Among the best-selling football shirts of 2018 there are big surprises, in addition to the clothes that have been assiduous in this type of rankings.
Major clubs such as FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain or Juventus in Turin, not to mention national teams such as Sweden, have not missed their date with the best-seller of sports jerseys.
As it could not be otherwise, the clothing of these clubs and teams would not be so successful without the presence of great stars. That is why Lionel Messi, Neymar, Eden Hazard, Mbappé, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Harry Kane are among the best-selling football jerseys of 2018.
Top 10 best-selling football shirts of 2018
T-shirt of Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar and Mbappé
Despite their failure in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain remain one of the most closely followed clubs in European competitions.
Since the arrival of Qatar Sports Investments, several renowned players have joined the project, including Kylian Mbappé and Neymar da Silva Santos. Their shirts were bestsellers last year and are likely to be again in 2019.
Real Madrid T-shirt of Cristiano and Bale
Another of the best-selling football shirts in 2018 corresponds to an old acquaintance in these rankings: Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo's last year has been a boost to the sale of his equipment with the dorsal 7 on his back.
As for Gareth Bale, the English star has not had his best season, but remains the right eye of fans in Spain and Europe, which is why sales of his shirt has not lost strength.
It is estimated that sales of Real Madrid shirts exceeded 2.29 million worldwide in 2018.
Eden Hazard's Chelsea T-shirt
The Chelsea striker was one of last season's biggest names, which is why his kit is among the best-selling football shirts in 2018.
The Chelsea striker has proven to be one of the club's best signings in recent seasons and has also earned the admiration of fans.
Sweden jersey by Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Although Zlatan Ibrahimovic was far from his best in 2018, the Swedish striker's shirt sales boom has not stopped during this period.
Against all odds, it wasn't the Los Angeles Galaxy outfit that sold the best, but his national team's, with the number 10 on his back. The fact that he was not called to the Swedish team during the past world championship has not prevented his fans from coveting this jersey.
Harry Kane Tottenham jersey
Another best-selling football jersey from 2018? Harry Kane's. The Tottenham Spurs striker is one of the Premier League's greatest talents, being loved inside and outside England, as shown by the interest of clubs like Real Madrid.
Considering the success of the English club during 2019 under Pochettino, it seems clear that Harry Kane's team will repeat this year as one of the best-sellers in this industry.
Paulo Dybala's Juventus shirt
Before Cristiano Ronaldo landed at Vecchia Signora in 2019, the Italian club already had an excellent record of selling T-shirts.
Juventus Turin have been the dominant force in Italy for the past five seasons, a period in which they have managed to lead the sale of shirts thanks to the incorporation of stars as beloved as Paulo Dybala.
It's no surprise, then, that this is one of the best-selling football shirts of 2018 (let alone 2019, if the trend continues).
David de Gea and Paul Pogba's Manchester United jersey
Both David de Gea and Paul Podga have made impressive progress at Manchester United, first under Mourinho and now Solskjaer as the new coach.
Demand for Red Devils shirts is particularly high for Podga, whose clothing tops last year's best-selling ranking. No one would argue that other players have completed the season with a better record, but the fans appreciate the French striker.
Lewandowski's Bayern Munich T-shirt
Could Lewandowski miss his date with the best-selling football jerseys in 2018? Of course not! The Polish genius is one of the best players in the German Premier League.
It is estimated that Bayern Munich sold a total of 1.5 million T-shirts last season, and we can be sure that Lewandowski's equipment was among the most in demand.
Messi and Coutinho's Barcelona T-Shirt
The clothing sales of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Coutinho and other azulgrana stars almost exceeded two million in 2018, a staggering figure that demonstrates the existing fondness for FC Barcelona in all parts of the world.
Philippe Coutinho, the great Brazilian promise, has given an additional boost to the demand for equipment in the official Nike store dedicated to Barça. His sporting record, however, must improve considerably for 2019 to once again be a great year for the sale of his shirts.
On the other hand, Lionel Messi always appears as a favorite in bookmakers to win the Golden Ball, even during his most discreet seasons. It should come as no surprise, then, that his is one of the best-selling football shirts in 2018. Of course, the Messi effect remains beastly in the sportswear industry!
Mohamed Salah's Liverpool T-shirt
Although Mohamed Salah has not become the new Messi of European football, his skills on the pitch surprised again in 2018, which helps to understand why his shirt is a bestseller in this industry.
For just £30 million, the Egyptian star passed into Liverpool's hands after a questionable performance at AS Roma. He is currently one of The Reads' top scorers, so it's no wonder his shirt sales are the highest in Liverpool.