CHICAGO (Sept. 29, 2023) – Chicago Fire FC midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri was included on the list of the of top-selling adidas jerseys in the league sold on MLSstore.com, as announced by MLS on Friday.
The Fire are one of fifteen clubs represented, with Shaqiri’s jersey appearing at No. 25. Shaqiri is one of 10 players on the list who have played in a FIFA World Cup match and the only Swiss player in MLS represented.
Inter Miami CF forward Lionel Messi leads the list, with the best-selling jersey of 2023, and is one of five first-year players to appear. Seattle Sounders FC, who sit third in the Western Conference, lead with three jerseys in the top 10 – Jordan Morris (No. 6), Raúl Ruidíaz (No. 7), and Cristian Roldan (No. 10). Expansion side St. Louis CITY SC has three players featured on the list, as they close out their first season in the League – João Klauss (No. 2), Eduard Löwen (No. 9), and Tim Parker (No. 14).
Thirteen different nationalities are represented:
- Argentina (Thiago Almada, Enzo Copetti, Sebastián Driussi, Lionel Messi)
- Brazil (João Klauss)
- Colombia (Diego Chará)
- Gabon (Dénis Bouanga)
- Germany (Eduard Löwen, Hany Mukhtar)
- Hungary (Dániel Gazdag)
- Mexico (Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández, Carlos Vela)
- Peru (Raúl Ruidíaz)
- Poland (Karol Świderski)
- Spain (Sergio Busquets, Carles Gil, Riqui Puig)
- Switzerland (Xherdan Shaqiri)
- United States (Jordan Morris, Tim Parker, Cristian Roldan, John Tolkin, Brandon Vázquez, Walker Zimmerman)
- Venezuela (Josef Martínez)
2023 Top-Selling MLS Player Jerseys
1. Lionel Messi - Inter Miami CF
2. João Klauss - St. Louis CITY SC
3. Hany Mukhtar - Nashville SC
4. Sebastián Driussi - Austin FC
5. Carlos Vela - LAFC
6. Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC
7. Raúl Ruidíaz - Seattle Sounders FC
8. Thiago Almada - Atlanta United
9. Eduard Löwen - St. Louis CITY SC
10. Cristian Roldan - Seattle Sounders FC
11. Walker Zimmerman - Nashville SC
12. Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández - LA Galaxy
13. Sergio Busquets - Inter Miami CF
14. Tim Parker - St. Louis CITY SC
15. Riqui Puig - LA Galaxy
16. Brandon Vázquez - FC Cincinnati
17. Karol Świderski - Charlotte FC
18. John Tolkin - New York Red Bulls
19. Diego Chará - Portland Timbers
20. Dénis Bouanga - LAFC
21. Josef Martínez - Inter Miami CF
22. Carles Gil - New England Revolution
23. Dániel Gazdag - Philadelphia Union
24. Enzo Copetti - Charlotte FC
25. Xherdan Shaqiri - Chicago Fire FC
- Six players have featured for the U.S. Men’s National Team: Jordan Morris, Tim Parker, Cristian Roldan, John Tolkin, Brandon Vázquez, Walker Zimmerman.
- Ten players have played in a FIFA World Cup match: Thiago Almada (Argentina), Sergio Busquets (Spain), Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández (Mexico), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Jordan Morris (United States), Raúl Ruidíaz (Peru), Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland), Karol Świderski (Poland), Carlos Vela (Mexico), Walker Zimmerman (United States).
- Three players have won a FIFA World Cup: Thiago Almada (Argentina), Sergio Busquets (Spain), Lionel Messi (Argentina).
- Nine players were 2023 MLS All-Star selections: Thiago Almada (Atlanta United), Dénis Bouanga (LAFC), Carles Gil (New England Revolution), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Tim Parker (St. Louis CITY SC), Riqui Puig (LA Galaxy), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC).
- Four Landon Donovan MLS MVP Award winners: Carles Gil (New England Revolution), Josef Martínez (Inter Miami CF), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Carlos Vela (LAFC).
- Five are first-year MLS players: Sergio Busquets (Inter Miami CF), Enzo Copetti (Charlotte FC), João Klauss (St. Louis CITY SC), Eduard Löwen (St. Louis CITY SC), Lionel Messi (Inter Miami CF).
These rankings are based on overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on MLSstore.com since January 1 through September 12, 2023.