SURPRISE? Top 10 most popular shirt names in the PL REVEALED

first_imgDoes spending huge amounts of money on a player equate to him being popular?Here, Sports Direct reveal which player’s name is the most requested in the current 2014/15 Premier League.Most are attackers, with Man United’s Luke Shaw being the most popular defender, though the £30m full-back is down at number 38.Click the arrow on the right to see the most popular player name. Who do you think deserves to be crowned the Premier League’s Player of the Year? 3) Diego Costa: 2.27 per cent of all PL shirt sales this season – Click the arrow to see the Premier League’s most popular shirt name of the 2014/15 season – Diego Costa is loathed by most fans but clearly loved by the many Chelsea supporters after joining for £32m in the summer. 10 9) Sergio Aguero: 1.46 per cent of all PL shirt sales this season – Click the arrow to see the Premier League’s most popular shirt name of the 2014/15 season – Man City striker Aguero may be the ninth most popular name, but there is time to climb as the Argentine said he plans to stay at the club for at least another four years or at least until they win the Champions League. 2) Alexis Sanchez: 3.8 per cent of all PL shirt sales this season – Click the arrow to see the Premier League’s most popular shirt name of the 2014/15 season – Sanchez may be second but another South American blows him out of the water here. 10 4) David De Gea: 2.16 per cent of all PL shirt sales this season – Click the arrow to see the Premier League’s most popular shirt name of the 2014/15 season – De Gea has easily been Man United’s star performer this term and this is reflected in his popularity among fans. However, his team-mate has sold more shirts – click to see who it is. 10 10) 1.2 per cent of all PL shirt sales this season* have featured Robin van Persie’s name on the back – Click the arrow to see the top nine most popular shirt names – Attacking players make up the majority on this list of the most popular Premier League players based on the number of football shirt sales with names on the back, courtesy of Sports Direct, with Van Persie propping up the top 10. Incidentally Ayoze Perez was 11th most popular player according, beating Harry Kane, Cesc Fabregas and Raheem Sterling. 6) Wayne Rooney: 2.09 per cent of all PL shirt sales this season – Click the arrow to see the Premier League’s most popular shirt name of the 2014/15 season – Rooney narrowly misses out on the top five, beaten to it by one of Chelsea’s Players of the Year… 8) Steven Gerrard: 1.76 per cent of all PL shirt sales this season – Click the arrow to see the Premier League’s most popular shirt name of the 2014/15 season – Gerrard’s name will be etched across a different shirt next year when he leaves Liverpool for LA Galaxy. 7) Radamel Falcao: 1.99 per cent of all PL shirt sales this season – Click the arrow to see the Premier League’s most popular shirt name of the 2014/15 season – Falcao has not had the best start to life in the Premier League, so those fans must have got his name on their backs in pre-season, before he turned out to be rubbish. 10 5) Eden Hazard: 2.1 per cent of all PL shirt sales this season – Click the arrow to see the Premier League’s most popular shirt name of the 2014/15 season – Hazard is another attacking player to feature but the Chelsea and Belgium man is edged out in the popularity stakes by a goalkeeper… 10 10 10 10 10 10 1) Angel Di Maria 9.59 per cent of all PL shirt sales this season – Looks like spending £59m on a player is a sure fire way to sell shirts even if said player appears to be a waste of money. Di Maria has shed loads of talent, so maybe we’ll see it on a more consistent basis next season, providing he stays in the Premier League.last_img

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