We love a good list here at Footy Boots – so, when we saw the sales figures for printed ‘Hero Shirts’, we couldn’t resist sharing them with you.
It’s always pretty revealing to see who fans want on the back of their shirts, especially for teams like Chelsea and Manchester City who are chock full of stars. So, without further delay – onto the shirts!
10. Carlos Tevez – Manchester City
Carlos Tevez is an ideal player to have printed on your shirt – his infectious work rate and never-say-die attitude mean you’ll rarely be ashamed to have the stocky Argentine adorning your Jersey!
9. Jaime Carragher – Liverpool
Probably something of a surprise entry, we think the reason JC is so popular is that Carragher is a one-club man, meaning you’re not going to buy his shirt in August, only to have him leave you in the lurch in the January Transfer window!
8. Michael Owen – Manchester United
Definitely a shocker to be in the top ten, we can only speculate that there was a surge in Owen jerseys when he joined last summer, and another surge when he bagged the winner against Manchester City, because he’s not featured much since then!
7. Didier Drogba – Chelsea
The powerful frontman ranks well in the shirt sales top ten. Whilst he might be bemoaned by every other club in the country, Blues fans love their striker and his knack of scoring spectacular goals!
6. Frank Lampard – Chelsea
Just edging out his colleague, Lampard takes the mantle of most popular Chelsea player’s shirt. Lampard was on unparalleled form last season which will likely have boosted his popularity across the country.
5.' Andre Arshavin – Arsenal
Again, something of a shock to see ahead of the likes of Lampard, Arsenal fans are clearly fond of their diminutive Russian. Whilst his goal-scoring and game-changing passes are well worth worshipping with a shirt in his name, we like to think that thrifty Arsenal fans simply like to get their money’s worth by picking the player with the longest name!
4. Cesc Fabregas – Arsenal
The Arsenal Captain was another player in fine form last year, and his heroics against Barcelona in the Champions League will undoubtedly be recognised by the fans – however, will constant speculation over his future damage his shirt sales this year?
3. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United
Manchester United’s talismanic striker was narrowly pipped to the golden boot by Drogba last season, but the Liverpool native can take heart in ranking 4 places higher than the Ivorian in the shirt sales stakes!
2. Steven Gerrard – Liverpool
Last season won’t go down as one of the most glittering in Gerrard’s career, but ‘Stevie G’ is still loved by the Kop faithful. Their captain might not have hit his best last year, but fans know that he was feeling everything on the pitch that they were in the stands.
1. Fernando Torres – Liverpool
Torres was marred by injury for a big patch of the 2009-2010 season, but that didn’t stop Liverpool fans making him the top selling shirt in all of the Premier League.
Have you bought a Hero Shirt for the coming season? If so, let us know who you’ve got on your back!