No one sold more World Cup jerseys in the USA than Neymar
As surprising as it may sound to most of us, Neymar was the player selling more World Cup jerseys in the 4 days prior to the tournament’s kickoff, as well as in the 4 days that followed it. The results were announced by Forbes earlier this week and they concern merchandising sales only within the United States.
In great part thanks¬†to the contribution of Neymar, Brazil had¬†therefore the most sold World Cup jersey in North-America, followed by the USA, Netherlands, Italy and Mexico.
The fact that Brazil won their debut match against Croatia and that Neymar bagged a brace in that game, has¬†certainly helped increasing his awareness even more around the World and his jerseys’ sales¬†went up 200% in the 4 days¬†after that opening performance in S√£o Paulo.
The data delivered below was provided by¬†Fanatics.com, one of the largest online retailers for licensed sports merchandise.
In the meanwhile, don’t miss the World Cup action tonight, with a decisive USA vs Portugal game taking place in Manaus. As for Neymar and Brazil, they face Cameroon tomorrow night for the final fixture in¬†Group A.
Most sold¬†World Cup player jerseys in the United States:
1. Neymar (Brazil)
2. Robin Van Persie (Netherlands)
3. Clint Dempsey (USA)
4. Lionel Messi (Argentina)
5. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Most sold¬†World Cup team¬†jerseys in the United States: