Manchester United sell more shirts than any other club in world football

Juan Mata (C) celebrates scoring his sides second goal with his team-mates

Manchester United sell more shirts than any other club in world football, according to a study.

The club sold an average of 1.75 million shirts per year during the five-year period from the 2011-12 season to 2015-16.

Real Madrid are second, selling an average of 100,000 fewer shirts per year at 1.65m, while Barcelona sold 1.28m.

All clubs average shirt sales per year (2011-12 to 2015-16)

Club Av. sales Best finish
Manchester United 1,750,000 Champions (2012-13)
Real Madrid 1,650,000 Champions (2011-12)
Barcelona 1,278,000 Champions (x3)
Bayern Munich 1,200,000 Champions (x4)
Chelsea 899,000 Champions (2014-15)

Bayern Munich were the fourth and final team to sell more than one million shirts per year during that period, with Chelsea completing the top-five with 899,000 shirt sales.

Premier League clubs Liverpool and Arsenal are sixth and seventh respectively on the list. The Reds sold 852,000 shirts while the Gunners offloaded 835,000.

Manchester City sit 13th, selling fewer shirts than Turkish clubs Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, while Tottenham are 15th on the list having sold 268,000 per year.

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The data was compiled by Dr Peter Rohlmann and his team at PR Marketing, and published by SportingIntelligence.com.

Premier League clubs average shirt sales (2011-12 to 2015-16)

Club Av. sales Best finish
Manchester United 1,750,000 Champions (2012-13)
Chelsea 899,000 Champions (2014-15)
Liverpool 852,000 2nd (2013-14)
Arsenal 835,000 2nd (2015-16)
Manchester City 342,000 Champions (x2)
Tottenham 268,000 3rd (2015-16)
Everton 80,000 5th (2013-14)
Leicester City 50,000 Champions (2015-16)
West Ham United 45,000 7th (2015-16)
Stoke City 40,000 9th (x3)
Southampton 30,000 6th (2015-16)
West Bromwich Albion 30,000 8th (2012-13)
Crystal Palace 25,000 10th (2014-15)
Middlesbrough 25,000 (Championship) 2nd
Sunderland 25,000 13th (2011-12)
Swansea City 25,000 8th (2014-15)
Burnley 15,000 18th (2014-15)
Bournemouth 10,000 16th (2015-16)
Hull City 10,000 16th (2013-14)
Watford 10,000 13th (2015-16)

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