Online retailers, Kitbag.com has announced that Manchester United’s Robin van Persie shirt has been the most popular during the current 2012/13 Premier League season. Kitbag.com has named RVP as being the most valuable player due to the popularity of his new United shirt.
The findings, compiled by Kitbag.com, revealed that the Dutch striker topped the ‘Kitbag Replica Football Shirt Premier League’ with an impressive 25.4% of all personalised replica football shirt sales. He was followed by Steven Gerrard (8.2%), Wayne Rooney (6%), Shinji Kagawa (5.8%) and Luis Suarez (3.6%).
Robin van Persie joined Manchester United from Arsenal in a £24 million summer move and proved an instant success. His early season form and goals helped United to dominate the Premier League.
Kitbag.com also compared the sales from last season and they make interesting reading. Manchester United’s Rooney was at the top spot with (8.4%) of all personalised replica football shirt sales, followed by former Arsenal striker Van Persie, (7.9%), Chicharito of Manchester United (7.5%), Liverpool’s Gerrard (5.0%) and Ryan Giggs at 4.6%. Overall, Manchester United football shirts remained the most popular for Hero Printing.
However, they point out that it’s different across the Atlantic where Liverpool football shirt’s printed with Gerrard secured the top spot, with over 10% of all personalised football replica shirt sales bearing his name and number.
Chief Executive of Kitbag.com, Andy Anson said; “Robin van Persie is a world-class footballer and his stunning performance has seen him become one of the most popular players in the Premier League. Following his summer move to Manchester United, it’s no surprise that UK football fans are happy to show their support by customising replica shirts with his name and number. Looking at the results, it’s also good to see two British players listed in the top three, demonstrating that UK fans are keen to back home-grown talent.”