According to the results of the 2009-2010 season, red and white shirts with serial number 23 and the name of the player of London Arsenal and the Russian national team Andrei Arshavin rank fifth in the ranking of the most bought shirts of all English Premier League players.
According to eurosport.yahoo.com, the Liverpool sports club can be proud of their players. The top ten best-selling athlete jerseys list includes three of its players. In first place are Liverpool Spain forward Fernando Torres and his number 9 jerseys. Second in the sales rankings are the # 8 Liverpool captain Stephen Gerrard's jerseys.
An unpleasant surprise awaited winger Cristiano Ronaldo. Unlike last season, where he finished second, this 2009-2010 season he did not even make the top ten.
In third place - sold jerseys with the name of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. Bypassed our compatriot Cesca Fabregas, Arsenal midfielder. Sales of T-shirts with his last name are in the fourth place in the ranking.
For many years, the sale of these club merchandise has brought huge sums of money to football clubs. So, in 2003, Real Madrid sold one million shirts bearing the name of David Beckham. They accounted for more than 50% of the club's total sales. In Los Angeles, more than 300,000 fans bought his T-shirts. And this is taking into account that L. A. - the city of basketball and baseball stars.
As the site fytbolki.ru writes, now it is difficult to imagine that such a familiar thing as a T-shirt appeared as an independent outerwear not so long ago. The exact date of its manufacture cannot be called, but for the first time it appeared as a separate part of the wardrobe on the body of Marlon Brando in 1951 in the film "A Streetcar Named Car". From that moment on, it is customary to consider a T-shirt as an independent piece of clothing. Several years later, fans of sports clubs began to be distinguished by their characteristic colors on their clothes, thereby determining their belonging to one or another football club.