After Nike unveiled their USA World Cup kit, many wondered how popular it would be given the backlash to the design. Now, thanks to Soccer.com, we can reveal the top 5 selling World Cup shirts.
Based on sales from October 1 to November 15, 2022, some of the results might surprise you.
Can you predict the Top 5 best-selling World Cup jerseys?
Drum roll please. Here are the Top 5 best-selling World Cup shirts:
- UNITED STATES
Given the melting pot of residents in the United States from around the world, the above ranking should perhaps come as no surprise.
The USA home uniform features a red, white and blue color scheme and is based on the diversity and unity of the country that unites a nation. The away jersey is a modern tie-dye blue jersey that also celebrates Nike and US Soccer’s commitment to expanding the game for the next generation on and off the pitch. It’s not hard to see why the official kits became an instant hit with fans back home.
Neighbors Mexico present their traditional green in Qatar, a design that displays Aztec art. The home jersey is inspired by the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl, the creator god and inventor of the calendar and books. The kit also includes the new national team crest which was unveiled at the end of last year. The away shirt is predominantly red and white with an Aztec design.
South American teams in the Top 5 best-selling World Cup jerseys
Brazil is back with its traditional look. This time they’re in a more vibrant yellow rather than the classic color scheme. The Brazil home kit also features a green colored collar and a blue stripe with a jaguar dot pattern. The away shirt shimmers in a light blue and yellow base with standout detailing, looking like a flamboyant kit on its own. If the Samba boys lift the title in Qatar with their ‘Joga Bonito‘, they would do it in style.
Argentina debuted in a classic look in their shock 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Lionel Scaloni’s men were lackluster in their opener but their signature white and blue stripes stood out. The Albiceleste home kit has been trimmed with stunning black detailing on the collar, sleeves and back numbers. The national emblem, Sol de Mayo, also appears on the back below the collar. Adidas combines a shade of purple with silver for the away shirt.
Portugal present their iconic red home shirt combined with green as Nike opted for a diagonal design, a feature that also draws attention to the sleeves. The jersey mimics the national flag wrapped around the body. The away kit combines an off-white base with a central green and red stripe across the chest.
As the World Cup is in full swing, jersey makers Nike, Adidas and Puma have launched new kits with the latest technology that have captured the mood of football fans around the world.
While all kits are a work of art, the kits from Brazil and Portugal are definitely eye-catching, resembling the imaginations of craftsmen at work.