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Madrid and Barça, 2nd and 3rd in global shirt sales ranking

It's an Adidas one and two on the five year global replica football shirt sales ranking with Manchester United topping the pile.Tenerife vs Getafe: Playoff Final

Madrid and Barça, 2nd and 3rd in global shirt sales ranking

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Madrid lead Barça

Winning two Champions League titles in the past three campaigns has helped Real Madrid create some distance ahead of Barcelona in the global replica football shirt sales market but the LaLiga side still trail English Premier League side Manchester United when it comes to European football clubs in the global replica shirt sales ranking.

Global Red Devils

Economic portal Sporting Intelligence report how between the seasons 2010/11 and 2015/16 the Old Trafford side managed to sell some 1.750.000 replica shirts, 100.000 more than the Santiago Bernabeu outfit. The study was carried out by American marketing guru Peter Rohlman and his staff on by and reported by Sportingintelligence.com

Top 5 

The top five ranking for the time frame (2010/11-2015/16) is:

1) Manchester United - 1.750.000 shirts sold

2) Real Madrid - 1.650.000

3) FC Barcelona - 1.278.000

4) FC Bayern Munich - 1.200.000

5) Chelsea - 899.000