Gareth Bale Most Popular MLS Jersey - 25 Top-Selling MLS Jerseys Revealed

The official MLS Store has revealed which players' jerseys have sold the most units this season, with new LAFC arrival Gareth Bale claiming the number one spot.

25 Top-Selling MLS Jerseys

A list of the 25 best-selling player jerseys of the 2022 MLS campaign was published by the league on Monday. The list was compiled based on sales from the MLS online store from the beginning of the 2022 season in late February through til the 1st of September. Unsurprisingly, four of the top five are players who spent most of their careers in Europe before moving across the Atlantic.

New arrival Gareth Bale takes first place, despite only signing for LAFC three months ago. The former Real Madrid superstar is followed by Charlotte FC defender Christian Fuchs (No. 2), LAFC forward Carlos Vela (No. 3), LA Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (No. 4) and Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (No. 5) to round out the top five.

In terms of club popularity, Seattle Sounders FC, 2022 Concacaf Champions League winners, lead with four jerseys in the top 25 – Raul Ruidiaz (No. 6), Jordan Morris (No. 9), Cristian Roldan (No. 14) and Nicolas Lodeiro (No. 16). Fifteen clubs and 16 countries are represented across the list.

Here is the list in full:

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

Of the five signings from Serie A over the summer, only Toronto FC's Lorenzo Insigne (No. 23) and LA Galaxy's Douglas Costa (No. 24) made the cut, with Insigne's Toronto teammates Federico Bernardeschi and Domenico Criscito both proving less popular and Giorgio Chiellini also missing out.

Which players would you expect to place highly in similar lists for Europe's big leagues? Let us know in the comments?