Lionel Messi beats Cristiano Ronaldo in list of worldwide shirt sales

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Last week it was the Ballon d’Or. This week it’s shirt sales. But the result is the same - Lionel Messi beats Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Sun have released the top ten list of players that have sold the most football shirts worldwide, with five Premier League stars appearing.

The top three of last week’s Ballon d’Or represents the top three in shirt sales around the world, with the Argentine beating his Portuguese rival while Messi’s teammate Neymar is in third.


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Despite having not scored this season, Eden Hazard sells the most shirts out of any Premier League player and also the fourth most in world football.

Trailing Hazard is Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez with the pair, if they both recover from injury, meeting at the Emirates on Sunday.

Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes in at sixth with the 34-year-old still producing impressive displays for PSG.

The Englishman that still sells the most amount of shirts is Steven Gerrard despite him moving to the United States to play for LA Galaxy.

Rather surprisingly, Harry Kane leads fellow England striker Wayne Rooney who sit eighth and ninth respectively.

Rounding off the top ten is assist king Mesut Ozil.

Here is the top 10:

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
3. Neymar (Barcelona)
4. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
5. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic ( PSG)
7. Steven Gerrard (LA Galaxy)
8. Harry Kane (Spurs)
9. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
10. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)

Who are you surprised to see in the top ten?

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