After Nike unveiled its USA World Cup kit, many wondered how popular it would be given the negative reaction to the design. Thanks to Soccer.com we can now unveil the top 5 best selling World Cup kits.
Based on sales from October 1st to November 15th, 2022, you might be surprised by some of the results.
Can You Predict the Top 5 Best Selling World Cup Kits?
drum roll please Here are the top 5 best-selling World Cup kits:
- United States of America
Given the melting pot of United States residents from around the world, perhaps the above ranking should come as no surprise.
The US home uniform features a red, white, and blue color scheme and is based on the country’s diversity and togetherness that unites a nation. The away kit is a modern blue shirt with a tie-dye pattern that also celebrates Nike and US Soccer’s commitment to expanding the game for the next generation, both on and off the pitch. It’s not hard to see why the official kits became instant hits with fans at home.
The Mexican neighbors show their traditional green in Qatar, a design that shows Aztec art. The home shirt is inspired by the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl, the creator god and inventor of calendars and books. The shirt also features the new national team crest, which was unveiled late last year. The away kit is mainly red and white with an Aztec design.
South American teams in the top 5 best-selling World Cup jerseys
Brazil is back with its traditional look. This time in a more dynamic yellow than the classic colourway. The Brazil home kit also features a collar in green and a blue stripe with a jaguar spot pattern. Sparkling in blue and light yellow with standout details, the away jersey resembles a flamboyant jersey in its own right. Should the samba boys in Qatar with their ‘Yoga bonito‘ they would do so in style.
Argentina presented themselves in a classic look with the surprise 2-1 defeat by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Lionel Scaloni’s men were lackluster in their opening game but their iconic white and blue stripes stood out. The Albiceleste home shirt has been trimmed with great details in black on the collar, sleeves and numbers on the back. The national emblem, Sol de Mayo, also appears on the back under the collar. Adidas combines the shade of purple with silver for the away jersey.
Portugal wears its iconic red home kit in combination with green, while Nike went ahead with a diagonal design, a feature that also catches the eye on the sleeves. The jersey mimics the national flag wrapped around the body. The away kit combines an off-white base with a green and red central chest stripe.
With the World Cup in full swing, kit makers Nike, Adidas and Puma have launched new jerseys featuring the latest technology that have captured the spirit of soccer fans around the world.
While all kits are works of art, the Brazil and Portugal kits definitely catch the eye and resemble the imagination of craftsmen at work.