Mesut Ozil might get a lot of stick from people in England, but he’s still one of the best supported players in the world.
Releasing information on the ‘hero’ shirts they have sold on uksoccershop.com for the Euros in France this summer, the Arsenal man ranks 7th in the top ten with Arsenal target, Jamie Vardy, a surprise inclusion at number 9 (coincidence?).
- 1 Manuel Neuer (GER)
- 15 Sergio Ramos (SPA)
- 14 Vincent Kompany (BEL)
- 3 Gerard Pique (SPA)
- 8 David Villa (SPA)
- 19 Paul Pogba (FRA)
- 8 Mesut Ozil (GER)
- 7 Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)
- 7 Kevin de Bruyne (BEL)
- 11 Jamie Vardy (ENG)
- 10 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (SWE)
Simon Prestwell, managing director of the website, said “For the past couple of months, Vardy has been the hot property as far as shirt sales go.
“The interesting thing about it is this is not just Leicester fans buying the kit – we are getting orders from America, Australia, Europe and even Zambia!
“It seems the whole world has bought into the Leicester fairytale and in particular the Vardy story.
“It doesn’t surprise us [that only four are based in the Premier League].
“Football is such a global game now and fans have access to all the top leagues and players. We sell as many shirts for the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as we do for the top Premier League teams, so we anticipated that many of their stars would be popular.”
Sales of shirts were said to be up 34% on the last Euros.
If you missed it, Mesut got another assist on Sunday night as Germany got their Euros off to a great start with a win over Ukraine.