The first half of the 23/24 season is about the new Real Madrid Galactico Jude Bellingham. With 13 goals in 13 matches, including an El Clasico debut winner, the 20-year-old England international is in sublime form. But the midfielder has one more plaudit to add to his rising stock: he's the top-selling shirt across Europe.
Real Madrid's No. 5 is flying off the racks, with fans buying more personalized “Bellingham” kits than any other player.
According to Fanatics, he's sold more shirts than prolific goalscorers Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
Bellingham becomes one of the most famous names in world football
Real Madrid's $130 million man is averaging a goal per game this season, on pace with Ronaldo's Madrid debut.
Earlier this week, Jude won the 2023 Kopa Trophy at the Ballon d'Or ceremony. On Friday, his boyhood club, Birmingham City, announced their decision to retire his old number for the club, 22.
Bellingham made his professional debut for the West Midlands club as a sixteen-year-old before moving on to Dortmund. What a collector's item that shirt must be now!
Below are the top 10 best-selling player shirts across Europe in October. 7 of the 10 are Premier League stars.
|1||Jude Bellingham||Real Madrid|
|2||Erling Haaland||Manchester City|
|3||Kylian Mbappe||Paris Saint-Germain|
|4||Marcus Rashford||Manchester United|
|5||Son Heung-Min||Tottenham Hotspur|
|7||Kevin De Bruyne||Manchester City|
|8||Alejandro Garnacho||Manchester United|
|10||Vinicius Junior||Real Madrid|