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LAFC's Gareth Bale Tops List as MLS Unveils Top-Selling Player Jerseys of 2022 Season

September 12, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) News Release


NEW YORK, N.Y - During his first season in Major League Soccer, LAFC forward Gareth Bale finds himself atop the list of top-selling adidas jerseys in the League sold on MLSstore.com. Charlotte FC defender Christian Fuchs and LAFC's forward Carlos Vela sit second and third on the list respectively. LA Galaxy forward Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández and Atlanta United FC striker Josef Martínez round out the top five.

2022 Concacaf Champions League Winners, Seattle Sounders FC, lead with four jerseys in the top 25 - Raúl Ruidíaz (No. 6), Jordan Morris (No. 9), Cristian Roldan (No. 14), and Nicolás Lodeiro (No. 16).

A record-setting fifteen MLS clubs are represented, including Charlotte FC who in the club's debut season had two players rank in the top 25: Fuchs (No. 2) and Karol Świderski (No. 7).

Sixteen different countries are represented (determined by birthplace):

Argentina (Valentín Castellanos, Sebastián Driussi, Lucas Zelarayán*)

Austria (Christian Fuchs)

Brazil (Luiz Araújo, Douglas Costa)

Colombia (Diego Chara)

Germany (Hany Mukhtar)

Italy (Lorenzo Insigne)

Kosovo (Xherdan Shaqiri)**

Mexico (Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández, Carlos Vela)

Peru (Raúl Ruidíaz)

Poland (Karol Świderski)

Scotland (Johnny Russell)

Spain (Carles Gil)

Uruguay (Diego Fagúndez, Nicolás Lodeiro)

United States (Jordan Morris, Miles Robinson, Cristian Roldan, Gyasi Zardes, Walker Zimmerman)

Venezuela (Josef Martínez)

Wales (Gareth Bale)*Born in Argentina. Played for Armenian National Team.

**Born in Kosovo. Played for Switzerland National Team.

Graphics for the top-selling MLS player jerseys can be found HERE.

Top-Selling MLS Player Jerseys, 2022 Season

1 Gareth Bale LAFC

2 Christian Fuchs Charlotte FC

3 Carlos Vela LAFC

4 Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández LA Galaxy

5 Josef Martínez Atlanta United FC

6 Raúl Ruidíaz Seattle Sounders FC

7 Karol Świderski Charlotte FC

8 Xherdan Shaqiri Chicago Fire FC

9 Jordan Morris Seattle Sounders FC

10 Walker Zimmerman Nashville SC

11 Valentín Castellanos New York City FC

12 Sebastián Driussi Austin FC

13 Lucas Zelarayán Columbus Crew

14 Cristian Roldan Seattle Sounders FC

15 Diego Fagúndez Austin FC

16 Nicolás Lodeiro Seattle Sounders FC

17 Hany Mukhtar Nashville SC

18 Diego Chara Portland Timbers

19 Carles Gil New England Revolution

20 Miles Robinson Atlanta United FC

21 Luiz Araújo Atlanta United FC

22 Johnny Russell Sporting Kansas City

23 Lorenzo Insigne Toronto FC

24 Douglas Costa LA Galaxy

25 Gyasi Zardes Colorado Rapids

Additional highlights:

Five players have featured for the U.S. Men's National Team: Jordan Morris, Miles Robinson, Cristian Roldan, Gyasi Zardes, Walker Zimmerman.

Seven players have played in a FIFA World Cup match: Douglas Costa (Brazil), Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández (Mexico), Lorenzo Insigne (Italy), Nicolás Lodeiro (Uruguay), Raúl Ruidíaz (Peru), Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland), Carlos Vela (Mexico).

Nine players were 2022 MLS All-Star Selections: Valentín Castellanos (New York City FC), Sebastián Driussi (Austin FC), Carles Gil (New England Revolution), Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández (LA Galaxy), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders FC), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC).

Six are first-year MLS Players: Gareth Bale (LAFC), Douglas Costa (LA Galaxy), Christian Fuchs (Charlotte FC), Lorenzo Insigne (Toronto FC), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire FC), Karol Świderski (Charlotte FC).

The rankings are based on overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on MLSstore.com since the beginning of 2022 season through Sept. 1. For more information on the top-selling MLS jerseys, visit MLSstore.com.


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