow the PL would be described as “casual fans,” and Torres is a name that a lot of people recognize due mostly to his exploits with Spain and the big money transfer (lol). Also, Chelsea is one of the most popular teams on this side of the Atlantic.

    I’m also not surprised no City players made the list. United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal are by far the most popular clubs over here.

  17. Marq says:

    Actually, I don’t understand the fuss about Wilshere. Yea he is a tidy player, but people are making him look like he is the best thing since toasted bread

  18. MyCowIsTheBest says:

    So we not only snatched the scorer from Arsenal, but also the shirt-seller.

  19. andromeda says:

    I am still in the aftermath stage of the derby delight:)) but wouldn’t imagine that Torres could make this list.

  20. Ash says:


    You are right about wilshere. I think arsenal fans always tend to overrate their players. They have good bunch of players .Only good not great. They tend to go overboard in everything. Early in the season (When they were beating liverpools and thrashing southampton) everyone said they are the team to beat, then they fizzled out. Now again after the west brom win their manager says they are still in the tittle hunt. Now after bradford defeat they are again quite.

    I may be wrong but I feel they are trying to copy us. They are finding a ronaldo type player in the team. By doing that they are forgetting that it is a team game. Wilshere is no fabregas. He is one of the better talents in their dressing room thats it. Many say they bring youth players. I don’t agree fully to that. They buy young players from other club. Fabregas was poached from barca. I don’t hate them like I hate City or chelsea or even Liverpool but they are crybabies. Their fans are double faced. Atleast we all know that Scouse fans or city fans are jerks and they behave like that but arsenal fans cannot be trusted. As much as I respect wenger I feel he has lost the plot in a big way. Sometimes you need to stay quite and let the time roll on rather than saying something rubbish.

  21. dijev says:

    Even Tevez’ children refuse to wear his name.

  22. parryheid says:

    United have slipped badly in the Physio room injury table,we have dropped to eighth in the league.

  23. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Top post Scott. Not a city player on the list. HA! With Torres 3rd, ya have to wonder about the actual numbers. Has to be a fall off from first to third. We’ll who can figure what the North American market would be thinking.

    Top Read of the day though is the new EPL rankings: Sweet

    Ryan Giggs: best ever EPL player.
    Rooney & RvP Best current players.
    SAF: Best EPL Manager!

  24. Goat Peticoat says:

    Mikel has no problems if Clattenburg referees a Chelsea match in the future, there are no hard feelings.

    On another note. An aquintance to me, who just so happens to be Jewish, had his son (Benjamin) taken away from him when he succumed to cancer. My friend is distraught as you could well imagine.
    Anyway I have read in the Heaven Times just today that Hitler has said their is no ill feeling with the jews and that he would be quite happy to attend young Benjamins bar mitzva in heaven.
    Well thats nice, all is forgiven then. How many young jewish boys get a celebrity at their Bar Mitzva.

  25. Goat Peticoat says:

    Great news about the shirt sales. As you all know I was against the RvP signing principly on grounds of too much money too old a player. His ability wasnt in question. But obviously those at OT had an idea it could go this way and shirt sales would increase and pay for the lad anyways. Ill keep my nose out in future.

  26. King Eric says:

    Ha like some have pointed out NO City players at all. Wankers. Anyway why the FUCK is that little fag Hazard on that list?

  27. Chicho The Lesbo says:

    I thought Chicho would be #1. I’m sure he was last year or the year before. A lot of Mexicans in Mexico and the States wear his jersey.

  28. redninja says:

    Super moron couldnt make the list

  29. Redbilly says:

    Shocked. Terry is not on the list. :-)

  30. Redbilly says:

    No city not a surprise. By no stoke!.

  31. BSF OHA says:

    City out?that tells it all hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


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